So you didn’t clock eight hours of sleep? Fake it. We tried dozens of skin boosters to find the ones that give you a well-rested, lit-from-within glow.
Best Powder: Chantecaille Les Paillettes
Dusting on these rose-gold and pink micro-pearl pigments will make you feel fancy even on days when you aren’t going anywhere. Run a brush over both shades and sweep it along your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to perk up dull skin.
To buy: $79; nordstrom.com.
Best Foundation: Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15
In 30 shades, this sheer liquid foundation contains luminizers for instant radiance plus vitamin C to brighten skin over time.
To buy: $29; sephora.com.
Best Oil: Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Elixir Weightless Beauty Oil
Wear this lightweight, antioxidant-packed oil alone or under makeup for a healthy dose of hydration and a dewy sheen. For evening, add a drop to your foundation.
To buy: $52; sephora.com.
Best Stick: Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick
This creamy stick— available in five shades— makes highlighting foolproof, thanks to its triangular tip, which deposits light right where you want it.
To buy: $42; sephora.com.
Best Moisturizer: CoverGirl Vitalist Go Glow Luminizing Lotion
For the no-makeup woman: This vitamin-laced moisturizer has light-reflecting pigments, so skin looks fresh and natural—only better.
To buy: $11; ulta.com.
Best Multitasker: Sol de Janeiro Copacabana Bronze Glow Oil
Extend your glow to your arms and legs by massaging this fast-absorbing, sweet nut-scented oil into skin. Gold mica flecks offer a subtle shimmer that won’t transfer.
To buy: $35; sephora.com.