How to Easily Achieve Radiant and Glowing Skin

Take your skin from dry and dull to a radiant glow with a few of our must-have beauty finds (and tips for how to apply them!)…

By: Maija | January 24, 2017

This time of year, it’s common for us to crave a little glow in our makeup routines. As 2016 came to an end, the makeup world realized that 2017 would be the year of the highlighters (and we are glowing just thinking about it!). A great highlighter can perk up your complexion, accentuate the features you love, and even camouflage aging skin. Whether you’re looking for a new skincare product or a makeup item, we found the solution to help you create a radiant and luminous look!

Becca Powder Highlighter

A fan favorite from 2016 is the one-of-a-kind highlighter from Becca! This highlighter comes in six gorgeous shades to make sure you can find the most flattering color for your skin tone. Our personal favorite is Champagne Pop! Just like champagne, it has a soft white-gold color with gorgeous pinky peach undertones. You’ll feel as if you own your very own compact full of crushed gemstones and pearls that adjust perfectly to your skin’s natural undertones.

Find it at Sephora.

When it comes to applying powder highlighters, we understand it can be very tempting to go for that glazed doughnut look and brush it all over your face. To achieve the ultimate dewy glow, you must place the product on the areas where the sun would natural hit and the locations you want to accentuate. When using a powder highlighter, use a fan brush or any other long, thin brush, and apply in a diagonal line on the highest part of your cheekbone and blend up toward your hairline. Other fun areas to apply include to bridge of your nose, the corners of your eyes, your brow bone and the top of your cupid’s bow, otherwise known as the indent in the middle of your upper lip.

Bocia Luminizing Moisturizer

For those of you that are on the go and just need a quick pick-me-up, the Tsubaki Glotion Instant Luminizing Moisturizer from Bocia is a must-have this winter! This soft pink moisturizer is infused with tsubaki oil and a beautiful blend of light-reflecting pigments that will not only leave your skin feeling hydrated, but leave you with a luminous glow. This product can be worn under makeup or even on a fresh face. To apply, pump two pumps in your fingertips and blend upward, in circular motions all over your face. This “glotion” can also be used on neck or decollate to leave a soft and instant glow.

Find it at Sephora.

Luminous Drops by Cover FX

If you’re anything like us and can’t get enough of the dewy look, you’re in for a treat! Cover FX has created the custom enhancer drops. For all you highlighter queens out there, you’re going to want to get your hands on this. These concentrated drops can be mixed in with your favorite moisturizers and foundations to give you an all over glow! To use, drop 1 drop in either your moisturizer or foundation and blend together before applying. For extra effect, use your finger tips to add one more drop on the highest parts of your cheekbones to achieve that ultimate luminous look! These drops come in multiple colors, perfect for any skin tone.

Find it at Sephora.

BareMinerals Mineral Veil

BareMinerals is known for their perfecting mineral veils, they’re ideal for those of you who are lucky enough to have already found your perfect makeup routine, but need a finishing touch! Mineral veils are used to eliminate shine, and minimize pores and fine lines. They are sheer, so all you see is a soft, finished face. Even though it looks light in the jar, it’s versatile enough for all skin tones. The illuminating mineral veil helps to soften your complexion while helping set your makeup, giving the look you see with a soft focus camera lens. To use, use a large, fluffy brush and apply evenly all over the face.

Find it at BareMinerals.

NARS Sheer Glow

Once you find a foundation that works for you, any makeup look is possible. For those who love a glowing and natural finish, NARS sheer glow is going to be your holy grail! This foundation enhances your complexion without masking your natural skin and beauty marks, all while helping with brightening and hydration! (It’s a triple threat!). Formulated with vitamin C, it’s your little sunshine in a bottle! This foundation can help brighten the skin as well as reduced the appearance of discoloration. To get a natural, airbrushed look, apply with a damp beauty blender and bounce/dab on the surface of your skin – this will ensure a streak-free application and minimum product waste. You will be glowing after experiencing a product that not only looks good on the skin, but IS good for your skin!

Find it at Sephora.

No matter which product is right for you – whether it’s one, or a combination of a few – you’re sure to be left with a natural glow that will take you throughout the entire day!


I have the privilege to be a part of the West Acres marketing team, as the Social and Digital Marketing Intern. I work closely with Niki, our Social Media Manager, and together we come up with creative and unique content for our social media accounts and this blog! I am very humbled to be able to assist Niki in this field, as I am currently studying Strategic Communication at NDSU (Go Bison!). When I am not working in the West Acres office, I enjoy being involved in musical theater, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and being a mom to my beloved bunny, Nora.




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