5.20.2012

Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.


I'd been loyal to my Dior Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer for a long time because I could always count on it to flawlessly mask my under-eye darkness, but when I ran out and was reminded of its $35 price tag, I was suddenly open to trying something new (and a bit cheaper), as I figured I could always go back to my trusty Dior if it didn't turn out well. The candidate that caught my eye the most while I was browsing the aisles of Ulta one day was Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.



I have it in the shade Ivory, and I believe it cost about $8 at Ulta. It comes in a twist-pen packaging with a brush-tip applicator. When you twist the bottom of the pen, it releases the liquid concealer into the middle of the brush. I find that 3 clicks is perfect for covering both of my under-eyes.

Once the product is in the brush, I apply the concealer to my under-eye area directly from the brush. I then follow-up with my Illamasqua Blending Brush 2 to blend it all in, and lately, I've been setting it with Bare Minerals Well Rested.

BEFORE


AFTER

The above "After photo shows the concealer blended in by itself. It hasn't been set with Well Rested or any other powder yet. The concealer has medium to full coverage, but definitely not completely full. I like to use it on its own during the day, but if I'm going out at night, I typically use my Armani Master Corrector underneath this concealer in order to cancel out the darkness around my eyes completely.

I do find it to be quite brightening, but that may also be due to the fact that it's about one shade lighter than my skin tone. I usually wouldn't do that for a concealer I'm using on blemishes or redness, but for under-eye circles, I like to go just a touch lighter as long as it can still look natural. To be honest, assuming you buy a shade that matches your skin color exactly, I'm not sure what is supposed to be "highlighting" about this concealer.

I do experience a bit of creasing with this concealer (and every other concealer I've ever used under my eyes) when used on its own, but I find that setting it with a powder really helps it to last all day with very minimal creasing, even on my oily skin. The concealer itself isn't greasy at all, it feels light on the skin, and it blends with ease.

I would definitely recommend this concealer if you're looking for an affordable, drugstore option for use on under-eye circles/darkness. I'm often underwhelmed by the concealer choices available at the drugstore, which is why I usually stick to higher-end ones, but I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage, lasting power, and blendability of the DreamLumi concealer. If I absolutely had to choose, I'd still go for the Dior Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer for my under-eye area, but I definitely don't mind using this one up at all, especially when it costs less than 1/4 of the price!

I hope this review was helpful!


16 comments:

  1. great review.. i must give it a try

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  2. Great review and it was helpful to me, because I am searching a good under eye concealer. 

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  3. Oh great! I've been looking for a new undereye concealer. My problem is that it always seems to make my eyeliner/mascara smudge a little. I've tried different brands but it's always the same! I'll look into the ones you mentioned and see if I have better luck.

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  4.  very nice  I'll look into the ones you mentioned and see if I have better luck. UK Parcel Delivery

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  5. Looks nice, so much like the L'Oreal LumiMagique wand... And it would be definitely cheaper :)

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  6. I've heard a little chatter about this product too.  It would for sure crease on me and I'm with ya on the "brightening" aspect. I'm assuming it's only because the shade is lighter than your skin - that's the way it works with concealers for me too.  I recently reviewed the Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller on my blog.  It too acts like a concealer and I find that it hardly creases at all.  Check it out if you're in the market for another concealer that isn't too expensive :).

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  7. i am looking for a drugstore concealer.  great review!

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  8. this looks great! I've been trying a bunch of drugstore under eye concealers, but I haven't given this one a go yet! If you're looking for something with a decent amount of coverage, I recommend the Neutrogena Healthy Skin under eye concealer. I just reviewed it - out of the drugstore concealers I've tried, it's definitely the most opaque/color correcting. 

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  9. I used to be a YSL touche eclat devotee but I totally love the lumi touch and I've been converted :)

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  10. WillWorkForMakeupMay 23, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  11. WillWorkForMakeupMay 23, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Ooo, I may give that one a try once I finish this one up! Thanks, Kelly!

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  12. WillWorkForMakeupMay 23, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    So much cheaper, too! :)

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  13. I haven't tried any illuminating type concealers, I have some lighter colored bb creams and foundations, I use those lightly if I need the coverage but I'd definitely be interested in trying out something like this! 

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  14. I have tried this one, among several others to no avail.  But you can't beat the price for layering with others. 

    Do you find at the end of the day like I do that your undereyes are a hot mess of flakes, creases, splotches and ew? I can't make it work if I don't mix it in layers with the others. 

    Ame
    accordingtoame.blogspot.com

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  15. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Hmmm, no that doesn't really happen to me with this concealer :-/ Have you tried using a foundation primer under your eyes under the concealer to make it last longer?

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  16. It made no difference what I used it with, primer or not, foundation or not, other concealers...it looked SO bad by the end of the day.  It's not opaque at all though, and is generally worthless as a concealer on it's own. It has to be used with stuff that actually provide coverage as a highlighter or "top coat". I ended up tossing it after trying to make it work. 

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