As someone who would describe their skin using words such as dull, dry and lacklustre, I live for the glow... I always go for dewy base products and the freshest looking highlighters to give my complexion a fresh faced, healthy look which helps to disguise my hangups.
With so many options available, I have quite the collection of products, but the ones I have found to give the best results for my skin are highlighting primers. 

Having tried all that I've been able to get my hands on, I have five favourites that I use regularly, some high end, some high street... All amazing.
Starting with the most expensive of the five; Illamasqua Radiance Veil is the thickest and creamiest of the five primers, it's almost like a thick mousse. This is a peachy/gold shade which blends into the skin really evenly, leaving a fresh, dewy glow to my complexion. I feel like any dry, dull areas are disguised and my skin looks at it's best before I've even gone in with any concealer or foundation. 
I tend to stay away from using this allover the face as it's quite intense, but for the cheekbones especially, this is beautiful. For a night out, I mix it with my foundation and then apply allover when I'm going with a heavier makeup look.

L'Oréal Lumi Magic Pure Light Primer is almost holographic before it's blended, and gives a real radiance to the face. I like to use this mainly on the areas of my face that I would highlight as it manages to shine through my foundation, giving what looks like a natural glow to my skin.  
The thin, liquid consistency means that a tiny bit will travel a very long way, and it provides a slightly tacky yet smooth base for my makeup to be applied on top of. 
Lancôme La Base Pro Hydra Glow is the most hydrating of them all, which my dry skin thrives from. It is also the sheerest of the five primers, in a very pale pink colour it leaves a glowy sheen to the skin when applied. Makeup sits beautifully on top of this, and thanks to it moisturising my dry skin as I wear it, I don't suffer from the dreaded separation of makeup around my chin and forehead where my skin is driest.

The newest to my stash is the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer which I could possibly give holy grail status to already, it's THAT good. Its a thick liquid formula which travels a long way, and with a really small amount I can cover my entire face. The primer itself can be worn like a tinted moisturiser on days when you feel as though you don't need a full face of makeup - It gives a lovely, even finish to the skin with that coveted glow.
When worn as a primer, this gives the skin a flawless base to work on with makeup and really holds everything in place throughout the day.

Last, but not least, despite being the cheapest option is the Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter. Although this isn't technically a primer, it can be used as one (as well as using as a highlighter or for mixing in with a matte foundation to add a little bit of luminosity). I have been known to use it in all three ways, but it's using it as a primer that I like the most.
I apply this allover my face before my foundation or concealer and find that this really glows through from beneath my makeup. It has quite a opalescent finish to it, which not only helps to balance the redness I suffer from on my cheeks and chin, but also gives a subtle and natural flash of light to the skin.

Do you use highlighting primers?
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