It’s so good to be posting on the blog today after a short break. Blogging is my hobby and sad truth is sometimes hobbies have to take back seat. Anyway, today I want to share my love for under-eye highlighters. Who knew making those triangles under your eyes will become the key step in getting that perfect, flawless make-up look ! huh!
I distinctly remember buying the small tub of Erase paste from Benefit cosmetics as part of their small kit- it had lip and cheek tint, a cheek highlighter, a small pore-fessional primer and this magical erase paste concealer. I am NC 42-44 ; my shade changes all through 4 seasons 😉 And this concealer (now they call it brightening camouflage for eyes and face) was way too light to conceal any of my face spots. So I kept it aside, thinking it as a waste. And then one random day, I watched some make-up tutorial on youtube. I was totally aghast seeing the girl making those triangles with a product way lighter than her skintone. Eureka moment, guys !!! I dug up my stash to find this little tiny tub and since then there was no looking back 🙂 Till date Benefit cosmetics’ Erase paste in shade-medium, is my trusted companion to get that bright under eye look.
It has a very think consistency, so if you go heavy hand on this one, it can surely look cakey and may as well crease on your fine lines. It gives dewy finish and leaves a tad bit sheen under the eyes, which I love. I personally will not recommend it for people with blemishes around eyes because it has a tendency to highlight blemishes. I have heard Boi-ing , the other concealer from Benefit cosmetics does a better job in concealing the under-eye area as well as face. Have not tried it myself though.
Years later, I tried Touche éclat radiant touch from YSL in shade 2 and shade 6 . I enjoyed using these highlighter pens (on their own as well as mixing them together) as long as they lasted, but honestly for the price , I do not see great worth in repurchasing them.
Last year I finally purchased Radiant creamy concealer from NARS in shade “Honey”. I think the color was spot on, but I found that the formula was a bit drying on me especially as the day progressed. I could see the tiny flakes coming off , which was a total bummer for me. I still use it sometimes, but not a great fan of it.
Very recently, infact a week ago, I purchased another under-eye concealer called- Radiance Reveal from Bourjois. I have been a great fan of their healthy mix serum foundation. It is definitely one of my all time favourite foundations. So I was pretty much convinced that the quality will definitely be good for their concealer as well. I bought shade no. 2 in Beige. They claim it gives 24 hour hydration and smoothing effect. I think it is a great concealer, I did not wear it for 24 hours, but it definitely gave me radiance and hydration throughout the duration I was wearing it (read from morning till late evening). It did not crease at all, the applicator is strong and sturdy, the formula is of light consistency, not at all messy to use, has floral scent, which is very very faint. In short, I am super glad I made this purchase.
- Benefit Cosmetics Erase paste: 4.4 gm for aprox 29 Euro (26 $ in Sephora US website)
- YSL Touche éclat: 0.1 fl.oz / 2.5 mL for aprox 36 Euro (42 $ in Sephora US website)
- NARS radiant creamy concealer: 0.22 oz/ 6 mL aprox 32 Euro (30 $ in Sephora US website)
- Radiance reveal concealer from Borjois: 0.26 oz/ 7.8 mL: aprox 10 Euro (I bought it at 6.95 Euro from Lookfantastic.de after 15% off)
My Rating :
- Benefit Cosmetics Erase paste: 8 out of 10
- YSL Touche éclat: 5 out of 10
- NARS radiant creamy concealer: 6 out of 10
- Radiance reveal concealer from Borjois: 9 out of 10 , I highly recommend this one.
Disclaimer: Purchased with my own money, like I did for every other product that I have reviewed so far, no sponsorship involved whatsoever. Review is purely based on my own experience. Ratings that I give are basically my personal evaluation of the product based on my expectations, and my experience related to the use of the product, the effect I see and feel after the use, and of course the money I spent on it. So please know rating is as subjective as my personal excperience with the product.