The 7 Makeup Products Celebs Always Use for Bright, Glowy Skin

I'd genuinely hate to think how much time I spend each day scrolling through Instagram and bookmarking cool beauty looks and trending products for research. Let's just say when the Screen Time functionality was first introduced on the iPhone, I couldn't have hit that "off" button fast enough. After all, as much as keeping on top of trending beauty is part of my job, I spend a not-insignificant chunk of personal time online indulging my love for beauty too.

However, thanks to my professional levels of scrolling, there's one thing that I noticed cropping up time and time again—the A-list glow that every single celebrity seems to have. Maybe being famous instantly provides you with some kind of inner radiance that just isn't achievable for us normal people? Or while money can't buy happiness, perhaps it can buy you seriously luminous cheekbones?

It was time that I put my detective hat on and got to the bottom of this. And, thankfully, it turns out that there are a few products that the glowiest of celebrities always swear by. Keep scrolling to shop the seven beauty picks celebs always use for glowy skin—and now you can too.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

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Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin was the brains behind Emma Stone's charming lilac makeup look for this year's SAG Awards. The secret behind that soft focus glow? The iconic Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter which works as both a primer and a highlighter for subtle sheen.

2. Chanel Oversize Illuminating Powder

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Makeup artist Nick Barose took to Instagram to reveal the secret behind Lupita's ultra-glamorous beauty look for The Academy Gala To set Lupita's beautiful makeup and add an all-over glow he used Chanel's illuminating pressed power in the shade Precious Coral—a tawny rose shade with pearlescent finish.

3. L'Oreal Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Skin Serum

Rochelle Humes with glowy skin

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Responsible for painting some of the most familiar faces on daytime TV, makeup artist Emily Clarkson took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes peek at the product responsible for this fresh skin look on Rochelle Humes. And I was overjoyed to learn that it was this affordable skin tint from L'Oreal Paris.

4. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand


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I can safely assume that a lot of Emma Roberts's Hollywood glow is down to the work of Charlotte Tilbury's easy highlighter. After all, Tilbury has previously used it on Emma's cheekbones at the Oscars for a high-shine glow. In fact, Tilbury even goes as far as to say that the product is "like a Hollywood diva light on the complexion."

5. Chanel Baume Essentiel

Greta Lee Glowy Skin

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Greta Lee has had some seriously glowy makeup looks this awards season, thanks to her makeup artist Nina Park. However, we know that Lee is a huge fan of the cult Chanel Baume Essentiel highlighting stick—a translucent, gel-like glow booster that adds a sheer was of radiance to skin. She was spotted using when she shared her beauty routine with Vogue.

6. Valentino Beauty V-Lighter

Florence Pugh Glowy Skin

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Florence Pugh has been spotted with so many pretty, dewy skin looks during her press appearances for Dune 2. Makeup artist Alex Babsky shared the breakdown of one of her red carpet looks on Instagram recently and I spotted this liquid illuminator from Valentino Beauty in the lineup—use it as an all-over face base or a classic highlighter.

7. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Contour Duo 

Laura Harrier with glowy skin

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Laura Harrier's skin always looks impeccable—polished, sculpted and with that celeb-level glow. Harrier swears by the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Contour Duo for not only shaping her face but for adding luminosity to those incredible cheekbones.

Mica Ricketts