Skin brighteners that will let your complexion shine through

Article by Simply You

Get your skinspiration

Trends come and go, but great skin never goes out of style. Here’s a cheat’s guide to getting a lit-from-within glow.

We know gorgeous, glowing skin is the result of a good skincare routine, and Auckland-based make-up artist Paige Best agrees that “make-up will only be as good as the skin underneath it”. So if cleansing, scrubbing and buffing just isn’t hitting the mark, maybe it’s time to address evening out your skintone and incorporating products that brighten your complexion, too. From serums, day creams and essences, to make-up that fakes a luminous glow, it’s about time you saw the light and updated your brightening arsenal with these must-haves.

Beauty tip:

“Mix a couple of drops of a liquid highlighter with your moisturiser for an instant skin pick-me-up,” says Best.

Get your skinspiration

  1. Pure Fiji Exfoliating Scrub, $50. 2. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Serum, $50. 3. Elizabeth Arden New York Bold Illuminating Liquid Highlighter in Golden Kiss, $49. 4. Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener SPF 15, $79. 5. MAC Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion Spray, $50. 6. Time Bomb Cosmetics Holiday in a Bottle, $75. 7. Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, $115. 8. Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Morning Aura Illuminating Crème, $190.
Words: Elise Wilson
Photo: MAC Cosmetics