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.
7 Cream Makeup Products That Will Make Your Skin Positively Glow
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
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)
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
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)