Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Helping me stay bright eyed
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
Advantages: Light and blends evenly
Disadvantages: Won't last for more than a few hours
Having a young toddler, pets and horses oh and a busy work schedule it does mean that my skin can need a little help by the effectiveness of foundation, powder and concealer! With my life not due to slow down for quite some time I am always on the hunt for the next great product. I recently needed a new concealer with my last one becoming pretty useless and not wanting to waste it I persevered but having finally used the last of it up I could now hopefully find a concealer worthy of covering up little imperfections.
After searching around I eventually settled on the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer after hearing some great feedback on it I thought it was definitely worth a try. I have been using quite a few of Maybelline's products recently and been quite happy with the results and the quality so I didn't mind giving this concealer a go although I'm not normally a fan of liquid concealers I wasn't going to be put off by that.
== The Concealer ==
According to Maybelline the Maybelline Dream Lumi Tough Highlighting Concealer is their first gel based concealer which has a formula specifically created to diffuse light and therefore illuminate the skin and also at the same time concealing imperfections.
The light diffusing formula has also been created to give a light, natural looking finish with looking heavy or like some liquid concealers giving that caked on appearance which soon creases. The aim of the concealer is that it makes your skin look "brighter and awakened" whilst helping to even out the tone and texture of your skin so ideal for all skin types.
== Packaging ==
The concealer comes in a slender, pale metallic gold type tube which could also be mistaken for a pen as it is the same sort of shape. It has a clear plastic lid/top so you can easily see the bristles of the applicator brush. Around the tube there is the product name, Maybelline font logo together with all the other information one would expect such as ingredients, Maybelline contact info and of course the chosen shade.
== In Use ==
The concealer is in liquid form as stated above and to get the concealer out of the tube and onto your skin you need to twist the one end of the tube clockwise quite a few times for anything to happen. The applicator is a small soft brush made up of soft white bristles so ideal for around the eye area. The concealer comes up through the middle of the brush and I did find that once the liquid does start to come up don't be too twist happy as it can come out rather quickly.
I generally use the concealer around my eyes to give that bright eyed look and of course to get rid of any dark circles that may have appeared! I find that once I twist the base and the concealer comes up that there is just too much for me to directly apply the concealer via the brush applicator to my skin so I do have to use my finger tips to apply the concealer and to blend as otherwise there is just too much waste. However, after a couple of times of applying it there is just enough left on the brush for me to use the applicator to apply the concealer and there not to be waste or excess.
I find that the concealer does blend in ever so easily and is incredibly light to the touch and doesn't require too much blending which is great as not only does it save time but it also gives a lovely appearance. I tend to cover my concealer with a quick dusting of powder to seal it in and this doesn't go cakey or crease which again is ideal as there is nothing worse than trying to smooth out your concealer once already applied and worn.
I find that the concealer does last for quite a few hours before needing to be touched up which is fine with me as its packaging is so travel friendly I can quickly touch up within a matter of seconds but it is nice to have a concealer which lasts more than an hour or so! It is also easy to remove which again is another plus. I have found some concealers can be quite drying to the skin and as I can suffer with dry skin I can't have a product that dries it out even more but this manages to keep my skin in a decent condition.
== Overall ==
A decent concealer which I find lightweight and easy to wear. It blends evenly and wears well. Although it doesn't hide everything or does a good job of disguising it as well as making the skin look fresher and brighter which at the end of the day is what this concealer is supposed to do. For me, I really do like it. My initial concerns about a liquid concealer were dashed as I found this easy to apply and it doesn't crease. Definitely a recommendation is wanting a new concealer and definitely worth a try. 4 stars, knocking 1 star off simply because you can get a little excess.
== Product Information ==
Shades: 6 available
Price: From £6.50
Availability: Maybelline stockists in store and online
Summary: A lightweight concealer