Christian Dior • Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen-002 Candlelight • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This product is expensive, over packaged and wonderful. I have always had dark circles, finding a good concealer is hard! The number of under eye concealers that do not moisturise (leaving the area looking parched and crepey), or have poor colour choices (sorry Clinique, your lightest shade is dark brown..do you pay someone to make decisions like that?!), or are too thick and gluggy...you get my point. Now I know this is not technically a concealer, but...It is light in texture and colour and to be succint, my circles disappear when I put this on. Awesome, would be a 5 starrer if it didn't leave my skin a tad dry.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I was using ordinary concealer around my eyes, but never again after using Skinflash! I adore this concealer.
It doesn't settle into the fine lines, and makes my eyes look much brighter. It's a bit on th expensive side, but worth it.
My HG concealer for the eye area.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is an illuminator with the right amount of concealer power. I like to use it on my nose to hide redness and under the eyes. It's a good product to keep in your bad for touch up. The highlighter quality is good without looking fake or shimmery. It looks more radiant than shimmery.
The only bad thing I will say is if you are really trying to cover dark circles, do 2 thin coats. Apply 1, wait 3 minutes, apply 2nd. If you try to apply too much of this product at once it WILL settle in lines around your eyes. For a softer application, mix in your hand with some eye cream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
LOVE this product. I was wearing concealer alone for a while and noticed I still could see some darkness. I have very bad under eye circles. The MAC select moisturecover and Select cover up were not working for me to completely get rid of my circles. I tried this for $33 and am so glad I did. It looks quite white on but it melts into my skin and illuminates it. I love using it as a highlighter and it gives enough coverage to be used alone as a concealer. I thought I had to combine it with another concealer but didn't have to. Although the product itself is quite "liquidy" it manages to cover 100% of my darkness. I hope they never discontinue this!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not worth the money, makes undereye circles look dark not concealed. Very low coverage for imperfections, and expensive. As a highlighter it's okay, but there are cheaper better ones out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I don't know why this didn't work for me as well as it did for most other people. I didn't notice much of a difference with it on or not. I have dark circles when I'm tired. They're not bad, but I was hoping this would just make me look more awake. Really, it didn't seem to do much of anything. I tried different amounts, different application and blending techniques, all sorts of things. But really, at the end of the day, when I put this on one eye and not on the other, there was no difference. I wanted to like it, but for $33 for a very small amount of product, it wasn't cutting it. The only way I might ever re-buy is as I get older, if my dark circles got worse, maybe it would make a difference then.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I picked this up @ Sephora for $33 .05oz. I was looking for a concealer and the SA recommended this. I do not have very dark circles under my eyes, but my eyes would probably look more refreshed/brighter if I used some.
This one promises:
Professional "lightworks" - in a flash. Just one click and stroke of this lightweight, skin perfector instantly diminishes shadows, fine lines, and imperfections. Skin glows with new radiance. Wear it under or over foundation - or on bare skin.
Nice light weight feel. I mainly used it as an under eye concealer and a cheek/browbone highlighter. You use a small amount by clicking the pen a couple of times. If you use too much, it will cake and get into any fine lines you may have. It is pretty multifunctional. One drawback is that the colors are pretty light. The only dark on is on the orange side. I love the brush style applicator!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The main reason why I love this product: you twist the concealer and apply with the brush (which is why I like it better than UDPP). One to two clicks works great as an eyeshadow base. My shadows don't budge and last all day. However, its use as an under eye concealer typically doesn't work because the color is too pale, I need something warmer/darker (for that I like BB's concealer or LM secret camouflage). I do have issues with applying too much on my eyes, but that's fine because I just blot it out with my finger and it blends right in. I would repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this pen! I sometimes have dark circles under my eyes, which are noticeable but not really bad, this pen gives enough coverage to disguise them, but at the same time is highlighting, so the coverge is sheer and looks very natural under the eye area. It definately gives more coverage than the YSL version, but still highlights. Will definately repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
What a great find! As I've gotten older, the dark circles under my eyes have gotten worse...and I've been searching high and low for a good concealer that would not only hide the dark circles, but make my under eye area look smooth and bright as well.
