4 affordable ways to raise your radiance

You’ll shine brighter thanks to these wallet-friendly beauty buys

Fact: True beauty comes from within. Also fact: Adding a little extra sparkle to your holiday beauty look can lead to a much-needed boost. With options that work for all skin tones, hair types and ages, a glowing payoff is accessible in more ways than one. From a radiant complexion to shiny hair, along with dazzling touches to lips and tips, each of the following finds packs an illuminating punch that won’t leave a dent in your bank account.

For a dazzling mani

Go for gold! Using a festive nail colour, like Quo Beauty Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment in “Gleaming,” can transform your whole look. Formulated to be gentle (air and water vapor can pass through nails) while still chip-resistant, the shimmering golden shade manages to provide a touch of sparkle that’s just right. Use it in a negative space design for a modern accent or pair it with a scarlet hue, like “Red Dress,” for a more classic look.

For a glowing complexion

Physicians Formula Diamond Glow Dust in “Starlit Glow” can be the helping hand you need to achieve an effortless lit-from-within look. Designed to deliver a light-diffusing blur, it imparts skin with a glimmering finish whether dusted over a freshly moisturized face or worn over makeup. Besides applying the high-impact powder to cheekbones, you can strategize the placement of your glow to accentuate specific features. Apply it on browbones to give eyes a lift or dust it down the centre of your nose to enhance symmetry. To make lips appear bigger, try a light dusting of highlighter on your chin and at the edge of your cupid’s bow. Don’t forget to snap a selfie!

For a radiant smile

Loaded with nourishing ingredients, such as sunflower oil and Vitamin E, while providing a luminous tint, the Burt’s Bees Kissable Colour Holiday Gift Set is the perfect way to dress up your lips this season. The value-packed gift set features three warm and universally flattering hues: tawny “Fig,” rosy “Rhubarb” and pearlescent “Peony.” The formula is versatile, too. You can wear them on their own or use them layered over your current favourite lipstick for added illumination.

For shiny hair

When it comes to waking up with a radiant aura, how much beauty sleep you get is only part of the equation. What you rest your head on makes a difference, too! Upgrade to the Quo Beauty Sleek & Smooth Satin Pillowcase and benefit from a luxuriously soft surface that’s extra gentle on hair. The smooth fabric reduces frizz and tangles which helps to enhance a shiny mane. Ideal for delicate stands that are prone to breakage (think: colour-treated or curly), the blush pink pillowcase is suitable for all hair types. Bonus: It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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