Last Updated on 18th May 2010

What’s the best way to stand out? It’s usually by saying it in lights – neon, multi-coloured, flashing and even those lights that hurt your eyes!!! The word tacky comes to mind – but, they still manage to illuminate, highlight and make like a party-animal and steal your lime light! So, it’s time to take back the centre-fold and put your skin in the spot-light on those fabulous nights out! To help your search for fame – here are our top five skin illuminating powders!

Georgia by Benefit, is the first our list! This nifty lil’ number comes in a handbag sized box – but as they say – all good things come in small packages! Dust it all over your face for an instant glow! And no need to worry about colours – as this suits all skin types and can even be used during the day!

This next one is like offer of the day at Asda, or BOGOF at Thomas Cook! Jemma Kidd’s Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter and Shimmer Dust is a 2-in-1, with the power to add just a hint seductiveness or full blown sex appeal! It has both a crème highlighter and a shimmer dust – so how much illumination is up to you!

MAC’s Iridescent Loose Powder is like Jemma Kidd’s Shimmer Dust (minus the crème highlighter). But – the great thing about this product is that with the loose powder, you can mix it with your moisturiser or foundation for a natural all-over glow. Or use it on it’s own – but remember to break up the granules in-between your fingers first – otherwise you’ll end up looking like a Jordan-disco ball!

Cheekbones, brow line and the bridge of your nose are all the right places to illuminate! BUT! What about the rest of your body? Aubrey Organics brings us Silken earth – you can use it on your face, but it’s a perfect body product. Dust (lightly) on your shoulders and décolletage for instant sex appeal! And the best thing – it’s mineral make up!

Stepping away from glitz and glitter is Guerlain’s Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder. As any seasoned make-up lover can tell you, there’s a very fine line between tacky and classy and this product sits in the latter category. This isn’t only a sweeping of glitter across your face, it’s a pressed powder that illuminates your complexion by evening out skin tone, reducing redness and brightening your skin leaving you looking fresh and radiant. Magic.

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