Guerlain • Issima Precious Light Smoothing Illuminator Beige Naturel 20 • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Absolutely wonderful! The best highlighting wand/concealer/brightener pen on the market. I am a make-up artist and i use this on people all the time. If only all those Touche eclat bandwagoners would open their eyes. I am never without this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
this is the concealer to buy if you want to conceal without those tell-tale "concealer" symptoms (cakey, too pale, heavy etc). it is what i think Touche Eclat SHOULD have been - it has way more pigment. i wear it on top of my foundation under eyes and above my cupid's bow. it is nicely brightening.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product is great. I was at Neiman Marcus looking for a new concealer and at first, I stayed away from this because it seemed too similiar to Touche Eclat by YSL and the Dior Skinflash (both which I think are horrible at covering anything and very drying). I ended up taking the Guerlain Duo Concealer which was possibly the worst concealer ever made and ended up coming back to exchange for the Guerlain Issima Precious Light Smoothing Illuminator. The MA recommended 20 beige which looked much too dark for my skin and it seemed to have peachy pink undertones when I have a definite yellow based undertone. However, when I applied it to my undereye, it somehow blended in beautifully. It covered my puffy dark eyes perfectly and gave it a slight glow. It didn't take them away completely, but I would say it covered 75-80% of them. It didn't dry out my under eyes at all, which most concealers seem to do. I put it on this morning, and it stayed put while I did laundry and through my one hour nap. I also have sensitive skin and it didn't irritate my skin.
The only negative thing I can say is that it seems a bit pricey for such a small amount of product. It says its 0.05 oz which is smaller than a sample packet of face cream. Not sure how long this will last me, but if it doesn't last me at least three months, I will definately lower the rating.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is the best conceler i have ever used. Itīs light and you donīt need any powder to set it. The shade is a bit pink, but it neutralise the blue under your eye beautifully. Itīs not good for blemishes, but no concealer works on both perfectly. I will definitly buy this again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I have always had shadows under my eyes - just genetics, I guess. I've always had to layer concealer to make them go away to my own personal satisfaction, but wearing that much concealer under the eyes produces new problems! Most of the time I just lived with them - they're really not that bad. But I got a makeover at a Guerlain boutique the other day and she used this product on me, and I was floored. I had to have it. There are only a few things that I call HG products, and this is now one of them. This product makes me look and feel gorgeous. It opens my eyes and makes me look awake and attentive. Men definitely respond to that! Well, also to the confidence it evokes. ^_^
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Too sheer and watery for blemishes! It's ok under the eyes but i don't think this shade is the best for my skintone. It's abit too peachy and i think i need something more neutral/yellow toned? Although it doesn't cover much it does give a kind of dewy glow around the eyes but it's not the best concealer for me personally. I use concealer mainly for when i get blemishes so i end up hardly using this...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was fed up using any concealers under my eyes until I discovered this amazing product by Guerlain. I gave up trying any concealers in the past, I have tried powder,cream and liquid. They are all the same, creases, cakes and makes my fine lines look worst. My co-worker introduced me this product, at first I thought, holy!!! this pen is so damn expensive, I bought it and see if it is that amazing as she described it. Guess what? This is the only thing I would use under my eyes, nothing else. It makes me look like I have hours of sleep (I normally dont..:() it not only brightens and its also anti-aging,\^_______^/ I have read all the ingredients on most of the bringhtening pens out there, inculding ysl,clarin,dior, Arden, Biotherm, I still like Guerlain the best!!! If you need more coverage then try Dior. It's the second best, I heard YSL is also good but I havent tried it yet.
I have 10 and 20, I use 10 in fall/winter and 20 in summer when I have a tan. I find 00 is too pink, dont know if anyone wants pink under their eyes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Green
After seeing all the wonderful reviews of this concealer here, I went and bought some a few months ago. It really does live up to all the hype.
It doesn't completely conceal my undereye circles, but unlike anything else I've tried - you can't see that it's there. Perfection may not be possible, but at least I don't look like I've got some chalky, cracking concealer under my eyes. I use it all the way under my eyes and out on the sides, down beside my nose, and maybe a dab on my chin. Then I tap lightly with a finger and it's all blended and invisible.
It's expensive, but not as expensive as buying a dozen concealers that make me look older than I am! (Which is what I did before finding this one).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I already have shade no.00-Rose Enlumineur, which I use as a highlighter/illuminator and I'm very satisfied with it. I expected much more from this one because SA told me that no.00 is only a highlighter/illuminator, a radiance booster, as it has a greater quantity of pearly particles than shades no. 10-Beige Clair and 20-Beige Naturel. 10 and 20 are shades for camouflage and correction and are slightly thicker in texture than 00 illuminator. So, I bought this one for a concealer but I'm not very impressed. (10 is too yellow toned for me and this one, 20-Beige Naturel, seemed to me more pink toned than 10 although I was afraid it would be too dark for me). Well, first thing: it is exactly a peachy-naturel nuance, it is not 'rose' although it looks so... And second: it doesn't cover much better than the lightest one 00 Rose Enlumineur. I'm afraid it is less moisturizing than 00, as well; I don't know why!? Anyway, shade 00 has the best texture of those 3 shades. I'll have to find something more appropriate for a concealer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this has been reviewed under other categories and shades but i thought i'd put in a review here just in case someone wanted to know the colouring etc for this.
i'm NW20 and have occasionally been matched as an NC30. this shade is a tiny bit lighter and pinker then my undereye area but upon application, it melts and blends in perfectly so i dont look too 'white' or 'pink' in the area.
unlike the YSL touche eclat, this product does not emphasise the dryness which i experience in the undereye area, nor does it cake.
the retail price here is SGD71 if i'm not mistaken, which makes it very much pricier then the Dior Skinflah or YSL Touch Eclat since those are priced around SGD50 or so.
however, i have shopped around between Dior, YSL and finally settled on the guerlain despite its extorbitant price, simply because the colour match is good and it doesnt emphasize my dryness/lines or cake. the texture is rather fluid, not thick at all which is good as i just layer it on accordingly to achieve the desired coverage.
i pull all nighters often and sleep late so i do have rather medium-bad dark circles and eye bags. this product is the best i've used so far as it REALLY hides the dark circles!
note that this review is only for this concealor/highlighter which is used for the undereye area. i do not use this on blemishes because i need more coverage for that and i use my MAC concealor instead. but this pen does conceal as well as highlight and it does brighten up the undereye area.
my gripe is that because the tube is opaque, you dont really know how much is inside.... and i would like to know or at least have a vague idea when i'm going to run out.
will i repurchase? definitely because its something that works for me. however, if i had to pay S$71 for this, then i unfortunately have to say that no, for 1.5ml worth of product, that is way too pricey for me. but fortunately i can purchase this at DFS at a discount so it works out to be slightly cheaper then YSL or Dior so i think i dont need to worry about the price :)