[dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter is awful for skin, isn’t it? All those dry bits and chapped lips and general dullness, and don’t get me started on how red I get as soon as I set foot outside. Like a giant tomato on legs. Anyway, lately I’ve been experimenting with giving my skin the glow it desperately craves, without having to contour and highlight and spend forever getting ready in the dark, cold mornings.
There are three products that I don’t think I could have got through December and into the new year without. Applied to a matt base (don’t wanna over-dew yourself, there) they just work an absolute treat at giving your skin a gorgeous warm glow, like sitting by a warm far on an evening. They instantly make me look so happy and healthy and I’m just obsessed. Obsessed.
Bare Minerals ‘Glow Together’ Palette | Unfortunately this seems to be out of stock absolutely everywhere so I’m pretty glad I managed to pick it up asap in the Boot’s sale. With three colours: gilded glow, rose matte and amber glow, this palette is perfect for a super soft glow and sculpted feel. The blush is a gorgeous rosey colour and gives you that perfect winter flush, and paired with the super sheer bronze and highlight it’s an absolute winner. Blending out super easily, I’ve worn this almost every day since it turned up on my doorstep.
Topshop Glow in Polished | A firm favourite of absolutely everyone, Topshop’s glow pots complete my life. Dabbed onto the tops of my cheekbones and then blended out gently, the highlighter looks effortlessly dewy and is perfect for a day when a gentle glow just isn’t enough, but a full highlight is way too much. The creamy texture also allows for a more glossy finish, something that a powder highlighter just can’t quite manage. Perfect for pepping up your everyday look.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow | Ollie bough me this little golden palette for Christmas and I’m obsessed. Absolutely obsessed. The bronzer colour is just so perfect for paler skin tones, and the glow is so pigmented and shimmery! Just a few sweeps in each colour and you’re ready to face anything your day can throw at you, perfectly sculpted and glowing. I’ve been pairing it with the Bare Minerals palette above to really get my glow going, and I’ve had so many compliments on how radiant my skin has been! My favourite of all three, I can’t get enough.