Get The Glow: My Favourites for Glowing Skin

Get the glow favourites for glowing skin | dressing table setting with glow primers feat charlotte Tilbury wonder Glow makeup brush holder and Megan Hess books

The Glow Getters


Let’s face it, we all need that helping hand when it comes to getting that glow.  That natural, “lit from within” glow doesn’t just happen – it’s created.  Of course good skincare, sleep and the like means you can probably get away with using less products, but there’s no doubt that highlighters, glow primers and all things that promote radiance are quite literally life-savers.

Whether it’s all-out shimmer or something a bit more subtle, I’ve got some favourites that help me get the glow.

The Glow Primers  

I’ve only got into glow primers, or better known as illuminating primers recently, and I am now somewhat addicted.  Gone are the days when these products made you look like a bit of a disco ball.  In fact, clever technology means that many a glow primer has a soft focus effect as well as skincare properties, helping to make your skin look naturally radiant.

For something with a slight tinge and more of a shimmer, my favourites are the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and the Becca Backlight Priming Filter.  Both have a soft, peachy hue and contain light-diffusing particles which instantly awaken tired and dull skin.  They have a creamy formula which adds a subtle warmth without really altering the colour of my foundation.  The finish is more pearlescent than glittery and both are non-greasy – that’s a winner in my opinion.

But if shimmer is not your thing, then the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer is a fantastic alternative.  I spoke about this primer here and whilst it also contains light-diffusing particles, it has a serum type texture and my preferred option if I want to ensure my makeup lasts longer.  Another favourite is the Tom Ford Illuminating Primer.  This is a white creamy formula which applies clear but leaves a subtle, pearlescent finish.  This primer is makeup and skincare in one, providing an extra layer of hydration when I need it.  My skin looks plump and this works well at helping my foundation last longer as well as brightening my complexion.

Skincare for the Body that Shimmers

Glowing skin doesn’t just translate into makeup, but the body too.  I often forget that but I recently got to try the Rosie for Autograph Divine Body Scrub and Divine Body Cream. *  I have been taking the extra time to slather this stuff on and like the name suggests, this range is divine.

Infused with evening primrose seed, almond oil and coconut oil, the Divine Body Scrub leaves my skin with a subtle sheen and prepped for moisturiser.  Used with the Divine Body Cream, and the combination is heavenly.  This body cream is buttery, creamy and luxurious.  The light-reflecting particles is a stand-out feature for me, with my skin quite literally shimmering where it catches the light.

Get The Glow- My Favourites for Glowing Skin | Rosie for Autogragh Dvine Body Scrub & Body, Lotion, Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow_



It’s all about the flecks of gold

Anything with flecks of gold always gets me excited.  This Rosie for Autograph duo from the bath and body range as well as the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and the Becca Backlight Priming Filter are perfect for that.




Get the Glow Favourites for glowing skin | Fenty Beauty Killawatt Kighlighter Rosie for Autograph Divine Body Cream & Body Scrub, Starstruck Highlighter on dressing table




The highlighters

Highlighters are an old-time favourite of mine for that extra pop of shimmer and radiance.

A swipe across the cheekbones and the across the bridge of the nose makes all the difference.  For extra dewiness, I find cream formulas are best.  Read on to find out which highlighters I’ve been loving.


Get the Glow favourites for glowing skin | Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand, Rosie for Autograph Starstruck highlighter, Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter styled on dressing table

I’ve recently been coveting the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in SpotlightIts creamy formula and the easy sponge applicator leaves a gorgeous, ethereal glow to the skin.  It reminds me of a liquid version of the highlight from the Film Star Bronze & Glow, but with a slight rose gold undertone. Either way this stuff is universally flattering and I can’t believe it took me this long to get it!

I’m also loving the Rosie for Autograph Starstruck Highlighter* in the quite aptly named, Get The Glow.  This is a cream stick so it has a drier formula.  I think it’s a great dupe for Nars The Multiple in Copacabana at a fraction of the cost but similar finish and quality.  Unlike the typical golden shimmers I go for, this Rosie for Autograph highlighter has a frosted tone.  However, it’s still very flattering and leaves a lovely luminous shine where applied.

Of course I can’t be without a powder highlight.  I caved in and gave in to the Fenty Beauty hype and picked up their Killawatt Freestyle Higlighter Duo in Mean Money and Hu$tla Baby.  I like that there is a slightly more toned down warmer highlight and then one that packs a punch.  This duo works beautifully together as well as individually and the golden undertone suits my skin tone perfectly.

Get the glow favourites for glowing skin | glow primer feat Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, gold candle and brush holder on dressing table



I’m so glad I have these items to hand, helping me to achieve natural, luminous and radiant skin in an instant.  Seriously, where would I be without them?  Are you into that look too or do you go for more matte finishes?  I’d love to know your thoughts.

