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Shine On, You Glow-Getter!

From skincare to makeup – a round-up of products that will help you ‘glow up’ this festive season.

Surina Sayal

If you’re getting all set for the upcoming festive and wedding season, and want to flaunt that lit-from-within look, we’ve got some ideas for you. Be it illuminating primers, highlighters and even brightening serums and glow-boosting moisturisers, we’ve rounded up a bunch of great products for you to try. This ultimate list includes – some old favourites as well as some new finds – so that you don’t have to go searching! Ready? It’s time to get, set and, glow!

1. Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

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A compact-style highlighter, this one by Maybelline enjoys cult status across the globe. Infused with reflective pigments that give you a gorgeous glow, it can be worn lightly for a subtle lookglow, or layered on for a striking melted metal look. Its soft powder formula allows it to be swept on and blended in beautifully. The highlighter comes in two shades, Molten Gold (warm yellow gold) and Rose Gold (pinkish gold) to suit different skin tones.

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2. e.l.f. Cosmetics Illuminating Face Primer

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Get a flawless glowing base with this and let your makeup pop. This primer preps your skin with a soft, golden luminescence and gives you a smooth and shiny canvas for the rest of your makeup application. It also minimises the appearance of pores and blurs imperfections.

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3. Tsara Universal Glow Balm

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Wondering what a glow balm is? ItThis is basically a highlighter within a balm-like texture, made of with a dewy formula that glides smoothly on yourthe skin and gives it a super subtle glow. It can be used to appliedy on the high points of yourthe face and can also be used as a dewy pre- makeup base by mixing with your foundation. The blend of oils like camellia oil and evening primrose oil makes the formula very blendable and easy to apply. It is available in two universally flattering shades – Let It Glow is a subtle gold glow balm, while Glow Getter has a hint of pink combined with gold.

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4. Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Complexion Highlighter

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A bestseller from the makers of the OG lip and& cheek tint, Benetint, this liquid highlighter has a satiny pink hue that helps accentuate your cheek and& brow bones for a dewy glow. Its precise applicator glides on easily for a soft rose-gold radiance instantly. Simply dab and blend this down the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, cupid’s bow, brow bones and, forehead and more to add soft definition.

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5. Dot & Key Glow Elixir Radiance Enhancing Face Oil

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This luxurious elixir that blends together the goodness of 100% pure, vegan and potent botanical oils to give you soft, bright and glowing skin. With the goodness of rosehip oil, cloudberry oil, sea buckthorn and jojoba oil, this quick-absorbing oil helps in getting rid of pigmentation and makes your complexion brighter. Oand even over time, it also addsing a beautiful healthy glowing radiance to yourthe skin. Apply 3-4 drops of the face oil as the last step ofto your skincare routine. Pat gently to massage it all over your face. Allow it to absorb for 1-3 minutes before applying makeup.

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6. iS CLINICAL Brightening Serum

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It’s no news that a bright, even skin tone imparts the most natural glow. This serum is a powerful formula that safely reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone, while providing significant controlled exfoliation without peeling. A lightweight serum, it absorbs into the skin easily. It has been clinically proven to decrease the intensity of pigmented areas by 75% in only three months, giving your even, brighter skin. The serum consists of a highly active blend of Norwegian sea kelp extracts and powerful botanical acids that lighten as well as deliver anti-aging benefits by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

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7. Sadhev Aloe Vera and Saffron Gel with KumkumadiTailam

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This light but luxurious gel cream is a fusion of aloe and saffron. It’s made consists of aloe vera grown in Sadhev’s 100% organic Ayurvedic farm Sadhevana.; Ggreen aloe vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A and C that delicately heals dry skin and restores a natural glow. The gel also has exotic red saffron from the valleys of Kashmir.; Ssaffron is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe skin. and Iit is also a skin-lightening agent that gives a lasting glow to the skin.

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8. Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Super Serum

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Dealing with uneven skin tone and dark spots that you wantneed to get rid of before the festive season kicks off? Try this serum with niacinamide (vitamin B3) and vitamin C that work in synergy to even out the skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and blemishes for an even glow. The concentrated formula is non-greasy and absorbs quickly while penetrating deep into yourthe skin to reveal a gorgeous glow from the first use itself.

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9. MAC Strobe Cream

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There’s probably no beauty enthusiast who hasn’t tried and loved this product! A moisturiser that boosts the look of dull skin and luminizes with iridescent particles, thisthe iconic strobe cream is the ultimate quick fix to achievecreate that glowy look. Not only does it add a glow, but it is powered with potent botanicals to refresh and moisten skin, while nutritious vitamins and a dose of green tea boosts the look of dull or tired-looking skin. It comes in a variety of subtle hues such as  Pinklite, Peachlite, Goldlite, Silverlite and more.

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10. Aqualogica Glow+ Juicy Dew Drops

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If you want that glowy, glass skin look and a dewy, reflective glow, this potion willcan come to the rescue. It can be used with or without makeup, as a primer before makeup or as the last step of your skincare routine to give your skin instant radiance. Crafted with a blend of vitamin C, papaya extracts, and hyaluronic acid, it leaves a visibly translucent and luminous finish while hydrating and nourishing the skin too.

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11. NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

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For that luminous, lit-from-within glow, try this lightweight liquid illuminator. It is available in four gorgeous shades and its multipurpose formula can be used as a foundation base or over cheekbones, decolletage and cupid’s bow for that stunning light-catching radiance.

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12. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser

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Vitamin C is known not only for treating hyperpigmentation and firming up the skin, but it delivers an unbelievable glow. This fresh, citrus-smelling vitamin C moisturiser is packed with vitamin C from the camucamu fruit that grows in the Peruvian Amazon. It and has a lightweight gel formula that gives your skin a boost of radiance and hydration. It awakens and clarifies the complexion, revealing a natural healthy-looking glow.

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13. Kiko Milano Shine Bright Body Fluid

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Why should all the focus only be on the face when your whole body can flaunt a sexy glow? Great for parties, weddings, festivals and more, you can apply smooth this body fluid across your shoulders, collarbone and the fronts of your shins and watch them catch the light. An added bonus: it is scented with fresh floral notes. Shine on and smell great, it’s a win-win!

Buy it here or at Kiko Milano stores across India
 

Photo: Instagram/Deepika Padukone
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