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Beauty Products to Brighten Up Your Day

The seasons are changing and the weather has gone from great to grey as of late. If you’ve got those holiday blues or you’re just mourning the lack of Vitamin D right now, we have a few products to boost your mood, brighten up your day and make you feel better about the fact that you’re no longer sipping Piña colada’s on the beach. 

Bronzed Is Better

To keep that summer glow going for as long as possible, bronzing products are perfect for adding warmth and definition to the face. MAKETHEMAKE’s Vitamin E Bouncy Bronze Gel is a quick and easy way to give you that sun-kissed look even on the gloomiest of days. It includes some skin-loving ingredients to boost your complexion confidence, such as Vitamin E, brightening Niacinamide and Glycerin to hydrate.

If gel’s aren’t your cup of tea, SENSAI have the stunning Designing Duo Bronzing Powder which can be either dusted all over the face or just on those areas where the sun would hit. It’s infused with 24 Karat Gold and Pearl particles to ultimately fake that post-vacay radiance!

Glow My Goodness!

We don’t think there’s anything a bit of highlighter can’t fix and when it comes to brightening your day up, the glowier the better. Adding a sweep of highlighter to cheekbones and the high points of the face will make any complexion look radiant and more youthful. The Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass will easily add an eye-catching sheen to your skin, thanks to the specialist Photo-Luminescent Technology. Each powder captures and diffuses light differently, to hide large pores, imperfections and fine lines, making skin look beautifully lit from within.

If you’re skin is looking a little dull, even after make-up is applied, you may need a primer upgrade! Try a glowing primer, such as SENSAI’s Glowing Base SPF10 to add radiance and luminosity to your skin, plus it’ll keep your foundation in place all day. This particular primer will also hydrate your skin while you wear it, so even when you cleanse and remove your make-up, your skin will look fresh and bright. 

All That Glitters

To really brighten your day, why not try a pop of colour or even a sparkly shadow? One of our current favourites is Hourglass’s Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow as it offers impressive colour pay off and it’s so easy to use. You can apply this to your lids with your fingertips to easily create a colourful, dazzling look. There’s no pesky fall out, nor does it make the skin feel tight, it’s just a fun and easy way to add that little bit extra to your everyday make-up look. 

If you prefer to bring attention to lips rather than the lids, try a shimmery gloss like The Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss from Hourglass. Not only will this lip product give you a gleaming, juicy pout, but it plumps and conditions your lips from the first application. The added light-reflecting shimmer particles also create an impressive multi-dimensional shine to make lips look luscious and full. 

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