Stroke of Light Eye Brightener - null
If I could only choose one cosmetic, THIS would be it!
I have fairly dark circles and reddish discoloration on my eye and undereye area, as well as the Celtic curse of red blotchy cheeks. This brightener works beautifully to conceal these flaws without ever getting cakey and it's super easy to blend out. It's wonderful to take away that "tired and stressed" look and makes me look more rested and refreshed. I've been using this for about 3 years now and can't live without it!
I could wear this and some moisturizer alone, but if I need a little more evening out, I add the original powder foundation and blend well. I never get raccoon eyes where it looks like I've obviously used concealer. I love that feature.
My normal routine includes moisturizing then using a little bit of the primer under and on my eyes and nose to even texture, then I use the Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 and blend it over and under my eyes, down the center of my nose and on the red areas near my cheeks. I blend quickly with my fingers then use the full coverage brush to apply the Fairly Medium original foundation to blend to a flawless but un-made up look. I get compliments on my skin all the time. For a 46 year old, that's pretty cool!
I could technically use the Fairly Light and Luminous 1 tones, but I like the coverage of the Fairly Medium/Luminous 2 combo because it blends my freckles better. The joys of being a Ginger with pink undertones!
I love it!
This covers my dark circles beautifully! Since it is a brightener, I use it one shade down from what I wear in my concealer, and it works so great. Love it!
Worked great . . . until I discovered it was a glitter wand!
I tried this at my local bareMinerals boutique and the sales person said it was her "favorite concealer ". I tried it on with the bareSkin Serum Foundation and they looked perfectly together. I ended up purchasing both. I then wore this product to my Senior Ball and my friend asked me "what's all that glitter under your eyes?" I did not know what she was talking about. I made sure that no shimmer eye shadow had fallen on to the rest or my face. She tried to wipe it off. At the end of the night, I went home and had been wearing this product for only five hours and I saw what she was talking about. In the mirror I saw that all the foundation part of the product had faded away and what was left was my under eye dark circles and glitter. I saw all that glitter under my eyes and was mortified. I looked more closely at the concealer on the back of my hand and there was so much glitter in the product. I later discovered that Brighteners are supposed to have a little glitter in them. But I looked at some other Brighteners at a department store and they nearly did not have as much glitter in them as this one. The product looked great from far away and for a short period of time. Then I discovered I had only purchased a glitter wand. So disappointed!
Glad I got this!
This truly is an amazing product. It goes on smooth and flawlessly, and it doesn't look cakey like a lot of concealers do. It lightens and brightens the area under my eyes, which is what I was hoping it would do.
If I had to say one thing that I didn't really love about this, it would be that too much of the product tends to stay at the top of the wand, right under the cap where it is attached to the top (lid). I keep it standing up, not lying down on the counter, too. Not sure if there's a way to keep that from happening, but that would be my only 'complaint' about it.
Dark Circles Gone!
I just recently started using concealer to get rid of my raccoon eyes. After watching vlogs online and product reviews I noticed everyone was talking about using brightener. This really makes all the difference. I don't look tired. Its been a great addition to my makeup routine.
So natural looking!
I love Stroke of Light. It is easy to apply, covers and brightens the darkness under my eyes, but doesn't look cakey or like I have raccoon eyes like most other concealers do. When I'm in a rush I sometimes put it on my eyelids to brighten it up a bit. It makes me look more awake, and it does it in a very natural-looking way. I've always hated concealers because they are too drying around my eye area and would end up cracking and looking really gross by the end of the day, but Stroke of LIght keeps its natural look all day long. I can't do without it! :)
I don't like to wear makeup without it. It does better for me than concealer.
The best little miracle worker!
Wow, I wish I knew about this product years ago!! My top eyelids have very thin skin so my eyelids tends to appear red, making me look tired. Not anymore :) Not heavy with just the right amount of color to wear alone or as a great eyeshadow primer. BEST of all is applying it under they eye to dark circles. This is where it's miraculous! Most concealers or foundations are a little too heavy and accentuate the fine lines under my eyes (no one wants fine lines to be accentuated!), but this does the opposite. This is the product you want in the morning after a big night when you have to be at work bright and early (and we've all been there), even though I'm dying on the inside, I look alive and fresh on the outside :) I also only need a little to make a big difference. I am a die hard bareMinerals fan from here on out!
