How To Fake A Healthy Glow

At the start of a new year, health and wellness talk invariably reaches fever pitch. And with the renewed enthusiasm for healthy eating, crystal therapy, daily yoga classes and green smoothies, the beauty world goes crazy for complexions to match – think flushed cheeks that make you look like you’ve started your day with an alpine hike, glowing skin with a post-pilates radiance and eyes so sparkling and dark-circle-free you look as though you’re tucked up in bed by 9pm each night.

For those who is not ready to change their lifestyle completely or simply don’t have time for this, there are beauty products that will help you to fake that healthy glow every day.

Discover the best tools for the job below, and don’t forget to drink plenty of water (you can’t beat it).


NUXE Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil – Golden Shimmer 50ml

The product that looks and smells like Summer. Feel instantly happier during winter with the scent of this luxury oil. A unique cocktail of 30% precious plant oils – Borge, St Johnswort, Sweet almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia – leaves skin smelling good enough to eat.

Thanks to its small golden particles, your skin glitters and reveals its beauty whenever you move. Apply on face, body and hair throughout the year, summer and winter alike. Can also be used after sun exposure for a unique dazzling and enhancing effect.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance 

The best beauty secret when it comes to creating a complexion that exudes heath and wellness in mere moments is to find the perfect glow-boosting primer. I found mine, and it’s Radiance primer by Laura Mercier. As much as I wasn’t impressed by their normal primer, I absolutely loved this one.

It does create that post-workout glow effect and invisible layer of smooth protection  helps to fill in fine lines and minimise imperfections so foundation glides on effortlessly and colour stays true throughout the day.

Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder – Shade ‘3’

Another great product by Laura Mercier that helps to achieve that healthy glow, is this Candleglow Powder. It adds the sheerest hint of complexion-brightening colour and leaves skin with a flattering, candlelit glow.

I use it in shade ‘3’, so it also works for me as a bronzer and I simply love the effect it gives my skin.

Like the Laura Mercier Setting Powders, this Perfecting Powder has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer 30 ml 

Infused with actual diamond dust, Tata Harper’s exquisite, complexion-perfecting potion blurs the visibility of fine lines while imparting a youthful, ‘soft focus’ effect. It can be used as a foundation primer, as a ‘spotlight’ highlighter or as a perfect tool for strobing (use on your cheekbones, nose and on your upper lip).

With a cocktail of powerful, plant-derived hydrating agents – including hyaluronic acid to attract and retain much-needed moisture – this is the secret to a plump and glowing visage

Diamond dust imparts a subtle, light-reflective veil to achieve a beautiful, ‘candlelit’ finish, while shea and mango seed butters (alongside a blend of the finest seeds oils) combine to bolster skin’s defences and deflect the skin-ageing effects of everyday environmental stress.

Guerlain Meteorites Blossom Collection: Meteorites Pearls 25g 

When you say ‘healthy glowing skin’, I think ‘Guerlain Meteorites’. It’s hard to find any other beauty product that will be that iconic as these small shimmering pearls, they are like waving a magic complexion wand for less shine, a healthy pop of blush and way more radiance.

Can you believe that Guerlain made them in 1987 and they still are considered as the go-to product for the radiant complexion, after so many years!

Today, Météorites hold the secret to Stardust technology, a light-creating polymer, which transforms light invisible to the naked eye into a pure and endless glow on the skin.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. Shade ‘Fiji’

Nars’s brilliant new foundation is the ideal way to fake glowing, even-toned skin. With 33 shades to choose from and a lightweight formula that lasts up to 16 hours, it melts into the skin for a truly seamless effect. In fact, you can lie and say you’re not wearing any and likely get away with it.