If you have seen makeup tutorial videos on youtube then you probably know that this concealer is favorite of almost all youtubers and they can’t stop raving about it. I have seen so many of them using this in every makeup tutorial they do for highlighting and for concealing dark circles. This concealer being favorite of so many youtubers is one of my favorites too (not for concealing but for highlighting) and I would love it even more if I could get a perfect match for me and not depend on the SAs of the store for the shade match. Nevertheless, I can still get it as it’s about to finish and next time I may get a shade that matches my skin tone perfectly. So let’s move on to know my experience with Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.Price: Rs. 475 for 1.5 ml
Why You’ll Love It
- Gel-based formula diffuses light to provide on-the-spot perfection in just one touch
- Illuminates as it conceals
- Dermatologist, Allergy Tested
- Suitable for sensitive skin and for all skin types
- To brighten face, apply over brows as well as to the inner and outer corners of eyes and blend with tip of finger.
- Apply to sides of nose and on chin and blend to give your face a luminous glow.
- To sculpt and highlight facial features, apply in small strokes to the cheekbones and blend.
- To make lips look fuller, outline lips with lumi concealer and blend.
- To cover imperfections, dot concealer onto desired area and blend.
Total Shades: Radiant, Ivory, Buff, N*de, Beige, Honey.
Shade Name: Ivory (the second lightest shade)
My Take on Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer:
I have seen so many youtubers using this concealer and raving about it, but I have mostly seen them using it for highlighting which is what it is- a highlighting concealer! I got it few months back and I was looking for a concealer as well as a highlighter that time, I asked the SA about Maybelline concealer which I didn’t know at that time that it was a highlighting concealer and I didn’t need two separate products and nor did I noticed the pack at that moment. So I got this concealer and a highlighter as well but I think this concealer does the job of highlighter very well and I really don’t need a separate highlighter except if I want some shimmery effect from my highlighter then I don’t prefer this or else it’s a good matte highlighter (the one that does not leave shimmer). The SA swatched the shade Ivory on me, I was in my own world and didn’t even notice that this shade would be too light for my dark circles as it’s the second lightest shade :O she blended it so well and it looked quite a good match when swatched on my hands so I blindly took this without even noticing the shade, these SAs can trap you in their trick like no one else can, seriously they can hypnotize you!!
It comes in a twistable tube with a soft brush like applicator on top from where the product comes out by twisting it and you can directly apply it with that applicator without using your fingers. For the first time, you may have to twist the tube 10-12 times after which you may want to give up :D but then it does not need that much twists to come out, it comes out with just one single twist, a little effort only for the first time but overall the packaging is convenient and travel friendly. But the tube can be really messy, the product gets accumulated in the cap when the brush applicator touches the cap and then it can be a lil unhygienic as you can’t clean the cap everytime you use it. See the bottom in the pic from where you have to twist the product!Let me just tell you first that this concealer is not at all for acne, redness and bumps! Nope, you may need a different concealer for those areas and those nasty big bumps. As this is a highlighting concealer, it is best for under eye circles, you can highlight high points of your face like top of your nose, between the brows, above the brow bone, sides of the nose, above the cupid bow of lips and if you use it to cover blemishes it may enhance them rather than covering them up so better not use it on your blemishes and acne and use a separate concealer for those areas.
There is very less of the product inside the tube, 30% is empty and I’m sure I’m going to finish off this concealer soon as I use it a lot and the best part is that the tube is transparent so you can see how much of the product is left and when it will be over.The texture of this concealer is creamy and it goes easily on the skin though dry skin will need to moisturize first or else it can get a little patchy. It creases a bit after few hours but almost all concealers creases on me :( as I have super dry under eye area. It brightens the under eye area, highlights pretty well and has a good staying power. It’s very easy to apply and blend, I usually blend it with my ring finger but as the shade is the lightest and too light for the under eye area, it makes me look a bit ghostly if you know what I mean, like the under eye area appear whiter than the rest of my face so I dab it on other parts of my face as well just to balance out the whole color of my skin and that extra brightening effect only on my under eye area. It works very good as a highlighter, I love using it to highlight some areas of my face but using it on blemishes can pop them out instead of hiding them so don’t ever use it on blemishes. The coverage of this concealer is pretty good, somewhat medium coverage but the brightening of the under eye area makes it look almost full coverage.
The downside of this concealer is that some may find it too pricey as it is used only for concealing the under eye area and also it can be a little patchy and may look rough on dry skin if not used on well moisturized skin and this concealer is not at all for those who have fine lines as it creases so you may not like something that sets in fine lines and enhance them more. And the packaging besides being travel friendly is also a downside of this concealer as it gets messy when the brush applicator touches the cap and the concealer gets accumulated there!BML Rating: 4.5/5
With 6 different shades available in this concealer, I suggest you to try out a shade that matches your skin tone, it’s best for under eye area because it gives that brightening effect which makes under eye area look well rested and bright and is great for highlighting too. But make sure to get a good match for your skin tone and don’t test it on your hands or rely on the store lightning, see it by swatching it on the sides of your face and what matches your skin tone, get a darker shade than that, this way you’ll not end up looking over the top or extra white with this concealer as a shade that matches your skin perfectly in store will also prove to be a bit light for you so get a shade darker than what matches you.