Top 10 Glow Getters

1Go Natural

This all-over champagne sheen is packed with certified organic coconut oil, castor seed oil, rosemary and beeswax for a nourishing and natural path to illumination. Better yet, it’s free of artificial fragrance, color, silicone and parabens.

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RMS Living Luminizer, $38

2Pink Perfection

One fan of this luminosity booster calls it “Photoshop for your face.” That’s because the vitamin E and aloe vera-based liquid highlighter contains light-reflective particles that blur imperfections.

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The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter, $14

3For Oily Skin

A reason for oily skin types to rejoice: The pigments in Talika’s Brightening Retouch Cream not only improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, but works diligently to keep skin matte. Try the brightener as a lightweight alternative to foundation or layer it as a primer under makeup.

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Talika Skin Retouch Face, $49


4Help for Fine Lines and Freckles

With a rosy tint, this “ethereal” primer goes beyond just smoke and mirror makeup effects. The inclusion of licorice root helps inhibit tyrosine (the enzyme that produces skin-darkening melanin) ensuring a more even skin tone. The oil-free formula makes it a good choice for acne-prone skin.

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Laura Geller Spackle in Ethereal, $28

5Compact Color

Deep skin tones look lit from within after a swipe of this gold-laced Sonia Kashuk bronzer. Graze the surface of this croc-inspired powder with a big, fluffy brush for a two-pronged bronzing and brightening punch.

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Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer in Goddess, $13

6A New Twist

For Summer 2012, Stila is all-aglow. This illuminating oil-free One Step serum mixes champagne, gold and pale pink pigments into a triple-swirled helix for a multi-dimensional glow that warms skin as it brightens.

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Stila One Step Illuminate, $36

7Peter Thomas Roth

Who doesn’t love a good multi-tasker? Trade out your typical moisturizer for an anti-aging illuminator. Peter Thomas Roth’s wrinkle-softening blend includes warm gold pigments (to diminish redness), violet (to counteract dullness) and soft rose (to brighten). What all this adds up to for you is one quick step to a makeup-free look.

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Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Illuminator Instant Brightening Moisturizer, $68


8Open Your Eyes To

Revlon Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener is the perfect pick-me-up. A few clicks of the pen helps reduce the appearance of lid creases, fine lines and dark shadows under the eye. Layer concealer over top if needed.

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Revlon Eye Primer + Brightener, $9.99

9For Sensitive Types

Women with über-sensitive skin will appreciate the simplicity of VMV Hypoallergenics’ fragrance and dye-free illuminating blush. The Luminous shade contains mica and titanium dioxide to flood skin with light and green tea and coconut oil for antioxidant power and hydration. Blend a tiny amount into the inner corners of eyes and above cheekbones for a soft-focus effect.

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VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush in Luminous, $40

10Victoria’s Secret

The liquid-pearl glow of this Victoria’s Secret luminizer makes it an ideal brightener for medium to tan complexions. Mix a dime-sized amount with tinted moisturizer or foundation for all-over radiance, or tap onto cheekbones, brow bones and the center of lids for a candlelight gleam.

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VS Makeup PRO Radiant FX Face Illuminator, $15