Although I’m really happy with the shimmery/glowy highlighters I own, I recently decided that I would like to add a cream, non-shimmery highligher to my stash. So, I purchased one of the lightest shades of Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer to use a highlighter. I chose the second lightest shade, 320 Ivory, rather than the lightest shade (310 Radiance), because Ivory is more yellow and Radiance is more pink, and I tend to look better in yellow-based shades — though I’m not sure it matters for a highlighter.
I swatched it next to Clinique’s Airbrush Concealer in 04 Neutral Fair, because I wondered how similar they were. They have similar packaging and very similar consistencies. However, the shades I have are quite different; the Clinique is similar to my skintone, while the Maybelline is significantly lighter than it – which makes it a bit difficult to do a meaningful comparison.
Most of my swatch photos ended up overexposed. The first photo is more clear, but overexposed (my skin & the concealers are not actually that pale) – the second is a bit blurry, but the colors are more accurate.
Although click-pen packaging isn’t my favorite, Maybelline’s Dream Lumi click pen is extremely functional – it only took a few clicks (maybe 30 seconds at most) to get the concealer started, and it only takes 1-2 clicks to dispense more product. I haven’t had any trouble with too little or too much product being dispensed.
Because it’s far too light for me, I can’t really evaluate it as a concealer. It does seem to brighten a bit. It has medium coverage for a concealer – more than a foundation, but far less than opaque.
As for use as a highlighter, I really like it! I tried to take before/ after photos using it as a highlighter, but it’s just too subtle to really show up; I find that’s true of most highlighters. Overall, I would definitely recommend both a too-light concealer and this particular one as a highlighter.