Radiant Primers – which one is for me?


Radiant Primers are something which I’ve only really got into over the last year, in fact they used to worry me. I had fear of the radiance and looking back now, I wished I’d jumped on the band wagon sooner. For me, I find they make my skin look so much healthier and can really amp up my base.

I currently have 4 in rotation from all different price points and they’re all slightly different which is why I felt I needed to write this post. After all, we’re all after something that suits us both skin wise and spending wise.

The affordable one 

You really can’t go wrong with L’Oreal, whilst they’re on the higher end of the drugstore price scale their products are really wonderful. The Lumi Magique Primer in Pure Light (£9.99) has been around for a few years now and I only picked it up in recent months. Now, despite having a white lotion type consistency, it actually blends to a really luminous, light reflected finish on the skin. This is strong in glow so only a little is needed to amp up but it layers really nicely too. I have found this works best mixed into foundation, especially more matte finish ones for that little bit of glow.

The undetectable for all skin-types one

I’ve really been getting into Laura Geller recently and so it was no surprise I picked up their best-selling Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Champagne (£25). This primer is subtle but still gives the skin a luminous, radiant finish but more importantly it is suitable for all skin types. Even the most oily or congested skin benefits from this primer as it gives radiance but also smoothes and leaves the skin pore-less. I’ve found myself reaching for this multi-purpose primer more than most because it seems to tick all the boxes for prepping the skin.

The skincare focused one

Skincare is important and a good routine will improve your skin ten-fold so when Rosie Huntington-Whiteley comes out with her own Rosie for Autograph Amazing Radiance Cream (£18), you take note. This cream is extremely skincare focused, giving the skin a moisturised, supple feel as well as a natural dewy glow but also, can be worn on it’s own on good skin days. I expect to reach for this in the summer more so, when I fancy a lighter base or none at all.

The cult favourite one

Ah, I couldn’t not feature a bit of Charlotte Tilbury could I? Her Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash (£38.50) has become a bit of a cult favourite since her makeup line launched almost 3 years ago. This is the most expensive radiant primer I own and it’s one I reach for regularly, especially for nights out when I want super glowy skin. I use this both underneath foundation and also as a liquid highlighter because it builds to such a fabulous luminosity. It’s easy to see why it’s such a beloved product, the primer gives such an instant radiance to the skin that looks so healthy, it’s almost too good to be true.

Which radiant primers are you loving?

Love, Kate xo