Universal flattery will get you everywhere—awaken your radiance with these best-selling brighteners.
Each season, Dior showcases unique couture garments on the Parisian runways. “Backstage in this electric and frenetic atmosphere, we provide instant solutions to illustrate the models’ natural beauty,” says Dior Makeup Artist Ricky Wilson. “We boost their radiance before they step onto the runway, under the spotlights and in front of photographers’ flashbulbs.” Like the distinctive pieces on the catwalk, Dior’s Glow collection, an assortment of revolutionary enhancers, adapts to all skintones for a one-of-a-kind flush of color and brilliance. Read on for four ways to amp up your base, cheeks, lips, and tips with natural-looking luster. RENEE TRILIVAS
REFRESH YOUR COMPLEXION
TRY: Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer
WHAT IT IS: A color-correcting primer with refined glints of gold that doesn’t leave skin looking oily or obviously pearlescent.
HOW IT WORKS: “The formula is enriched with a Light Boosting complex with microscopic nano-mirrors that instantly brighten the face. These translucent diffusers erase shadows and bathe the complexion in a flattering light for maximum luminosity and an incredible satiny finish.”
HOW TO USE IT: Mix a pea-sized drop of primer with your foundation for a lit-from-within glimmer, or pat it gently over the forehead, bridge of the nose, brow bones, and tops of the cheekbones for a sculpted gleam.
FAKE A FLUSH
TRY: Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush
WHAT IT IS: A finely-milled powder pink blush for effortless, just-pinched cheeks.
HOW IT WORKS: “Rosy Glow features Fresh Colour Reveal technology which intuitively adjusts to the moisture of your skin for a rosy radiance that matches every skintone.”
HOW TO USE IT: Swirl this blush over the apples of your cheeks in small circles for a subtle pop of flattering color.
ENLIVEN YOUR LIPS
TRY: Dior Addict Lip Glow
WHAT IT IS: A buttery balm that gives lips healthy color and sheer shine.
HOW IT WORKS: “This nourishing balm detects the mouth’s moisture rate or pH level to release the perfect dose of color and enhance the natural rosy tint of the lip tone.”
HOW TO USE IT: Slick on this hydrating balm alone or as a base to pump up the intensity of any lipstick or gloss.
ENHANCE YOUR NAILS
TRY: Dior Nail Glow
WHAT IT IS: A translucent pink polish that gives nails a dewy gloss for a modern take on the French manicure.
HOW IT WORKS: “This nail lacquer heightens the nail’s radiance without color. The optical brightening formula uses light effects to whiten the tips of the nails, while accentuating the blushing color of the nail bed to revive nails in a few brush strokes.”
HOW TO USE IT: Prep nails with Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails, then apply one to two coats on bare nails.