Brightening Concealers

9 March 2013

Swatches L-R (top row): Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer in 02 natural - £4.99

In case you didn't notice the first hundred times I mentioned it, I'm a big fan of flawless, glowing bases. Here's my roundup of illuminating concealers for every budget to help achieve that dewy glow:

After hearing endless raves about the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, I decided to give its highlighting counterpart a go. Long story short, I'm on my third tube of the stuff! This is perfect for under the eyes and any redness around the nose - it doesn't crease, and has a lovely light consistency. The only downside of this is the brush - it's much smaller than the others, but I use a blending brush for my concealer anyway so it's not too much of a problem.

After hearing one of my favourite YouTubers, Miss Glamorazzi, mentioning the Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer as a possible dupe for the Touch Eclat, I had to give it a go. The brush on this is much better than the Collection offering, although this is definitely more of a concealer and less of a highlighter. This leaves skin looking flawless.

The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer is definitely the surprise of the bunch for me. The packaging is a sleek rose gold offering similar to the Estee Lauder, and it's the palest out of the four shades. This works brilliantly at brightening the under eye area, and is a nice mid-range price.

Estee Lauder's Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator was a spur of the moment purchase, inspired by my younger sister Dominique, who blogs over at You&I. She loves this stuff, so when I saw it at a CCO for £16 I snapped it up. This is definitely the most highlighting of the bunch, but lacks a little in the concealing department. It does feel very luxurious to use though, so I'll save it for special occasions.


  1. I love the Lacura concealing pen from Aldi, its so good but yet so affordable at the same time!

  2. I have been wanting to try one of these and now I want them all

  3. beautiful pictures, I might try the mabelline one :) x

  4. Loved that someone has done this post, I'll definitely be on the lookout for these and give them all a swatch next time I'm at the shops Josie xx

  5. I need to get at least one of these.

  6. I love having a glowing base, thanks for the swatches!
    .Georgina Clare.

  7. I've been looking for a new highlighting concealer as my under-eye area is just a nightmare at the mo. Think I might go for the L'oreal one.
    Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    Mel xx

  8. I love these types because their creamy and go on perfectly with the applicator brush :) I currently use the bodyshops range but going to give one of these a try x

  9. really want to try Lumi concealer, I love the primer and foundation so I'm sure I'll love that too!

  10. I bought the l'Oreal Lumi and really loved it! I'll definitely have to give the Maybelline one a try now! Great post :)

    Alannah xx

  11. I'll have to look into some of these. I've always wanted to try the YSL Touche Eclat but never gotten around to it!

    xo, alison*elle

  12. I have repurchased Maybelline's Dream Lumi Touch countless times! It is a great dupe for another one of my favorite brightening concealers, the Clinique Airbrush Concealer :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  13. Have the loreal one and looooove it (:


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