Best glowing beauty products: Kora Organics, Hourglass Cosmetics, Sunday Riley, and more

Best glowing beauty products: Kora Organics, Hourglass Cosmetics, Sunday Riley, and more


Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @natascha.lindemann

No one is truly exempt from dull, tired-looking skin. An affliction that hits hardest at your most vulnerable — e.g. when experiencing sleep deprivation, period pains, and or post-hangover — it is also notoriously tricky to banish, especially when it has been an ongoing problem for months on end. Groan.

Reprieve comes in the form of the latest (and greatest) glow-granting beauty products. Dispensing an unreal sheen to your skin, body, and pucker, we deliver an arsenal of products you require to gain a poppin' glow this weekend and beyond, whether you're in it for the long-haul (read: skincare) or a quickie fix (read: makeup). 

Complexion: Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil

As of us skincare junkies are aware: vitamin C is a radiance booster. It assists in everything from collagen synthesis to antioxidant protection, so brighter, firmer skin is possible with Sunday Riley's latest C.E.O. Glow Face Oil. Its formulation is backed by golden turmeric, also known to be an efficacious worker in the improvement of overall skin radiance. 



Face: Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter

Infused with real crushed diamond powder and light reflecting pearls, a blinding glow is certain with a few swipes of this bad boy. Pro tip: keep application light, and be sure to mix up the shades (try rose gold, bronze, and pink) to create a custom swatch that works best for your complexion.



Eyes: Colourpop Birthday Bash Set

Colourpop's birthday set provides five illuminating neutrals and pale pinks to pick from, which is great because these pigment-packed shadows double up as a highlighter as well. Swipe them on with your fingers for maximum wattage, or sweep them on cheeks with a blending brush for a more natural glow.



Eyes: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

This water-based, buildable liner means serious business when it comes to upping your glow game. Available in 12 hues from vibrant coral to vivid turquoise, its moisturising formula (thanks to the inclusion of peach and cucumber extract which conditions the skin) glides onto lids with ease. The sparkle is so bright, it supposedly even glows in the dark.



Lips: Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss

Don't limit your glow to your visage — go all-out and slick 'em on lips too with Hourglass's latest lippies. Infused with powerful active ingredients and hyaluronic acid, it delivers on a high-shine, non-sticky formula which plumps, boosts, and hydrates puckers. The end result: fuller, glossy lips with a brilliant luster.



Body: Kora Organics Sun-Kissed Glow Body Oil

Step away from the fake tanner, folks. For a subtle, bronzed sheen, give the Kora Organics Body Oil a chance instead. The lightweight texture absorbs quickly into skin, leaving behind a glimmering, tinted shimmer credited to extracts of rose quartz and jasmine. It also contains a potent mix of desert date oil, rosehip oil, and sunflower seed oil to keep skin smooth and hydrated for hours on end.