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The Review: Dior Glow Maximizer

It's incredibly rare that a primer makes it's way onto this little corner of the interwebs. My skin holds a base fairly well throughout the day, so I don't feel the need to use them every single day for that purpose. Saying that, I'd been meaning to try out an illuminating primer for a while now (my winter skin is forever lacking in the lustre department), and was weighing up splashing out on the Laura Mercier or Kevyn Aucoin offerings when I saw Anna's post on the Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer.

Needless to say it was bumped to the top of my wish list - I swear that girl could sell me ice during an ice age... But there's a reason for that. The review was spot on and it was exactly what I've been looking for - a primer with some serious glow. There's nothing subtle about this one. It packs so much glow that not only can I use it as a primer, but a highlighter too. Most days I tend to layer it on under tinted moisturisers, or mix it in with heavier coverage foundations to balance things out a little.

I'm wearing it mixed with the YSL Youth Liberator above, but this morning I found out that it works best with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk out of all my foundations. Out of all my tinted moisturisers it works best with the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser, giving the freshest and healthiest looking skin I've ever seen - even people at work noticed! On the odd day where I need a little extra glow on top, I pop a tiny amount onto the back of my hand and tap it over the high points of my face with my fingers.

And the best bit? No greasy or silicone feel, no glitter, just some serious glow. Did I mention I like it?
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49 comments

  1. This sounds so amazing! Not really that into primers, but i love the idea of the ones that make your face look nice and 'glowy' :)

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  2. I tried this a few weeks ago and it's lovely and definitely worth investing in :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  3. I'm always skeptical about primers, they never seem to actually do anything for me! Although, Dior is my favourite brand so I may have to give this little wonder a test x

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  4. I'm usually not a fan of primers because they either break me out or make me look like an oil slick. I have to admit I haven't tried many of them because I pretty much figured they would all have the same effect. I'm not prepared to spend this much on a primer but maybe I can get a sample somewhere and see what gives. It looks great on you, that's for sure.

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  5. definitely need to try this, it sounds amazing!

    Rachel x
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  6. Sounds gorgeous :) I'm always wary of illuminators because I have oily skin and I don't like to make it look even worse! But the non-greasy formula could have me sold on this :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  7. Seems gorgeous, wondering if this would work if you had oily skin because it's glowy? Look amazing on you though xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  8. Looks gorgeous!

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  9. Looking all lovely !
    Sara,
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  10. I've found my ideal primer a couple of months ago when I let the lady at the Laura Mercier counter talk me into theirs. I love how smooth the gel formula makes my foundation look and feel. This Dior primer sounds very promising and it looks great on you! xx

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  11. Sounds rather spectacular! I'm not into primers but this sounds amazing! I'm all for getting my glow on! Have you tried the Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminizer? It's absolutely gorgeous mixed in with foundation or tinted moisturisers. Fab post! x

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  12. it actually looks better on you than anna..it looked lil shiny in the picture on anna...but i just wanna ask if this works well for combination skin.cuz my nose and cheeks get greasy after a while..

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  13. Great review!! It sounds amazing product and just got it in my wishlist ;-)
    You look flawless

    xoxo
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  14. Looks really good, it's permanent in the Dior line so I save up to buy one!

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  15. Aaaah, this has been on wishlist forever! I hope they release it internationally!

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  16. Sounds like a great primer, your skin looks so lovely!

    Biancarosa // xoxo

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  17. I picked this up when the spring collection first launched as well and it's lovely! It doesn't make me look too oily either which is always a problem I have, since I have oily skin.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  18. I think this will be,being purchased next pay day!

    Rachel |ascottishrose

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  19. Great review, I really like your blog!

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  20. I love the sound of this thanks for sharing, I hate silicone feeling glitter filled primers :)

    EmmiHearts

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  21. Love the brown winged liner! you have very lovely skin

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  22. This looks gorgeous, Suzie; except, how could anything not on that face! My face, obviously, hates makeup and I always have to use a primer. *Grabs wishlist*. xo
    Lillian | parisiantobe.com

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  23. Your skin looks amazing on you! If it would make mine look anywhere near as good I definitely need it in my life! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  24. perfect
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  25. This definitely sounds like something I would like, I should try it out!

    annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  26. It looks so nice, I would love to try it! :)
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  27. It sounds like a dream product! I've been experiencing the same issue as you with dull skin so I'm going to add this to my wish list :) Thanks for the post! http://almeidas.se

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  28. This sounds amazing! I have been looking for good primers for a while. On the top of my wish list!! H x

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  29. I very rarely use primers, but this sounds like one I could easily slip into my everyday routine :) brilliant review, sweetie x

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  30. This sounds amazing! I need a new glowly primer in my life since the UK's weather is so depressing, this sounds perfect xx

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  31. This sounds absolutely perfect, and your skin looks lovely! Can't wait to try this out!

    Nicola xx

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  32. Haha you sound very enthusiastic, I will pop this on my wishlist!

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

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  33. I love glow maximising primers and its so important to read good reviews like this one before spending so much money on them, even if its a good one!

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    xx

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  34. this sounds lovely! i've been trying out the Chanel de Blanc and absolutely loving its results!

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  35. Gorgeous, your skin is so lovely and flawless!

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  36. Great review !!! It looks really nice :)

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  37. I need this in my life! I agree, Anna is my enabler..

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  38. This sounds lovely! I'll definitely have to take a look at this. Dior definitely makes some lovely products.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  39. This Dior product looks so great!!!!!

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  40. I've been eyeing this up too, think it definitly needs to get bumped to the top of my list

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  41. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  42. This blog is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I'm a primer addict, and this sounds amazing!

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  44. Great review, im not really a primer gall but i must admit this product is drawing me in!!

    Just did a review on Chanel bronzer check it out

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    xxxx

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  45. You've definitely sold this to me. Keep me away from a dior counter...

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