8 foundations for glowing skin

Looking for a foundation that will brighten and add radiance to your skin? Whether it's the inclusion of light-diffusing particles or an injection of H2O, these glow-giving foundations hold the secret.

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1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

Armani Luminous Silk

Lightweight, buildable and blurring, Luminous Silk is often regarded as the crème de la crème. Expect medium coverage that brightens and smooths, but still allows the best bits of your skin to shine through.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £44


2. Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation


A healthy, radiant glow in a bottle; Charlotte Tilbury’s latest foundation is your does-it-all base. Medium coverage, smoothing and glowing, it’s a moisturising foundation fit for any occasion.

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation, £39


3. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation


There’s no need to forego coverage in favour of glow. This NARS foundation combines full cover with infusions of raspberry, apple and watermelon for all-day hydration and radiance.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, £39


4. Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow 16hr Foundation


Looking for a great all-rounder? This Guerlain foundation may be the one. Made from naturally derived ingredients, including red algae and white cocoa bean extracts, it leaves skin glowing while strengthening its natural barrier and protecting from pollution.

Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow 16hr Foundation,£44


5. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation


This cult base from Bobbi Brown is a firm favourite for those that want a lightweight formula with good coverage. It contains reflective optic ingredients to create an even skin tone and leave skin looking bright and radiant.

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation, £38


6. Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Foundation


The presence of Vitamin C in this formula has created a foundation-moisturiser hybrid that encourages skin to glow on its own after prolonged wear. Combined with luminising pigments, it will leave your skin looking dewy and radiant.

Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup, £32


7. Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation


Looking for a long-lasting foundation that isn’t a traditional matte formula? Well, here it is. Dior’s Forever Skin Glow foundation has some serious lasting-power, with medium to full coverage and a satin-glowy finish.

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation, £48


8. Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation


With its water-based formula, this Shiseido foundation is deeply hydrating. Despite its lightweight feel, it offers flawless coverage with a super-charged dewy glow.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation, £39