Everyone’s obsessed with glowy makeup RN—here are five flattering looks to make a subtle impact
While super matte finishes are still some people’s thing, it’s safe to say that glowy makeup looks have taken over in the past few years. Whether it’s for subtle everyday wear or a glowing evening out, there’s nothing quite like feeling like the healthiest, most radiant version of yourself, or being complimented on your radiant glow.
And while we’re not at all suggesting that there isn’t still a place for a flawless, matte base, it can’t be denied that everybody from the supermodels to the cast of the Barbie movie have been sporting a real glow this season.
Ahead, our contributing beauty expert has shared her go-to glowy products, from the celebrity-loved Armani Luminous Silk Foundation to buys from e.l.f. Cosmetics and Charlotte Tilbury—plus, five looks courtesy of a few different famous faces to give you some inspiration for your next look.
The best glowy makeup staples to shop now, according to a beauty expert
e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Merit Great Skin Instant Glow Serum
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand
Milk Makeup Bionic Bronzer
Dior Glow Lip Oil
Five glowy makeup looks to copy, courtesy of the A List
1. Subtle smoky eye and a red lip
A red lip is enough of a statement that you can keep the rest of your eye a little understated.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
Charlotte Tillbury The Classic in Shimmering Brown
2. All the shimmer
Shimmery eyes and dewy skin are a winning combination every time—particularly when you opt for an impactful color like pink, seen here.
MAC Fix+ Setting Spray
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Lip Oil
3. Ultra glowy skin and a wing
Classic winged liner will never go out of style, especially when paired with glossy skin and a nude lip.
KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner
Glossier Stretch Fluid Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Chic to Cheek Blush
4. 90s lip
The 90s are almost always en vogue, proving that you really can’t go wrong with a brown lip and a natural glow.
MAC Satin Lipstick in Paramount
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
Glossier Boy Brow
5. Smoky eye and wet-look lip
A smokey eye will never fall out of favor, and that’s a fact. Pair it with an understated glossy lip for a 00s vibe.