Get Your Glow On

As the leaves lose their luster, it’s time to bring on the shine for the holiday season. If you’re going to be swaddled in cozy sweaters, you have to make that face count by upping the glowcient (glow+quotient). Luckily, the matte trend hasn’t taken over completely, and there are plenty of products that will make you glow from the inside out.

Chunky glitter may be a little 1999 but a subtle sheen is a definite do. With the Glossier Lidstar, one sweep of the applicator will deposit ultrafine multicolor pearls in a buttery base that dries down to a sheer, blendable formula. Best of all? There’s no need for primer or fancy brushes. Dab it on with the applicator and blend with your fingers for all-day wear. We love the shades Fawn (smoky taupe with golden pearl) and Cub (rose gold with warm shimmer).

Start the glow from within with the Meli Glow Illuminating Nectar Mask. Meli works to increase blood flow and oxygenation, while delivering powerful antioxidants through raw botanicals and essential oils. Did we mention it’s cruelty-free and organic? Glow get ‘em! 

How about a little homegrown beauty? Local girl Kenyatta ‘Pinky’ Gant has been producing vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics since 2011. Her new Glow Gloss Bundle features four soft neutrals that pack high shine with additional oils to nourish the lips. $40 for four at, or at her flagship location at 1112 East 47th Terrace in Kansas City.

A dusting of powder always sets the look but with the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder in Glow, it actually illuminates the face as well. Ultrafine pearl particles create a radiant look that also locks in foundation and blush and highlights for 12+ hours.

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