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, £42

 


2. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear

NARS Radiant Longwear

There's no need to forgo 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, £35

 


3. Guerlain L'Essential

Guerlain L'Essential

This year's must-try foundation? This groundbreaking formula from Guerlain. 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'Essential Foundation, £44

 


4. YSL All-In-One-Glow

Guerlain Abeille Royale

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

YSL All-In-One-Glow Foundation, £34

 


5. Dior Forever Skin Glow

Dior Forever Skin Glow

Dior's iconic Forever Foundation now comes in Skin Glow. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, this includes rose hip extract and a pansy extract to give you that coveted radiant finish without wreaking havoc on your complexion.

Dior Forever Skin Glow, £37

 


6. Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder

Formulated with pseudo-ceramides to keep skin hydrated and a botanical alternative to retinol to help fight wrinkles, this lightweight foundation will give you glowing skin as well as improving its texture over time.

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder, £34

 


7. Clinique Even Better Glow

Clinique Even Better Glow

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, £28

 


8. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear

Clinique Even Better Glow

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, £32