Get Glowing: 8 Ways To Luminize From Head To Toe

By Chrissy Callahan

You know those glowing, gorgeous celebrities you love (and love to envy)? Yep, we’re talking about those luminous goddesses who seem to taunt us all with their radiant complexions and silky skin. The sheer effortlessness of their looks has prompted us many a time to question whether these gals were just born that way—flawless faces, sparkling skin and all—and we’ve spent many a lazy afternoon envying their beaming looks.

We have a feeling you’re experienced a similar reaction, so we’ve got a little message for you: Don’t get jealous, darling, get even. With the help of a few little magical makeup tricks up your sleeve, you, too, can be luminous, head to toe! And you know what? We’re in the mood to name names and share a few of our latest illuminating favorites. It’s your lucky day, beauties, because these products are going to rock your world.


Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer Spray, $8.99 at
When we said head to toe, we weren’t kidding, ladies. While you might automatically assume that luminous skin should take center stage with your glowing look, don’t be so quick to dismiss a little hair sparkle. Spray a bit of Umberto’s Shimmer Spray in your strands, and you’ll have a subtle (a.k.a., not tacky like your bedazzled teenage cousin) luminous locks.

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight, $18 at
We’re already huge fans of Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but we think we’ve found a new love. We’re digging this new formula so much that we’ve been wearing it as an actual shadow! Worn alone, it gives eyes a subtle yet noticeable golden shimmer, reminiscent of a shadow. And worn under your fave eye shadow, it locks shades in place like magical cosmetic tacky glue.


Makeup Forever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel, $29 at
The lightweight gel formula of this highlighter gives skin an enviable glow without overdoing it, and we love how it gives our skin that “I just got a facial” glow.

Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening & Illuminating Vitamin C Mask, $29 at
Slather on a bit of this wild rose-infused white mask and your skin will emerge brightened and refreshed. An added bonus? Wild Rose extracts help repair fine lines and skin marks.

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Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher, $46.50 at
No matter how many shimmering products you slather on your skin, they’re not going to do that much if you don’t have a good canvas to work with underneath. And that’s because taking care of your skin is the first step to keeping it glowing. Over time, this serum works to reduce the appearance of pores, revealing luminous, smooth skin.


Luster 1 Hour White Tooth Whitening System, $44.99 at
If you’re looking to really illuminate head to toe, you can’t forget to give your teeth a little TLC! We’ve previously expressed our love for this 1-hour whitening system, and we’re loving the way it helps complete our luminous look.



Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder, $29 at
Who says you can’t look and taste good? Urban Decay has taken sparkling skin one step further with its lickable body powder, available in three tempting flavors ranging from marshmallow and honey to cocoa.

Dolce and Gabbana The Illuminator Powder, $47 at
Dust a bit of this powder over your décolletage and you’ll get a glamorous glow that rivals the brand’s muse, Scarlett Johansson.

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