Mother and Baby

Fake Awake With These Amazing Skin Illuminators

Section: How to fakeawake
When your little one wakes you up umpteen times in the night and you’re on the go all day, it’s no wonder your skin takes a hit. Dull, lifeless, sallow skin can make you feel 10 years older. Check out these instant skin illuminators to fake a good night’s sleep and get your glow back.
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Clinique Up-Lighter Liquid Illuminator, £21

Mix with foundation, or blend onto moisturised skin for a healthy, lightweight, believable sheen. Available in Natural, Bronze and Blush shades, this generous tube will last forever.
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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, £32,

This cult powder shimmer compact is still loved the world over for it’s ability to transform skin at the stroke of a brush. Swirl a brush into all the shades and dust across cheekbones, or use each individual shade as a pretty eyeshadow.
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Benefit High Beam, £19.50,

Paint on this pearly pink highlighter where you need it most. The brush applicator makes it easyto apply just the right amount for a healthy sheen.
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Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer, £34.50

One of the original and best fluid highlighters, this is super-light, easy to blend and can be mixed with your foundation or worn alone on bare skin. Available in 12 different shades – from red tones, to pale pearl – so whatever your skintone you can find an illuminating tint to suit.
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Charlotte Tilbury FilmStar Bronze & Glow, £49,

Make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury created this sculpting and highlighting duo compact to ‘slim, trim, sculpt, highlight and lift your facial framework’. The bronzer will lift sallow and tired skin and can be used to sculpt underneath cheekbones, while the highlighter gives a subtle, flattering glow.
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L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Instant Radiance Enhancer (£10.99,

Part apricot-coloured cream, part hydrating gel, this swirly illuminator gives skin a dewy lift. Dot on cheekbones, bridge of nose and brow bones and blend outwards to disguise tired, exhausted skin. Great for dehydrated skins too.
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Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights (£11.99,

Super lightweight, this natural illuminator gives skin a believable healthy sheen. Apply to bare skin, blend with your foundation, or apply to cheekbones, or any areas you want to highlight. Available in Pink Light or Bronze Light.
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