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Thursday, January 03, 2013

bareMinerals Stroke Of Light







bareMinerals Stroke Of Light Eye Brightener: £22*

The Stroke of Light eye brightener is a highlighter type product designed for reducing the look of dark circles and unsightly shadows around and underneath the eye area. I'm usually very skeptical about this kind of product since I need lots of coverage to diffuse the darkness as well as highlighting properties but too much can mean a cakey finish. It also claims to improve the general appearance of the eye area over time but I see this as more of a cosmetic product; I'm so pleased with it for this reason so that's what my review is going to be based on.

On first impressions from the product claims I thought this would be like YSL Touche Éclat but it seems to work better for me. It's very creamy but at the same time a nice medium coverage without being too much and works well as a corrector and brightener in one. I really like the spongy applicator to dab on a couple of blobs underneath each eye and buff in with the Real Techniques Contour Brush. I do wear concealer as well over the top but it's actually so effective for me that I could go without it on a normal day. I didn't want to blog about this straight away but I'm honestly so impressed! I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and it's slotted itself comfortably into my daily makeup routine and is already a firm favourite. I'll be looking to try the next shade down in the range just to see if I can use it on other problem areas or even together with this one. I love love love it and would definitely recommend to anyone suffering from dark circles or general dullness around the eyes. It seems pricey but it is slightly cheaper than the YSL version; and it provides better coverage as well as correcting and highlighting. Huge thumbs up!

31 comment(s):

  1. Sounds really interesting, may have to give it a go. Thanks! :)

    www.amandaloves.com

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  2. This looks like something I need to try, I suffer badly with dark circles so I love trying out different products for under the eyes :)

    xxxx

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  3. Sounds sort of like Touche Eclat!

    http://whatsonthemenublog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I've never thought of using the Real Techniques contour brush for concealer/highlighter before, will definitely try it out though! Really been loving Bare Minerals lately too x

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  5. Will definitely give this a try! Bare Minerals is bound to be nicer on the skin than YSL, TY xx

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  6. This sounds really lovely! Would love to give this a try I'm always trying to banish my dark circles.

    Xx

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  7. sounds really nice! :) i'd love to try that!

    beckie xx

    www.belleetbeaut.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been looking for something to sort out my eye bags! I'm with you, I often find the coverage lack lustre on similar products and find myself doing touch ups at lunch time.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  9. oooh this looks really good, would love to try as a big fan of the ysl touche eclat
    rabbitholesxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This looks great, you should try out the get started kit, it has the powder foundation, mineral veil, bronzer, prime time and some really soft brushes! All the makeup are minis but the brushes are full size! x

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  11. This sounds like bliss as someone was has really bad eye circles! Really intrigued, although you can't beat YSL packaging! xx

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  12. I'd be interested to try this...I often find brightening concealers to do the opposite of what they're meant to do but I love that it's a creamy formula!

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  13. I absolutely love Bare Minerals make up as I've recently weened myself completely off foundation and I just use their bronzing powder and the Benefit Boiing concealer instead. I was quite intrigued to see what your thoughts on the BM concealer was as I've been looking for something which has a brightening effect for a while. The only off putting thing is the fact it's £22 however I absolutely love their other makeup so I reckon it'd be worth the money! Thanks for sharing :) x

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  14. this sounds really interesting. i've been looking for something to help with dark circles so i'll have to give this a try :) thanks! x

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  15. This looks very creamy and rcih. I'll have to check it out

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  16. This looks amazing, especially for those days when I havent slept and need a quick fix! Love bareminerals

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  17. i've never heard of this i hate my under eye circles need to look into this! :)

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  18. I've always been sceptical of eye brighteners, but this one sounds pretty good from your review. You've convinced me to give it a try so I'll get one when I visit England in January! x

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    1. Thanks, it might be worth looking in duty free :)

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  19. If this works better than the YSL touche eclat then I seriously need to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  20. Love it xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com

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  21. This looks good but a little too pink for my skin, I like my highlighters to be as yellow as possible!

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. They have other shades that are more yellow! Check out the link in the caption :)

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  22. ooh i might have to go and have a look at this, it sounds lovely!love your blog :) xx
    http://elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. This sounds like a great brightener, I usually use my Benefit Ooh la lift as an eye brightener
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. adding this to my concealers to try list :)

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  25. Let's try it out then!x

    K.
    www.whatwelove.eu

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  26. absolutely love the sound of this! :) x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  27. Ooohhh just what I've been looking for! Gonna have to give it a go. http://thegoodowl.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. This sounds really fantastic, with exams and essay deadlines over the next few weeks I know that in February I'm probably going to need a helping hand from products xx

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