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With flawless K-beauty standards and all those pictures of K-pop stars with impossibly dewy, lit-from-within skin, it’s no surprise many of us want to make our complexions look similarly smooth and glowy.
The good news? Makeup can help you fake that and you should start with an illuminating makeup base. Here are the best glow-giving formulas to make your skin radiant.
This cult favorite iconic makeup base instantly illuminates the complexion with a subtle halo and perfectly evens out the skin's texture too. You can apply and blend it with a brush or fingertips and it even offers some illuminating coverage that can mask dark circles and redness.
A fluid-textured primer that glides on skin. It leaves a bright, luminous finish that also evens out skin tone, all thanks to super fine pearl particles in the formula.
This looks like an oil but is a non-greasy formula that glides easily onto skin.Under your foundation, it acts as a highlighting primer with its pearlescent glowy finish, and can even be used to moisturise lips. It has coconut, jojoba oil and vitamin E so it’s great for your skin.
A silky gel emulsion that blends effortlessly into skin, hydrates and smoothens the complexion to improve foundation application. Vitamins E and C provide antioxidant benefits, caffeine boosts mircocirculation, and illuminating pearl powders give instant radiance. Available in Radiant Yellow for deeper skin tones, and Radiant Pink for fairer skin tones.
This makeup primer can be worn under or over foundation, or even on its own. It is infused with a subtle radiant tint, and lends skin a soft focus effect with pigments that reflect light, blurring imperfections and fine lines. Dull, tired skin is left luminous and awake.
This has a mineral complex that refines skin with minerals and vitamins, and also helps to boost microcirculation. It makes light bounce off the skin, creating the appearance of a natural-looking, luminous glow.
Despite the word “balm” in its name, this makeup base is oil-free, lightweight and spreads easily. It smooths and primes skin for foundation weightlessly, and encourages a natural glow.
A silky-textured pink-toned primer that brightens skin tone, thanks to tiny light-reflecting pigments. Skin dullness melts away once you apply it and what’s more, it contains raspberry and chamomile to soothe and care for skin too.
This mousse-to-cream formula needs to be smoothed on with a makeup sponge. It plumps up skin and smooths away fine lines by infusing skin with moisture. Plus, it lends skin a luminous, rosy veil and has UV protection to boot.
This lightweight and creamy makeup primer leaves skin with a more evenly-toned appearance and helps makeup to look fresh for longer. It has hydrating, firming and smoothing skincare benefits and the peachy tone gives skin a subtle, natural rosy glow.
This anti-ageing primer makes the complexion look wonderfully glowy with a pearlescent soft pink radiance thanks to light-reflecting pigments. What’s more, it also has bamboo and pea extracts to offer skincare benefits by boosting skin’s collagen production to firm and smooth away fine lines over time.