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.


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.


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.


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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