This pen does it. It's easy to apply, the color gives a slight glow (without being over - the - top or fake looking), and my under eye circles vanish without looking like I have a pound of concealer on. The color blends well into my pale skin, and it can even be used as a "shimmer/highlighter" for other areas (cheeks, nose, etc).
This is a must have for anyone who has a problem with dark circles, and while it's a bit pricey it is VERY much worth it. I'll definitely be buying it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is not a great product but it's not bad, either. I like the coverage and its match with my skin tone. Coverage is very light and just enough. It seems ok but after a while, I got break out. I think this product is the reason. So I switch to Shiseido correcting pencil which I prefer and think works better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Whether or not you'll like Skinflash depends on this: do you like thick, masking concealers that completely re-color your eye area? Skinflash is nothing like that. It's sheer, but it's also like using photoshop on your face. It's a very different and believable type of concealer. Personally, I think that no matter what, heavy eye concealer makes a gal look older. Skinflash is never guilty of that. Sometimes I wish it provided stronger coverage when I want to create a bold eye look. If you are looking for something to wear to dinner and look fab, this is a winner. If you want something to make your face look perfect for flash-photography, try Dermablend or Joe Blasco.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a nice concealer and I feel it works well on top (not underneath!) of any foundation. It works particularly well on top of my HG foundation, Bloom Pure Mineral powder foundation. It just provides a little bit of extra coverage under the eyes without any cakiness. I do like the shade and it really is like candlelight when used as a highlighter! I love how easy and mess free it is to use. Not thick enough to be HG as a concealer per se, but I don't think this is the intention with this product.
EDIT: I've since found Guerlain Precious Light and there is no comparison. I have reduced my rating to a 2 now that I now what a pen type highlighter/concealer can really do...with no chalkiness in sight!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
WOW that's in 1 word what I think about this product. I've heared that this is the best DIOR product ever and that nothing else in the past was such a hit seller in stores. It's not a concealer and that's the reason why some people are a bit disappointed when they try this product. In fact, it's a new makeup category, beacause it is something between a foundation and a concealer. My eyes look "fresher" with it. You can also use it before you apply your eyeshadow (eyeshadow stays longer). Beneath your eyebrows it makes your eyes bigger. You can also use it for the fine lines in your face. The brush is easy to use and it's expencive I know, but it lasts really long. You can use it under or over your foundation, or even on bare skin in the summer. It's really SUPER. The best product I've bought in years!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Was on the verge of getting another YSL Touche Eclat pen but decided to try something new, so I managed to procure one of these from eBay for a reasonable-ish price.
First of all, the presentation is great. The product comes in its own little velvet bag--a nice touch since the pen is silver and looks like it'd scratch/smudge easily. I think I prefer the design of this pen to the YSL one--sleek silver rather than gaudy gold. The product itself has a very light, creamy texture (slightly more substantial than Touche Eclat, that is, less watery) with a subtle rose scent. I could definitely do without the latter, especially since I mostly use this around my eyes.
I think the lasting power is better than Touche Eclat. I find that it's still mostly on after a few hours, as opposed to the TE, which will have mostly faded away, even when set with a loose powder (I use Laura Mercier's). It also is not quite as sheer, so it has better coverage and it takes less product and fussing to get a rested look. Of course, the color is very light (a very pale whitened beige, similar to TE #1, but without the slight pinkish tone) and the fluid has light-reflective qualities, so if you use too much, you'll get an unearthly glow around your eyes that'll just make you look worse. So use with some restraint.