Concealer has always been my one essential item. I'm an Italian American girl who inherited some lovely dark circles (thanks grandpa). I generally go for a creamy, thick, full coverage concealer and I thought I was really happy with the pricey one I had been using, until I tried Stroke of Light. It's not as thick as I'm accustomed to but surprisingly, it provides great coverage and looks much more natural than others I have used in the past. It really does appear to brighten my under eye area. I think I've found my forever concealer.
I love this concealer!
I've tried so many concealers and they either feel heavy and settle into lines and look dry or seem to accentuate rather than hide my dark circles. When I tried this at the Bare Minerals Boutique I was amazed. I love this concealer! Light and moisturizing without feeling like I'm wearing anything. Doesn't settle into lines and great on my super sensitive skin. Doesn't take much product either, which is a bonus. I love this! Thank you Bare Minerals, a life changing product for sure:)
Love this concealer!
I was hesitant in purchasing this at first. I already had the Well-Rested which I thought no product could be better than that. But, when the Bare Minerals consultant applied it to my eye area-I was sold! She used a small brush named "soft focused eyeshadow" and the tools you use for applying makeup are just as important as the makeup. Love Love this product and the brush which I use for eyeshadow, too. You can also use this Stroke of Light Eye Brightener on dark spots or blemishes. Works great!
I have been cursed with my mother's dark under eye circles, but this eye brightener really covers up the circles and makes my eyes pop! I always had a problem with not enough coverage, or coverage that was too yellow. This is perfect, smooth, light, and just the right shade!
Great light-weight coverage
This is a great eye-brightening, light coverage for dark circles. I also use it to coverage small areas on my face that need just a little more than my foundation. I have pretty sensitive skin and have not had any trouble with this product bothering my face. This will definitely be a staple in my make-up bag.
My New Favorite Product
I have been finding that I don't really need some super thick undereye concealer. I have some dark undereye circles, but this product does a great job for me by diffusing the darkness and brightening my undereye region. It's also the perfect highlighter for above my brow line and along my upper cheekbones. This product is light, creamy and easy to blend. It truly seems to "lift" my face.
This is the best product I have used to conceal the dark circles under my eyes. Because I wear glasses there is added shadowing that adds the dark circles but, this product eliminates that and even with my glasses my eyes look bright and rested. It does not feel like I am wearing anything at all. All I can say is wow!
Great for fair skinned people!
I am very light skinned with pink undertones and very dark hair and eyes. All concealers are far to yellow for my skin and are very noticeable in sunlight or harsh florescent lights. This product is pink enough that it matches my skin perfectly and blends so well that you cannot tell I have it on. I not only use it under my eyes, I cover up blemishes and redness anywhere on my face with it. It is the perfect concealer for people who have trouble with concealer looking yellow. I highly recommend it to all the pale skinned women out there!
I am very conscious of the dark circles under my eyes and this helps the area under my eye look brighter.
This product works great in minimizing the dark circles under my eyes and instantly brightening the eye area. I also put it on my lids to brighten and it serves as a primer. I will always make sure I have this in my makeup kit!
I swear by the amazing stuff!
I have been a very pleased customer for over 8 yrs. I LOVE THIS STUFF! The best coverage I've ever encountered. The dark circles (mediteranean), the blemishes, red spots! My mother had some very bad scaring on her face caused from a gun shot wound. She wasn't comfortable wearing the plastic surgeon choice in "pancake" makeup. We tried my bare Minerals. It covered almost all of the scares....If I would have had her type of colors, I know we could have completly covered it all up! I'm so thankful that this type of makeup is available. Once again.....I LOVE THIS MAKEUP!
Love this stuff!
I first tried this because I got a mini sample with another order, and I couldn't believe what a difference it made from the first time I tried it. I don't have particularly bad circles under my eyes, which is why I didn't really think much of it when I first tried it, but it really does "brighten" when I put it on, regardless of whether or not I'm actually trying to cover anything. I use it whenever I put makeup on and it never creases (and I'll usually wear it all day long, from morning to night). This stuff is crazy good and I've recommended it to many of my friends!
Cover well but
I bought the luminous 1, and it covers my under eye well! Doesn't crease... But!! It has sparkles!!! I want it to look "natural" or as natural as can be, and now I have sparkles all over my face.... I've only used it once so I'm hoping it won't bother me too much over time....
