The Best Skin Luminizers

Want healthy, dewy skin? Of course you do. These six editor picks—there's one for every skin type and lifestyle—will get you glowing.

1

Cream: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

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Made for the woman who'd rather not wear any makeup at all, this formula contains organic coconut oil, rosemary extract, and light-reflecting minerals. Dab it onto the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and on the bow of your lips for an understated sheen in seconds.

To buy: $38, birchbox.com.

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2

Liquid: Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops

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The dropper applicator in this lightweight luminizer lets you add a dose of glow to your favorite base (tinted moisturizer, BB cream, or foundation). Or, simply mix it with your moisturizer for a natural, no fuss face. Available in three shades (bronze, pink, and champagne).

To buy: $14, sephora.com.

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3

Powder: L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator

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For those with oily skin, powder will help tame unwanted shine. This compact houses four different tones, each with fine-milled shimmer, that swirl together for a believable, lit-from-within glow. In three shades.

To buy: $13, walgreens.com.

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4

Stick: Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight

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Great for when you do your makeup on-the-go, this oil-free stick gives the tops of your cheeks a pretty, satin sheen and doubles as a shimmery, neutral eyeshadow in a pinch.

To buy: $22, clinique.com.

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5

Click Pen: Jouer Luminizing Liquid Highlighter

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Its brush-on tip makes for precise application on small spots, including brow bones. Swipe it on wherever you want to look more awake, then blend with your fingertips. The water-based formula is packed with antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and Gingko Biloba extract. In two hues.

To buy: $39, nordstrom.com.

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6

Gel: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

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Give your complexion a boost by layering this creamy primer under your makeup. The pearl tint creates a soft focus effect (similar to your go-to Instagram filter), blurring blemishes and amping up radiance. It also contains good-for-your-skin ingredients, like antioxidants and jojoba. Bonus: Wearing it also gives the makeup you put on top extra staying power.

To buy: $20, sephora.com.

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