No one does dewy, glowing skin like the Koreans do. To them, it’s a fact of life (and skincare). But for those of us have yet to embrace the full 10-step K-beauty routine, well, there are shortcuts.

Behold, 5 glow-getting primers you can wear alone or under makeup. All from beloved SoKo beauty brands, these bases will boost your radiance to the max. Just in time for the gifting season, put them on your wishlists!

1. Heimish Artless Glow Base SPF50+, P1,099 True to its name, this light-reflecting makeup base will have you glowing like fairy lights. It’s made with rosehip fruit, peppermint extract, and SPF 50+, to boot. Combine the reflective properties with a hydrating formula, and your skin winds up with a subtle pearl-like sheen. TBH, the packaging alone is enough to convince us to try it!

Shop it here.

2. Dearberry Play Choux, now on sale at P432 (limited time only) Battling oily skin? Stay shine-free but look dewy at once with this water-based gel primer. Its formula is mild and lightweight, so it won’t trigger sebum production. Plus, it lends the skin a soft, natural highlight. Just take your pick from three variants: Apple to cancel out redness, Peach for rosy pink undertones, or Lemon to get champagne-radiance.

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3. Banila Co. Prime Primer Hydrating, P1,090 If you’re dull and dry, this hydrating blend will bring vitality back to your skin. Mind you, boosting moisture is only one of its many benefits! With a gorgeous satin finish, it blurs the appearance of patches and creates the illusion of silken skin. Sold!

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4. DewyTree Pure Veil Pearl Cream, P949 Ever wish you could carry a ring light with you at all times? Well, here’s the next best thing. This pearlescent primer does everything good lighting does: it brightens your complexion, adds dewiness without shine, and blurs blemishes with its soft-focus finish. You can even use it as a liquid highlighter! Twice the glow for the price of one.

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5. Aery Jo Moisture Glow Primer, now on sale at P715 (limited time only) Seeking a head-turning type of radiance? This illuminating liquid is the one you’ve been looking for. According to one customer, there’s “no need for highlighter” when you’ve got a layer of this on your face. It’s infused with oil-controlling powders, too, which means its ideal for local weather. You get the perfect balance between a soft-matte finish and mega-watt luminosity.

Shop it here.

Ready, set, glow!

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