Tembe Denton-Hurst Dec 26, 2017

The best part of 2017 has been beauty’s obsession with glowy, healthy skin. We’re loving the look, and it’s achievable for even the beginner beauty junkie. As a glow enthusiast, I’m passionate about locking in that dewy look from start to finish — beginning with my primer. While matte primers are great for achieving that blurred Photoshoped look, glowy primers help you to light up a room when you walk in. With that said, I went on the hunt to find the best primers with built in glow. My picks, ahead:

The Drugstore Standout

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow Primer

This illuminating primer has a hint of pearlescent color that gives you a little extra something under your makeup. It makes pores seem to disappear and lasts all day, similar to its sister product — the cult-fave Infallible Pro Matte primer. This product is affordable, accessible and — best of all — will light you up from the inside out.

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The Sephora Darling

YSL Forever Light Creator CC Primer

This product is basically a Lumee case without the light — it really helps you achieve that healthy all-over glow. It layers well under makeup and can be worn on its own for a stunning no-makeup makeup look. It also has color correcting properties — great for the girl who wants her primer to do it all.

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The Cult Favorite

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Illuminating Primer

Ever since I discovered the Born To Glow primers, my life has never been the same — no, seriously. It can be worn on its own as a spot highlight or all over your face for an even glow. It’s all the shimmer with none of the glitter — an ideal illuminating primer.

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The Unexpected Gamechanger

L’Oréal Visible Lift Visible Lift Radiance Booster

You’ve probably walked past this product in your local drugstore and never given it a second thought — but it should definitely be on your radar. Designed to hydrate skin while enhancing your glow, this primer gives you a smooth canvas before creating your ideal makeup look.

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About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.

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