Who doesn’t want bright, highlighted under-eyes? They can make all of the difference between looking like you’ve had 3 hours sleep or 8 hours sleep. There’s been a new favourite in town lately to make sure that I’m always looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.
The Bare Minerals Stroke Of Light Eye Brightener in Luminous 1 has been changing the game lately for me when it comes to brightening up under the eyes. It’s a thin, slightly peachy concealer that I apply after a touch of concealer and blend out in that inverted triangle shape. It doesn’t have much coverage to it so I tend to use it as an added step over the top of a concealer to give it that extra oomph. It corrects any of the blue-ish tones and has a subtle brightening effect that really makes a difference to the finished face, I feel. It’s subtle but that little bit of extra help under the eyes makes me look more awake and draws attention away from that blue discolouration that I get.
I’m also a huge fan of the applicator. It’s not quite your average doefoot. It’s long and flat and actually quite soft and bendy which means that it’s not pulling harshly on the sensitive skin around the eyes like some of those stiffer applicators can do.
My previous favourite for the job had been Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in the Brightener shade, which I still love, but since it’s been discontinued I’ve been looking elsewhere. Stroke of Light is more salmon-toned and does a better job of actually correcting rather than the Maybelline which is more of a really light pink and has a tendency to look a little stark on even my very pale skin. I find the Bare Minerals formula to be thinner and more effortless to blend.
If you’re in the market for a brightening concealer, this could be the one for you. It’s essentially a foolproof way to look a little more awake in the morning, I certainly can’t say no to that!
What’s your favourite under-eye brightening product?
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