The Kosas Skin Illuminating Enhancer Is a Must For No-Makeup Days

POPSUGAR Photography | Jessica Harrington
POPSUGAR Photography | Jessica Harrington
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On a scale of one to disco ball, I like my face to be a solid seven in terms of radiance. I don't want to look sweaty or too shiny, but I love some shimmer and a pearlescent finish. My makeup style leans more minimal, so I love getting that effect through skin care or makeup/skin-care hybrids, like the Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer ($38).

This new beauty product just launched on Jan. 31 and is a first for the brand. It boasts multipurpose uses and is great for full beats and no-makeup makeup looks alike. Ahead, read more about what I like about the new skin enhancer, how I use it, and things worth noting before buying.

About the Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer

  • The formula has a creamy gel consistency and comes in 10 shades.
  • It can be used as a highlighter, mixed with skin care, or mixed with foundation.
  • It features a light glitter and gives skin a radiant finish.
  • The product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

What I Like About the Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer

I'm guaranteed to love a product if it makes my skin look radiant, and the Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Enhancer excels at that. I also love that it's a makeup/skin-care hybrid that can be used in a variety of ways. The consistency is like a creamy gel and feels lightweight on the skin. When you swatch it on the back of your hand, you'll notice that it has a faint hint of glitter to it, but it's not overly sparkly — it's less noticeable when you mix it with other products, too.

I love that this skin enhancer comes in 10 shades, making it easy to find the perfect match for your skin tone. I found Spark, a sheer-light champagne, gave me an even, pearly glow, but the colors are very flexible.

POPSUGAR Photography | Jessica Harrington

How to Use the Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer

Glow I.V. boasts a few different application methods. You can use it strategically as a highlighter, mix it with foundation or skin care like a moisturizer, or apply it all over your face for maximum glow. I've tried them all and found a few favorite techniques. I like mixing it with my foundation or tinted moisturizer to up the glow factor and make my skin look extra luminous. Then, after I've put on my bronzer and blush, I like to use a little bit on the high points of my face as a highlighter.

One pump goes a long way and is enough for your whole face. The product blends easily and doesn't leave behind any harsh lines of color — the pigment is very sheer.

What to Consider Before Trying the Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer

The Kosas Glow I.V. has a radiant finish, but it's worth noting that there's a hint of glitter to the formula. If that doesn't sound like a finish you like, you may want to look for something that's a little less pearlescent.

Where Is the Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer Available?

The Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer is available in stores and online at various retailers, including Sephora, Credo, Nordstrom, Revolve, Goop, The Detox Market, and Kohl's.

Rating: ★★★★☆