L’Oreal is knocking it out of the park recently with their drugstore dupes, today I’m reviewing their version of the ever-popular Touch Eclat from YSL and this time I actually do own both so if you’d like a follow up post comparing them side by side let me know. I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with illuminating concealers over the years but when I think about it the times I’ve been not so enamored have been stressful (read:very dark circles) and last year when I put the YSL in my ‘products not worth the hype’ video I had recently had a baby and lets face it I needed something heavy duty for those eyes! Recently I picked up the Trick & Treat concealer from Soap & Glory and although it was a touch glittery for my liking I liked the light reflecting feature and although the coverage wasn’t high it seemed to do the job. I was finally able to put away my drier formulas which were creasing around my eyes and settling in fine lines making me look about 104, I decided to bust out my Touch Eclat and see how I liked it. Already long story short I loved it but obviously wasn’t about to pay to repurchase when I ran out so I set out on my hunt for a drugstore dupe. There are plenty out there and I do intend to try more (for the sake of research and reviews for you guys of course) but for once I think I hit the right note on the first buy with L’Oreal Lumi.
The applicator is a brush which I quite like but I do blend it with my finger tips and the end twists to push the product up the tube. Unlike the YSL this is actually marketed as a concealer and I believe the coverage is a little heavier but online it does direct to use as a highlight on cheekbones, cupids bow etc. as well.. although I’m not planning on using it for that. Overall is does brighten my eyes without caking them with makeup, it doesn’t entirely cover my dark circles and if they were particularly bad I may reach for something more full coverage but for day to day this is very natural looking and I’m happy with it. Colour wise I chose medium with a view to this correcting rather than lightening and it definitely works better than my Collection Lasting Perfection for the job which I never thought I’d say. Oh and how gorgeous is the packaging? I did review the foundation last year too so if you’re wondering what I thought about that you can see that review here.