Whether you’ve inherited them or earned them due to lack of sleep, bags and dark circles under the eye is a problem that many woman deal with. Once you have them it takes some work to get rid of them, but while in the process I have a quick fix for you… the Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer Pen. The Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer brightens the under eye area to minimize the appearance of dark circles. It also fades skin imperfections while moisturizing for a flawless finish. Sounds familiar? Probably because it is basically the drugstore version of the famed YSL Touche Éclat, but better since it actually provides more coverage. Get the same benefits and more at a fraction of the cost.
The Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer comes in five shades covering a range from porcelain pink to deep chocolate complexions. The box makes it easy to choose a shade by telling you what complexions each shade is suitable for…
From left to right:
L01– good for pale/light complexions with cool undertones
L02– good for pale/light complexions with warm undertones
L03– good for medium complexions with warm undertones
L04– good for medium complexions with cool undertones
L05– good for deep complexions and is pretty much neutral, could work with both cool & warm undertones
I am NW45 in MAC and I use L05. I feel that Sleek can definitely benefit from adding a few more shades. At least one more on the lightest end of the spectrum, one in between the mediums and deep, and one on the darkest end of the spectrum.
The concealer is in a click pen form with a brush applicator. On first use you have to click the pen like forty times before the product comes out, I almost thought mine were empty! It is lightweight, creamy and has very good coverage. To apply, I put a small amount under the eye area and pat it in with my ring finger. I let it set for 30 seconds and then blend.I usually place my foundation on top of the concealer since my sole purpose is just to hide my dark circles but if you are looking to brighten under the eye, you may want to put on the concealer after foundation. With this concealer that would probably make more sense since it has brightening properties, but make sure you have the right shade. Be careful not to put too much because it will settle into fine lines. Set with a translucent powder such as Ben Nye Neutral Set.
It really does help to conceal my dark circles well and brighten under the eye area. For all of the MUAs, these are definitely kit worthy. Now only if I can find something to tighten up my bags!
Retails for $10 USD and is available at www.sleekmakeup.com