When it comes to my base look, I'm all about the dewy complexion. My skin naturally swings between being normal to dry, depending on how well I keep up my moisturising routine and how much, how little water I've drank that week, (but that's another story.) Due to this fact, I find that I'm always on the look out for the Glow Getters. Products designed to give you a bit of oompf in the fresh-faced glow department. More often than not, my stash tends to consist of creamy highlighters infused with all kinds of spangle; however when I spied this staring up at me from the L'Oreal counter, I knew I had to try it out.
Upon first swatch, the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer is a little scary looking, but don't let that put you off. It does look very shiny/glossy and I did slightly recoil when I first saw it, but when paired with foundation, it isn't as, 'in your face' I promise.
In terms of being a primer, I'm not entirely sure I would market it as such. It doesn't increase the longevity of my make up at all really or even out my skin tone, reduce the appearance of pores etc.
After several days of playing around with it, I hit the jackpot. This 'primer' mixed with my foundation on my hand before being applied to my face; produces heavenly results. It gave even my dull foundations a new lease of life. For days when I'm feeling in need of some extra glow, I've even been dabbing this on top of my foundation using a sponge. Particularly in the usual highlighting spots - along the cheekbones, sweeping across my forehead and down my nose. It's so simple and easy to use. Despite looking a bit OTT upon first swatch, it settles beautifully into the skin.
Oily-skinned girls, I'd give this one a miss, but if you fall on the drier side of the fence, or just love a dewy complexion, I'd definitely recommend the Lumi Magique. Primer, no... Glow Getter, absolutely!