Start by brightening your skin while you sleep (you honestly didn't think I was going to suggest you add another step to something you do while you're awake, did you? No one has time for that.). On a K-Beauty tour of Dallas, I thought one of my friends had discovered the best looking, most naturally radiant foundation of all time. Nope. Turns out, she wasn't wearing any foundation. She had been using the Berry Whitening Sleeping Pack from Tony Moly. Needless to say, I bought two of them.
New to sleeping packs as a concept? A sleeping pack is a mask you wear overnight. It feels like a slightly thicker regular moisturizer, but it takes a bit longer to be absorbed into the skin. The mask works its magic while you sleep, without gunking up your pillow. Based on the results I've seen on others, this is a game changer for dull, tired skin (Sorry for staring so hard, but I needed to know if that was makeup or skin. Sorry for being so weird, Mere.).
Looking for a quick, light burst of bright skin? Try the new L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation. This sponge-cartridge foundation gives new meaning to radiant skin at the drugstore level.
This won't cover a multitude of sins, but it will brighten your face, cover a bit of sun damage and make your skin look seriously radiant. From Light Ivory to Cocoa, this foundation is available for a large shade range (12 in total). Grab this anywhere L'Oreal is sold for about $15.00.
Need more coverage, brighter skin and a long wear time? Stila's new Aqua Glow Serum Foundation is truly a hard working product. You can expect full coverage, radiance without shine and natural looking skin from this foundation.
Want less coverage? Dampen a blender with water and sheer it out a bit. It's beautiful either way. Aqua Glow also boasts an ionized, water-based foundation that is balanced with electrolytes. Skin is left smooth, visibly perfected, and very radiant. Aqua Glow is available in shades ranging from Fair to Dark, with ten shades total. $45.00.
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