I was really excited when this product first came out, because L'Oreal is known for their great quality, and I have extremely dark circles.
First off, this product cannot be used alone, for circles, it just doesn't have ample staying power and easily wears off.
Secondly, if you put it on top of a concealer, it looks good, at first, but a few hours later easily wears off.
Thirdly, the packaging, SUCKS, it takes super long for the product to come out onto the brush, and I feel like it isn't very sanitary.
Definitely will not be purchasing this again.
What a let-down this product has turned out to be. Knowing that L'Oreal has a lot of high quality products for a drugstore brand, I decided to give this concealer a try. I wish I hadn't, now!
For starters, the "packaging".... It took me forever to get any product to appear on the brush and even more twisting and twisting and TWISTING to get enough to apply to my under eye area. I've used numerous of this style of product before (YSL, Clarins, Lise Watier) so I know it can take a while when you first use this but, honestly, about about a bazillion twists, I thought I'd got a defective tube. Then, I finally got some of the product and all I can say is that it was NOT worth the wait. I got this in the 2nd lightest shade (Fair, I think). This does very little to conceal my under-eye circles in any meaningful way and leaves my under-eye area looking sort of grey. I'm left having to apply Bare Minerals' Well-Rested over top of it to do a half decent job of concealing my dark circles.
For what this is and for how little you get and for how it performs, I find this to be on the pricey side simply because it's a waste of money. Far better to spend a bit more and get Clarins, which does a half decent job! I wouldn't buy this again.
I bought this concealer for the under eye area. I purchased this for $12 and it's only 1ml so I find it expensive. They have 3 shades, light (which I have), medium and dark (which isn't that dark). I find it to have very light coverage and a little bit of a brightening effect. I prefer to out this under my foundation because it just looks better than over top, but when you put your foundation on the concealer is gone. I don't have dark under eyes, or circles, just a bit of red/purple. I like the packaging how it's a twisty but I don't think I would but it again. PROS: packaging, brightening. CONS: expensive, light coverage, not a lot of shades, disappears, not a lot of product.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I purchased this product in the shade "Fair" and let me tell you, it is FAIR. Almost white! For a drugstore product to be this fair, I am impressed. It actually gave me "reverse panda eyes!" I need to keep wearing this product to review, but wanted to make a note of the light shade for those who are searching.
I was looking for an under eye highlighting pen but have trouble finding concealers light enough for my skin tone so when I found this I was very happy. First off, this is marketed as a highlighting pen NOT a concealer (a mistake I made prior to purchase) however I still used it as I would an under eye concealer.
Upon first application it goes on smooth, blends easily and you don't need very much on your under eye area. However once blended the highlighting effect was very minimal. It also looked VERY cakey and layered horribly. Also if I used this on my forehead or down my nose it would take off my foundation. If I used a concealer under it, it hardly gave a brightening effect at all. Not worth the effort.
I would not recommend this to anyone nor would I repurchase it. Definitely not worth the hassle.
After my positive (but not overwhelmingly so) experience with Maybelline's dream lumi touch, I decided to give L'Oreal's magic lumi concealer stick a try. The beauty advisor at the drugstore was very friendly, helping me find my ideal shade. If there is no one in reach to help you choose a shade, don't fret --- there's only 4 shades to choose from. We tested it on my arm and on my cheek, and it seemed to do the trick and so I purchased it.
The next morning, I had put on my foundation and concealer as usual and used this under my eyes, around the corners of my mouth, beside and under my nostrils, and over my eyebrows. To say I was disappointed would be understating it. I got the lightest shade (certainly it's lighter than my natural skin tone,) and it was still too 'dark' in the sense that it didn't show. After blending it into your skin, it disappears. No illumination, no concealing abilities. I decided to try it out the next morning before I put anything on and I had the same problem. It simply blended into my skin like moisturizer and there was nothing to show for it.
Thankfully I was able to return it, no questions asked. I really have no other compliment to pay this product aside from it's attractive packaging. If this IS a product that happens to work for you, more power to you. But I highly suggest steering clear of this.
- Attractive packaging, and small enough to put in your pocket
- Only 4 shades to choose from
- A bit difficult to blend
- Once blended, product did NOT show at all
- No illumination, no concealing provided
GREAT! I love this. Get it in a lighter shade & can also work as a great highlighter. It has better coverage then the Benefit Fakeup. I love this stuff. Long wearing and super blendable.
This is like the YSL ($40) pen.
It works better under my eyes as it has a peachy case (#2 color).
On my minimal make up days, i use this under my eyes only, no foundation, a bit of shadow lip gloss mascara
I keep one in my purse for touch ups as well
I think it is just as good as the YSL Touche Eclate, and the more peach color is better to give me a wake up under eye
It is easy to apply;
It costs me around $10 bucks at my local drugstore not on sale
I use this pen as a highlighter after my color corrector and before my concealer. I know sounds like too many products BUY I'm currently batteling undereyes darkness (more than usual) so I have added the corrector until further notice (lol) I love how this product give a brightness/glow to the center of my face. I appy it in dotting motions underneath my eyes, down and across (like a tiangle) I then take a real techniques brush and lightly buff it in then go over with a little concealer. I do use a light color just because I want they bright affect but with proper blending all harshness is gone!
I haven't tried the YSL one (the original this one was inspired by) but it is on my list to try because I'd like to compare.
This was best used as an undereye highlighter/concealer than just a plain concealer imo. The brush made it so simple to just dab some products under your eyes and then I would lightly blend in with finger. This would help get rid of any dark circles and made me seem so much more awake then I would be at 6am. This seemed to last all day on me as well.
The packaging does look very pretty and sophisticated, but the gold lettering and such totally chipped off while being in my makeup bag. The twisting portion at the bottom might also vary on amounts of highlighter being pushed out, but other than that the packaging was just fine.
This retailed for about 13$ or so, which may seem kind of pricey especially considering how quickly I used up this tube, but I guess it's supposed to be a dupe for some more high end products out there. So it seems to be a more affordable way to try it out, especially if you catch a sale like buy one get one half off L'oreal products that can occur alot at CVS, Rite Aid and such.
I would consider repurchasing if there was a sale especially, as this was one of the best products I have used under my eyes so far.