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?


  1. Zazie Bibi
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:04 am

    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' 🙂

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:10 am

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

    Makeup by Candlelight

  3. Anya
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:21 am

    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

  4. Jessie
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:22 am

    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.

  5. Rachel
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:23 am

    definitely need to try this, it sounds amazing!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  6. Brittany Seel
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:34 am

    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

  7. Life of Verity
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:38 am

    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

    11 Feb 2014 / 9:40 am

    Looks gorgeous!

  9. Sara Chergui
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:42 am

    Looking all lovely !

  10. beauty visions
    11 Feb 2014 / 10:04 am

    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

  11. BlondeTeaParty
    11 Feb 2014 / 10:20 am

    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

  12. sarazbeautytonic
    11 Feb 2014 / 10:20 am

    it actually looks better on you than 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..

  13. beautyincrisis
    11 Feb 2014 / 10:40 am

    Great review!! It sounds amazing product and just got it in my wishlist 😉
    You look flawless


  14. Marlenne
    11 Feb 2014 / 10:51 am

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

  15. sophiesmakeupblog
    11 Feb 2014 / 11:05 am

    It sounds lovely!


  16. Shlaya92
    11 Feb 2014 / 11:14 am

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

  17. Biancarosa
    11 Feb 2014 / 11:20 am

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

    Biancarosa // xoxo

  18. Stephanie Tang
    11 Feb 2014 / 11:28 am

    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.
    Stephanie | Love, August

  19. Rachel brown
    11 Feb 2014 / 11:56 am

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

    Rachel |ascottishrose

  20. Julie M
    11 Feb 2014 / 12:01 pm

    Great review, I really like your blog!

  21. Emily Allen
    11 Feb 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I love the sound of this thanks for sharing, I hate silicone feeling glitter filled primers 🙂


  22. Lucy Makes Up
    11 Feb 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Love the brown winged liner! you have very lovely skin

  23. Lillian ParisianToBe
    11 Feb 2014 / 12:54 pm

    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 |

  24. Maddy
    11 Feb 2014 / 2:20 pm

    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

  25. sofia grigoriadou
    11 Feb 2014 / 2:20 pm


  26. annie.
    11 Feb 2014 / 2:52 pm

    This definitely sounds like something I would like, I should try it out!

    annie |

  27. Saffy Needham
    11 Feb 2014 / 3:49 pm

    It looks so nice, I would love to try it! 🙂

  28. Katie Z
    11 Feb 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Ive been looking for a primer just like this for the Winter months.

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    BlogLovin' : Katie Loves

  29. Almeida
    11 Feb 2014 / 4:44 pm

    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!

  30. Hope Butler
    11 Feb 2014 / 4:45 pm

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

  31. Megan
    11 Feb 2014 / 5:27 pm

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

  32. Bunny. I ♡
    11 Feb 2014 / 5:48 pm

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


  33. Nicola
    11 Feb 2014 / 6:40 pm

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

    Nicola xx

  34. Mélane x
    11 Feb 2014 / 7:25 pm

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

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

  35. cupcakesandskirts
    11 Feb 2014 / 7:47 pm

    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!


  36. Michelle
    11 Feb 2014 / 7:56 pm

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

  37. Megan
    11 Feb 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Gorgeous, your skin is so lovely and flawless!

  38. Natassa
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Great review !!! It looks really nice 🙂

  39. Eleri Roberts
    11 Feb 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Loving the look of this! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  40. Laura Crawford
    12 Feb 2014 / 12:42 am

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

  41. Celina
    12 Feb 2014 / 1:02 am

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

  42. Tiff
    12 Feb 2014 / 1:27 pm

    This Dior product looks so great!!!!!

  43. Serendipitous
    13 Feb 2014 / 12:22 am

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

  44. Simplybeautifulelegant
    13 Feb 2014 / 1:34 pm

    great post!

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  46. falafelwaffle
    14 Feb 2014 / 11:30 am

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

  47. Amalie Elizabeth
    16 Feb 2014 / 10:35 am

    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


  48. Dannii Ofe
    17 Feb 2014 / 8:04 pm

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

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