First of all let me apologize for using a photo I grabbed from Walmart.com rather than taking my own. I wasn’t planning on making a review for this concealer, so I didn’t take pictures before opening it. And since I’ve been using it for a while, the writing has rubbed off on the tube and it looks dirty and disgusting so I figured it’s best that I use Walmart’s photo instead (after all, that’s where I bought this concealer).
The first time I heard about this concealer was on YouTube (where else?) It’s gotten a few raves from some of my favorite makeup gurus, so I wanted to try it. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find it here in the Philippines. I finally managed to get my hands on it last May when our family went to California for the summer. Before this I was using my favorite Tony Moly Baby Doll Pot Concealer but I ran out. I didn’t know where I could find it in California so I went ahead and bought this Dream Lumi concealer. I figured it was the perfect chance for me to try it out. I’ve been using it since May and I absolutely love it.
Here’s what Maybelline has to say about their product on their website:
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
A brighter idea in concealers:
• Gel-based formula diffuses light to provide on-the-spot perfection in just one touch
• Illuminates as it conceals
• Dermatologist, Allergy Tested
• Suitable for sensitive skin and for all skin types
FOR BEST RESULTS
To brighten face, apply over brows as well as to the inner and outer corners of eyes and blend with tip of finger.
Apply to sides of nose and on chin and blend to give your face a luminous glow.
To sculpt and highlight facial features, apply in small strokes to the cheekbones and blend.
To make lips look fuller, outline lips with lumi concealer and blend.
To cover imperfections, dot concealer onto desired area and blend.
Basically, this concealer comes in a pen-like tube with a brush at the top. To get the product out you have to twist the bottom part until the gel appears. (If you’re using it for the first time you may have to twist it a couple of times before anything comes out.) Then after that you can brush or dot it on your face as you wish. I prefer dotting it on my face and using my fingers to blend it out.
According to Maybelline, this product is meant to highlight certain areas of your face and give you a healthy glow. But since I have TONS of acne scars, I’m more concerned about coverage. And let me tell you, this product does not disappoint.
Here’s what my cheeks look like without any foundation, BB cream or concealer:
My right cheek isn’t TOO bad. But my left cheek …
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