Beauty Hack: How to Look Super Glowy Even After a Night Out

Illuminating drops make you look dewy no matter how good you’ve been to your skin.

The goal every summer is to appear bronzed, glowy and undeniably effortless. But because heat can interfere with nearly every makeup look, it can be hard to get ahead of the game. The selfies are just a little bit greasier, skin is just a bit more sensitive and the need for masking nearly doubles. More than at any other time of the year, it’s important to find products that beat summer perspiration, especially for us oily girls who can never catch a break. This is where things get tricky with illuminators. They can go one of two ways–the perfect moisturized radiance or the need to constantly blot away an oil throughout the day.

Here are the three best illuminating drops you can wear with just your moisturizer or under your foundation. They give your face that inner glow whether you’ve been out day-drinking or practicing hot yoga.


Iconic London Limited Edition Illuminator

A little goes a long way with this liquid illuminator, which comes in three shades: Shine, Original, and Glow. Each provides a high-shine strobe highlight without building up to become oily after application.; $42

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

The lightweight consistency of this liquid illuminator makes it perfect for layering or wearing alone. It also has a natural finish, and you can wear it on skin from your face to your collarbone.; $41

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Illuminating Drops

These illuminating drops have produce  a holographic effect, which makes them ideal for applying with a beauty blender for a flawless application. The consistency will emphasize the texture of your skin, and of all the collections, it has the largest offering of shades, with nine colors to choose from.; $42