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I Put Dior’s Forever Glow Maximizer to the Test and These Are My Results

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Dior have recently launched their new Dior Forever Glow Maximizers, consisting of seven shades which should ‘brighten and enhance the complexion with a spectacular, instant and long lasting glow’. The product is a multi-use liquid highlighter, that can be used as a bronzer, blush, eyeshadow and highlight. 

From reviewing the shade collection, I would say the shades are split into three blush and bronzing shades and four highlighting shades. In order to put the product truly to the test I have picked up a bronzing shade, in the colour Bronze and a lighter highlighter shade, in the colour Gold. 

 

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Packaging and application 

First up let’s discuss the packaging. As always with Dior it’s beautiful. The bottles feel weighty in your hands and with it being clear means you can easily see how much product is left.

Top tip: if you order directly from Dior Beauty, you get two complimentary samples of other products on offer and complimentary gift wrapping which makes the product feel even more luxurious.   

 

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The products have a doe foot applicator (angled and flat on the side) which allow for easier application to your face due to you being able to measure the amount of product you are applying, as opposed to packaging where you must squeeze the product out, for example the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wands. 

                                         


The Bronze shade

The Bronze shade is the darkest shade in the range and can be used as a bronzer or eyeshadow. The shade is a deep colour when initially placed on the skin but blends out rather sheer, which allows you to build up the product nicely to your desired colour.

The formula is very smooth and once applied it did not accentuate pores or texture, but of course, it is important to keep your skin well hydrated prior to application. 

 

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The Bronze shade is great on its own and for everyday use. A highlighter isn’t necessary as the glow from the product itself is substantial.

As this is a multi-use product I used this shade on my eyes as well; I would recommend placing the product on the back of your hand and dipping a blending brush into the product and then applying it to your eyes. This distributed the right amount of product across the lid as I found going directly with the applicator applied too much product initially.

The product blended out like a dream and was very buildable, this shade is great for an everyday wash of colour on the lids but could easily be built up to a more dramatic evening look with additional eyeliner. 

 


The Gold shade 

The next shade I picked up was Gold, a gorgeous warm toned gold, perfect as a highlighter!

I placed the product on the top of my cheekbones, down my nose and above my cupids bow. For better results I would recommend blending out this product using your fingers as I found that brushes picked up a lot of the pigment. 

 

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The product provides a natural glow to the skin, it’s not heavily pigmented and therefore I feel works much better as a highlighter rather than a blush. I would not wear this product as a blush as I prefer to inject a bit more colour into my cheeks, and there are some great shades in the collection which I believe would work well as a blush such as the shade peachy.

Likewise, the shade as an eyeshadow would not be as impactful as some of the other shades in the collection but could look great used as an inner corner highlight or brow bone highlight. 

The shade would look great layered under foundation for that extra glow on those minimal makeup days. This paired with just a foundation provides such a natural radiance to the skin. 

 


Wearability throughout the day

I have combination skin and genuinely feel like cream products last longer on my skin than matt products. I have put the products to the test and worn them all day, applying at around 7am in the morning and the results below are at around 6pm in the evening.

The finish got noticeably dewier as the day went by, but it did not separate or get patchy on the skin. I was really impressed with the Bronze shade which lasted the full 11 hours with minimal creasing on my eyelids. 

 


Worth your money?

The price is hefty at £36 in the UK and $45 in the US, but you really do feel like you are buying a luxury piece of makeup, from the packaging to the delivery service Dior Beauty provides. 

The applicator is easily one of the best on the market that I have tried, it is easy to apply and will not leak all over your makeup bag. It is great to be able to see how much product you have left and looks beautiful on display on a dressing room table. 

I will say the Bronze shade is a more versatile shade than the gold, you can use it as a luminous bronzer and as a wash of colour on the eyes. You could easily pop it in your handbag and change up your look from day to night to suit after work plans, which I really like. The longevity of the product also makes it easy to layer and top up over the course of the day. 

 


The takeaway

If you love a luminous natural makeup look than you cannot go wrong with this Dior creation, which creates beautiful long-lasting results.

The shade range is inclusive, the products have longevity and all in all, I think it is a lovely product which will become a staple in many people’s makeup bags.

 

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Jessica Hirst is a qualified journalist based in North Yorkshire, UK. She is passionate about the beauty industry, constantly immersing herself within the latest news and trends. She loves to try out all the new immersive in-store beauty experiences and is an expert when it comes to new technology within the beauty industry.

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