For this week’s installment of High vs. Low Beauty, you are probably just as stoked for this as I am- a solid dupe for a 20 year old concealer that sells every 10 seconds. A red carpet staple, and a coveted item in many beauty guru’s kits worldwide. This dupe might not come as a surprise as many drugstore brands are trying to bring out their version. So without further ado- YSL Touche Eclat meet Maybelline Dream Lumi…
First things first, the packaging. Now it may not be housed in a gold magic wand like the original, but a click pen applicator- check ! Easy to apply wand- check! So far all the major boxes are ticked. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat – $41 USD, is a do all beauty wand. Dark circles- gone! Luminous skin- check! Easy to blend- check, check! However at $41 a wand, YSL is starting to get a run for its money with an alternative $8 option.
Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer– $8 USD, is a PHENOMENAL drugstore dream. Highlighting effect- check! Blends easy? check! Covers dark circles and blemishes? check! While the Touche Eclat comes in 12 shades, the Maybelline falls a bit short with only 6 different shade choices. The packaging of the Maybelline Dream Lumi is a bit on the plastic side, while the luxurious gold packaging of the Yves Saint Laurent is dreamy- no comparison. However the formula of the Maybelline is AMAZING! The Maybelline definitely has some serious concealing power; while at times the YSL can be a bit lacking in coverage sometimes. I do love that the formula of the Maybelline doesn’t crease, and is super light for packing a pigmented punch. It is a gel based formula, that gives you time to work with it before drying, and it seriously sits on the skin perfectly.
All and all, I seriously am loving the Maybelline Dream Lumi, it a solid dupe for the YSL Touche Eclat, and may possibly be replacing the YSL. I’d say this week’s High vs. Low Beauty installment is a dupe worthy success! Have you tried the Dream Lumi?