Illuminating Summer Skin

We’ve all seen how popular contouring has become. The Kardashian’s  made it popular with their staged and sculpted faces for years before the next trend Strobing hit the ‘Gram. (Strobing = highlighting) Now it’s back to “less is more” and “fresh faced” and “non-touring.” As much as I’m tempted to just say this is another trend, this seems like something I can get behind. Basically… the absence of a trend.

There’s something mesmerising about skin that looks like it’s been misted with sunshine. And though that iridescent, glimmering skin seems only reserved for magazine covers, you can easily get the glowing look at home!


What is non-touring? Picture a no-makeup/makeup/dewy/I just have great skin naturally effect. Basically when people tell you your skin looks great you can just say “I’ve been drinking SO much water.” and they’ll buy it. Think gorgeous hydrated looking skin that glows.

When you think contouring, you think harsh and heavy dark makeup that’s caked on. Non-touring is all about glowing skin in the hot summer months.  There’s something incredibly mesmerizing about skin that looks like it’s been misted with happiness and lit from within by a candle. And though that iridescent, glimmering skin seems only reserved for Photoshopped magazine covers, we promise you when we say: You can easily get the glowing look at home, as long as you use the right products.


Illuminating moisturisers, the result of a strobing and moisturiser mash up, is the easy way to have gorgeous skin this summer. Serums, exfoliators, and masks are amazing, but if you want a natural dewy glow then glotions are where it’s at.

I absolutely adore less-is-more and anything that allows me to speed up my beauty routine. I’m not much for contouring – I’ve no idea why it’s become such a necessity.  I think it ages me personally so I steer clear BUT Morggan and Kamarane swear by it, so is it an age thing? I love that glotion can make your skin look ethereal without looking like a sparkly vampire.

Nars Tinted Moisturiser £30.00 Get that sun-kissed glow on their skin without burning yourself in the summer heat. This moisturizer gives your skin that summer glow with that dewy finish that you will love.

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturiser £8.66  Uneven skin tone, dullness, and even wrinkled skin can make you look older than your years but with this moisturizer, you will be able to bring back the natural glow to your skin. It has glycolic acid, pro-retinol, and vitamin C which are all needed to revitalize, rejuvenate, and repair the skin. The best part is that it comes with Broad Spectrum sunscreen protection with SPF 30.

GlamGlow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser £36.00   Combining illuminator and moisturiser in one, this lotion is power packed with vitamins, hyaluronic acid, and botanicals that can deliver high amounts of moisture and hydration to your skin, leaving a nice healthy glow to your skin.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream £38.00  This cream not only boosts your skin but it can also give you that radiant complexion you always wanted. What’s great about this product is that it can be used by all skin types and has ingredients that are good for the skin. It reduces discoloration, wrinkles, enlarged pores, lines, and more.

100% Pure BB Cream Shade 10 Luminous £30.00  Gives you glowing and flawless looking skin with medium to full coverage for that even finish. It actually reflects light giving you that illuminated looking skin.

What’s your favourite summer look? Have you tried non-touring? I’d love to see pictures of you getting your “glow” on! Share your beauty tips and tricks for the best illuminated skin on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.