Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen: Review and Swatches

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New from Dior for Fall 2016, the Dior Flash Luminzer Radiance Booster Pens ($52 CAD) promise a simple and easy way to illuminate and brighten the skin. Inspired by the lighting techniques used by the Dior Backstage makeup artists, the pens feature a liquid formulation perfect for the cheeks, eyes, and any other facial contours. To see some swatches of a few shades, click.......
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pens
The Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pens feature a very sleek and shiny silver design. The product dispenses by pressing the button at the bottom of the pens. The brush tip is tapered for a more precise application and the pen holds 2.5ml of product, the same as the YSL Touche Eclat.
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pens
Designed to highlight and brighten, the Flash Luminizers are available in an array of colors. "002 Ivory" is a very light neutral beige. The formulation is quite pigmented compared to other brightening pens (ex. YSL Touch Eclat) so it pretty much doubles as a concealer. The texture is very creamy and smooth, blending effortlessly and leaving behind no visible streaks.
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen in "002 Ivory"
"002 Apricot" is a warm beige. This shade is definitely designed for those with medium skin tones. Again, the formulation is very good. Unlike a lot of the highlighting pens out on the market, these definitely feel more like concealers due to the higher pigment level.
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen in "002 Apricot"
"800 Pearly Pink" is significantly different from the previous shades. The formulation is mostly shimmers instead of pigments. I'm not sure I like this one as much simply because its usage is a lot more limited. With the other two shades, I can use them under my eyes and pretty much anywhere I want some brightening and concealing. With this light pink shimmers, though, it only really works on the cheekbones and eyelids. The formulation is quite sheer so it is pretty subtle and natural.
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen in "800 Pearly Pink"
Dior is available at The Bay, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, and Shoppers Drug Mart.