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Next to applying a nightly sheet mask or walking around misting ourselves with Evian, Palm Springs-style, the quickest way to that dewy, youthful look (not oily, but glowing) is to use a luminizing primer. Applied under foundation or on otherwise naked skin, its light-reflecting formula instantly takes off five to ten years. There’s one for every skin type…so say goodbye to the last few years (except for the fun parts).

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Soap   Glory Hocus Focus los angeles beauty

Best for Dull Skin

Wear it under makeup or alone for barely-there glow.

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus ($15)

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer los angeles beauty

Best to Hide Pores

This slightly pink, not-too-heavy lotion makes you look like you’ve got a light post-exercise flush. But without any exertion. So yeah, we love this one.

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer ($22)

Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer los angeles beauty

Best for Dry Skin

Made to keep makeup from sliding off actors’ faces during long days on set, this formula contains hyaluronic acid and shea butter. Places!

Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer ($39)

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer los angeles beauty
Charlotte Tilbury

Best for Firming Up Skin

Not only are you getting a radiant, slightly peachy complexion from Kate Moss’s makeup artist, but you’re also improving sagging skin thanks to active peptides…whatever those are.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer ($55)

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield los angeles beauty

Best for Sun-Sensitive Skin

You’re paying a little more, but this dermatologist brand minimizes fine lines and wrinkles while protecting you from UVA and UVB damage. We can’t resist a two-in-one.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield ($65)

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