If you're looking for a concealer to brighten, highlight and illuminate while still providing coverage then you simply must try the Collection Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer.
It is a 3-in-1 product that you can use as a quick fix to correct imperfections, highlight and illuminate the skin in record time.
I've been using this for the last couple of years and I wouldn't even like to hazard a guess as to the amount of times that I've repurchased it.
It is available in three different shades- natural, naked and glow. This is the natural shade.
It comes in a twist up pen with a brush on the end that makes it really easy to apply. You can either twist it up, put some on the back of your hand and then apply in swirling motions with a small fluffy brush like a MAC 224 for a light application or apply the product directly to your face. This is my preferred method of application.
For every day use, I apply some under my eyes and blend it in with my Zoeva concealer brush. However when I am going on a night out, I really like to go to town. I apply it in a downwards triangle shape under my eyes and down towards my nose, then I apply some on my cupids bow, a little along my nose, fanned it out onto my forehead and some on my chin.
It does feel a little drying and it has a matte finish. However it doesn't settle into the fine lines under my eyes which is a problem area for me as I'm getting older. I love the way that this blends effortlessly into my foundation and skin.
This concealer does exactly what I wanted the YSL Touche Éclat to do, but it didn't. The Touche Éclat is fairly brightening under my eyes and reflects light pretty well but when I have dark circles, I don't find that it doesn't conceal them or correct the colour, it purely highlights. The Collection Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer, however, does everything. It is absolutely amazing at concealing dark circles and has a very brightening effect under the eyes. When used on other parts of my face, it highlights excellently, better than any other highlighting concealer I've used.
The concealer has a thick consistency, although not as thick as the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer that I like to use on blemishes. I wouldn't use the Illuminating Touch Concealer on blemishes as it is too brightening and I feel that it would reflect the light too much which may draw more attention to the blemishes, although it would greatly reduce the redness from spots.
This concealer is also a great product to use on your skin if you have any redness that you want to cover. Annoyingly, I caught the edge of my jaw with my curler the other day and once it had settled, I applied some of this concealer to the red mark which lightened it and set it with a little bit of powder and it covered it completely which I was really pleased about.
I would highly recommend the Collection Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer and you can pick up your own for £4.99 here.