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Winter Glow: Shop Illuminators To Keep Skin Looking Fresh Despite The Cold

Fri, January 13, 2017 5:59pm EDT by Add first Comment
Winter Glow: Shop Illuminators To Keep Skin Looking Fresh Despite The Cold

As if the freezing temperatures weren’t bad enough, the winter weather tends to wreak havoc on our skin. Not only have our summer tans faded, but dewy, glowing skin turns dull as the cold weather settles in. Ahead, shop our favorite face illuminators to give you a lit-from-within glow even in the dead of winter.

Models like Gigi Hadid, 21, always seem to be sporting glowing skin no matter what the season. And while part of that is because they’re always jetting off for photo shoots on tropical beaches, face illuminators are another insider trick for that radiant skin.

Mix a few drops in with your favorite foundation or opt for a subtle primer that brightens and evens out the skin without any shimmer or bronze tint. No matter how you want to wear them, illuminators are an easy way to amp up your makeup (and even your makeup-free face).

Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite drugstore and prestige picks so you can keep your gorgeous glow all winter long.


Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Blur + Illuminate Primer

This water-based primer won't dry out your skin (key in the winter), contains SPF 30 and blurs skin imperfections while brightening dull skin.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer in Color 8

Easily the most gorgeous illuminator we've ever seen, Armani makes their Fluid Sheer base in a range of tints depending on your preference. Mix with your favorite foundation for an all-over glow, or gently dab onto your cheekbones, cupid's bow and down the bridge of your nose for a highlighted finishing touch.

NARS Illuminator in Orgasm

If your pale skin needs a bit of a bronze pick-me-up, NARS cult-favorite Orgasm shade adds a light, natural glow thanks to its golden, peachy color.

NYX Born To Glow Illuminator in Sumbeam

Mixed in with your foundation, this pearly, pale pink illuminator is a lightweight way to get a natural, lit-from-within glow.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in Champagne Pop

This light-reflecting, liquid formula is a favorite among beauty junkies, and they come in shades to suit every skin tone.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance

Burberry Beauty is all about fresh, natural skin, so it goes without saying their priming base gives the perfect dewy glow, minus the shimmer.

Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm

Complete with SPF 30, this illuminator acts like a BB cream so you can wear it on its own for barely-there makeup days or apply it under foundation when you're going for a full-on glam look.

L'Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

No matter what your skin type or color, this primer will boost your complexion to give dull winter skin a luminous start.