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! :) continued >>
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~ continued >>
I got this in Buff which was the darkest color available and it was way too light for my medium-olive skin. I also found the finish slightly chalky. The packaging is kind of weird. The concealer comes out in a blob way too close to the bottom of the brush, so you can't really use the brush at all. You kind of need to take the concealer off of the brush with your finger to apply it.
I bought the color radiant (peachy gold ) and while it sucks as a concealer, its great as a luminizer. i swipe a little down the bridge of my nose, over the browbone and on the cupids bow of my lips. This gives my skin a smooth, glowy look. Also, if my under eye concealer looks a little cakey, I can put a drop of this on it to smooth it out. It's not a good concealer though, because it's very light coverage and not a good color match for my skin.
I would buy it again, but I wish it didn't have that stupid clickpen design. It just makes it feel cheap and look ugly.
Purchased for $10 CAD at Walmart.
- really helps to brighten up my undereye area, around my nose
- isn't as drying as other concealers I have used
- does not last long (on me it lasts probably 2 -3 hours)
- does crease (I have tried putting UDPP under it which seems to help)
if you are looking for a full converage concealer this is NOT FOR YOU. if you hate reapplying concealer this is NOT FOR YOU. if you would like to avoid a barely there concealer THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. because of these three reasons that this concealer tends to do i will not repurchase this product again. plus for the money, it is really not worth it.
Good product! Didn't get my right shade so it's not the best on me so I don't see highlighting but it's good! I love it but I have better concealers!
I LOVE this product. I have it in nude and I can't express how much better my undereye circles and laugh lines look with this on. I actually feel attractive today which has not happened in awhile. I was going to repurchase Touche Eclat - no need to now.
I try many concealers and I was trying my hardest not to buy another until I was through with the other three I had. But I cracked and bought this one because I wanted to buy another maybelline product, and at the time my CVS was having a buy one get one 50% off. The only other product I wanted was this so I gave it a go.
I bought the shade Nude and I love it! I have found that this concealer creases the least on me compared to my kat von d, urban decay, and revlon photoready. It's very beautiful for my skintone and highlights really well. I was tempted to try the touche eclat from YSL but probably won't venture out there anymore because I have found this.