Primers can be good for a lot of things from helping your makeup apply beautifully to making it last longer on your face. While I’m not the most loyal fan of primers, when I do opt to use one it’s usually something illuminating. Here are three of my favourite illuminating primers for getting that coveted supermodel glow, along with my three favourite ways to wear them.
GOLDEN GLOW | Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer
Without a doubt the glowiest of all three, and the inspiration behind this post, Wonderglow is the ultimate primer for supermodel glow. Charlotte Tilbury even calls it her ‘Gisele filter’. It’s a glorious shimmery golden primer that’s a combination of a makeup and skincare product. It not only makes your skin look radiant and glowy in a flash, but also seems to blur out all imperfections and leave your skin looking smooth and beautiful.
ROSY GLOW | Clarins Instant Light Complexion Illuminating Base
This one is a really light correcting and illuminating base that blends easily onto the skin. It evens out skin tone and makes your skin look radiant and glowy. And as an added bonus, it has a lovely subtle scent and the packaging comes with a pump.
This is also the only one with shade options. Rose adds light to all skin tones, Champagne evens out redness and Peach is perfect for those with bronzier complexions. I have the shade Rose, that gives my skin a beautiful luminosity.
PEARLY GLOW | Lumene Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
This pearly white liquid is packed full of arctic cloudberry and hyaluronic acid, making it the perfect primer for tired dehydrated skin. It’s less shimmery than the other two, but packs the most punch in the moisturizing department. It has a really light texture that my skin drinks up in seconds, and it leaves a healthy looking hydrated base behind.
3 Ways to Wear Illuminating Primers
- On its own to even out skin tone and give a beautiful glow on no makeup days.
- Applied under foundation or mixed in with foundation for an added glow.
- As a highlight on top of cheek bones, cupids bow and bridge of the nose.
Do you like illuminating primers?