Today I’m reviewing the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer which you might recall seeing in my Nykaa.com Haul video.
Price : Rs 500
Shade : Honey | Available in 3 shades
My take on the Product
Much has been said about highlighting concealers and in recent years, most high end brands have added this kind of product to their lineup. The credit of course goes to the YSL Touche Eclat for creating such a buzz around highlighting concealers! What are highlighting concealers? As the name suggests, a highlighting concealer combines the coverage of a sheer concealer with the brightening properties of a highlighter. So you don’t typically get a lot of coverage with these kind of products but the pearl particles in the formula reflect light and brighten up the skin. I wasn’t ready to shell out big bucks for the YSL one but to test the waters, I decided to try out the more budget friendly Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer.
The concealer comes in a pen brush type of packaging that I’m not a big fan of. I hate the idea of the brush accumulating grime (read bacteria) over time and I anyway need another brush for blending the product so the brush is just redundant for me. Secondly, the product doesnt always come out instantly when you twist the bottom, you’ve to wait a bit and when you’re in a hurry, you mostly end up twisting too much in the haste to get some product out! I really wish this came in a simple tube packaging with a wand. Packaging issues aside, I LOVE this concealer!
The texture is neither too thick, nor too runny, it blends like a dream giving about medium coverage and a soft brightening effect. The formula has very fine pearl particles that are non-gritty and barely visible on the skin. But they do add a dewy reflective sheen to the skin which I love! On most days recently, I have been skipping foundation and using this under the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on the tops of the cheekbones. It gives a natural brightening effect to the skin while giving enough coverage to even things out. I love that it doesn’t get cakey or get in the lines throughout the day, the wear time is great! Unfortunately the formula is a bit rich for my oily skin. So while this works great under the eyes for me, it makes my skin a little oily if I use it on other parts of the face.
I wasn’t expecting much from the product but I loved it! I wish this was available in more shades. I use the darkest shade Honey from the 3 available shades in India and it is just right for my medium complexion. I don’t think deeper complexions will find the right shade match in this range. It would be great if international brands start launching India specific shades when it comes to base products.
What I love about it – Great texture, easy to blend, brightens and conceals, very natural dewy finish, doesn’t get in lines/doesn’t get cakey.
What I don’t like about it – The packaging, the limited shade range and the fact that is makes my face (not the under eyes) a little oily over time.
Rating : 4/5
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tied the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer? Which is your favorite everyday concealer? Share your comments below! [/note]