7 of the best illuminating primers

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7 of the best illuminating primers

If there’s one thing that we all want in summer, it’s a dewy, radiant complexion. It’s the look of the season. And while some glow-getters search for a highlighter that you can see from a mile away, some of us prefer a luminous, healthy glow. So what’s the answer? An illuminating primer.

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When you apply an illuminating foundation primer underneath your makeup, you’ll get a fresh, glowy complexion that looks like you’ve just returned from a yoga retreat. And if you want more, you can apply highlighter over the top and you’ll shine brighter than ever.

Click through the gallery below to reveal the best primers for glowing skin.


Estée Lauder X Victoria Beckham Morning Aura Illuminating Creme

We say: The Estée Lauder X Victoria Beckham Morning Aura Illuminating Creme is a luxe part-moisturiser and part-foundation primer that feels incredible on your skin! It contains micro-pearls to illuminate and brighten the complexion, while leaving you with a luminous, healthy glow.

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NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

You say: “Some days you don’t want a packed on highlight and you wanna glow from within, look healthy and pure. On those days ill put a little over my BB cream, but over my powder and I look like i’m wearing nothing but have everything, you know? Or if i want BOOM kinda highlight, dab a little under my powder highlight and i look BOMB.” – loserkidjax

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Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer

We say: With skin-loving rosehip oil and aloe vera to repair, nourish and refine your complexion, the Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer leave you with more than just a glowing complexion. This primer ensures your makeup stays smooth all-day long.

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M.A.C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

You say: “This is a great primer that gives a nice glow to the skin! You only need a little bit to put under the makeup to make it last forever!! You can choose between two shades – yellow and pink. I find that the yellow one does highlight my darker skin tone which is a total plus.” – R.N.X

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L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer

We say: The L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer can be used as a foundation primer or worn alone to give your skin a ‘lit from within’ luminous finish. It’s formulated with Anderson Liquid to smooth your skin, and 40 per cent water to plump your skin and restore moisture levels.

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Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush

You say: “I bought this years ago. It was my very first YSL skincare product and it was on sale…so I grabbed it. I love the whole concept behind this but I’m not too fond of the in-built brush….it’s super-soft and doesn’t aggravate my skin, but I don’t like the idea of using the same brush day in day out. The products is a white cream like substance and just glides over my skin….I did not see any immediate difference with wrinkles, pigmentation, pores… like it says but the cream does create a beautiful satin canvas, perfect as a primer.” – iluvfacialz

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Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

We say: The Laura Mercier Radiance Primer is a sheer foundation primer that leaves your makeup looking fresh and radiant all-day long. It’s light formulation minimises the look of imperfections for a flawless finish.

$50, davidjones.com.au

Have you tried an illuminating primer? What’s your favourite foundation primer?

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