Also, if you have any recommendations on some more glow primers, please let me know as I’d love to add to my collection. x






  • Thanks for your lovely comments x

  • Heard lots of good things about Becca Backlight Priming Filter. Would love to see it for myself real soon. Anyway, thanks for the in-depth review dear. Such a good read. Also, great photography you got there. Nicely done!

    Jessica |

    • I hope you get to try the Becca Backlight Priming Filter – it is a beauty x

  • I love a dewy lit-from-within glow, so my base is all about achieving that finish. I recently tried a sample of the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and it really is fantastic! I’m now curious about the Tom Ford, his products have yet to disappoint me.

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • I really like the Tom Ford Primer – it’s so hydrating too and helps make my makeup last despite being an illuminating primer x

  • Thanks 🙂 x

  • I always prefer a glowy look over anything too matte x

  • Thanks so much. I am sure you would love Wonder Glow x

  • Maiya Newey

    I’ve just ordered the Becca Backlight Priming Filter and I can’t wait to try it! xx

    Maiya |

  • Erin Russell

    I have really recently fallen in love with the backlight priming filter it looks fab! I need to try wonderglow soon though it’s lovely!

  • I love the look of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, I debated buying it today x

  • I tried a sample of Wonderglow and absolutely loved it. So pretty xxx

  • As someone with oily skin, I don’t need *too* much help in the glow department as I often need to tone it down a bit. But at the same time I don’t want to look too matte and lifeless, so I still like to wear highlighter and base products that have a natural satin finish so that it still looks more like my skin than anything else. I’ve heard a lot about the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand and everyone seems to be saying positive things about it. The applicator looks a bit fiddly but other than that the product looks beautiful! I have quite fair skin so I’m not sure if the Fenty highlighters are a bit too deep for my skin tone but maybe I just need to take another look at the range.

    • I love satin finish foundations too and then layer on anything else either on top or underneath. If I’m really worried abut the oil factor then I find a good setting spray helps too. The Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand is gorgeous and not fiddly at all. I don’t need to squeeze out product every time as the sponge still stays wet – you would love it. In terms of Fenty the one i have isn’t that deep (my skin tone is light olive) but they do have one which is paler if you are interested. Hope that helps x

  • The Becca primer is my go-to for radiance – I love it 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • thesundaygirluk

    Girl these photos are something else! x

  • Girl, I am tryna glow so hard come springtime. Definitely have these products up on my radar now!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Thank you x

  • If you find the right one, glow primers make such a difference x

  • I feel like you are the queen of the glow! The becca primer hasn’t been mine for very long but it is so good xx

  • I think my favourite products for glow are primers and products I can blend with foundations – I think you’d really like the NARS ones! I love Becca Backlight Primer, really want to try Wonderglow now!

    The Makeup Directory

  • The Becca backlight primer is a firm favourite of mine. I love the sound of the Rosie highlighter, I must check that out xx

  • Caitlin

    There’s a really nice PIXI liquid highlight but it works amazing as a primer!

    • Oh thanks for the recommendation Caitlin, I’ll be sure to try this out x

  • I go for more matte finishes, as glow happens all by itself with my skin. But every once in a while even I reach for a highlighter, the Becca poured one in Opal being my favorite.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • I think Becca do some fantastic highlighters. I have opal too x

  • I absolutely love a glowy look so loved this post so much, theirs a lot of products here I really need to try. The Becca First Light Priming filter is one of my favourites, but I haven’t tried the one you mentioned. xx

    Kristy |

    • Thanks lovely. I’m forever on the hunt for products that help me glow and the more the merrier!

  • Wonder Glow will forever be one of my favourite primers, it is so beautiful on the skin!

    Danielle xx

  • Flo la vita

    The YSL primer looks fab! Loving the picture too, as usual xx

  • Love this round up and obsessed with your blog girl! Definitely bookmarking it to visit again soon 🙂

    xx, mel

  • I have just recently got the Becca primer and it really is beautiful, sits so nice on the skin and gives such a good glow but not too much! x

  • I love that YSL primer but don’t use it enough.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • Courtney Hardy

    Wow these products look so nice. I love the little sparkles in the body cream!! I want some for myself.

  • Your photos are so so amazing, I love them! This is my kind of post, so many glowing favourites x

  • I love the Rosie for Autograph range – it has so many beautiful products x

  • Thanks so much Katie. You will love CT Wonderglow x

  • Yiotou_La

    I love both matte and glowy looks but who can say no to a nice highlighter that gives you that natural and healthy glow?! Love your photos, need to work on mine to make them a little better!!


    • I have a particular weakness for highlighter. And thanks so much – your photos are perfect x

  • I need to try some Rosie for Autograph products – the body scrub and cream sound amazing! These photos are your best yet, Sabiha! xx

    Beautylymin| CharlotteTilburyBlush&BronzeGiveaway

    • Thank you 🙂 These products are amazing and I love the way they shimmer x