Application tip: brush a thin layer of this on the places you need illumination action (usually inner corners and about halfway out along the dark circle area--stop below your eye at a spot that lines up with your pupil). Let it sit on your face for a few seconds (just a few), and then gently tap it with your ring finger to blend. If you need more, repeat. Letting it sit dries out the product slightly and gives somewhat more coverage than if you just slap it on and blend right away. If you have really terrible dark circles, you'll need to use a normal concealer first, then apply this on top in the prescribed manner. Nothing will totally erase your sleeplessness, but this stuff will help minimize the effects.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just don't get it...I'm not understanding what's the big deal about this product. Maybe b/c I really don't use eye make up or need coverage in the eye area that I just don't need it. It's really misleading as a "concealer." Now that's a product that I'm always on the hunt for, but this is not it. Expensive little pen, and I'm not one to complain about price if something works. Therefore, this will be going back to Sephora.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I started to use this after I was shown YSL Touche Eclat (as I wanted something similar because YSL colors weren't as good a match for me). I used to use BeneFit LemonAid as an eyelid primer until I realized that I needed something less 'yellow' & more neutral to cover the darkness of my deep set eyes. Awesome for this purpose as I never wore eyeshadow before trying this because I always used a heavy line of liquid eyeliner. Loved how much my eyes were brightened so I started to try eye shadows. After running out of #2 I decided I wanted the #1 color because my skin has VERY strong pink undertones rather than yellow - perfect color for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really like this stuff! I've never used any of the other pens (ysl, givenchy, guerlain etc all make them too I think) but I'm using this as a concealer around my eyes and corners of the nose. Amazing! It brightens the face and hides my broken capillaries around the nose and hides my dark undereye circles perfectly! My only gripe is the price:( I wish they sold this stuff in a big bottle!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This stuff is definitely better than YSL Touche Eclat. Overall, it gives a much better glow than all the similar products from other brands. (I've tried YSL and Clarins) The YSL is a little more "dry" and doesn't blend as well. Also the brush of this doesn't get all smelly like the YSL. I'm basically waiting to finish my YSL so that I can repurchase this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
To preface, I am NC15 in MAC makeup if that helps at all. I normally only wear MAC makeup, but during a recent trip to Toronto a Dior Makeup Elf used the power of her hypnotically bad breath to coerce me into letting her “fix” my makeup. In the process of fixing my eyeliner (which had traveled down my face during the day – thanks, MAC Feline… this is all YOUR fault) she used Candle Light to hide the deep dark circles of eye kohl and tiredness that had taken over the upper half of my face. And to my surprise, it worked. My eyes suddenly didn’t look as deepset, there were no dreaded “Circles of I’ve Been Shopping All Day” under my eyes, and I looked younger. NICE! The little Dior Makeup Elf said that it had "good stuff" in it that would make my wrinkles go away, but I'll believe that when I see results.
Application: The neat thing about this is that it has it’s own brush. The bad thing is that I tend to get product out of the pen onto the brush on only one side which can make application uneasy. The MA who showed me how to use it drew a line above my brow, “Whiskers” below my eye, and into my smile lines. She then patted the product into the skin in order to blend it. I sort of looked like the Kevyn Aucoin “Contouring” picture in Making Faces. But whatever she did, it worked.
The Wear: This product lasts a good long while. You can use it with or without foundation. I find it applies heavy enough to be used as a concealer. In fact, this shade on my skin I would use as a concealer instead of a highlighter, though it could be used for that as well I guess. Make sure you have a good makeup remover – this stuff likes to stick after it sets. It can cake a bit if it's gooped on and not blended, but that is avoidable.
Downside: You have to twist the end cap on this A LOT before you actually get anything out. Product may come out goopy at first. And it has a slight scent which does fade away with time, but I prefer my products to be odorless.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would buy this again at this point. I like the pen idea here better than my pot-o-MAC concealer and find it relatively easy to work with. I think they were going for speed of application here with this, and that is good enough for me. Usually concealer is too time consuming for me to think of every day – this makes it quick and fun. Thanks Dior Makeup Elf!