Price & Size: $12.95 for 0.68 oz / 19 ml
As the name suggests, this is a brightening primer. On a good skin day, I will put this on over my sunscreen, throw on some mascara and lip tint and call it a day.
Packaging: The primer comes with a pump dispenser, which is a hygienic distribution but will lose some product in the bottom of the container. One or two pumps is sufficient to cover my face. Pro tip: shake the container for a few seconds before using the pump. Sometimes if I haven’t used it for a while the product will separate.
Formula: I tend to wear BB creams and light coverage foundation so I still see the “lumi” quality coming through. Under a medium to full coverage foundation, it loses most of its brightening quality. While the brightening quality does offer some light diffusion which smoothes skin, it offers little pore filling or long wear properties. I will tend to wear it over my NYX pore filler silicone based primer and under my BB cream or foundation.
My favorite thing about it is how it looks in your hand. Living up to the word “magic” in its name, the product looks like liquid mercury or something out of Harry Potter. I’ve included a true swatch of this product at the bottom next to the swatches from the contour palette.