Loreal Touche Magique Illuminating Concealer

A while ago I was asking you all whether I should purchase the Bobbi Brown Corrector to brighten up my under eyes and cancel out my dark circles a little before I applied my Collection (2000) concealer on top. I was all set to place an order when someone suggested that I might be able to find a cheaper alternative elsewhere – Que inspecting every single drugstore brand for pink toned concealers. I’m sure you can all take a good guess at what I found judging from the title of this post…

The Loreal Touche Magique Concealers aren’t the cheapest drugstore product around – retailing at around £7.19 – but in my opinion they are worth it if they’re what you’re looking for. I bought two shades, one in beige rose (a more pink toned concealer – BINGO!) and ivory beige (a more yellow toned concealer).

Both concealers are really light in consistency and definitely brightening! The formula means they can crease, but I find it’s mostly when they’re used completely alone. The first step in my make up routine is to apply beige rose around the under eye area and stipple it in with my Real Techniques stippling brush. This instantly brightens my under eye area and cancels out any dark circles just enough so that when I apply my Collection lasting perfection concealer, they’re virtually gone. This makes me a very happy girly, and I really do notice the difference when I don’t use it.

Ivory beige is actually slightly too light for me but looks really lovely in the corners of the eye. In the winter I will probably use this again a bit more all over, as I really like the fact that it’s brightening without being glittery. Too many times have I swatched more recommended high end brightening concealers to find my hand looking like Edward Cullen’s! I’m still more in love with my Collection concealer to use on top of beige rose, but the yellow toned shades come up a close second as a replacement – especially if I’m wanting a really light make up day as I would not class them as full coverage concealers.

I wouldn’t say this product is one to cover spots with, I mostly use them around my eye area and to conceal redness around the nose area. I’m so glad I found this and didn’t spend another £10 on top of that for the BB corrector. The only downside is the skin tones they cater for, but is anyone really surprised by that now? 5 shades feels a bit ridiculous! That aside and moving on to the packaging,  I love the colour of the stick, it feels luxurious (something which drugstore brands often try and fail at), it’s wearing quite well as I’ve carried them around a fair bit, and the blush applicator makes the product really easy to apply – I’d give it an 8 😉

I bought my concealers from Superdrug and would definitely recommend them if you’re looking for a brightening concealer. You can also find them in boots and at most Loreal concessions.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, I’ve missed my Sunday post so that may have to turn into a Tuesday post this week!


  1. Florence
    09 Apr 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Thanks for this review, might try for under my eyes! x


  2. x natasha x
    09 Apr 2012 / 8:30 pm

    will have to pick this up next time i'm in boots if they're still doing that 3 for 2 offer on all makeup 🙂

  3. Val
    09 Apr 2012 / 10:57 pm

    I want try this! 😀


  4. Darianne
    13 Apr 2012 / 12:11 am

    I may need to try this. Thank you for the review.

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