Feeling tired, stressed, worn out from lack of sleep? What modern day woman isn’t? I can’t give you back those precious few hours of sleep but I CAN tell you about a new product from bareMinerals that can! bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener ($22) immediately perks up your eye area diffusing dark circles and giving the look of 8 hours of glorious sleep.
The formula is powered by a blend of peptides, yeast extract and rich luxurious minerals–we’re talking amethyst, tourmaline, jade, sapphire and pearl! When these are crushed together, they impart a luminosity that brightens the look of tired, fatigued skin by diffusing light. bareMinerals says that over time these ingredients also help to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Stroke of Light has a very thin, almost watery consistency–do not mistake it for a concealer. It is NOT meant to be used as a concealer. It is specifically designed to brighten and used in conjunction with your concealer. I’ve used powder brighteners before, but I like the creamy, dewy texture of this much better–especially for us over 40 women. You’ll be pleased to know that this brightener does not have any sparkle or glitter in it, so no worries about disco eyes.
Stroke of Light is housed in a mascara-like tube with a doe-foot applicator–the “foot” is really more like a paddle–it a bit wider and flatter allowing you to cover more area. Apply to the inside corner of the eye and the under eye area for a refreshed look. I apply then pat in with my finger. I found this to be great for those with a drier under eye area because it doesn’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles.
Stroke of Light comes in four shades:
Overall: If you are need of some under eye brightening (and who isn’t) this is a good option. Use over your concealer, you only need a tiny bit. For just $22, you’ll fool everyone into believing you’re a superwoman who gets a decent night’s sleep every night and still manages to juggle work, family and a busy life!