I Might as Well Have a PhD in Glossy Skin—Tips for the Most Luminous Complexion

The Lineup is a monthly series where we're giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and aestheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can't-live-without products that make their worlds go 'round.

Chances are if you have an Instagram account, then celebrity and editorial makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has popped up in your feed. (She has more than 800,000 followers, so there's just no way around it.) But trust me—hers is the type of content you want to consume. It's not your typical "Instagram makeup"—you know, a heavy (heavy) face, bold eyes and brows, and literally no skin texture. Instead, Hughes likes to post photos and videos of herself applying colorful makeup looks that focus on natural skin, with tips sprinkled in for achieving her signature glow. "I like to keep skin fresh with makeup and use dewy products like Iconic London Underglow Blurring Primer ($29) and top it off up with a light base. Keeping the skin fresh lets me play with color," she says.

Coming from someone who rarely wears foundation I appreciate this approach to makeup, and how dedicated Hughes is to educating her followers on makeup and skin and texture. She makes a point of talking about pores and how they are totally normal—what's not normal is seeing filtered skin with zero texture. No one needs to wear a full-coverage foundation every single day if they don't want to—flawless skin is still achievable with lighter products like Iconic London's Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint ($29) that gets the job done. Hughes is all about keeping an open mind. "Everytime you feel like you're stuck in a rut, don't be afraid of something new. Only through trying things do you know whether you like it or not." Now... are you ready try something fresh? Keep scrolling for 15 beauty products Hughes is currently loving.

"I love this for its delicate yet extreme hold. It really allows you to control your brows."

"I love this because it creates the most delicate, hairlike stroke. I've talked pretty openly about over-plucking my brows as a youth, so this is a must-have for me."

"This will keep your skin pretty much breakout-free and is so good for those with eczema."

"This is the richest, most opulent face cream. I love to lather this on my face at night before bed."

"My holy-grail lip liner. I use this pretty much all the time to add a bit of contrast to any lip color."

"This will make my hair feel better than any other mask I've ever used. It makes my hair feel so smooth. This brand is so lovely and free of silicones."

"This product isn't too shiny or flat. It's a perfect balance and creates a gorgeous base for your complexion product."

"It's an amazing product for those who love tinted moisturizer but want a little more. It gives gorgeous coverage but has that same radiant effect you'll get with a tinted moisturizer."

"BennyDrama7 is such a good red because when you sheer it down, it almost reads as pink, so you can use it on the cheek as well and get a few different looks out of the same product. I love that it can be worn sheer for a pink hue."

"This just gives the coolest, most organic-looking waves. They truly look like they just happened from a day at the beach."

"This has been a skincare staple for me for a while. It helps get dead skin off the face and really leaves the most gorgeous glow."

"My favorite mascara at the moment. It gives insane volume in seconds and holds all day long!"

"This is a gorgeous lip and cheek hybrid. It's so beautiful and versatile. It's also great for oily or dry skin."

"This is just the softest, most delicate highlighting powder you'll ever try!"

"Shameless plug here, but I created this brush set to be the perfect travel companion. It really delivers all of the brushes you'll need."