Great highlight product
This is really a great product for anyone who is learning how to conture and highlight or has already mastered the art of it! I do want to caution people that if you are using Luminous 2 that is a bad idea! Luminous 2 is yellow tone and yellows usually bring out the blue tones. So if you are putting it under your eyes it will most likely bring out the circle under your eyes versus concealing them. I suggest you use Luminous 1- it might look a bit off but trust me when i say it will blend a lot better and will cover up those dark circles better.
A must have in your make-up bag!!
I just love the fact that I can look awake and bright eyed after I put this brightener on!!
Quit reading this and go buy it!!
Seriously, this product is amazing. I am only in my early twenties, but I do get some darkness under my eyes (especially when stressed or sleeping less). I normally would just swipe some sheer lightening shadow under my eyes, and that worked somewhat. When I got this brightener with my bare minerals starter kit, I decided to try it out. I was blown away by how much brighter and bigger my eyes looked, immediately and over the course of the day (it seemed to continuously brighten). I did not have any issues with caking (even after twelve hours in the Arizona heat!) and would recommend this to anyone struggling with darkness around the eye area.
Even if I don't wear any other makeup, I will always wear this. It camouflages dark circles, brightens and instantly makes me look better rested! It resists settling into fine lines, and doesn't irritate my skin. Fantastic product!
Can't live without!
This product is amazing! I always would joke about my "racoon eyes" because I have hereditary dark circles & undereye puffiness, regardless of how much sleep I get. This product makes them virtually disappear, and I've noticed an improvement in the look of the skin surrounding my eyes on the days I go sans-makeup. I wear the medium tan original foundation, so I went with Luminous 3 and it works like a dream.
This is the specific order I do things in (only because this is how the make-up artist at the counter told me to LOL):
1) Prime Time Foundation Primer
2) Original Foundation
3) Pure Radiance
4) Eyeshadow and/or Eyeliner
5) Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
6) Mineral Veil
I haven't had one pimple since I started using Bare Minerals, but I don't imagine this product would work well to cover it up. Otherwise, AMAZING product and I cannot live without it :)
The Best BE Product - Hands Down!!
I love the Stroke of Light Eye Brightener by BE. I ordered it in Luminous 1 and it is my go-to makeup item. I carry it with me all the time- every purse, every day, every vacation. It is by no means a concealer (nor does it pretend to be), however it adds just the right hint of shimmer and color coverage that truly enhances and highlights the corner of the eyes. Can wear to work or a night out without it seeming as "too much". As a fair skin girl, I was debating between Luminous 1 and 2, but found that the lighter option made me appear less tired and as an added benefit, actually helps my eyeliner stay in place.
I am kind of pale with a slight tan still hanging on from last summer. I got this product because I needed a solution for the dark circles I always have underneath my eyes. I got it at the store today and had to try it out. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! I used it under my foundation and applied it with the wand then smoothed it out with my finger. Once my foundation was applied, the dark circles were gone and my eyes looked wide and awake. This product will now be a constant part of my makeup routine.
Perfect under eyes
I bought this on the advice of a consultant in the BE boutique. I have used the powder concealer (good for blemishes, but settles into fine lines around the eyes). I have used the other cream concealer (in the pot) but that is far too heavy for the delicate skin around the eyes--also works well for blemishes, though.
This one is finally what I am looking for when I've been up late with the kids and I want to look awake! I apply primer first, then a smidge of this concealer under my eyes and dab with my ring finger to blend. It is so smooth, light, and creamy it goes on well. I follow with my BE foundation and they look seamless around my eyes. Some mineral veil and I'm all set.
This is a great product. Plus, I use such a small amount each time, I think this will last a long time.
helps with tired eyes and makes eyes look younger!
I have struggled with hereditary dark circles all my life. I have tried so many concealers. Some have done a great job covering....but it still looks like I am wearing concealer. I finally found a concealer combo that works so well for me. After I prime my skin, I apply stroke of light (Lum 1) all around my eyes and then use my originaly bisque concealer to set it. Perfect!! And it lasts all day : ) I also apply stroke of light anywhere on my face where I want to "add some light" It blends so well. I typically skip my BE foundation. Stroke of Light and bisque is all I need. Thanks BE!!