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.
I saw one of my colleagues using this and when I asked her about it, she was raving about it, so I had to purchase this concealer. I also fell in love with the packaging, it's like a jewelry in my make-up bag :)
No matter how much sleep I get (or don't get), I have dark circles under my eyes and I was looking for something to hide those in a natural way. The YSL Touche Eclat is out of reach for me, but this does the job perfectly, the perfect combo of hiding and highlighting! I love that before you put it on, it's liquid, but as you blend it, it becomes powdery and blends perfectly. I look fresh and well-rested (even when I'm not :) )
This is a great pen! Found it after using YSL Touche Eclat. YSL made my skin look dry although at first I liked it.
This pen is not a concealer, I don't understand why everyone thinks it is. If you want to use this as a concealer then thats a bad choice.
On the pen it says a highlighter and that what it is and I must say it' s better than YSL (imo).
Number one tone is a bit yellow, but no 2 is great for me.
It is perfect for highlighting, it has little sparks in it that give you a glow. I have my second pen and I will keep on using it.
I'm a concealer junkie, and I do not like this concealer at all. It just might be one of the worst I have tried. I had read that it was supposed to be a dupe for the YSL, but not at all. It goes on very dry and is difficult to blend. Makes the under eye area look very dry as well, and I don't normally have that problem. As far a concealing dark circles, which is why I bought it, nah, not at all. If anything, it seemed to accent them. Might be great as an illuminator but not as a concealer.
I bought this product because I heard that it is a lot like the YSL Touche Eclat. This only made sense to me, after all they are all under one company. So I wanted to give it a try as it is in fact a lot cheaper than YSL. Here are the Pros and Cons:
- Price, it is less that half the price of the YSL version
- Coverage, it is not a full on concealer but it does have a light coverage that is enough for my under-eye area. On days where it is not enough I pair it with a regular concealer
- Highlight, it works beautifully as a highlighter all over my face
-Nice to keep in the handbag for touch-ups during the day
- Coverage, as stated in the Pros it is more a highlighter than a concealer
- Colour range, the colour range is rather limited. I use YSL TE no. 3 which does a perfect job in concealing and blending. LUMI comes only in 2 colours (at least I haven't seen more) and therefore it does not match quite as well
Would I repurchase it: Maybe. When this runs out I will probably buy YSL again just because it matches my skintone better, unless by then L'oreal comes out with more colours. Anyways it is a great product and I would recommend it!!!!
After careful consideration and use I have to say that although it is a nice highlighter is is nothing like the YSL TE. So if you are looking for something that will cover up those dark circles while giving you a glow this is not the best product to buy. Still as a highlighter it is good!
After reading many positive reviews on this concealer, like it being comparable to the YSL Touche Éclat, I decided to try it out myself.
I'd say it's more of a highligter than an actual concealer. The packaging is quite similar to the YSL one as well, it looks really pretty and exclusive for a drugstore product.
It definitely has a brigthening effect, maybe even a bit too much for my liking.
My skin is a light olive, and ended up getting Medium after contemplating whether I should go for a shade lighter - thank god I didn't! If I mix it with my regular concealer it looks fairly natural, otherwise it looks like I've been wearing a ski mask. :(
I really like how it does not have any obvious sparkle or shimmer though, it just has a slight shimmer to it that looks really natural, making it a great product for everyday use. :)
I mostly used this as a highligter for my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose, which it does amazingly! The application is ok, would have preferred it without the brush, but otherwise it applies nicely. The lasting power is quite good as well, I have combination skin, so it naturally faded throughout the day, but pretty good for a concealer. My main issue with this is the amount of product you get - I used one up in less than a month, and I probably wear it 4-5 days a week. However, I have yet to find a cheaper product that works just as well, so it's not a major problem, I would just have liked a bit more product the price taken into consideration.
OVERALL - a pretty nice product, especially as a highlighter and mixed with your regular undereye concealer. I just emptied my first tube of this and I'm still contemplating whether to repurchase or not because of the product/price ratio, but definitely recommendable to anyone who wants to look brighter and more radiant. Also, I have acne prone skin and it did not break me out, like I know some of L'Oreals foundations tend to :)
I purchased this because I wanted something that I could mix with my current under eye concealor to help 'brighten' the under eye area. I think I found what I was looking for.
My first thought was to try the YSL touch éclat, but I dont have $50 CAN to blow on make up, not to mention, I tried it when I was at Sephora and wasn't too impressed. However, I was at shoppers drugmart and saw this little guy and thought I DO have $12 I can spend.
I purchased light for my NC 20-25 skin and find the color just right. It doesn't last all day, but it DOES lighten up the dark circles enough to make me look awake in the morning. I also use it on my cheekbones and brow bones for the dewy look and have been impressed so far. It also mixes well with my Lancome effacernes, and works well alone by itself. I'm happy I found this. As with all twist top pens, its kind of a PITA cus either nothing or all comes out with just a few clicks.
Dont expect full coverage, it really is just a highlighting pen.