I really love this as an under-eye concealer.
- Brightens the under-eye area, without being shiny, sparkly, or glittery. Huge plus.
- Creates a subtle glow.
- Decent coverage. Less is often more.
- Liquid consistency is easy to work with, blending is quick and easy.
- Very good at counteracting the blue or greenish tones under the eyes from veins.
- The price is right.
- The packaging. The click-pen applicator would not be my first choice, personally. It's functional, but not much else.
- It's a little slow to set. Powder helps, but it needs a sufficient amount of time to set completely before heading out the door.
- Creases slightly after a few hours of wear, but a slow and careful swipe of a warm, clean finger blends it back in. Again, powder helps.
Overall, it's one of the very best under-eye concealers at the drugstore, for a very reasonable price. Pick it up if you're looking for a nice bright-eyed effect, especially if you have a blue tone underneath your eyes from veins (like me!). Works very well on those.
I own a backup of my backup of this product, that's how much I love it! Being the unfortunate owner of some serious dark undereye circles has caused me to shell out a fair amount of $$ over the years looking for the perfect concealer--and I found it at my local grocery store :)
I love how it is light-reflective without being shimmery. It brightens my undereye area without giving me "reverse raccoon" eyes. If I'm careless about blending, it CAN crease a little (after all, what doesn't in that area?), but as long as I do a close-up in the mirror, I can easily blend out any creasing and find that it stays put for many, many hours.
To cover my undereye circles, I first use Pixi's brightening peach concentrate to neutralize dark shadowy areas. Then I apply just a dab or two of my Maybelline Dream Lumi to my inner eye/tear duct area, blending into an upside-down triangle beneath the eye. I find this to work absolutely perfectly for canceling out any remaining darkness under my eyes, and for serving as highlight for my roundish/squarish face. If I happen to apply too much, a dampened BB sponge sheers it out nicely.
I also use this to highlight the sides/corners of my mouth. In fact, my husband, who never notices my makeup (or even if I'm wearing any at all!) asked me a few days ago if I had been doing something to my NL lines, as they seemed to have disappeared. Needless to say, that made my day, and made my affection for this magical little concealer all the greater. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. I am on my 3rd tube of it and I love it! It is a great under-eye concealer. It brightens and conceals at the same time! I switch off with the way I apply it. Sometimes it is with my ring finger. Other times I use a cosmetic wedge (type of sponge). It turns out flawless either way. I am not a big fan of the packaging but I don't mind it.
OH MY GAH! Love love love this brightener/highlighter!! Which is what I'd classify it as. Wouldn't try to us as a concealer. So I bought the YSl touche eclat awhile back. Couldn't handle the hype and just HAD to have it! I do love their product A LOT but it's so expensive I wanted an everyday highlighter to use on the reg. Now I feel like such a fool for buying the pricey one. The dream lumi is a peachy creamy color that literally does make you look radiant. The consistency is a on the thick side but blends like a dream. Lasts all day and doesn't look obvious, shiny, glittery, won't make you look like a disco ball...I could go on. I use under my eye in a triangle shape, cupid's bow, bridge of my nose, under the eyebrow and sometimes lightly around my lips. I've recommended to all my family and friends. I do want to add that I dislike all the other shades in this line. For me they are sub par concealers at best and definitely do not perform as a brightener Seriously, I think it's about $6 at Wal-Mart just give it a shot!
I don't have extremely dark circles but it does a decent job at brightening and concealing under my eyes. I don't think it's brightening as YSL, BB or Mac prep at prime but it's much cheaper, applies smooth and doesn't crease under my eyes. I will repurchase.
I love this concealer. Nothing conceals my under eye circles as well. Also covers blemishes too. The peachy tint counteracts the purple in my under eye bags. The click pen dispenses the right amount of product for my entire face. I will definitely repurchase.
I only bought this because I ran out of my Pixi undereye corrector (brightening peach), and I heard this was a similar color. Honestly I didn't expect much, but HOLY MOLY it is the exact same peachy-pink color, but a thinner consistency, which is awesome. I was always worried about the Pixi corrector creasing, but this one is so silky and thin that it really doesn't crease, it more floats above the creases in a way. And the way it corrects my atrocious undereye circles is just terrific. I don't even need to use anything over this, but I usually dust a skin-tone colored powder over to set it for the day.
I really like this i also have the nude shade. I like this under my normal concealer also maybelline i use it in the inner corner of my eyes where my dark circles are the darkest i also love this for highlighting it really brightens up your face so i also put it on my cheekbones. Love it will repurchase :)
the color does a good job counteracting the discoloration under my eyes. and it adds a subtle brightness to my face. it lasts through out the day and the formula is nice and light.
i would say touche eclat is slightly more sheer and milky. i use to buy clinique's airbrush pen, but i find this one to be lighter and not as cakey. clinique's pen and touche eclat made under my eyes look ashen, but the dream lumi pen doesn't. i also like how you can see how much product is still in the pen. it says that it's a concealer, but i would probably dub it as a corrector. it works well to color correct undereye circles, but there's not enough coverage to do any good for zits. it works like bobbi brown's corrector, but i prefer the lighter formula of the lumi pen. this is my favorite corrector/brightener style concealer i've found.
This is a really nice product for concealing dark circles. It's not heavy and it has a fairly thin consistency, but the salmony-peachy shade really helps to cancel out darkness underneath the eyes. It creases on me a little, so that's definitely a downside to this. As others have said, there really isn't much product- 0.05 ounces I believe, which is miniscule! Benefit's Erase Paste, another product I use on my dark circles, has three times the product and costs about three times (in Canada) as much just to put it in perspective. So this isn't exactly cheap, even if it seems to be. It works well so I don't have too many qualms with the cost, and it is easily accessible.