PSA: Makeup Artists Hoard This Korean Primer for Ethereal Glass Skin

VDL primer U.S. launch
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Scrolling through celebrity makeup artist Nam Vo's Instagram account is to a beauty lover as staring at a slice of six-layer chocolate cake is to a sugar addict—intoxicating and irresistible, especially if you're a beauty lover who takes a special interest in cultivating impossibly glowing skin. But really, impossible. Until now. Because as of today, Vo's Korean glow-inducing primer of choice (alongside two others!) is officially available in the United States for $26. American beauty lovers, meet VDL; VDL, meet American beauty lovers. (We're about to buy you out.)

VDL primers
Courtesy of VDL

Created "for the dreamers by the dreamers," VDL is "celebrating the ideas and artistry that makeup can offer," as cited in a press release for the launch.

"VDL's mission is to create a sensual and animated makeup world to arouse the senses and unleash your innermost desires to be who you want to be," the statement outlines. Therefore, it might not be all too surprising the brand has so far made a name for itself as Korea's "top-selling makeup brand." Reportedly, more brand staples are to follow, but for now, the launch is exclusive to VDL's three, award-winning primers favorited, as mentioned, by glow-inducing genius Nam Vo. (As Allure reported yesterday, it's her go-to step for creating a ridiculously radiant finish.)

Our takeaway? The primers will gift skin with the ethereal "glass" look of makeup lovers' dreams. Keep scrolling for a more intimate introduction to the three pore changers. 

VDL Lumilayer Primer $26

According to Allure, this original primer from VDL is Vo's elixir of choice when priming her model and celebrity clientele.

"Vo's favorite of the trio is the Lumilayer Primer Original. She starts off by brushing it onto the high points of the face for a technique she calls 'underpainting.' Then, she applies foundation over it. Next, she taps it onto the same areas as before to create a base for powder highlighter," the publication reports. 

Imparting a pearlescent finish and an ultra-smooth texture, it's formulated with the brand's Lumilayer Prismatic Pearls, thus encouraging your foundation and makeup to play harder for longer. 

VDL Lumilayer Primer Fresh $26

For a more hydrating option, this sparkly iteration is the quintessential pick if you're looking for a rejuvenating glow. According to the brand, 70% of the formulation is designed to deliver skin-relieving moisture. 

VDL Satin Veil Primer $26

Last but not least, if you're in the market for a more subtle glow (aka satiny not sparkly) this rose oil– and prune water–infused version is great for a featherweight feel and a ridiculously smooth finish. 

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