This does not provide much coverage for under eye circles. It might give a little brightening if that's all you are looking for but if you really have circles to conceal this doesn't do a very good job. Still looking for my HG under eye concealer. Also I don't like the twist up pen type application. I prefer a tube with my own concealer brush. Won't buy twice.
This is a wonderful brightening under-eye concealer! It is on the thinner side, but builds up nicely. I apply it with the brush, then pat to blend. I HATE the packaging though, click pens are so wasteful and annoying! Were it not for that I'd rate this a 5.
Had high hopes for this product, but this was a disappointment. I think it's a bit expensive for drugstore and for it's quality. The packaging is terrible. The tube doesn't distribute the highlighter evenly as you're twisting and youll either get nothing or a ton of product at once. Also, I feel like this made me look really ashy. Bad product and I wouldn't recommend.
I love this product, the packaging looks really expensive and the quality is excellent! Apparently this is a hightlighter but I use it under my eyes and it takes away the dark circles and gives me a dewy glow!
I like the concealer but this package is a pain in the butt!
It's a guessing game as to how much product you are going to get, sometimes one click shoots out a lot of product, sometimes you can click it several times and get nothing.
The brush doesn't work as an applicator, I wish it just came in a tube.
The product itself works pretty well on my under-eye circles as well as any blemishes. I use a knock off beauty blender to apply it, rather than the brush and it works.
For the money though, there are concealers that I like better that are cheaper, so I'd give this a pass next time.
Although the tube does actually say "concealer," this is more of a brightening addition to your regular concealer, not a replacement for it.
I use this product AFTER I put on my regular undereye concealer (which, btw, is MAC NC25 and I bought this L'oreal product in Medium.) The concealer hides the actual dark circles from lack of sleep (I'm a college student) and the Magic Lumi brightens the spots that my bone structure casts shadows on, which is the main thing I'm trying to cover up. My eyes definitely look brighter, I look more awake and well-rested for sure, which is why I would recommend this. However, it doesn't last very long. I put this on around 9 AM and when I looked in the mirror at 2 it was time to reapply.
The packaging on this product is horrible. It comes in a pen with a built-in brush, and you have to twist the base of the pen to dispense product onto the brush. You never know how many twists you'll need to get enough of the product out, so you either end up with way too much or not enough. Most of it ends up drying on the brush. There's not a whole lot of concealer in the pen to begin with, so I feel like a lot of it is going to waste. I wish L'Oreal would put this in a small bottle or even a squeeze tube--something to give users more control over how much of the product they use. If the packaging were changed, I'd probably rate this much higher.
I said I will repurchase because I got this at a great price with coupons. It normally retails for around $13 at drug stores, which is too much for this IMO. I would pay $13 if the packaging were better, but as it is, this is too much of a hassle and too much of the product is going to waste to warrant that much money on a drug store product.
EDIT: After less than a week the pen no longer works. I twist the base ten times and nothing comes out. Save your money, this is an okay product but it's not worth the trouble.
I have to say that there was some trial and error with this product. I didn't care for it after trying it originally, and then just forgot about it. I found this pen again recently and figured I'd give it another try. It still didn't work to cover my dark under-eye circles very well. Before giving up on it forever, I applied some to my ring finger, and starting to dab it under my eye that way, instead. What a difference!!! Basically, the brush with this pen sucks; It doesn't apply product evenly enough to mask dark eye circles. I would suggest using your finger(but LIGHTLY). It does a much more effective job. I give this concealer a 4/5 total because the coverage could still be just a liiiiittle better, but the illumination really helps to disguise darkness and brighten the face. Not a bad product once you learn to use it right.
Is this a highlighter or a concealer or a highlighting concealer?
It seemed a bit luminizing to me, but did NOT cover anything. Not worth the price. If you don't have barely any undereye circles and are just looking to brighten the undereye area, this may work for you. But if you have any darkness to conceal at all, it will not work. There is almost zero coverage. Also had to twist it up literally 100 times before any product came out-crappy packaging. I think it was $12 or $13? Way high for a drugstore product.
This is the only highlighter pen I've used, so I have nothing too compare it too. I can say that my budget this month wouldn't allow for the higher-priced ones, so I am happy with this considering the price. It doesn't cover dark circles, but it brightens the area- making them less noticable. It really brightens above my eyes and brows and takes away the redness. It still looks okay after 6 hours too.
I have been using this product for about a month. I am impressed by the product because I have not been able to find a drug store 'highlighter' that actually works. I have dark circles that with any other type of concealer they don't go away; I think that is why I liked the product so much because it actually covers the dark circles up. The only down side is the packaging. There is not a whole lot of product in the stick that it comes in, plus you have to twist it over and over before the highlighter comes out. For the price the product does its job but I wish there was more that came with it.