I had a quick browse in Priceline today and spotted these new Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer by Maybelline. This is the Maybelline version of Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclatt but for a fraction of the price at $17.95. I ended up getting these half price because there is a sale on foundations and concealers at Priceline until the 20th of June. There were very few left so I ended up having to get two different colours, so I got 02 Nude and 03 Sand. I'm not sure if this comes in 3 or 4 shades, I know the lightest was 001 Ivory, and I vaguely recall there being a darker tester.
The first photo shows what the labels look like, and the second photo shows that the twist knobs at the bottom, that are coloured differently for each colour. The lighter top one is the Nude, and the bottom darker one is the Sand.
The packaging is a little annoying. It's the self dispensing brush type applicator where you twist the bottom to get more product. That's fine, but the thing that annoys me the most is that the label with the colour name and ingredients seals the lid, so to open the product you need to peel it off. They failed to write the name of the colour anywhere else on the packaging, so the only way you can tell which one you have is by the colour of the plastic on the twist knob. This sucks because if you want to replace yours, you will have to bring the container in and match the colour of the plastic.
Never the less, I really like this product. This is me wearing the Nude on the left side and no concealer on the right side.
These are the swatches, the Nude is on the left and the Sand is on the right. The first photo is without flash, and the second one is with flash. Even though these colours are only one shade apart, you can see that the two colours are very different. I think my perfect colour would be a mix between the two.
Like I said, my first impressions are good, these concealers and smooth and easy to blend. After applying it with the plastic brush, you will still need to blend it out with your finger or another brush. I didn't use these anywhere else than under the eyes, so I don't know if they will cover spots, but they definitely have enough coverage for under the eyes. These also have a tiny bit of shimmer which gives that illuminating effect.
Has anyone else tried any illuminating concealers?