The concealing power of this product is actually quite low. It barely covered up my dark circles. This works a lot better as a highlight, but it's not nearly good enough to justify the price. You're getting 1.5 ml of product, most of which is wasted through the packaging (this kind of packaging works a whole lot better with lip glosses!), and it barely qualifies as a concealer. Don't waste your money on a measly 1.5 ml.
This gets a five for color match, durability, and finish. Ivory matches my fair skin very well, and once blended, this absolutely lasts all day on me. I set with a little HD silica powder, but I am not even sure that's necessary. The finish is slightly dry, so it works very well on my oilyish eye area. It's fairly sheer, but the coverage is slightly buildable. Those are all the things I do like, and it's very difficult for me to find a concealer that satisfies my pickiness in these areas. The things I wish were different: I wish it had SPF; I'm very diligent about applying foundation with SPF and sunscreen underneath, but I have yet to find a sunscreen that I can apply right up close to my eyelids without irritation, so I'd like my concealer to provide some sun protection. Also, I hate the pen-style applicator and as others have mentioned, it's only half-full. I'd much prefer a little squeeze tube or something more hygenic than a built-in brush.
Great concealer for under the eyes and any other area that needs some extra coverage. I haven't had too many issues with the packaging - though I do agree that sometimes I feel like I'm twisting and getting nothing...and them BAM it all comes out. But that's not usually an issue because it never "gives" me more than I end up using anyway. Overall a good product!
The product itself is not bad if you can find the right color. Its sheer but brightening. It is not a heavy duty concealer if that is what you are looking for. Its good for highlighting and brightening undereye circles. However, the packaging is absolutely terrible. It is a twist cap pen with a brush tip. You're supposed to twist the end for product to come out but either nothing comes out or too much comes out. I always end up twisting more than I should need to even though I try to store it downwards so that the product is prepped to come out. For that reason alone I would not recommend it because it is such a source of frustration.
I'm on the fence about this..
Covers dark circles and brightens really well, but to do so I needed to use 2 or 3 layers. Since it is sheer and needs to be layered, it begins to cake up a bit and sink into fine lines and corners of the eyes. It also smears and wipes off very easily, which I do not like. The twist pen packaging also sucks.. the brush gets all goopy after each use and makes a mess. Meh.
This is a great undereye concealer, I have this in the colour "radiant" which is very pink tones (helps counteract blue veining well). The only thing I wish is that the applicator was better, I am not too keen on the click up plastic applicator, would of preferred a doe foot or a paint on type.
For many years I used the Age Rewind in a small squeezable tube. It was perfect. Now we have the gimmicky eraser style pen, and now this twist up pen concealer.
This product is ok. However, it is only ONE and a half milliliters of product (1.5ml). The old tube style had ELEVEN milliliters. The new product cost me $13 and there is no way to even get all of the product out of the cheap pen.
This product is a rip off, plain and simple. I'm determined to find something of better value.
Underwhelmed! I bought the darkest shade Honey and it was maybe 2 shades too light for my NW35 skin, but since you can get away w/ lighter shades for undereye concealers I kept it.
This didn't especially lift or brighten my under eyes, gave medium coverage...not enough peach tones in it to balance my undereye circles....and be warned its quite a bit thicker than most brush concealers are and I found it a bit difficult to blend in - def use a brush to blend this one (my fave is the deluxe crease brush from Real Techniques). It's okay for a drugstore concealer, but I would definitely NOT repurchase and would not recommend this one.
This has been a miracle worker on my dark undereye circles! My circles are VERY dark and always have been..(genetics I assume?) So I am constantly trying every concealer I can get my hands on, drugstore and department store.
A couple years ago I fell in love with Maybelline's Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in the "Brightening" shade. It was the first drugstore undereye concealer that covered my dark circles on it's own, without layering/adding other products on top or underneath. My only minor issue with that is that it leans very pink, so I *can* get the reverse panda-eye look on my very fair, yellow undertoned skin (If I wore MAC I'd be right around NC15) -so my search continued..
I have this Dream Lumi pen in the "Ivory" shade which I paid right around $6-7 for. The price is literally a steal for such an awesome product! I was actually thinking of trying the L'oreal lumi pen (that came out right around the same time that this did) -but a g/f of mine said it didn't do a darn thing for her mild under eye circles, so I knew it wouldn't even touch mine, and I purchased this instead. It's become my HG undereye concealer! Just dab a few dots around my undereyes, blend, and done. I just can't believe how well this little thing covers!
And since the "Ivory" shade is such a great match (it's definately warmer undertoned) -I've even been able to use this as a highlighter. Just add a dab to my upper cheekbones, forehead, cupids bow, & it adds instant glow while covering any imperfections that I may have in those areas since it does such an awesome job at concealing :)
Now on to the terrible packaging... I love this product SO much I definately gave it 5 lippies. But the "Packaging Quality" I was only able to give a score of 1 lippie to.. I actually have two of the Dream Lumi's in the Ivory shade.. I noticed with my 1st one that the click pen was clicking out WAY too much product at a time, and after about 2 wks, it started leaking on days that I wasn't even using it, leaving a leaked mess all around the cap *ugh* So I went and purchased a 2nd one..I figured I didn't mind buying another since I wanted a back-up anyway due to the great quality. &Son of a gun if the 2nd one didn't start doing the same thing!! I was furious, the darn thing was always clicking out more product than I needed & leaking in my makeup bag! So I figured since I have two, I could try decanting one into another container and I was successful ;D I always like to have several sample jars on hand at all times so I cut off the brush bristles and "clicked" out all of the product into my tiny jar. I don't find this to be the *best* method for application because now I have to either dip my concealer brush or finger in my little jar (which I usually don't like doing with cosmetics) but I do have to say it's better than losing product. I'm hoping to find a teeny pump bottle I can decant my 2nd one into right now, & I'll update if I find something that works well for this :)
Even though packaging for this is a hassle, in my mind this is still worth purchasing & I will continue to repurchase as well as reccomend to others simply because the Dream Lumi pen works at concealing as well as highlighting, for only $6 USD and is so easily available at all U.S. drugstores. Way to go Maybelline! -Now please, don't discontinue this great item! :)
I really love this concealer, it is perfect for my dark undereye circles. I use a dab of GA corrector underneathe my eyes, apply my MAC F&B, then put this on top. It is very light, not cakey, and builds up very nicely. I couldn't get away with just one swipe of this, I need at least 2 layers, but that is way less than most of my concealers. I think it is thanks to the very peachy pink undertones of the shade I have, which is "Radiant". I always set my concealers with a silica powder, currently I use LM Secret Brightening Powder, so I have no issues with creasing or lasting power. A great concealer that not only covers dark circles, but brightens my undereye area. Love it~