At first glance, I like L'Oreal's packaging a little better. The metallic tube looks more high end than Maybelline's clear plastic tube.
I purchased L'Oreal's Magic Lumi in Fair, and Dream Lumi in Radiant. Dream Lumi had a Fair color also, but it was more yellow based, while Radiant was more pink. I thought the pink tone might warm my skin better, even though it's a little darker. In the photo below, Magic Lumi is on top, and Dream Lumi is on the bottom. They are not blended at all, I layered them on thick so you could see them better.
Magic LumiL'Oreal's website describes the Magic Lumi highlighter pen as a "liquid-light formula that highlights your complexion and boosts radiance for a subtle glow. Dab it on dark areas or shadows for instant enlightenment, or along the cheekbones and brow line for a wide awake effect".
Maybelline's Dream Lumi Illuminating Concealer actually has concealer in the name, and according to their website, it "illuminates while it conceals, delivering a natural result". It's a lightweight, gel-infused formula and the directions say to use under the eyes, or to illuminate brow bones, cheeks, bridge of nose, and contour of lips. It also has a little bit of shimmer.
Here's my eye area after using Dream Lumi. I liked the gel formula a lot better, and it didn't sink into wrinkles as much as Magic Lumi did. This has better coverage than Magic Lumi as well, although it is a concealer, while Magic Lumi doesn't claim to be. The pink-based, Radiant shade blended with my skin tone better also.
Between the two, I like Maybelline's Dream Lumi the best. It's an all-in-one concealer and highlighter, and it made my eye area look brighter and more flawless. Also, I used it on the sides of my nose, and around the contours of my lips and it did a great job hiding dark shadows from my face. Plus, at $7.99, it cost less than Magic Lumi, which was $10.99.
Beauty Tip: You can use a highlighter pen to make your lips look plumper- just apply around the contours of your lips. It will make the skin around them brighter and they'll really stand out!
What do you guys think? Opinions?