Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Review: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

This is something I've been meaning to review for a while! I picked this up from Priceline during the boxing day sales in the shade Ivory. I heard a few great reviews about this - especially when compared to the YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch. I thought I'd give it a go since it was down to around $12 and I don't have a decent concealer (in fact I have one other, a Nude by Nature one, which is pretty crap!)

Now, as you can see from the photos I don't have much of a problem with under eye circles (I think they've gotten better since I've finished uni, haha). I just wanted something to brighten up under my eyes. This product aims to do just that, and I think it does a pretty damn good job at it! It wouldn't be good for someone with dark circles, but for girls like me who just want a little help looking more awake, it's perfect. Neither would it be useful for blemishes (I'm lucky enough not to have any). I've been using this almost every day. I use it under powder foundation if I'm just using my Body Shop virgin minerals, or over liquid foundation when I'm using my Bourjois Healthy Mix. I quite like the twisty bottom and the brush applicator. I find 2 clicks is enough for both eyes, with the brush applicator good to gently brush it under the eye, then blending it in with a finger. I also really like using this on my upper eyelid when I'm not wearing eyeshadow.

Brush applicator

I've had it for just over a month, and you can see I've already used a decent amount! Hopefully I can get another 2 or so months out of the rest of it (I'll probably start using it sparingly to make it last longer, haha). Even though I do really like this product, I wouldn't repurchase (especially at full price), because I'd like to try some other highlighting concealers available. I know Rimmel and Bourjois have some to go with the Wake Me Up and Healthy Mix ranges. Essence also have one which would be interesting to test out. I love the idea of a highlighting concealer and think it's going to be a permanent addition to my make up routine (until I need something with a bit more coverage).

Bare faced (you can see a little bruising above the eye on the right thanks to my face hitting cement while trying to skateboard!)

Dream Lumi Touch on the eye on the right (my left eye)

Dream Lumi Touch on both eyes, without any other make up (you can see it's covered my bruise pretty well)

Swatched on my arm heavily and blended.

Do you use a highlighting concealer? If yes, what's your favourite?


  1. I really like the concealer, I also find it great for what I need.

  2. I have this in nude and I absolutely love it! Now, I'm on the quest to find an awesome non-luminating concealer.

    1. I hear good things about the collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer, if you can manage to get your hands on it from the UK. I'm sure there's good options here though!