Ladies, I’d like to introduce you to the only undereye concealer/highlighter I’ll ever own – Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen!
It is the best I’ve used in its category, and I don’t give this title to just any product y’know 🙂
Is this an undereye concealer? Well… not quite.
Is it a highlighter? Not quite either…
What it is for me, is a sheer undereye concealer that has highlighting properties so the eye area looks brighter, perkier and as a result, so do you in general!
The thing is, I hesitate to call this an undereye concealer, because if you have serious dark circles, you may find that this isn’t sufficient. It doesn’t offer full coverage although it works well enough for me. It doesn’t hide lines nor does it hide much of anything. What I find it does, is offer a little coverage but importantly, add radiance to the eye area. If I have a particularly bad day, I might even conceal with another undereye concealer first, and then add a swipe of Skinflash to add that extra zing. Most of the times, just swiping this on and blending it in with my fingers is sufficient.
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen – Left: 002 Candlelight 006 Golden Glow on right (limited ed)
It comes in a clicky pen mechanism, which is love or hate really. I’ve now gotten so used to it I can control the amount that comes out but it will take practice. The brush is soft and gentle on my skin even if there is that wayward bristle as you see above. It isn’t stiff and pokey like L’Oreal Touche Magique and much more importantly, it does not stink like YSL Touche Eclat!
I’ll say here I did not like the YSL Touche Eclat at all. Sure, its a similar sort of product, but it did nothing for me and it really stank after just a few uses. The Dior Skinflash however, does not stink at all, a pen lasts me quite a long while (its been about a year with regular use and I’m just about to replace it) it conceals my undereye shadows, it brightens up my eye area, and even doubles up as a highlighter for cheekbones and nose bridge, if I feel like it!
I use it most regularly in 002 Candlelight. Its a beige based colour that is still quite light. I think it comes in 3 colours.
Dior Skinflash swatches – Left 002 Candle Light, Right 006 Golden Glow (limited ed)
You can just about see that 002 Candle Light disappears into my skin. It isn’t crazy glittery, its not too opaque and it is seriously a dream come true for faking that “Hey there! I’m perky and wide-eyed and raring to go!” look. 006 Golden Glow is a limited edition colour from early this year. It is more shimmery, and has more golden tones so it is actually a little more obvious on my skin.
I can’t wear 006 for the undereye because I thought it looked a little odd, so I wear it as a highlighter and its the perfect highlighter for me to travel with! One swipe down my nose bridge lifts and defines my nose, one swipe each on my cheekbones lifts and gives me nice looking definition, and I sometimes highlight around my eye area to draw attention 🙂 006 isn’t a must have, but if you can get it, its good to have.
002 Candle Light however, is a must have. I most certainly can’t do without it! 🙂
In a nutshell
A lightweight formula that offers concealing and subtle highlighting for the eye area. It may not cover very dark circles. It also doubles up as a highlighter for the face. It is something I can’t do without!
Pros: Offers cover for under eye shadows that aren’t too drastic, Subtle highlights and adds radiance to the skin, Eye area looks brighter, Pen does not stink like YSL
Cons: Clicky pen mechanism can be a little hard to control sometimes, Initial outlay is pricey
The shiny metal pen looks tres elegant but is however, a bit of a problem. Its slippery (there’s no grip) and I find that if I have been messing around with foundation prior to that with my hands, I get them all over the body of the pen which makes it look quite icky. Still, its going to be my 2nd repurchase because I just gotta have it!
You know that thing everyone calls a HG (Holy Grail)? Yeah, here’s mine 🙂
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster pen has been around for a while. If you love it or can’t see what the fuss is about, do share. Ain’t gonna sway what I think 😉
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen comes in 3 shades and retails at about RM120 each at all Dior counters or on StrawberryNET.com