You may recall I did a comparison post on concealer pens here. While I decided at the time I'd found the best value for money product in L'Oreal's Touche Magique, I now have a new find to share, just a little more affordable, and perhaps the best of the bunch so far...
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer
Although I liked the coverage and wear of L'Oreal's Touche Magique, by the time I'd finished it I decided not to buy another because of a little problem with the brush. As the bristles were so stiff they ended up getting badly bent and misshapen from replacing the cap, making it difficult to apply the product precisely. Looks pretty nasty, doesn't it:
While browsing the 'net for an alternative illuminating concealer to try, I found the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer recommended by Beautyheaven as a budget product so it piqued my curiosity.
Now the packaging of these two products is suspiciously similar (see below) and they both work the same way, dispensing the concealer into the brush by twisting the end of the pen. I haven't done my research into this, so does anyone know if there's a connection between L'Oreal and Maybelline?
Top to bottom: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch
L'Oreal Touche Magique
The difference between these two is Maybelline's brush is noticeably softer on my skin and more pliable than L'Oreal's. After one month of use it's still in a tidy condition with only a few hairs out of place:
The product itself is a similar quality creamy opaque concealer/illuminator to L'Oreal and it effectively blends over my under-eye circles (read raccoon eyes) to conceal and reflect light, making me look refreshed. It lasts all day on my skin, and doesn't creep into my lines, so I don't need to touch it up at all. Best of all this product is only $17.95AUD, significantly cheaper than $27AUD for L'Oreal's almost identical product.
Swatched & blended:
-opaque consistency that blends well
-effectively conceals undereye circles because of the illuminating properties
-covers minor blemishes
-does not crease or need touching up
-great value at $17.95AUD and is the same quality as higher priced alternative products
-convenient brush applicator
-may need extra help to cover major blemishes
-only 3 shades to choose from
Would I buy this again?
Yes I will - unless there's something else you want me to try!
Until next time.