Get the Glow

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A natural glow is something I seek all year round. In fact, it’s my preferred look but with the dark and dreary cold winter nights starting to kick in, I definitely need a helping hand in that department so I thought I’d do a round-up of all the items that help me get my glow on come rain or shine.

Firstly, lets talk about the base.  Nothing does it better than cult favourites Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.  I have used both for years and with the colour match, the lasting power and the glow from within finish, nothing else even comes close to replacing these two.

I also find using a light reflecting finishing powder really handy as not only does it help set your makeup, but it brightens up the skin and adds a bit more dimension to your complexion.  The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are perfect and the one I have below is Diffused Light which is yellow toned and perfect for my skin tone.

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A blusher with a subtle shimmer always works wonders and my two favourites are the Laura Mercia Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine which is a gorgeous peachy orange and Nars Deep Throat, a peachy pink.  Both have a golden shimmer running through it and add a healthy flush to the cheeks.

Now when I really want to get my glow on then a highlighter is always top of the list.  I have many that I love but for a powder option and a full on glow theBalm’s Mary Lou Manizer is lovely golden shimmer perfect for the party season whereas Nars The Multiple in Copacabanna is a cream highlighter that is more of a silver frost and if applied lightly is a great day option.

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Even the eyes and lips need that glow too you know and Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Eye Shadow in Champagne Quartz is an oldie but a goodie.  I often just wear this on its own and it is great for brightening up tired eyes.  When it comes to the lips, a subtle shine adds that extra bit of oomph and stops your lipstick looking flat and the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Lip in Corail Aquatique, a peachy coral and the Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Classic, a pinky nude are great at just that.

To buff away dry skin cells and reveal healthy glowing skin, I highly recommend a body scrub.  The one I have below is the Kedeem Salt Scrub but there are also great drugstore options too such as the Soap & Glory Smoothie Star breakfast Scrub.

The Beauty Elixir by Caudalie is a great facial toner in spray form adding that instant boost of radiance to the skin, ideal for refreshing your face at any time of the day and can be used on top of your makeup.  Lastly, I can’t forget the hair.  Nothing speaks more glow than when your hair is shining and my favourite failsafe option for glowing frizz free locks post hair styling is L’Oreal’s Mythic Oil.

So have you tried any of these before and what do you love to use to get your glow on? x

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  • I have been planning to buy Nars illuminators and now I think it’s the right time 🙂

    Salma Shaheen’s Blog

  • Pretty madly in love with your photos, your blog goes in my ‘daily list’ now haha!

  • Every time I read about NARS I want to try their products, and I especially want to go outside my comfort zone and try a highlighter 🙂
    Happy Holidays!

    • Oh you must try a highlighter, trust me once you do you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do so before xx

  • Emily Valentine Parr

    Love this selection of products – especially the Nars sheer glow, creamy concealer and hour glass powder. Basically the perfect base!


    • Completely agree. I’m a real Nars Sheer Glow fan and just haven’t found anything I love as much x

  • I’ve been wanting to test the toner by Caudalie for so long now. I heard amazing things about it (; love your selection for a nice glow
    Nati xx

    • It is really refreshing and can be used under or over your makeup. Worth checking out. xx

  • NARS Sheer Glow is the best foundation I’ve ever tried! Not sure how I feel about the concealer though… They should make more shades of it and I think I’d love it too :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | Christmas Beauty Giveaway

    • The concealer takes a bit of getting used to and I use it for blemishes or mixing with my foundation xx

  • Wow you have many nice products! A good half of them (if not more) are on my wishlist, they are so classic 🙂 Good choice for getting the glow! xx

    Grooming Products For Him //

    • Thanks so much, good idea to put some of these on your christmas wishlist! xx

  • I love the Nars concealer and foundation for a nice winter glow 🙂 the Mary Loumanizer is gorgeous too. Love the look of the Laura Mercier blusher xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • The Laura Mercier blusher is so beautiful and it works well for the summer too xx

  • The Mary Lou Manizer is my all-time favourite highlighter. I couldn’t find anything as good as is. Xx

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  • I love TheBalms mary lou manizer x

  • SO many gorgeous products here, I still haven’t tried that NARS duo but I must give it try soon as it sounds like something I would love. I am loving the Mary Lou Manizer lately, such a beautiful highlighter x

    Beauty with charm

    • You should so try Nars Sheer Glow and I hope you like it as much as I do. Colour match is key with this because i remember when I first bought it it was a tad too light and I couldn;t see what all the fuss was about. Once I was colour matched properly though it was perfect. Some foundations I think you can get away with a shade darker or lighter but not this one, in my opinion xx

  • It is really hard to get a natural glow in winter when the cold hits you! I’ve heard a lot about beauty elixir however haven’t had a chance to give it a try. Also I haven’t seen that L’Oreal oil before, is it something new or old? x

    • I know tell me about it..! The L’oreal Mythic Oil has been out for a while, a little goes a long way and I think this about my third repurchase x

  • I love Nars products, and the sheer glow foundation is one of my faves 🙂

  • Your photos are stunning! I really want to try the Nars Foundation and Concealer! I’m thinking of getting them with some of my Xmas money! XO

    Courtney | Courtselizabeth | Instagram

    • Thanks so much. I love Nars Sheer Glow and even though I dab in and out of other foundation VERY occasionally, i always come back to this. x

  • You’ve hit the pan for 2 products, loving them that much? 😀 The pictures are so fresh and good.
    Have a great day!

  • Some great inspiration here! Love the look of that lip gloss & also the body scrub! xx


  • I really want to try the Nars creamy concealer!
    Jabeen x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Wow you picked some brilliant products, I love the combo of Sheer Glow, the Creamy Concealer and the Hourglass powder!

  • Love all your “get-the-glow” products and that Caudalie Beauty Elixir will always be a fave! -Maireem

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