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Products, listed in clockwise order:
· Benefit Cosmetics' Watt's Up!, $30: An easy-to-use cream-to-powder formula that's flattering to most skin tones, this gives a soft glow without looking too overdone.
· MAC Cosmetics' Strobe Cream, $33: A workhorse that doubles as both a highlighter and a skincare product loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. The consistency is between a gel and a water, and effortlessly glides on skin, lending a slight iridescence.
· Bobbi Brown Shimmer Block in Nectar, $44: The shimmering component is really, really fine powder, so it's the closest you can get to glitter without looking like you're competing in a middle school cheer competition. It's buildable and doubles as blush.
· RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38: The all-natural formula, made with a base of coconut, beeswax, and castor seed oil, works on all skin tones to impart a youthful, healthy-looking effect.
· NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere, $5.50: Find this affordable option in just about any drugstore. This super-blendable stick is portable for touch-ups on the go and suits a wide variety of skin tones.
· NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, $30: There's a reason this is a cult favorite: The shimmery light-reflecting formula is like a high-beam for your face. The Copacabana shade in particular is densely pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
· Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in Shade 5, $62: Even though the formula is thin, it actually stays on your skin, helping you glow in an exceptionally natural-looking way. You only need a little for each application, so the pricey bottle lasts a long, long time.
All styling by Brittany Holloway-Brown