Bare Escentuals • Stroke of LIght • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I received this as a sample so I have no idea on cost (Luminous 2 on my NW20 skin). At first application it didn't feel like it did anything. But when I walked back to the mirror, my dark circles weren't blaring at me. So it isn't bad, but it isn't great. I think there are a ton of equivalents to this product. If you don't have much in the way of dark under eye circles, but possibly just some shadowing issues, this would be good. For my heavy duty dark circles, Benefit Erase Paste (#2 for me) works much better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this product in sample size a while ago from Sephora. I don't know if it's because it's old, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I doesn't brighten, camouflage, hide or lighten... It does nothing. It does blend correctly and does not cake, but that's it. I will stick to Benefit High beam.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I purchased a travel size sample of this product in the lightest shade Luminous 1 - fair/pink as I thought it would be a great product to use as a corrector. After many attempts to get this product to work for me, I finally gave up and tossed it out.
The formula is initially creamy and blends nicely, but after a few minutes it becomes very powdery/chalky and looks terrible under the eyes, despite moisturizing and prepping my under eye skin. Doesn't play nice and work with any concealers applied over top as it gets gummy and chunky. Coverage is quite sheer too.
Personally I'll stick with the pink toned correctors I have in my collection that work far superior to this BE product, including Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch in Radiant, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in Brightener, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat No 1, and MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen in Radiant Rose.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I absolutely love this product! I own this in Luminous Beige (#2). I will use it either just under my eyes or sometimes around my whole eye area to really brighten it up. And, it just brings a brightness to such that I have never been able to achieve with any other product before. Other brighening eye products would give off a raccoon effect. But, not this product.
Also, this product has never creased or caked up on my face (which is a huge plus!). And, I have not experienced any problems with it being irritating to my eye area what so ever.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample size from Ulta. As someone with dark circles (hereditary) I am always on the hunt for something to brighten conceal this area. I really am liking this product as it is a very light consistency and definitely brightens up my undereye area. It doesn't conceal the circles completely but the brightening effect does help to cancel them out a bit. I like using this by itself. I have been finding my concealers to be too cakey at the moment. I think i may be buying the full size soon.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
HG for undereye brighteners. I wanted to find something to brighten up the undereye area. In the past, I was never happy with any of the concealers/brighteners because they all seemed cakey and unnatural. Well, this one is absolutely phenomenal! It brightens and moisturzes at the same time. So, it helps with any fine lines. It really makes the undereye area look at least 10-15 years younger. Not kidding. It makes you look so refreshed and rested.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This is a very good, thin, brightening concealer that I use under my eyes and around my nose. I then set it with the powdered form of Well Rested using a fluffy brush. Together they give me that flawless, bright, awake look. I like this concealer because it is not heavy so it doesn't settle into creases. It isn't quite full-coverage, but the Well Rested covers what this misses. I use Shade 2, and because it is yellow toned, I can use it on blemishes as well. I finish that with the Well Rested, too, and that takes down the rest of the red. I also like that this concealer isn't glittery, it's just dewy and brightening, so you can wear it during the day with out feeling like a disco-ball.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have no major problems with my eye area, just some shadows on days when I lack sleep. I really like this product for adding light and brightness around my eyes. I've also had no problems with creasing and that takes me from liking this product to loving it. I bought one of these for my mom and she really likes it as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Well my cheapo Maybelline Lumi Touch in Radiant fell on the floor and my dog decided to swoop in and totally mangle it (luckily he didn't chew the actual concealer fluid). Super. Luckily I wasn't too attached due to the constant creasing and crepey appearance it gave (and I'm in my 20's). Instead of repurchasing or trying another under eye concealer, I gave this a shot. I am quite pale and have genetic dark circles that get worse with lack of sleep, illness, allergies and really need concealer in order to not look dead/sick. I really don't like the fake/obvious/full-coverage look that many concealers give off. I personally look better and more natural with a sheerer coverup that doesn't erase everything, but rather corrects and brightens. I purchased this in Luminous 1 and it appears to be the perfect solution. My skin is actually neutral leaning warm, but pink toned concealers work much better on my circles than yellow. It gives light coverage, corrects my coloring, and brightens. I really like and prefer the doe-foot applicator over the more common click pens or squeeze tubes. I find this concealer to be quite creamy but sets nicely and the little bit of creasing I experience is not at all obvious. This may very well be HG material and I highly recommend it for those who are looking for a much more natural looking solution to their circles.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have terrible dark circles despite drinking tons of water, sleeping a good amount, etc, etc... These things just won't go away. I wanted to try this since nothing I've tried before really did the trick, and/or just ended up settling into my fine lines or reacting badly with my foundation.
