I love glowing products. I’m all for layering several highlighters to get my strobe on. One way to start off with a luminous base is to use a highlighting primer. I have two such primers in my collection: Becca Backlight Priming Filter and Dior Glow Maximizer Primer. The Becca primer retails for $38 for 1 oz, while the Dior sells for $42 for 1 oz.
In terms of consistency, Dior is a little thicker, although both are fairly thick.
The Becca primer is a little bit creamier; I have slight struggles to blend Dior, although Becca is not that much easier.
Finally, that glow. Dior is darker and a more yellow gold, while Becca is a light, almost champagne gold. The Dior one reflects the light a little more.
The Becca primer seems to be more targeted to adding luminosity to dry skin, while Dior is used to strictly add glow without adding hydration. However, with my super dry skin, I feel the Becca primer is not enough to add hydration to my skin either. Furthermore, both primers accentuate any pores I have on my cheeks (which are generally not noticeable). I cannot say if either actually help prolong the life of my makeup, although both help give my foundation a luminous finish, with Dior being slightly more luminous.
I don’t love to use either as a primer on their own. I generally mix with the ultra-hydrating Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum. Both can also be used to mix with foundation, or on top of makeup, which is how I prefer to use them.
I love the idea of a highlighting primer; however, neither the Becca nor Dior primer is perfect for my dry skin. They both give my foundation a luminous finish, but they are not effective as primers for me. Perhaps the Becca would be effective for someone with less dry skin than me, and the Dior is great for some serious glow. I will continue to mix with more hydrating primers and/or layer with or over foundation.