Stroke of Light Eye Brightener - null
Great as a concealer
I know that this is supposed to be used as a highlighter, it worked fabulously as a concealer as well. Love its versatility.
I finally found a great concealer!
In years and years of wearing makeup, I've never found an undereye concealer that wasn't (either) cakey or too thin to address my undereye shadows.
This brightener has great color saturation for impressive coverage, applies smoothly and does not require any pulling at the skin under the eye. The color seems to lock in for a fresh look, and there's no running or fading.
I ordered shade 2, which is perfect for my undereyes, and could probably also use shade 1 to highlight the lid and brow bone.
Having struggled with disappointing concealers for years, I'm thrilled!
Amazing, wish there were more of it
It is absolutely the best concealer I've ever used, but unfortunately, it runs out fast. And there's often a lot left that I cannot use, because of the shape of the case. But I don't see anyone else with this problem, so maybe it's just that I apply to much. Still, if I had to choose just one makeup product to use for the rest of my life, this would be it.
Good product, horrible packaging
This product was suggested to me last summer for covering under eye darkness and general face highlighting. While I love the product, the tube that it comes in and the applicator are subpar at best. The product gets stuck in the bottom and top of the tube, meaning that at least half the product is being wasted because you just cant get it out of the tube. You can see through my tube in the middle, the only part where you can angle the applicator wand enough to scrape product off the sides.
In addition, either the product doesn't have that great of coverage, or the applicator wand just doesn't get enough product on it the first time. I find myself constantly double or triple dipping to get enough product. This could also be because of the tube problem though. I think a shorter, fatter, package with a wider opening would be better. With a more tapered and angled, cone shaped wand tip as well, to allow for more diverse application.
Brightens my dark circles and corners around my eyes!
I love this product. I have dark Asian skin and I use a shade lighter than my medium tan foundation. It stays on all day. Several people have commented that "you look really today" or "are you doing something different". Without the dark circles I look more energetic and younger than my 56 years.
Pretty Solid Luminizer
I have been using this product for a couple of months, and I have to say it's a pretty good luminzer. I use this on the high points of my face (top of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose) after I apply my foundation. The tube also lasts a long time so you get your money's worth. I would recommend trying this product out!
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.