Tuesday 25 July 2017

Forget the cold, here's 10 products to help you fake a spring glow

Betty Lou-Manizer by The Balm, €19.75
Copacabana Illuminator by NARS
The Angled Brush by Powder n' Pout
Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass
Lancôme Energie de Vie
MAC Lustre Drops
Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by Becca
Fan brush by NYX Professional
Naked Flushed by Urban Decay
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Yes, it's nearly May and it's almost four degrees outside: but just because the weather hasn't caught up to our wardrobe fantasies doesn't mean you can't fake it with your makeup.

Here's 10 of the best tried and tested products to help you glow get 'em.

Betty LouManizer by The Balm

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Betty Lou-Manizer by The Balm, €19.75
 

This modern cult classic not only gives you an iridescent glow, but bronzes as well. In short, I'm obsessed and don't know how I didn't find it sooner. €20.50 at Debenhams nationwide.

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by Becca

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Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by Becca
 

Australian cosmetics brand BECCA are synonymous with second-to-none highlighters but the product that packs the most punch is the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter. Available for €38 at Space NK on Dublin's Grafton Street or beccacosmetics.com - if you can get it before it sells out.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

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Mac Mineralise skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

For a more subtle glow, try MAC's mineralize range in bestseller Soft n' Gentle, favoured by celebrities in Ireland and abroad. €31.50 at MAC counters nationwide.

MAC Lustre Drops

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MAC Lustre Drops
 

While we're here, let's not forget one of the originals - a highlighting and illuminating post- powder addition to your makeup routine. Just the tiniest drop will mimic the effects of a fresh-from-holidays glow. €26 at MAC counters nationwide.

Naked Flushed by Urban Decay

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Naked Flushed by Urban Decay
 

This bronzer-highlighter-blush combo is bargain when you consider you're getting three products in one from one of the best makeup brands around. €31 at Debenhams or urbandecay.com.

Lancôme Energie de Vie

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Lancôme Energie de Vie
 

This moisturising range will help you glow from the inside and like most from this French brand, actually lives up to its hype. The Liquid Moisturiser (€55) is the most popular but if you really want to up your game, try the Sleeping Mask (€55) at Lancôme counters nationwide.

Copacabana Illuminator by NARS

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Copacabana Illuminator by NARS
 

For a more natural looking highlight, this super sheer illuminating liquid will have you glowing with a drop the size of a pea. €33 at Brown Thomas.

Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass

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Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass

Hourglass' offerings aren't restricted to its must-have Ambient Light blush, but its primer is the perfect base for your beauty routine, no matter your skin type. Available at Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre.

The Tools

Fan brush by NYX Professional

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Fan brush by NYX Professional

€21 at Boots

The Angled Brush by Powder n' Pout

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The Angled Brush by Powder n' Pout
 

€14 at powdernpout.com

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