By Bryan Goh

The Hot List: The Best Brightening Products To Try Right Now

You glow, girl
The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products
From hybrid products that blur the line between skincare and makeup to classics in the making, the latest and best brightening products focus on illuminating the eyes, lips and skin in the most natural way.

Pictured Above: Micro Magic
This reformulated bestseller now tackles another cause of skin dullness: an unbalanced skin microbiome (the collection of bacteria and fungi that strengthens the skin’s barrier function) that forms a “cloud” over the skin. Beyond brightening, it is designed to also provide a 24-hour moisturising effect.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concentrated Brightening Serum, $270

Spotlighting It

The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products

One swipe of this highlighter lends skin an iridescence that gives the illusion of being in the limelight. Plus, the use of squalene means it never appears chalky on the skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter, $78

Berry Good

The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products

Housed in a couture case featuring the Dior Oblique logo, the latest shade of the Dior Addict Lip Glow is a universally flattering pink that provides a glow for up to six hours.
Dior Beauty Dior Addict Lip Glow in Strawberry, $57

Soft Focus

The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products

Colour correcting is made easy with this full-coverage concealer that comes in 11 shades, formulated with not just light-reflecting particles that blur imperfections, but also benzoic acid and alpha-bisabolol to fight acne and calm redness respectively.
Sisley Stylo Correct concealer pen, $75

Luminosity Unlocked

The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products

This multitasking serum-moisturiser hybrid imparts a from-within radiance that shines through even the heaviest application of powders. Better yet, it can work its magic beyond the face to also leave the skin on the body incredibly soft, supple and healthy-looking.
MAC Cosmetics Hyper Real Serumizer, $96

Bright Idea

The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products

Freshen up the under-eye area in a snap with this lightweight, illuminating formula offering sheer to medium coverage that does not crease, cake or settle into fine lines throughout the day, even if one does not powder over it. With a metal-tip applicator that helps to depuff the area, it comes in six shades that can stretch to 12.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Under Eye Brightener, $41

Glow Getter

The Hot List: the Best Brightening Products

Three forms of vitamin C as well as lactic acid, which gently exfoliates surface dead skin cells, make this moisturiser the perfect brightening product to add to your skincare routine.
Dr Dennis Gross VitaminC Lactic Oil-Free Radiant Moisturizer, $110

Two For the Win

The use of W-Niacin, a derivative of niacinamide that works to inhibit the transfer of melanin to the
skin’s surface layer means that this serum, in addition to reducing the look of wrinkles, can help prevent pigmentation from forming—ideal for defending against the high sun exposure in Singapore.
Orbis Wrinkle Bright Serum, $76

Tone Up

This lightweight serum with a potent mix of niacinamide, vitamin C, Barbados cherry and liquorice root extract promises to fade dark spots and even out skin tone in just one week. Plus, it can even be layered over makeup throughout the day.
Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum, $68