Four Primer Options for Luminous Skin

It should be no surprise that I'm a big fan of glowy skin all year round but summer is an excuse to really amp it up. I normally pile on the highlighter but I do still like my skin to look really fresh and dewy. Alot of glowy skin comes from a decent primer as they help to really achieve a glowy natural skin look.

For the every day, I adore my Nivea Men Post Shave Balm which contains glycerin so it's a great primer and leaves a subtle glow. It's definitely not the glowiest primer but it's something which makes your foundation sit nicely. As this merely increases the length of wear for the foundation, it doesn't have many other benefits for texture or redness so I wouldn't recommend it if you have serious texture issues. But otherwise, it's a great primer for enhancing your skin base and making your foundation last all day.

If you do suffer from a lot of redness that can show through any skin base, I'd really recommend a green primer. I really like the MakeUp Forever Base Corrector which helps to neutralise any redness and helps to moisturise my skin at the same time. I do often get redness in my cheeks so this is really great for avoiding the redness creeping in. What I really like is that it's not too overly pigmented or matte which means my skin doesn't lose the coveted glow.

A drugstore option that seriously packs a punch has to be the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Base which is essentially a slightly toned down version of the MAC Strobe Cream. It adds an iridescent quality to my skin without the disco ball quality. Again, if you do suffer from texture, this doesn't do much to correct it so it might be an idea to use more than one primer. Sidenote: this does have a white undertone so I'm not sure if it would make some skin tones look chalky or not.

The Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance is unlike any of the glowy primers I've seen as it has a golden undertone which really gives your skin a sunkissed look. When I was on holiday, I sometimes used this as a highlight on bare skin to really give a lovely glow. Because this is yellow toned, it also inadvertently corrects any blue undertones. Pricey, but gorgeous.

What are some of your favourite glowy primers?

Ellie Dickinsonbeauty