Ladies, put away the spray tan. 'Tis the season for a sun-kissed glow. While some good old fashioned Vitamin D will help shed off whatever's left of your winter blues, it'll take more than SPF 15 to match Lily James's iconic beachy glow. These products will complement your tan for a dewy, radiant look on the daily, bringing out your natural beauty with the help of our two best friends: shimmer and shine.
It isn't exactly shocking that Rihanna knows a thing or two about achieving the perfect summer glow. Her Fenty Beauty Body Lava was specifically created to replicate your post-beach bliss with a full-body highlight. You can actually match your body lava to your highlighter if you buy Fenty's Trophy Wife shade, but there are also bronze and rose-gold options if you're looking for a different radiant vibe. Fenty Beauty is cruelty-free, so you can be reminded that you're a literal savior to animals every time you catch a whiff of Body Lava's floral vanilla scent.
Buy it from Fenty Beauty for $59.
It's no surprise that the reigning GOAT of glow makes multiple appearances on this list. First up is Haloscope, Glossier's dew effect highlighter. The genuine Rose Quartz or Golden Topaz halos give you an ethereal shine while the inner core moisturizes with sweet almond oil. An added hint of coconut and castor seed oil gives your skin a much-needed boost of vitamin E after subjecting it to chlorine, salt-water, and sunshine all summer long.
Buy it from Glossier for $22.
It may be tempting to use a setting spray instead of powder when you're going for a dewy finish, but Allure's experts explain that Too Faced's Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder has a luminous finish that will help your glow instead of dimming it. The active hydrating ingredients hyaluronic acid and coconut water will repair and brighten your skin, and it's photo-friendly for our aspiring influencers who want to avoid flashback on film. Use this powder to lock in your look so it doesn't come sliding off the minute you step into nintey degree heat.
Buy it from Ulta Beauty for $33.00.
Finding a summer shine goes beyond perfecting your highlighter blend. Beauty isn't just skin deep, but focusing on actually taking care of your body's biggest organ is the first step to getting a movie star-worthy glow. This Elizabeth Arden gel gets the blood flowing to your face for a naturally flushed look, with plumping agents like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E giving your skin the moisture it needs to look like Gigi Hadid off-duty even when you're going makeup-free. Oh, and it's oil-free for anyone with naturally oily skin — y'all still need to moisturize.
Buy it from Macy's for $55.00.
If you haven't caught on to today's theme, we're really into a moisturizing shine for the summer. Dermstore suggests mixing Tarte's PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Sparkler with your liquid foundation for a subtle all-over shine before adding a lil extra to the high points of your face for a luminous shine. Tarte is committed to staying cruelty-free and eco-friendly, and this highlighter includes Squalene to deliver and retain moisture in your skin. The oil-free formula is ideal for any skin type, and there's some vitamin C hidden in there for an extra boost.
Buy it from Dermstore for $29.00.
With seven universal shades, these COVER FX Custom Enhancer Drops were designed to be mixed with your favorite skincare products for an all-over glow, but they can also be put on top of powder or used alone for a reflective strobing effect from their illuminating drops. You can customize the intensity of your glow as you add more of these vegan drops to your products, and they come highly recommended by Patrick Ta, the celeb make-up artist responsible for glowing queens Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Tiegen, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Buy it from Ulta Beauty for $42.00.
Glossier's website claims that ten out of ten test subjects reported their skin looked brighter after using this Super Glow Serum for only eight weeks. The Vitamin C and Magnesium potion evens out your skin tone while creating a reflective complexion that lets your outer glow match your inner light. The mineral properties in Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate are supposed to brighten dark spots without irritation and recharge your skin, either as a part of your daily routine or as a pick-me-up after a particularly sleepless night. Just because you're tired doesn't mean your skin needs to be.
Buy it on Glossier for $28.00.
This cream could stand to have a better range of colors for darker skin tones, but it took us forever to find a CC cream recommended by skincare professionals that even had this many. Have people not heard of the Fenty Effect, or what? Anyway, Allure's sources recommend this cream with SPF 50+, which will make sure your skin stays glowy well into your old age instead of wrinkling up like a prune. Anti-aging starts in your teens, and you'd best not forget it. This was the top CC cream in the US in 2017, and it actually includes an anti-aging serum alongside its moisturizer, primer, color corrector, foundation, and concealer.
Buy it from Ulta Beauty for $39.00.
Glossier's cult favorite lip balm (and skin salve) now comes in seven flavors including a Milk Bar-inspired birthday edition perfect for a summer birthday gift. While trying to make your skin dewy, sparkling, and clear, it's easy to forget that your lips need a little love too. Tie your beach vacay glow together with a lip balm that nourishes and repairs dry skin while sealing in moisture with Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, so all of your hard work isn't undermined by easily avoidable chapped lips.
Buy it from Glossier for $12.00.