During the summer, one would expect punchy cheek colors and shimmering eyeshadows to be front runners in our makeup bags. But just like a summer fling, these products are usually fun for a moment. When it comes to makeup, beauty editors look for products that are effortless and pull double duty. We’re talking lightweight textures that deliver maximum impact in a pinch. We’re not the only ones who think this way, apparently: One of the products in question is not necessarily new but, as the story goes with social media phenomenons, has gone viral recently more times than we can count. Praised for its ability to add a gorgeous lit-from-within glow to skin in more ways than one, the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion is not only a drugstore steal (and comparable to more expensive options), it’s insiders’ best kept secret.
If you want to look fresh, glowy, and polished this season, you need to scoop the following pair for your makeup arsenal. Scroll on for more about why we love them for summer, then pick them up online or your nearest retailer just in time for the weekend.
In this tube you’ll find a lotion-y liquid highlighter, but also a primer, skin tint, and contour all in one. How? This multi-hyphenate is a perfect balance of sheer and reflective pigments that let you customize your glow. And because of that, there’s truly no wrong way to use it. Tap over your cheeks, collarbones, shoulders, and even legs to use as a complexion and body highlighter; smooth all over your face or mix into lotion or foundation for a radiant complexion perfector. For a perfectly blended contour, dab a darker hue anywhere you want to look more snatched. Blend with fingers, a sponge, a brush, whatever’s easiest for you.
A new way our editors are loving to use the Lumi Glotion? Topping a dot of it to the center of your lips, over your favorite matte lippie. Not only does this give the illusion of a fuller lip, it’s adds a very subtle dimension to a solid hue. Apply a dot to your finger, and dab over lips for the most seamless lip highlight.
Now let’s talk shades. The Lumi Glotion comes in four luminous hues: Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. Choose the one that complements your skintone to enhance it, or mix and match for a spectrum of luminensce. For example, I turn to Light for a highlighter and Medium or Deep as my contour. With the addition of glycerin and shea butter, it’s also going to add a surge of all-day hydration and nourish dry spots. Goof proof and ideal for any summer vibe, it lets you ignite radiance in the easiest way. Users are also finding the deeper shades alone can add a just-got-back-from vacation bronze that’s comparable to more expensive versions. It’s no wonder it’s a TikTok sensation.
Sometimes lip balms offer the nourishment you want, but lack shine. Conversely, a lip gloss can deliver high shine but no hydration. The Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss formula gives you the best of both worlds — and some color, too. A glowy summer skin is not complete without a glossy lip, and no one needs to be constantly reapplying lip balm. Hyaluronic acid, argan oil, vitamin E and pomegranate extract drench lips in softening, plumping moisture and help the formula glide on silky smooth, never sticky. As for the color lineup, it’s almost as if it was dreamt up with summer in mind. Try the universally-flattering Blissful Pink, a rosy nude pink, or amp it up with Sublime Magenta, a vibrant raspberry.