To boost skin radiance in preparation for the festive season ahead, here’s what’s in my bathroom right now, says editor Trudi Brewer.
10 Radiance-making skincare and makeup
TOO FACED Glow Job Radiance Boosting Glitter Face Mask, $67.
Give yourself radiance-boost with this peel-off glittery mask before. Stacked with apple fruit extract to gently exfoliate dull-looking skin while flower oils (dicrateria rotunda and ruttnera lamellosa) brighten. And if that is not enough, it’s infused with sparkle - perhaps that’s why we love it so much.
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam, $79.
Getting a glow on your skin starts with cleansing, and it needs to happen morning and night. This gentle foaming lotion removes every scrap of makeup and the day's grime, and it's great to use in the shower. Brilliant for removing sunscreen, the real benefit is the vitamin C-packed formula called SakuraBright Complex, which is a blend of cherry blossom, birch leaf extract and liquorice root to kick start skin brightening while you cleanse.
ST Tropez Instant Tan Body Gloss, $26.
Nothing comes close to the glistening body glow for giving skin instant colour. A wash-off formula, it can be layered over self-tan to give skin that youthful shimmer to the skin instantly. It’s best applied with a tanning mitt, ideal when your skin needs instant tan, and won’t stain your clothes or come off on bed sheets - #love.
Bobbi Brown Highlight Glow Duo, $180.
Even if your skin is not looking it's best this highlighting duo offers an instant shimmer where you want to add an instant glow - think cheeks, and the dècolletè. Also, the festive compact is so pretty.
Avène BB Cream Day Protector Tinted SPF 30, $49.
Keep skin calm when the temperature rises with this soothing BB cream. It’s Ideal for sensitive skin thanks to the soothing natural spring water in the formula, and the subtle built-in tint gives skin coverage without looking overly made up. It’s a brilliant SPF 30 with makeup benefits.
BAREMINERALS Twilight Radiance Palette, $62.
I'm a fan of this natural beauty brand so when these super smooth, gel-to-cream-to-powder highlighters landed on my desk I had to share. You can buff it anywhere and everywhere. These sheer, buildable shades in gold, coral, and pink blend seamlessly into any skin colouring.
Bees Brilliance Brightening Serum, $56.
This silky smooth serum not only addresses sun damage and acne scarring with organic daisy flower extract, Manuka Honey, mulberry, pomegranate extract, but it also leaves skin hydrated for hours
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Champagne, $17.
Nothing comes close to giving lips a hint of shimmer, and a hydrating boost thanks to shea butter, sunflower oil, fruit oils, vitamin E in a base of natural beeswax - and did we mention it has a delicious minty flavour? There are 12 shades.
Shiseido Aura Dew Multi Use Highlighter, $55.
This pretty pot of highlighter of ultra-fine crushed pearls comes in a cushiony-texture that you can apply with your fingers, anywhere you want a touch of sparkle. Available in three shades Cosmic, Solar and pictured here our favourite Luna.
Linden Leaves Gold Body Oil, $66.
A blend of natural amaranth and chai oils laced with tiny flecks of 24K gold leaf, this body treatment leaves a pretty sheen on the skin while instantly hydrating. It’s best used straight after a shower or bath.