Editor's Picks: The best complexion enhancers that money can buy

As much as we love talking about affordable finds here on Project Vanity, we do love to splurge and treat ourselves to a nice thing every now and then (okay maybe more often than that!). If you're thinking of getting something that'll make your skin look imperceptibly glowy and literally magically better, here are three powders you just might adore as much as I do!

Lunasol Skin Contrast Face Powder (P2,400 / 15 grams in Rustan's). This is a translucent, silky finishing powder that brings this soft glow to the skin. It has the ability to blur lines and make the skin's texture more even. I love using a tiny bit of it after I've applied setting powder - a little goes a long way!

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in Naked (P3,300 for 6.6 grams in Bobbi Brown stores and Rustan's) is not quite a highlighter, although it does have a healthy amount of shimmer. I like to dust a small amount all over my face to get a golden glow when the sun hits my skin juuuuust right! This is what I go for when my skin is too pale and flat as it is an instant brightener, no matter how dull my face is.


La Mer The Powder (P5,250 for 8 grams in Rustan's) is housed in a heavy frosted glass jar and does look every bit as luxe as its price tag. Same with the other powders, a small amount goes a long way! I'd say this is a combination of the powers of the Lunasol and Bobbi Brown powders I mentioned above; it has a translucent, smoothing base and has fine shimmer to brighten skin. I find it also quite useful when it comes to oil control, too!

Here are all the powders worn below: the leftmost is the Lunasol, the middle is Bobbi Brown in Naked, and the third photo is one where I wore the La Mer. If you've been wondering how my skin looks so photogenic, well, here's the open secret haha. Of course the foundation and concealer I wear makes up most of it, but that final powdery touch helps bring it all together to this level!

What's your go-to complexion enhancer?