I tried a sample of YSL's Touche Eclat and fell in love with it, but just can't afford the hefty price tag. So I went searching for a drugstore substitute and found this. I wouldn't say it's an exact dupe, but given the price difference it's close enough. I layer it over foundation under my eyes, and that makes it work as a concealer. I don't think it would be enough coverage on its own for really dark circles, but it's not a true concealer anyway; it's a highlighter. It doesn't crease and it does brighten. Not real fond of the pen; you have to twist and twist and then the product just spurts out, but I think that's true of every pen I've tried.
I have this in light. I repurchased it once only because I had tried an undereye concealer that was too thick and drying and I was in too much of a hurry to select anything else.
Pros: I like this product for what it does. It brightens up my undereye area, blends in easily without working the delicate skin too hard, and does not make lines and dryness more apparent. The coverage is just ok, but it is not really designed for a lot of coverage.
Cons: I went through this stuff way too fast considering what it costs. There could not have been much product in the tube to begin with. Plus, clicking the tube caused too much product to come out at once, so a lot of it was wasted.
I would buy this repeatedly if it had more efficient packaging, but otherwise, no. It is really not that cheap for a drug store concealer.
I've heard & read rumors that this product is a dupe for YSL Touche Eclat so of course I had to try this out for myself. In YSL I wear shade 1 therefore I purchased the Magic Lumi in the lightest available shade in fair. After using the Magic Lumi for a few days I've tossed it into the junk bin. I personally don't think it's anything close to the YLS, except maybe the click pen brush applicator packaging. The Magic Lumi in fair is a neutral shade, but appears grayish and ashen under my eyes whereas the YSL has a pinky-pink undertone that neutralizes and brightens. The Magic Lumi is sheer and has a slight shimmer which only looks odd with the grey cast present. I even tried using this product as a face hi-lighter as suggested on L'Oreal's website, but it interferes with my foundation and looks cakey. Overall a fail for me and not an item I`ll be repurchasing. continued >>
I bought this bc when it first came out, it was hyped as a dupe for YSL TE. Seems like every concealer pen is touted that way now. I do not have dark circles to cover, I'm very lucky for that. I do have a vein that runs under my left eye that I cover bc it can sometimes look like a dark circle is there. And if you cover one side, you gotta do the other haha. This pen contains a medium consistency liquid with light, sheer coverage. Which is fine for my purposes. If you are looking for some coverage, this won't work for you alone. However, it is a decent brightener so along with the lightness, it is good for layering. It works alright for me, but I won't repurchase. I'm trying my darndest to get rid of the one I've got. It's lasted several months with daily use and I would like to move on! I'm sure you all understand this feeling :)
I love this highlighter!
I've always had dark circles and even though I didn't actually know before that it isn't a concealer, it definitely works like one. At least for me. It covers dark circles completely and makes me look fresh and well rested.
The packaging is beautiful, brush is comfortable and easy to use, product is great - I've got nothing bad to say about it, really.
I bought this thinking it was a concealer too!
But then I realized isn't even labeled as a concealer, it says " highlighter" and " Touch of light" doesn't say concealer anywhere, so weird, why do we all thought it was one?
So I was dissapointed but I guess it was my fault
Doesn't cover anything and yes the colors are very light.
So I started to use it as a highlighter and it's pretty good! It's It has a blush so you just brush it through your nose, cheekbones, forehead, etc (it has the perfect size for cheekbones ) and then blend it a little bit, it's very easy to use and perfect to carry around :)
For me, this product was something I really regret. I bought it a long time ago, because I just ran out my concealer, so.. I bought this. What I wanted this to do, was to cover dark circles, blemishes and a little redness. When i put it on, I looked like a ghost! The colour was almost white and it didn't cover. I would only recommend this as a highlighter and maybe under eyes! For me it just didn't worked. And I ran out of it in only 2 weeks!!
I don't use concealer but how can I not have a few laying around as a makeup junkie, and Im sure one day it will come to use.
First of all I love a "luminous" look all my foundation's are luminizing (EL's Lucidity, Lancome's Miracle, Photogenic.......some of my favorites)
I own YSL's pen and it's nice to have and look at........ and use one day.
L'Oreal is a decent brand and I have purchased a few items from them (mascaras,conditioners,eye serum's and such) and they are fine.
I got this Magic Lumi pen in the lightest shade I believe Light/pale
and being super fair and cool it's fine a bit too dark but good enough.
That same day I also picked up Maybelline's DreamLumi concealer in Radiant and Ivory they are so inexpensive compared to YSL. (2nd or 3rd purchase from Maybelline)
In my opinion the Maybelline is much better than the L'oreal, it's more luminous and not as drying. The shade Radiant (maybelline's) is apparently for everyone and it's got a neutral pinky tone to it.
I really was impressed with Maybelline's product and it definately can be a re-placement for YSL. It may not last as long as YSL but it's close enough if you are looking from your wallet's point of view, quality...........of course YSL is a high end brand and technically you can't compare but really they are very close in performance. I wouldn't even bother with L'Oreal's because it didn't WOW me. Please keep in mind I did a trial on all 3 once and wore them for about 8hrs, I did not put any of them under my eyes, so I can't say how well they work for dark circles. If you use concealer everyday and can't see yourself spending on YSL try Maybelline's I think it's really good enough, it's a concealer not a foundation or a primer.
I was hoping for a cheaper alternative to Touche Eclat, but this doesn't work for me. First, this formula is much drier than YSL's, so it crinkled up my skin. Second, it removed my foundation wherever I put it. Third, the color was very unflattering for me. I buy the lightest color of YSL, which has a little bit of pink in it and looks natural on my skin. The lightest color of the L'Oreal version is just weird on my skin -- almost gives a gray cast. I've been looking half dead the last three days, but today I did my makeup without the Magic Lumi and I look alive again. So no more Magic Lumi for me. (In addition to Touche Eclat, I've had luck with Bare Minerals Radiance as well as a Merle Norman powder highlighter that I use in the same places I would use Touche Eclat.)
I love this and use it every day under the brow bone! It sculpts my brows to perfection. I also use this underneath my under eye concealer to brighten things up. And sometimes bridge of my nose, Cupid's bow, etc. to highlight in a flash!
Perfect glow. Not too in your face glittery, and not all watered down disappearing.
As others have mentioned this is NOT a full coverage concealer. This is an illuminating highlighter with sheer coverage.