Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener
Not for me
I bought this in a set with some concealer. I've never used a highlighter before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This product is very subtle, but heavy and sticky. I used a bit on my eyelids, and was very aware of the product for the rest of the day. The brush is no good either: it'll leave a glob of product in the beginning and next to nothing afterward. Using it to blend is imprecise and I always end up using my finger.
Sticky and uncomfortable
I used this product, and it was uncomfortably sticky. It had way too much luminosity/shimmer for me. Certainly would not recommend.
Better than Botox!
This product adds that little POP of brightener to those key places where you need a "lift"! It was recommended to me by a sales specialist in the store after I shared with her my challenges with my mid 40's complexion. I did read a few of the other reviews - this is not a concealer; it is a brightener & is used very sparingly. From the reviews, it appears to not have the effect on younger skin as I did on mine & the other middle age beauties out there. Definitely worth trying - AMAZING glow!
I absolutely adore this product! It brightens and lightens and really does make my skin GLOW!
You only need a little bit of the product, which is really nice. I love products where a little goes a long way.
I apply it to my cheekbones, inner eyes, eyebrows, around my lips, down the center of my nose, chin, and my cupids bow. This will forever be part of my daily makeup routine.
In the past I've used ELF's imitation of this product and it does not even compare. This is a must have!
Don't Do It!!! It does nothing...get the "Stroke of Light" instead!
Sorry, but I just don't get it. It's so thin, even used purely for a bit of light reflection, certainly not a concealer...it's not even buildable. I tried four layers on the back of my hand...noth. I hate spending good money on something and not being able to get some kind of use out of it, but I think I'm giving up on this one and tossing it.
Great pick me up -
This works really well at just adding a bit of light to either dark circles or puffy eyes so they are not as noticeable. It is not a concealer so it wont hide anything - but if you are in a rush and have no time for the full make-up effect - it's rather clear in color - almost nude but adds just enough highlight to brighten under eye or in the corner of the lid to make those little flaws less noticeable. I sometimes do not have time for make up - but this under my eyes is just enough to make the unflattering puffy or dark circles less noticeable.
I don't get it, this product does nothing except make your skin moist. No coverage, no brightening effect.
I agree with just about all of the other reviews -- the dispenser could use some work (or just eliminate the brush tip; you need your finger to pat it dry and even anyway). The amount is far too little for for cost -- $22 for 0.1ml? Ok... I'd deal with the cost if it was a great product, but I haven't found it to be. If I use it for under-eye brightening, adding concealer on top dulls the effect and creates a dry, flaky look, so the finish is definitely not smooth or even, and the "bright eyes" look is pretty much where it would be with only concealer. I've used it as a highlighter for other areas like brow bone or cheekbone, but beware the light you plan to be under. In front of my lighted cosmetic mirror, it looked subtle and even, but in daylight it was just too obvious where the product was on my face. I love this company, but the price and claim of this product are not right.
Terrible Packaging Design
I really wanted to love this product...if only I could get the packaging open. When using this product, I have to remember to open it before I put any lotion on in the morning. So if I happen to forget this, then forget about getting it open, my hands slide right off the tube. I definitely won't be buying this again and will be buying a different cover up in the future, probably one with a twist off lid.
I got this with a set I received as a Christmas gift. I had run out of my Bisque concealer, so I tried it out. Not impressed! It did not cover anything! It took forever to get the stuff out onto the brush too. All this did was make my face sticky . It would not dry, so I couldn't apply the rest of my makeup without having a patch under my eves from this stuff. I honestly can't believe there are people who love it. I threw it in the trash! I'm very glad I didn't waste my own money on this stuff! If you want to really cover your dark circles and blemishes, get the concealer powder. It's probably my favorite Bare Minerals product.