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Spring has officially sprung. A cold, windy day or two may still be on the horizon. Still, that doesn't stop the excitement of warmer weather and spring makeup looks. Punchy lipsticks and blushes are always a treat. But nothing says spring quite like a sun-kissed glow. 

With the sun just beginning to shine, you may be wondering how to get that golden-hour look sans the sun. Fortunately, there are a few ways to achieve a glowy complexion with makeup. Read on to find out how.

Glow Drops

Creating a sun-kissed glow begins with your complexion. Like any makeup look, it starts with a flawless base. Many foundations offer a radiant finish, but for a truly golden touch, glow drops are the best choice. Just a few drops are all that's needed to transform any product and give you an illuminated appearance.

The beauty of these drops lies in their versatility. Some, such as Glow Recipe's Watermelon Hue Drops and Typeology's Glow Drops, are formulated like a serum and include ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C to smooth the skin. Others are designed with more of a makeup focus and can be used all over the body. Take Armani's Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer Highlighter, which works exceptionally well on the décolletage.

Glow Filter Foundations

These aren't your standard luminous foundations. Instead of completely covering your skin, they blur imperfections and add a radiant yet natural light to your skin. ​​Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter may have been the game-changing product when it debuted, but there are many alternative options. If you don't want to splurge, opt for e.l.f.'s Halo Glow Liquid Filter, which has developed a cult following for its flawlessly dewy finish at a fraction of the price.


Essentially the unsung hero of sun-kissed looks, bronzer is one of the most popular makeup products. For years, traditional powder formulas like Nars' Luguna bronzer have been a fan-favorite for professional makeup artists and celebrities. There's no denying the burnished effect a powder bronzer can deliver when applied just right. But cream formulas have become a popular option for their natural finish and the subtle warmth they bring to the skin. Using one takes a bit of effort, but the diffused look is worth it.


For the ultimate glowy finish, top your look off with a swipe of highlighter. Whether you opt for a buttery powder formula or a shimmery liquid one, the final result is sure to be a dream.