I don't know if I am being extra paranoid but lately I've been really bothered by my freckles, they are looking really noticeable these days. I never bothered concealing them before because I didn't really mind them but something changed and now I am obsessed with concealing them =/ I've had freckles since I was a kid and I think I am getting more as I age?
Anyway, I've decided to try the Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer since it reminds me of the YSL Touche Eclat. I have no intention of buying the YSL, can't justify the high price tag! The Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer I thought sounded really promising - it is a gel-based concealer that illuminates shadows as it conceals. I had a feeling that freckles would be difficult to conceal so I thought I'd try a concealer that highlights as well so it can reflect light away. And since freckles are mainly around the cheekbones highlighting while concealing sounded like a good idea.
Here's some before and afters:
Not bad eh? In the after pictures I had ONLY the concealer on and nothing else - no foundation, no powder, just the concealer! Not all the freckles are concealed but I am satisfied enough :)
I bought the one in Ivory, it is a tiny bit light for my skin (MAC nw 15-20), but since I apply them on the cheekbones it's fine, good to highlight a little bit anyway. I did try this to cover my dark circles as well, which works fantastically! However it did make me look a tad overly made-up when I used it on my eye circles, mainly because my eye circles aren't that dark to begin with. My philosophy in terms of complexion and concealing is to start off conservatively, only upgrade in the coverage department when you really need to, else you'll end up looking too overly done. My 2 cents.