“There are some very summer-appropriate brightening lasers with zero downtime,” Dr. Frank said. A popular option at his office is a laser called NeoElite, which evens out skin tone, redness and inflammation, boosting brilliance. Dr. Frank’s office is also doing a lot of Genesis laser facials, which works to help with pores and brighten the skin. “It’s great for people who are just looking for skin maintenance without having to worry about downtime,” he said.
There’s Always Makeup
The finishing touch for a lit-from-within look, say the makeup artists, is a light wash of color. After moisturizing and priming, Ms. Dubroff uses a bit of sheer foundation on the sides of the nose, top of the chin and around the mouth where natural shadows occur, to get a natural highlighted look.
Then she’ll use a second, slightly deeper shade where any pigmentation occurs, then top off any spots with a concealer. She uses light washes of bronzer on the perimeter to bring more light to the face.
“It’s adding that tone, which is just a sun-kissed wash of color,” she said.
The last step of Ms. Dubroff’s glow routine is to tap a couple of drops of highlighting fluid around the highest points. “That last thing is like the pop of sunlight,” she said.
Patrick Ta, a makeup artist who recently introduced a makeup collection called Major Glow, is also a fan of glow-y makeup products, all over the body. He prefers body oils over self-tanners to get a bright look.
“Focus on the high points, like your shoulders, décolleté, cheekbones, forehead, where you would naturally get more sun if you’re standing outside,” Mr. Ta said. “I would add glow to those areas, so everything is cohesive.”