Get the Natural Glow
We get it: we all want to glow come summertime, but not everyone wants to spend all day baking in the sun to make it happen. Typically, your next best option would be to pile on the highlighter powders and creams, but there's an even better alternative. This season, try blessing your face (and body!) with illuminating moisturizers that will hydrate and brighten your skin at the very same time.
All you have to do is squeeze a dime- to quarter-size amount on your fingers and gently spread the formula over your face and neck. For added shimmer, dab a little more onto the spots you want lit, such as cheekbones, brow bones, cupid's bow, and collarbones. After these gems melt into your skin, your face will retain a fresh glimmer throughout the day—with or without makeup!
See 11 of our favorite products that will give you a natural glow, without the extra bronzer or any wait-and-bake complications.
The Skin-Softening Miracle Worker
24 Oops My Aurora Cream by Berrisom, $10, urbanoutfitters.com.
The Low-Key Unicorn of the Unicorn Trend
Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream, $18, usa.erborian.com.
The Primer That Does Everything
Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with SPF 30, $19, stilacosmetics.com.
The On-the-Go Glow Hero
Travel Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, $21, elemis.com.
The Nature-Is-Always-Right Illuminating Balm
Hydra Highlight All-Over Glow, $24, notobotanics.com.
The Ultimate Light-Catching Moisturizer
Flash Cream Radiant Primer by IPKN, $24, sokoglam.com.
The Savior of Rough Mornings
Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer, $32, tartecosmetics.com.
The Online Dater's Hydrating Staple
Swipe Right Illuminating Skin Balm, $38, anese.co.
The Base That'll Give Your Complexion a Sun Kiss
Foundation Primer Radiance Bronze, $38, lauramercier.com.
The Sleepless-Night Skin Resurrector
The Highlight of the Day Illuminating Face Serum Makeup, $42, mayachia.com.
The Renewing Balm Filled With Pearl
Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, $65, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.