Two Affordable Makeup Products For Glowing Skin

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Glowing skin is something a lot of us strive for, but it can be tricky to achieve in the depths of a cold and gloomy winter. Often, January is also a month when we haven't got a lot of money to throw around on beauty products, but luckily the drugstore is on hand to help us out on both counts! My skin has been behaving itself pretty well lately, but something about this dull, stormy weather we've been having has made me crave a little more brightness. So, I did a spot of online shopping at Boots, and managed to find two affordable makeup products that have helped me to achieve glowing skin, even in the midst of this spectacularly dull January!

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Makeup Products For Glowing Skin - The Illuminating Primer


I've been wanting to try an illuminating primer for a while. Although I do usually have a slightly oily t-zone, my skin has been very balanced lately, and it has never had that much of what you might call natural radiance, so I wasn't particularly worried about it looking too dewy. I opted for the Collection Illuminating Touch Liquid Radiance Highlighter, which set me back a very reasonable £5.99.

Two Affordable Makeup Products For Glowing Skin - 3 - Collection Illuminating Touch Liquid Radiance Highlighter

In a simple glass bottle with practical pump dispenser, the product looks almost white, with a distinct sparkle to it when you hold it up to the light. I presume this is due to the "gold illuminating pearl" with which it's infused. It's weightless to apply, and melts into the skin leaving behind the subtlest sheen and definitely no trace of glitter. I find that my foundation glides effortlessly over this and that the finish is smoother and more flawless. I've been using Chanel Les Beiges almost every day for a while now, and the Illuminating Touch primer complements it very nicely, lending a touch more impact to the "natural glow" this foundation has. It is also, in my opinion, still perfectly wearable for everyday and not in the least over the top.

Makeup Products For Glowing Skin - The Liquid Highlighter


Two Affordable Makeup Products For Glowing Skin - 4 - Collection Finishing Touch Liquid Highlighter

I have long been a fan of both powder and cream highlighters (you can take a look at my highlighter collection if you like), but the Collection Finishing Touch Highlighter is my first in liquid form. I opted for the lighter shade, Gleam, as opposed to the darker and warmer Radiant, although both look very wearable to me. This was also an affordable £5.99.

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Like the primer, the highlighter is light as a feather and a little goes a very long way. You could quite easily build up a "see it from space" look with this product if you wanted to, although blending a small amount into the skin gives a more subtle result. I tend to dab a little across my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose and my cupid's bow, and find it gives a beautiful pearlescent sheen.

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Left - Primer, Right - Highlighter

These two products have definitely brightened up my January - and my skin! Best of all, they didn't break the bank either. What are your favourite makeup products for glowing skin?

Kate x

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  1. I love liquid and cream highlighters and this one looks stunning! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It's a really good one, especially considering how affordable it is. x

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  2. I still have a ton of "natural glow", so I reach for powder over Illuminators any day. But if I want some extra shine, I reach for the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal a lot.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Becca highlighters are so pretty to look at, I really must try one soon! x

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  3. Ohh, I want to try this!!! It's affordable and looks like great products.

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Super affordable, and great quality for the price! x

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  4. They both look so pretty! We don't have Collection in the states. I've looked before! sigh.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Ah there are always brands we lust after that aren't available where we live! This is the problem with the internet! x

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  5. We don't get Collection here in Canada, at least not that I know of but that highlighter looks beautiful!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes it's fab, can't believe how great it is for the price! x

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  6. I've never seen such a light consistency illuminating primer, all the ones I have are way too thick! I wish Collection was easily available in the US x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is lightweight, you don't know you are wearing it at all! x

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  7. Oh wow - these products look lovely and that highlighter really does give you a beautiful glow!

    Layla x

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  8. Ohh yes I'm definitely reaching for glowing skin - and I mean reaaaaaaching because the winter weather isn't being too kind on my skin right now haha. The Finishing Touch Highlighter looks so creamy and gorgeous!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. I know, this weather definitely makes skincare a challenge! x

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  9. Ooo, I love the look and sound of these products.
    Like you, my skin isn't the radience type, so I need all the help!
    Will definitely look at these when I'm doing my next Boots visit. :)

    Caroline.x
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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    1. They're well worth a try Caroline! x

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  10. I am so into illuminating primers right now and this one looks amazing xxx

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    1. It's a great one, especially considering it's so affordable. x

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  11. These are awesome products. Your skin is flawless!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thank you so much Mercy! The makeup and lighting has quite a lot to do with it! x

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  12. Gorgeous post as always. Loved it. xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/gamiss-in-rainbow-beach-and-noosa.html

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  13. I love illuminating primers. Such a great base for that glow

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. They are, can't believe I hadn't tried one before! x

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  14. Both of those products look so pretty! I don't have access to Collection here but I've heard alot of great things about the concealer.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

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    1. Oh yes, I'm a fan of that too! x

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  15. Might have to pick some of these beauties up at boots next time i go! :) xx

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    1. They're definitely worth a look Abbey! x

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  16. This looks great babe thanks for sharing x
    https://zunera-serena.com/how-i-keep-my-skin-moisturized-with-olay-whips-regenerist/

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  17. Ooh, I want to try this! It gave you such a beautiful highlighted look - thanks for sharing!

    cabin twenty-four

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  18. Still loving this post - love the products you've used!! Absolutely gorgeous hun and can't wait to see more posts from you!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  19. Both of these sound so good. Anything that gives a glow to the skin - sign me up! I wish this brand was available in Australia, it's not easy to get over here. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  20. Both products give such wonderful results! I don't know if we have this brand! Your skin & makeup look beautiful.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  21. I love this look! The highlighter is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! <3
    xx, Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  22. I haven't tried anything from this brand before! I'm not too sure if we have it where I live. That highlight looks stunning on you!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  23. The highlighter is gorgeous and leaves such a lovely finish. x

    franklyflawless.com

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  24. Theses products look really good !
    Thanks for sharing !
    I love your make up ! You're so beautiful.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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  25. Your skin look stunning, Kate, loving that glow! I always love a good affordable product, these sound great. x

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  26. Oh my god the highlighter looks super pigmented, and I love the sound of the illuminating primer! I really want to try both these products.

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    http://www.iamserenel.com

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  27. Since I have oily skin I do not buy products that will enhance my glow because they tend to be too much for me but the primer may work since I am layering other products on top of it.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  28. The Liquid Radiance Highlighter sounds like such a miracle product! It sounds ideal for layering underneath foundation while winter is still sticking around, and it's great to know that no glitter trace is left behind as well :) Have a wonderful weekend Kate!

    aglassofice.com
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  29. your skin looks great! these both sound lovely!

    claresloves.blogspot.com

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  30. Nice products for an affordable price, nothing beats that.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  31. Your skin is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! So clear and glowing! Definitely want to try these out!

    xo, Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  32. You look stunning! I've never tried any of their products but for the majority only I hear great things about the products they have. When I'm back in the UK, I'll have a look at these. I'm still dipping my toes into drugstore highlighters and haven't found one that I can call a favourite yet, so I just heavily rely on skincare and moisturiser

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty & Lifestyle Bits

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