22 March 2015

Glowy Bases

Dewy and glowy makeup seems to have gotten extremely popular in the past couple of years, and you can really see why! Using products that give you a nice glow can instantly help make your skin look more awake and vibrant, whilst making your makeup look fresh and pretty. I have a few go-to products for when I want to achieve this look, which I'm going to talk about in this post!

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder - £36* - This is a very pigmented and glittery highlighter, so you only need to apply a tiny bit! I prefer to use this in a C shape along my cheek bones and a little under my brow bones, however I wouldn't use this anywhere else on my face, purely due to it being fairly glittery. Although on my cheek bones it just gives a really pretty glow, and the nude colour of the highlighter seems to give you even more of an enhancement!

NARS Illuminator - Orgasm - £23 The NARS Orgasm Blush must be one of their most talked about products, since it's a lovely shade, however I rarely hear anybody talking about the illuminator version! It's a pretty, slightly pearlescent, deep pink shade with a nude tinge, which I love to use as a blush-highlighter combo, making it great to apply if you are in a rush. The application is very nice too as it's a really light and creamy liquid formula, so it's easy to blend in!

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base - Rose - £26.50* This is a weightless liquid that you quickly apply before your foundation, or by itself! I love the concept of this as it applies beautifully, and even works well on dry skin, plus it doesn't give a glittery look at all, more of a pretty sheen. I'm definitely going to start wearing this more in the summer!

Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup - £29 This gives a gorgeous radiant glow, without looking at all oily! I am definitely one for light coverage foundations/BB creams, especially during the summer, I mean who really wants a thick layer of makeup on when it is hot? Speaking of which, this is also SPF30, making it perfect for protecting your skin against UV rays. The name doesn't lie either because it really does last all day!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee - Heat Wave - No longer available* This was released way back in 2013 and people went absolutely mad for it! I can really see why because it is seriously beautiful - a shimmery and glowy champagne coloured highlighter, with a smooth powder feel that applies perfectly.  I've heard that Estee Lauder is actually re-releasing this in their summer collection, which is great for those of you who wanted it previously but never got a chance before it sold out!

So they are a few of my favourites for creating a glowy base! I'd love to know if you're one for a glowy and dewy look, or whether you prefer to be more on the matte side.

What are your favourite products for a glowy base?


  1. Now we are into spring i am getting more into the whole Glowy Base, im loving my Seventeen Wow Skin mixed with foundation x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  2. I haven't tried any of these products - the gelee looks gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  3. I haven't tried any of these so there's plenty for me to check out here :) I love a glow-y dewy base for Spring xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  4. Oooh gorgeous selection, the Estee Lauder BB Cream sounds lovely. I've just pulled out the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream as my lighter base even though my skin has been terrible lately, thank goodness for concealer!
    xxx Claire

  5. Oooooo I loved this post so much! I am allll for a glowing base and am obsessed with highlighting, glowy products! I haven't tried the NARS Illuminators but you've definitely made me want to try one now! They sound beautiful & the Clarins Complexion Booster sounds like something I would really like! Great post- thank you!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

  6. All of these sound so so lovely! I love a lighter, glowy base all year round. I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out for that Estee Lauder powder, and I've just added the Clarins product to my list as well! Great post!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  7. Love the look of the NARS Illuminator, I'm just about to order Copacabana.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  8. I am gutted the estee lauder heat wave is no longer for sale as its beautiful, maybe I can check ebay or do you think people will sell fakes? xxx

  9. Oh wow, it's such a shame the Estee Lauder powder isn't available anymore cos it's so pretty! I like to use Benefit's Watts Up to highlight my face, but I really want to try out the NARS Illuminators! x

    Always, Alice x

  10. Stunning picks, I need to pick up the Clarins base. Clarins have just been on fire lately x

  11. Ooh these all sound lovely. I love bases that make your skin look dewy/glowy. So pretty! x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

  12. Ahh this is like heaven :) I love highlighters I have the Chanel powder and love it

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  13. ooh I like the packaging of the Estee Lauder BB cream :)


  14. Such pretty photos! X

    Elizabeth - http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/