L’oreal Lumi Magique Touch of Light Concealer Review

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Touch of Light Concealer

Ever since trying the YSL Touche Eclat back in 2012, I’ve been hooked on using highlighting pens to lighten my face – more specifically, the bags under my eyes.  The L’oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen or to give it, it’s full name the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Touch of Light Concealer (phew) is a dupe for the infamous YSL Touche Eclat and is created by the same parent company that own YSL.  Like I said I loved using my Touche Eclat but I wasn’t so crazy on the price of replacing it when it ran out.  
Last year I began looking for dupe highlighting pens that would give similar results but without the hefty price tag (I tested the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch – full review here.)  A couple of weeks ago I picked up this L’Oreal Paris’ offering to see if there’s was as good.
L’Oreal Lumi Magique Touch of Light Highlighting Pen is part of the ‘Lumi Magique’ family which also includes a foundation and a primer and together they are suppose to bring brightness to the complexion.  Firstly, lets talk about the packaging.  Now I’m not normally a fan of rose gold but in this case I think it’s lovely and it looks and feels more expensive than it actually is.  It’s definitely closer in style to the YSL offering than the Maybelline one was and I don’t get the ‘high street’ feel from it at all.
To apply this product al you do is twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the product onto the built-in brush and then you apply it to the areas which you need it.  I use a brush to buff mine in but if I’m in a rush I find that fingers work just as well. You can use it on it’s own or under or over foundation – L’oreal recommend under but I wear it on top of my foundation and it looks great!  It gives medium coverage which is easy to build and doesn’t look cakey if you need to apply more than one layer.  I also found it was great at not creasing after a long days wear and the texture is silky smooth and leaves your skin looking fresh and awake.
As well as under my eyes, I use it as a highlighter for under my brow bones, down my nose and on my cupid’s bow.  I feel like it enhances whichever powder highlighter I choose to use on top of it.  The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that the range of colours in very limiting – there’s only three shades.  However, if you’re a pale skinned girl like myself then shade 01 should be great for you.
Overall I’ve been really impressed with this product and the best part is, is that it is less than half the price of the Touche Eclat at only £8.49 (Boots).  It’s fantastic and bring light to areas of the face that need it most and when I use it, it looks like I’ve had a great nights sleep even if I haven’t.  I’d recommend trying this product before going to to buy the YSL version.  What about you?  Do you have a favourite highlighting pen?  Maybe it’s this L’Oreal one!

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