You dew you.
MAKEUP ARTIST CHARLOTTE TILBURY is on a mission to illuminate. “Everyone needs to glow,” the celebrity beauty whisperer tells me, standing in a soft-pink room dedicated to her new Glowgasm range of creamy powder and liquid highlighters in her office in SoHo, N.Y. “If you think about it, all the times that you glow are: on a holiday, on a beach, after sex...[it’s] happiness, laughter, fun. And who doesn’t want that every single day?” Beats me! For natural-looking highlighter placement that tricks the eye into thinking everything is inches higher than it is, apply directly to the top of the cheekbones (but not too close to the eyes)—“If you’ve gone off the bone, you know it’s not right,” says Tilbury—along the nose (but not on the tip) and in the inner corners of the eyes. Of course, the best base for any makeup is glowing skin, and the key to achieving it sans highlighter is proper skincare. In the morning, use brightening vitamin C products; look for L-ascorbic acid or tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate on the label. At night, exfoliate; I find acid-based exfoliants, as opposed to physical scrubs, the most direct path to a JLo-esque glow.
Aveeno MaxGlow Infusion Drops ($25)
Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette ($95)
This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum ($57)
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer ($46)
Kopari Starry Eye Balm ($36)
Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Serum ($60)
Glossier Play Niteshine ($25)
Clockwise from top: Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan in Tantalize 106 ($59); Chanel Duo Bronze et Lumière in 317 Medium ($95); NARS Summer Light Face Palette ($74); Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer in Toasted ($40); W3LL People Bio Bronzer Powder ($30); Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Mocha Mami ($38). For details, see Shopping Guide.