The Standard’s new online beauty columnist Jo Clay points you in the direction of the products that can make your skin glow this autumn...
This autumn the beauty world is all about radiant skin and various brands have released new products that will help you achieve that glow.
Even face powders have undergone a transformation, leaving behind the matte finish of previous years for a more illuminating effect.
Bourjois is leading the pack on the high street. Healthy Mix foundation was reformulated this year, promising ‘Radiance Reveal’ and it gives the skin a glowing rather than shiny finish.
Team this with the new Happy Light Luminous Serum primer and Java Rice Loose Powder for a healthy, youthful glow.
At the top end of the market, Hourglass has launched its Ambient Lighting Powders, which promise a soft focus effect. Designed to recreate the effect of different lighting, the powders come in six different finishes to help you look your best.
Highlighters along the top of the cheekbones and down the centre of the face are a key part of the look. Sleek Makeup’s contour kit contains a powder highlighter and comes in three shades to suit different skin tones.
If you prefer a cream product, try Illamasqua’s Gleam in Aurora.
Skincare has also seen the emphasis put on to products promising brightness and luminosity. Origins’ new Ginzing moisturiser claims to energise and awaken the skin, while Clarins’ Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner will slough off dead skin cells to brighten your complexion.
Where to shop
Bourjois is available at Boots and Superdrug in Boston, or online from ASOS with free standard delivery. Hourglass is sold online at uk.spacenk.com. Sleek MakeUp can be bought from Superdrug branches in Lincoln and Peterborough, or online at sleekmakeup.com. Order Illamasqua online from them directly (illamasqua.com) or via ASOS. Origins’ closest stockist is John Lewis in Peterborough, or from their website origins.co.uk. Find Clarins in Oldrids or online at clarins.co.uk.