Gorgeous make-up begins with healthy skin, to be sure, but you could be forgiven for wanting a touch more radiance on your face. Even with the rise of masked make-up in the past two years, the need for lit-from-within skin remains as strong as ever. For this, we look to light-reflecting pigments in light-as-air formulas; a buildable sheen that’s placed on the tops of cheeks, browbones and of course, to draw the eye to strategic points such as the shoulders and limbs.
And that’s what we’ve captured for you in this episode of Vogue Singapore’s Macro Mondays beauty ASMR series. Zoom in on the shine via the iPhone13 Pro Max and get switched on to these radiance-inducing glow-getters.
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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30
Skincare, make-up product or both? This lightweight tinted moisturiser is many things: oil-free, enriched with antioxidant-rich vitamin C, French Polynesian Kopara to refine the skin, and boosted with SPF 30 protection. To hydrate, brighten and protect your skin in a flash, reach for this buildable beauty treat.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, $70, available at Sephora
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit in Universe
Palettes don’t come prettier than this. Coming in five brand new ambient lighting powder shades, this has everything you’ll need to highlight, define and warm up your complexion in one handy compact.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit in Universe, $132, available at Sephora
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Chanel Fluide Enlumineur Iridescent Illuminating Fluid
Here for a good time, not a long time, get this limited edition complexion perfector while it lasts. Boosted with light-reflecting pigments, work this exclusive shade, Or Ivoire, into your face, décolletage, shoulders and limbs for that sun-kissed glow. Bonus points if you mix this into your favourite body lotion post-shower.
Chanel Fluide Enlumineur Iridescent Illuminating Fluid, $85, available at Chanel
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Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Mesmerize
If you’re not a fan of powder-based highlighters or just prefer working with your hands, fluid or cream-based highlighters are your best friend. Consider the points of your face that you’d like to define and bring light to, and using the doe-foot applicator, dot these high points including upper cheekbones, nose bridge or brownbone.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Mesmerize, $36, available at Sephora
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Milani Cheek Kiss in 120 Pink Flirt
Never underestimate a subtle pop of colour on the cheeks, even better when the product in Milani’s case, doubles as a lip tint. Ultra-blendable and infused with skin-loving ingredients including pomegranate and rose extracts.