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Until we have the budget to hire an assistant to mist us with Evian spray all day, our surest way to get a dewy, youthful, just-got-back-from-the-spa look is—drumroll, please—a luminizing primer.

Whether applied under foundation or solo, the light-reflecting liquid seriously takes off five, even ten years. We’ve found five great options for five different skin concerns—so go ahead, take off the last couple years (minus whatever retirement savings you racked up). 

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DermStore

BEST NATURAL BEAUTY OPTION

This formula swaps silicones for coconut alkalines, which apparently means all the smoothing and moisturizing effects without the synthetics. 

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer ($36)

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Murad

BEST FOR SUN PROTECTION

With SPF 30, you can prevent aging as you mask it. Genius.

Murad Invisiblur Skin Perfecting Shield ($65)

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Smashbox

BEST FOR DRY SKIN

Hyaluronic acid and shea butter pack a one-two moisturizing punch in this formula.

Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer ($39)

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Target

BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

At just $5 a tube, consider this mineral-infused gel your gateway drug to the world of glow.

e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer ($5)

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Charlotte Tilbury

BEST FOR FIRMING UP SKIN

We’re not totally sure what active peptides are, but if Kate Moss’s makeup artist says they stimulate collagen, we’re in.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer ($55)

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