Product Review: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant

The most I had ever spent on a concealer/highlighter was YSL Touche Eclat. It was downright robbery, at CAD$50; and what’s worse, was that it didn’t even work for me. It was too sheer, not enough pigment, and though it was a highlighter and not meant to really conceal, I didn’t find it did anything for my medium dark circles (brown) at all.

I have done enough research and read a ton of reviews before I decided to give Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer a try. The regular price is just CAD$9.99 (at Walmart), a fifth of Touche Eclat’s, though at only 1.5ml it’s 1ml less than the YSL version. I got really lucky when I spotted Shoppers Drugmart having a sale on two shades – Radiant and Ivory – for CAD$5.99 EACH!! So without hesitation, I picked both up.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant and Ivory
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant and Ivory

The Radiant shade is pink based, so it’s basically good for brown dark circles, while the Ivory shade is more yellow based, suitable for blue dark circles. These are the lightest shades in the range with Radiant being the lightest.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant (left) and Ivory (right)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant (left) and Ivory (right)

What’s the verdict? I must admit, I didn’t have high hopes for Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. I was really going to buy Clarins’ version, but am I glad I didn’t! To my surprise, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer does not crease, has a decent amount of pigment which gives adequate coverage without being too thick, and does not fade out. I have used this alone and over another concealer (Hourglass’ Hidden – which I will review later) and it stays put without creasing for 8+ hours. Colour me impressed, because I paid $12 for both of them and they actually work!

For my brown dark circles, I find that both Radiant and Ivory work for me. It highlights without giving me the dreaded reverse raccoon eye effect. And it covers quite a bit without feeling heavy. To my surprise Ivory is more natural on my skin since it’s slightly yellow based.

One downside to this fabulous product is the click-pen design. I ABHOR click-pens. Towards the end of my Touche Eclat, it was hard to get the product out; and after clicking repeatedly a few times, a whole glob of it – probably worth about $15 – spilled out all at once. It hurt. Why can’t they put this in a wand-tube instead? With Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, it’s the same problem. As you can see on the picture above, when I first clicked the Radiant shade the pen spilled out a lot of the product. What a waste and a shame. It’s very hard to control how much actually comes out. I did get the hang of it by the 4th day, but still, no guarantee you won’t have an accident and waste half of the product!

Still, I am very happy with Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer and for once a drug store level product actually does better than a luxury brand.

2 comments on Product Review: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

  1. Alissa
    February 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi,

    I will have to check these out! I was going to chime in and say that the Mister Light product by Givenchy is what I hoped the Touche Eclat would be…good coverage, light-reflecting and perfect color! I am a NC 20-25 in MAC, light yellow skin, and I use the #3, I think it is called Mister Toast? Only downside is that stupid clicky pen dispenser, ugh!! Maybe next you are at Sephora take a peek 😉

    Thanks so much for all of your skincare reviews and feedback, it is such a wealth of information–and you are so kind to all your readers 🙂

    Alissa

    Reply
    • Joseibi
      March 6, 2014 at 11:28 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Alissa, I am about NC20 so I’ll probably try #3 too! My dark circles are getting worse so I definitely will need to try this one!!!! 🙂

      Reply

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