The 8 Makeup Products Our Editor Swears By to Look Glowing Every Day

Updated 12/05/18

There are some makeup products out there that can give the illusion you have glowing skin. Some can make you look like a woman who is stress-free, has time to get LED facials at the drop of a hat and knows the world's best skin experts on a first-name basis.

In all honesty, I've gotten so many compliments on my skin this year, and while it's better than it has been in previous years, I still get spots, redness and areas of pigmentation. Since I'm a beauty editor, you probably already know that I treat my skin well. I use good skincare, a gua sha nightly and go for facials now and then. 

But makeup is also involved… Want to fool friends into thinking you have a complexion that rivals Jennifer Lopez's? Below, see eight makeup products that give the complexion a healthy glow. These babies will have everyone telling you, "Wow, you have great skin."

Becca First Light Priming Filter
Becca First Light Priming Filter $28
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This primer is lightweight and cooling on the skin, which is mighty refreshing on a dull autumn morning. The cool tones that shoot through the formula pep up a lacklustre complexion fast.

It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination
It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination $30
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With more illumination than the original formulation, this evens out the skin tone and amps up your skin's brightness. Honestly, I've never tried a base with quite this much glow to give. When I say "glow," I don't mean glitter or sparkle—it mimics the look of post-facial skin. Keep scrolling to see what I mean.

Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo
Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo $26
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This duo of warm-toned champagne and peach hues can be used as eye shadow or highlighters. We love to dust over the high points of the face for a seriously flattering sheen.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter $30
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Packed with pore-smoothing powders and polymers, this gives skin a blurred, airbrushed look. It illuminates and evens the complexion so you can wear it alone. You can also apply it under makeup and let it act as a primer.

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Glow $29
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Blended with pearl pigments, this loose powder takes down shine and sets makeup whilst simultaneously leaving the skin looking radiant. "Obsessed" doesn't even begin to cover it.

makeup for glow: Dr Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

I know, I know—this is technically skincare, but I mix these glow-boosting drops into my foundation if I need a little extra oomph in the radiance department. Not only does it offer instant glow, but it works over time to even out your skin tone and prevent blemishes.

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint
Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint $51
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Packed with hyaluronic acid, this skin tint is a great choice for anyone with dull or dry skin. Not only does it instantly tone, brighten and hydrate the skin, but it also works to plump out fine lines.

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator $28
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In one universal shade (thanks to the right blend of both pearly gold and silver pigment), this gives skin a flattering, radiant sheen.

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