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The best illuminating primers for glowing skin

The best illuminating primers for glowing skin

Glowing skin is in every summer.

Adding a touch of radiance to your complexion is the perfect way to get your skin glowing and summer ready. Whether worn alone or underneath your favourite summer foundation, illuminating primers are an absolute must-have in your summer beauty routine.

We’ve gathered together our top picks of the best illuminating primers to get the glowing skin of your dreams this summer.

The best illuminating primers

Whether your skin is dry, oily or combination, glow-boosting primers are the perfect way to make sure your skin is glowing and your makeup lasts all day in the summer heat.

NARS Radiance Primer SPF35

Perfect for all skin types, the NARS Radiance Primer SPF35 adds a sheer, pearlescent sheen to the skin in a lightweight, oil-free formula. Boasting a Radiance Boosting Complex, the Radiance Primer instantly perks up dull, tired looking skin to reveal a lit-from-within glow.

In addition to enhancing the staying power of your makeup, the NARS Radiance Primer also protects your skin against harmful UV rays with an SPF of 35.

benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer

Smooth your pores and add glow to your complexion with the radiance boosting benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer. Particularly wonderful for oily and combination skin types, the oil-free primer glides over the skin, smoothing your complexion and adding much needed luminosity.

Leaving a soft matte finish, with the Pearl Primer skin looks ever so naturally radiant and is left perfectly prepped for your makeup.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting

Add some serious glow to your skin with the divine Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting, a multi-use glimmering cream which boosts the radiance of your complexion. Infused with Jojoba and Honey, the highlighting liquid moisturises and protects your skin, making it a wonderful first step in your makeup routine.

Use as a primer all over your complexion for a lit-from-within glow or add The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting on top of your foundation to the high points of your face for a defined finish.

Illamasqua Beyond Veil Primer

Achieve a luminous, glowing complexion with the Illamaqua Beyond Veil. With a lightweight, gel-like consistency, Beyond Veil maintains moisture levels in the skin to prevent dryness and create the perfect base for your makeup.

Enriched with Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate to keep skin looking youthful, Beyond Veil leaves your skin beautifully radiant.

GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser

Although not a primer exactly, the GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser doubles up as a wonderful base for your makeup. With a dose of Hyaluronic Acid, Glowstarter smooths and plumps your skin, enveloping your skin in a veil of long-lasting moisture.

With a pearlescent tint, the Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser blurs imperfections and boosts the luminosity of your skin for a radiant complexion perfect for summer.



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