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The Dior Forever Glow Maximizer has been making waves on TikTok and Instagram. This liquid highlighter offers a luminous glow with ultra-fine pearly pigments for a smooth finish.

But at £36, this highlighter is quite expensive. Is the viral Dior Forever Glow Maximizer worth the hype, or do more affordable drugstore highlighters provide the same effect? I share my honest thoughts, swatches, and a makeup look using the highlighter in this review.

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About the Dior Forever Glow Maximizer

The Dior Forever Glow Maximizer is a liquid highlighter that claims to enhance the complexion with an instant and long-lasting glow. It’s formulated with ultra-fine luminous pearly pigments for a healthy lit-from-within radiance. It promises seamless blending. The large doe foot applicator deposits the right amount of product for intuitive application.

There are 7 shades available. Ranging from a pearly white and nude shimmer to a warm bronze and glowy peach, this multi-use product can be worn as a highlighter, blush, bronzer, or even an eyeshadow. It can be worn alone or as a luminous topper over makeup.

It costs £36 for 11ml.

Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Rosy swatch

I did a swatch on the back of my hand (below) to capture the shade and glow of the Dior Forever Glow Maximizer highlighter. This swatch was done on my bare hand, without primer. I own the shade Rosy, which is a mid-toned warm pink.

Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Rosy swatch

The shade is stunning! This is a blush and highlighter in one, as it offers the pretty pink tone of a blush with the shimmering radiance of a highlighter. I love versatile makeup products like these, as they’re super convenient to apply. The swatch was very smooth too.

Dior Forever Glow Maximizer makeup look

No makeup review would be complete without a makeup look! Here’s what the Dior Forever Glow Maximizer in Rosy looks like on my face. For this makeup look, I applied the highlighter liberally on my cheeks like I would a liquid blush.

This highlighter blush is so pretty. I love the warm rosy tone because it’s super flattering and would work with most makeup looks.

Dior Forever Glow Maximizer review

Overall, I really like the Dior Forever Glow Maximizer.

I love the sleek packaging. It looks expensive and gives boujee vibes. Plus, it’s weighty and feels sturdy, so the bottle won’t smash easily. I’m also obsessed with the large doe foot applicator, as it distributes a good amount of product to the desired area, which equates to easy coverage.

The shade Rosy is right up my street. The warm mid-toned pink works perfectly as a blush on my complexion. It’s flattering, and I love that it provides pearly luminosity without being glittery.

As the pearl particles are tiny, it provides a beautiful smoothing effect, so it doesn’t emphasise any skin texture or dry patches as much as many other blushes and highlighters. This equates to a natural and healthy glow.

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However, the liquid highlighter is a bit too easy to blend. You can easily blend the product away to nothingness if you’re not careful. I’ve done this several times, which resulted in me having to reapply the blush so it was actually visible. So go in with a light hand when blending and apply a little at a time so you can keep control over the application. I find that this product applies the best when blended out with your fingertips.

The Dior Forever Glow Maximizer is fairly pigmented without being OTT. But if you apply too much product, it’s effortless to blend for a more natural finish. Also, the product layers seamlessly, so there’s no worry about the product pilling or going patchy if you want to add more shine.

It lasts fairly well throughout the day but isn’t the most long-lasting. After 8 hours of wear, it fades quite significantly but is still visible. It doesn’t fade unevenly, though, so it still looks flattering.

Rating: 4 stars

I think the Dior Forever Glow Maximizer is worth the hype. The shade range is stunning, the luminosity is healthy and natural, and it blends seamlessly into the skin.

It’s not my fave liquid highlighter/blush, though. I prefer the new Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in Mermaid Glow. I also wouldn’t describe this as a must-try product, but if you purchase it, you won’t be disappointed!