Ah the pregnancy glow. The magical phenomenon that happens when you’re pregnant when your skin appears radiant and healthy and like you’re “glowing.” The pregnancy glow comes from an increase in blood volume, estrogen, and progesterone. The increased blood flow gives skin a rosy appearance and the face appears fuller and more plump aka more youthful. If you’re experiencing the pregnancy glow or have in the past consider yourself #blessed. But let’s be honest, not all of us preggos get it. During my pregnancy, I kept waiting for the glow to appear but instead my skin started doing weird things it doesn’t normally do like breakout and produce patches of texture. Instead, I had to rely on beauty products to give me that dewy, glowy skin. These products are amazing for giving you that glow even if you’re not pregnant. Read on to learn about what these products can do and how I use them to achieve that beautiful glow from within. Disclaimer: if you start using these products before you’re pregnant (like I did) be prepared for multiple “are you pregnant?” questions. Yup, they’re that good.
This product describes itself as “a makeup priming, holographic highlighting treatment oil that boosts elasticity, glowy radiance, and makeup-ready skin.” A boy does it ever. I use this product as a make-up primer under my foundation if I want an allover glow on my skin or I’ll use it as a highlighter on my cheekbones and brow bones. It’s also a great moisturizer for those like me who have dry skin. Just an all around great product that lasts a long time because a little bit of oil goes a long way.
This product is actually a face powder but I use the color, Give Me Sun, as a bronzer to give me a sun-kissed look. The color is a light-peachy tone but it gives off the perfect glowy, California tan look all year long. I apply it to the hollows of my cheeks, my temples, my forehead, my jawline, and across my nose to give me a bronzy finish. Sometimes in a pinch, I’ll even put some on my eyelids for a natural eyeshadow look.
I’ve talked about this product before but that’s because I love it so much. I use this facial spray as a make-up setting product and it mists my face perfectly and lets all the powder products on my face sort of melt and blend together to give it a blended, dewy look. It’s also incredibly hydrating and I’ll use it more than once to refresh and revive my make-up. This product keeps my make-up in place, even on the hottest California summer days. Plus it smells great.
A lot of people know about this product but I wanted to mention it anyway because I continue to get so many compliments whenever I use this. The Becca highlighters go on your face like butter and the consistency of the product is so fine in texture that it truly gives you a glow from within effect rather that caking a bunch of highlighter on your face. This color, Champagne Pop, is a soft gold color with peachy undertones that looks great on so many skin tones. Apply it on your cheekbones, forehead, cupid’s bow, the bridge of your nose, and chin for a youthful, dewy appearance.
This lotion is key if you want a shiny, oiled up appearance on the rest of your body. I always use this product when I know I’ll be showing some skin and when I know I’ll be taking pictures because it shows up amazing on camera. And it lasts all day! I apply all over my body with a concentration on my arms, shoulders, neck and chest and then I’ll dust a little highlighter on my shoulders and collarbone to really make it pop. Instant glow.
Did you get the pregnancy glow? What are your favorite glow products? I’m always looking for new beauty products to make the skin look radiant and dewy so please comment below with your favorites.