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Treat Yo’ Self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week

With these, you can get that lit-from-within look with your eyes closed. Plus, some tricks we count on to keep it all in place, so the gleam goes on for hours and hours.
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Whether it’s hot out or cold, primers are an essential part of every girl’s makeup routine. They do so much to combat oily skin, enlarged pores and can actually keep everything from sliding off.

For many, a matte primer is the preferred choice, simply because it keeps the sebum from coming out and gleaming on our skin, blinding every pair of eyes in sight.

But once in awhile, a dewy radiance for that natural glow can be a refreshing change, indicating youthful, radiant and clear skin. For plebeians such as ourselves, achieving that level without any makeup would most likely take months, even with an intensive Korean skincare routine.

Which is why, illuminating primers are the next best option, considering how it can give the same dewy radiance without actually dewy skin. These primers are infused with a pearlescent substance that give the skin an all over glow. Since it goes below your foundation, it’s also very natural-looking and not the in-your-face highlighters that we’re used to.

The only question that might pop into your heads: the issue of setting it without removing the beloved dewiness.

Using powder all over to set can seem counterintuitive, so skip the baking and simply dust your preferred setting powder on the areas that move or crease the most, including the smile lines, under eyes, around the nose and the T-zone. To set all that powder into place, a good setting spray is key to melt and lock it in. If the glow is accidentally covered up, a light sweep of highlighter powder can bring it all back, but remember that a little goes a long way.

If you’re blessed with insanely good skin and foundation isn’t a step in your routine, wearing the primer on it’s own or using it as a subtle highlighter can also give the same dewy look without looking oily. Yes, wearing a primer on its own its a thing. Here, seven that will keep your makeup intact with a lit-from-within gleaming finish.


Cover FX Illuminating Primer


Becca Backlight Priming Filter


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer


Illamasqua Beyond Veil Primer


Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting


Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Illuminating Drops


Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow

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