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06th Jun 2018

Five shimmery beauty buys to get your glow on this summer

Because this HEAT.

Cathy Donohue

Glowing, lit-from-within skin is having a moment and thankfully, this is one beauty trend that has staying power.

Radiant, luminous, and above all healthy skin never goes out of fashion and the current spell of good weather has us searching for that ethereal glow…even if we have to fake it.

In addition to the glow factor, ease of application is key because no one has time for messing around with a million different products, particularly in this weather.

The below edit will get you glowing within minutes so get shopping as this glorious sunshine is set to last for another few days…

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer, €27

Tried and tested, this multipurpose formula can be used to nourish, repair and (what we’re all about in this feature) enlighten body, hair and face. The iridescent golden particles illuminate skin, giving a gorgeous understated glow.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer, €33

NOTE Cosmetics Sunglow Foundation, €14.95 

An easy way of introducing the glow factor to your usual makeup routine is to add some into your base. This means you don’t have to spend extra time layering products and for under €15, this budget foundation will see you through the summer months.

NOTE Cosmetics Sunglow Foundation, €14.95

Roger & Gallet Sublime Or Bois d’Orange, €39.75

Essentially two products for the price of one. A summer scent with bergamot, orange and melon along with cedar, coco and lisylang and the citrus water adds a delicate golden shimmer to your skin.

Roger & Gallet Sublime Or Bois d'Orange, €39.75

Soap & Glory Bright & Pearly Radiance Boosting Cocktail, €18

Apply pre-makeup in place of primer for radiant skin so even though you might not be feeling glowy, your skin looks like you’ve had ten hours of beauty sleep. This is a brand new product so as soon we have an official Irish launch date, readers will be the first to know.

Soap & Glory Bright & Pearly Radiance Boosting Cocktail, €18

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Highlighter Palette & Brush Duo, €24.95

We like to support Irish gals whenever possible and this palette is an absolute must if you love a dewy glow without going OTT. Sculpt your cheekbones with Warm Tone Bronze, subtly illuminate with Cream Highlighter and if you want to build it up for a more dramatic look, try Golden Sheen.

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Highlighter Palette & Brush Duo, €24.95