illuminating face primer

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for illuminating face primer.

Face primer is a makeup base that helps you get a smooth, even surface for your foundation. It's also an important step in the application of any foundation or BB cream product. Here are some great options for illuminating face primers.


I have dry combo skin and usually love a heavily moisturizing primer or a very thin illuminating primer. this one is thicker in consistency to a serum-like primer and sort of feels like a moisturizer which i love so. it makes my skin plump and feels a bit tacky which helps my makeup last all day. i’ve used it for about a week straight now and it’s moved to my everyday makeup drawer and replaced my milk hydro grip!!! ...My only complaint is that the bottle isn't bigger. It's illuminating by giving your skin that healthy, hydrated glow. ...Natural Glow Primer

What it is: An illuminating primer that preps skin for smooth makeup application and gives soothing hydration and radiance for up to eight hours.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Olive Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Vitamin E

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, and formaldehyde-releasing agents.

What Else You Need to Know: The hybrid, water-gel formula features MAC Cosmetics’s Moisture-Reserve Technology with good-for-skin ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and glycerin to help hydrate skin immediately.


This is the best primer!...I love this illuminating and natural primer...but I love all of the Juice products!...My favourite green/non-toxic/organic primer...This is the best glowing primer I have found, not sure if it extends the longevity of my makeup but it for sure illuminates.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A lightweight primer formulated with coconut alkanes in an antioxidant-rich, organic base of botanical juices infused with an age-defying serum.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
Phyto Pigments Illuminating Primer is formulated to illuminate skin, smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and blur imperfections for a flawless complexion and naturally beautiful radiance. It hydrates skin and controls oil with coconut alkanes and organic glycerin.


It great as a Wear alone on bare skin for daily moisturizer or apply this illuminating primer after your skincare routine as a makeup primer it as a stand alone moisturizer. ...Amazing Primer! Leave you glowing & hydrated!...This is an amazing primer and moisturizer. I use it on my no-makeup days and it even blends so well with my nu bare skin tint.

What it is: A 24 hour priming moisturizer with shea butter and vegetal glycerin to achieve a glowy skin look with or without makeup.


The only type of banana I like is this banana bright face primer from olehenriksen. It’s both hydrating and illuminating! ...Dewy Primer...This primer overall is a nice illuminating primer and gives a nice dewy effect.

What it is: A vitamin C-infused, illuminating face primer with banana powder-inspired pigments that delivers instant radiance while improving and extending makeup wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Helps target visible signs of aging.
- Banana Powder-inspired Pigments : Instantly illuminate.
- Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps nourish and condition skin; also helps stabilize the vitamin C in the formula.

MAKE UP FOR EVERColor Correcting Step 1 Primers

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424729

Color: Yellowness Neutralizer (purple) - light to medium skin with discoloration & sallowness

597 Reviews


This is my absolute favorite primer. My skin glows! It helps my makeup to stay on even longer and prevents it from caking up in crease lines. ...If you have pale skin and are looking for a primer to help illuminate your face and make up routine, I highly recommend the MUFE Step 1 primer in the tone Fresh Brightener!

What it is: A color-correcting primer that delivers an even complexion and radiant-looking skin that lasts all day.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know:
Even your complexion with this color-correcting primer, which reduces dullness. Packed with ginseng, this illuminating formula adds radiance and hydration, corrects skin tone for up to 24 hours, and is ideal for fair to light skin tones with sallowness.


This illuminating primer is amazing. Rich and creamy and gives that perfect natural glow....this pearl finish is not glittery or blinding, it is as natural as you can get, it just gives a youthful, dewy glow, in a perfect gel texture. using it a a base works great, but i love also mixing it with foundation or using it as a highlight for the most natural glow. hype this thing up !!

What it is: A cream-gel primer that offers a soft and radiant glow enhanced by delicate pearls.

What Else You Need to Know: Fresh and luminous, this cream-gel primer glides on smoothly and melts upon contact with the skin, offering a soft and radiant glow enhanced by delicate pearls in one universal shade.


Definitely expected more with a name like 'illuminating'. There are just so many more out there that really provide a great glow - this isn't one of those...This does exactly what it states. It illuminates! Highly recommend. Make up goes on like butter after.

What it is: A primer that smooths skin for even makeup application and improves skin’s radiance.



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Skin-Perfecting Complex: Blend of rose extracts that work to moisturize, protect, and smooth skin.
- Porcelain Flower: Promotes long-term radiance.
- Encapsulated Luminous Pearls: Provide light reflection on skin for natural radiance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know:


Photo Finish Illuminate Glow Primer...I’ve always loved smashbox and this illuminate Glow primer is nothing short of miraculous!!

What it is: A visibly radiant primer that delivers a bright-, healthy-looking glow while defending skin and perfecting makeup.

Finish: Radiant

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silkscreen Complex (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Probiotic Extract, Vitamins, and Algae): Nourishes, visibly balances, and defends skin.
- Passion Fruit: Supports a strong skin barrier.
- Super-fine Peachy-Gold Pearls: Visibly illuminate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.


The finish makes my skin very radiant with a subtle glow. It glows through my foundation without looking like I'm super dewy which I prefer. ...A very good primer!...I use the Météorites Baby Glow Sheer Liquid Foundation on top of this pearl primer and it gives me a healthy glow all day long.

What it is:
A color-correcting and radiance-boosting primer.

What it does:
Météorites Primer smooths and color-corrects your skin tone for a radiant complexion. Infused with a delicate violet scent, it’s formulated with Guerlain’s signature Stardust Technology: a unique complex encapsulating a celestial powder that transforms light invisible to the naked eye into visible and soft-focus perfecting light to blur imperfections and provide exceptional radiance.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaEaze Drop'lit All-Over Glow Enhancer

Size: 1.22 fl oz / 36 mL·ITEM: 2590099

Color: Pink Pearl - opalescent glow for light skin tones

263 Reviews


For the natural glows!!...It really is a natural glow primer with skin benefits! It works amazing with Eaze Drop I didn’t really like at first but these two together are bomb it’s not glittery or oily or sticky this is amazing for my combo skin...So hydrating, love the glow...It’s easy to apply and it looks very even on my face. I love when my face glows. I definitely enjoy using this!

What it is: A visible-glow enhancer with skin-loving ingredients for natural-looking illumination.

Coverage: Light



Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This all-over-visible-glow enhancer has a lightweight, sheer formula that visibly hydrates, brightens, and reduces pores immediately and all day. You can wear it three ways: alone, mixed with foundation for a soft-looking glow, or as a hydrating base to extend makeup wear.

Clinical Results: In a consumer study:
- 100% agreed it made their skin look brighter
- 100% agreed it instantly made their skin feel more nourish

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“The gold flakes are very subtle. Looks great on my dark skin tone. You need very little makeup once this is applied. ”
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“For that, I’ll stick with either the too faced plump primer or the dior dream skin. I did give it to my brother who is a drag Queen”