7 Cream Makeup Products That Will Make Your Skin Positively Glow

Your work bestie just got back from Greece. Your boss is off to Bermuda. You’ve yet to take your summer trip. But you can fake a back-from-the-beach glow that rivals everyone else’s with creamy, dew-inducing makeup. It nourishes skin, is basically sweat-resistant and creates a glow so bright, it’s like your pores are emitting sunbeams. Here are seven products to layer for that perpetual vacay glow.

tatcha the silk canvas

Tatcha The Silk Canvas

The first step in a luminous glow: smoothing, blurring primer. This one is made with literal silk for a velvety finish that creates the perfect canvas.

Buy It ($63)

tarte clay stick foundation

Tarte Clay Stick Foundation

Midday shine is the worst, but the clay in this foundation soaks up oil to keep you from looking like a grease ball by 2 p.m. Plus, the stick applicator makes it easy to apply so you can control how much or how little you put on.

Buy It ($25)

nudestix nudies all over face color matte

Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Matte

Nothing quite fakes sun-kissed cheeks like cream blush, which melts into skin for a believable flush. And this one is perfect for an all-over monochromatic look. Just add it anywhere the sun would normally hit—like your chin, nose and forehead.

charlotte tilbury hollywood beauty light wand

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

While a powder formula could look cakey on top of cream products, a cream highlighter blends into your skin for a seamless, lit-from-within glow.

vapour solar translucent bronzer

Vapour Solar Translucent Bronzer

While most bronzers tend to be super matte or flecked with sparkles, this one is translucent for a sheer finish. It won’t look muddy or lackluster and it lets your skin breathe. So it’s almost as good as, you know, a real tan. 

Buy It ($36)

elf cosmetics smudge pot cream eyeshadow

Elf Cosmetics Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow

Cream + powder + sweat typically doesn’t end well (cake city). But a cream-based eye shadow will nourish lids and offer that dewy, semi-glossy look that’s so in right now. If you’re concerned about creasing, keep color underneath the natural fold of your eyelid.

Buy It ($3)

rms beauty lip2cheek

Rms Beauty Lip2cheek

Even matte lipsticks are made with a creamy texture, but a nourishing cream lip stain makes your mouth look naturally flushed. This one is all natural and can even be popped on your cheeks for a little extra color. 

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