While this by no means completely gets rid of my dark circles, it has greatly minimized them. My eye area definitely looks much brighter and when paired with my Ready foundation, I don't have any issues of it getting cakey or settling weird. Overall I'm very happy with this product! (I am using Luminous 2, and I am basically the palest person you can get. It works much better than Luminous 1, even on my pink undertoned skin.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC25 Chinese, would love to cover some dark circles, nothing major.
I was hopeful that the #1 (pink) would neutralize the dark under eye circles, and mine are not major.. but not for me. Does help reduce shadows around my cheek / nose line, so I'll use up the sample but would not repurchsae. Good news, it does not crease under my eyes unlike other drier concealers I've tried. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I managed to test both #1 and #2 of these in store. I had been on the fence about which to order. I'm typically not in the habit of going for pinky toned concealers but after using Bobbi Brown's corrector in bisque (pink based) I've been pleasantly suprised at how pink toned ones can brighten my darker undereye area. In this instance though I went with the yellow-toned one, #2. After trying one on each undereye area the yellow one was much more efficient at brightening the area and covering my darkness there.I really like this concealer, it's very smooth and applies well, not cakey, etc. I probably wouldn't opt for this one if you have serious dark circles as it might not give you enough coverage but for mild to moderate circles, this one is definitely a keeper! My skintone: Nc25, Shell in Chanel T.I., Alaska in NARS TM, B30 in YSL T.E.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have this product in Luminous 1, which is the pink shade out of the other two. At first I was skeptical of pink as I have yellow undertones, but I use this under my eyes and around my nose for redness, and it brightens up my skin well. I would not use this for pimples or scarring, but to brighten the eye area this product really performs. The staying power is good and it doesn't seem to cake even after I set it with powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a wonderful, subtle highlight. I don't use it as a concealer because I don't think that it covers well enough. I put on all of my makeup and add this as a brightener on the bridge of my noise, under eye area, and on my cupid's bow. It gives a nice bright look that is not over-the-top or glittery. I have the lightest, pinky color and find that it gives my face an extra oomph. The overall effect on my face is a nice, awake, lively, dewey look that I have come to LOVE.
It's a silky, thin formula that blends nicely and sinks in without incident. It doesn't pool, patch, or sink into any fine lines. This is my favorite highlighter to date- even though it is a bit expensive, I find it to be worth it because you get quite a bit of product. A little goes a long way! I recommend this to anyone who may be experiencing tired, dull skin or to anyone who wants to add a little extra brightness to their face without the shimmer that most highlighters have.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Other
I've pretty much given up on under eye concealers as they tend to be cakey, exacerbate lines, blend poorly, and not actually conceal anything.
While not a concealer per se, this is a lovely and very effective product. It's silky going on, blends beautifully, and adds just enough luminosity beneath the eye to brighten things up. I also add a little dab to the hollow of my eye and it covers and lightens that area nicely. Doesn't cake or crease and adds a touch of moisture as well. I also love the applicator.
I find bareMinerals to be a bit like the little girl with the curl. When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's horrid. They make some truly terrible products and brushes. But when they do things well, they really hit it out of the park. This falls in the latter camp.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Very impressed with this product's ability to cover and brighten without creasing. I was skeptical since I tried their well rested and bisque concealers and they are not effective and just too dry for the eye area. I have Luminous 2 which is a light yellow. It has just the right amount of light reflecting particles which are not detectable at all but the effect is. I don't have very dark circles but I have deep set eyes and this manages to off set even the shadows that occur with this type of structure. I use a little Clarins primer underneath and it lasts all day - no creasing. Over a few hours it sinks right into my skin as though there was nothing there. What more can you ask for!