I've proclaimed my love for dewy skin in many a post, but in the past, I've had a lot of difficulty finding radiance-boosting products that actually live up to their reputation.
You see, the majority of glow-giving primers and highlighters seem to be chock-full o'glitter, which doesn't quite give the desired 'lit from within' effect... more the not-so-coveted greasy, disco ball one.
I've previously dabbled with a couple of Benefit's highlighter offerings (Moon Beam and Watts Up!), but found them to be a tad too glittery for daytime wear... which is why I'm glad to have discovered L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer (£9.99) - I've heard on the beauty grapevine that this product is a firm favourite of Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh, and I can understand why.
This primer has an ultra-light, pearlescent and shimmery (but not glittery... there is a difference!) formula that blends seamlessly into the skin to give a hint of glow and radiance.
I've tried using this products in a couple of ways - L'Oréal Paris advise this to be used either as primer underneath foundation or mixed into your foundation and applied all over the face. I've never been one to follow the rules when it comes to beauty, so I tried using it after applying foundation, and buffed a small amount into the high points (brow and cheek bones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow) of the face using a Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I personally prefer using my method of application, as I like having the illusion of defined cheekbones and glowing cheeks (to say my skin is quite dull-looking would be a bit of a an understatement...) rather than an all-over sheen.
If you are a fellow beauty nerd, you may have seen lots of bloggers raving about highlighters like the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector and MAC Strobe Cream. Lumi Magique is pretty much an exact dupe of both the Becca and MAC offerings, with the final cherry-and-sprinkles on the cake being it's so much cheaper than the pair of them... hey, if Lumi Magique good enough for Millie Mackintosh, then it's sure as hell good enough for me!
What's your favourite glow-giving beauty product?