It is actually a primer but I bought it because I wanted to use it as a highlighter. It is a great highlighter too. I put some on my sponge and dab it on my forehead, cheek bones, chin and on the bridge of my nose. It is much more effective highlighter than YSL complexion enchancer 2. I look fresh but not glittery! But it is also more drying for my already normal-dry-combination skin than YSL one. I was using it every day on top of my foundation and under my powder. After 4 days I noticed my skin getting itchy and irritated on my forehead. Knowing my skin I know that my forehead always reacts first. I stopped using this and my skin was fine again. I would recommend this product for someone who is more oily skinned. These days I like to use powder highlighters or simply a champagne-colored or light pink eye shadow as one.