Monday, 30 May 2011

Luminaire


Late nights, early mornings, far too little sleep will inevitably plague you with those troublesome dark circles and tell-tale lines. Sleek Makeup's new Luminaire Highlighting Concealer could be the answer to banish those dark areas and awaken your eyes with an instant brightness and flawless finish. The highlighting concealer, with moisturising properties, can brighten dark circles, conceal blemishes and fade out imperfections.


Firstly, the concealer was a lot thicker than I anticipated, but is creamy and easy to apply. There are five shades available in the Luminaire highlighting concealer, L01 - L05. I was sent the lightest shade, L01, which was probably one shade too light for me. This wonderwand can be used around the eyes as well as camouflaging blemishes, uneven skin tone and adding a natural highlight to the nose and cupid's bow. The concealer is simply dispensed by clicking the top of the wand. The brush is soft but not ideal for blending the product in once applied. I opted to softly buff the product in with a MAC 224 blending brush, but using your fingers, dabbing gently around the area, would work just as well.
I don't think I suffer too badly with dark circles, and sometimes don't even bother with concealer full stop. But some days, I do feel I need a little radiance to my eye area. Before is me simply with my foundation applied. Afterwards, you can see how the concealer has really brightened up the area under my eyes and flawed out the uneven skin tone. It works particularly well when applied in the corner of the eyes as well, to add luminosity to those dark regions.
I do really like this product as an under-eye concealer, and is a quick answer to perk up your eyes with a nice glow. However, I don't think it's amazing when used as a concealer elsewhere on the face. I found the consistency a bit too loose and the coverage wasn't brilliant, but for the eye area, it is perfect.


The Luminaire Highlighting Concealer (£6.49) is a permanent product and is currently available from Superdrug stores and Sleek Makeup online.


Have you tried this?
What is your miracle product for banishing those dark circles?

20 comments:

Sophie said...

Thanks for the before & after photos, very useful :) xx

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

Nooo idea why I haven't tried this yet, but it will be mine on my next trip to Superdrug!

xoxo

Shirley said...

I spotted this the other day, I was going to get it to try! I just might now, after reading this!

xoxo

roshas said...

This looks really good! You're lucky you don't suffer from eye circles! When my eyes look awake, I feel sooo much better!! xx

*Zoe* said...

You have very pretty eyes. I didn't know Sleek did this product. It looks really good...may have to order when my current concealer runs out x

sally said...

definitely be giving it go ... thank u xx

Tazz Gault said...

i'm going shopping tomorrow and i genuinely think i'll go buy this :)

thanks!

x

Michelle said...

Oh I haven't even seen this at a Sleek counter yet. Will definitely be having a look for this when I next pop into town, it looks just fabby and I always suffer from dark eye circles with all my late nights. xx

Y said...

This looks great! It really brightens up your eye circles

Jo said...

This really does a great job of brightening your eye area! Love it :)

KLEE said...

this looks fantastic. your eyes are lovely! x

Holly said...

My under eye circles are awful at the ripe old age of 16! I am definitely going to pick this up on my next trip to town (:,xx

Catherine said...

Wow - I wasn't expecting it to be so cheap! I've got half of my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer & some Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer left (which I use under my eyes) so I think I can justify buying another one ;) x

Mademoiselle Lala said...

Hey, to be honest I don't see that much difference between before and after, so maybe you don't need it as often as you think! :) X


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Peach said...

wow you have such a beautiful natural skin! you're so lucky! I'm def going to give it a go, since I hate when I have dark circles under my eyes!

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TheOtherSideofCool said...

This looks really good in the pics, and the price isn't as much as I'd expected.

Just came across your blog from http://ohsofreshasadaisy.blogspot.com/ and I'm now following you, your blog is lovely! How do you get the template to be so wide? I think you do it via CSS or HTML but I am not sure of the actual code. Also , what mascara are you wearing in this post? Looks gorgeous :) so pretty xxx

The Other Side of Cool

Milly said...

@the other side of cool - thank you very much for your comment. I am wearing Bourjois' rotating mascara in these pictures. I widened my blog in the html edit settings. I can't remember exactly which bits i changed, i remember relying on google heavily to help me. I just played around until I was happy with it. :)
thank you for following x

Megan said...

You have really beautiful eyes, I was just wondering, what mascara are you wearing in these pictures? The concealer looks great too...! Check out my new blog <3

Milly said...

thanks for the comments ladies.
@Megan - I am wearing Bourjois' rotating mascara here. x

Faye Curtiz said...

Thank you for such an informative article. I believe that healthy life style can prevent from ugliness.

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