Published on March 6, 2019

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Sometimes you find a beauty product that can do it all—a holy grail of sorts. We ran into such a find recently, thanks to this eye-brightening, dark circle-eradicating, face-lifting, enthusiastic-review making product: Wander Beauty Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer. The world has unfortunately caught on, too: it’s nearly sold out in every single store—it’s so brilliant that no one can keep it in stock.

Launched in early 2017, the Dualist Concealer is two-sided: One end is a full-coverage matte concealer stick, and on the other end is a lightweight, illuminating liquid. What makes it so great is how each product works in perfect unison. On top of that, the skin-loving formula is enriched with aloe vera to soothe and nourish, collagen to improve firmness, and Vitamin E to help block free radicals for healthier-looking skin.

The illuminator goes on first, giving a “lift” to the under eye. But don’t stop there, this baby is designed to be full face; you can dab around the nose, chin, and cheeks—anywhere with redness or dark spots.

Once you’ve highlighted, cover up any dark circles with the concealer stick end. It’s a full coverage formula that blends completely effortlessly, yet is crease-proof (a combo rarely seen in concealers). The cover-up is also thick enough to conceal blemishes and dark spots, too.

Before you put the Dualist stick away, snag a trick makeup pros rely on for their celeb clients. The illuminator is perfect for plumping lips, a handy tip makeup artists have been using for years. Line and blend the liquid highlighter end around your lips—it immediately makes your pout look fuller, plumper, and keeps lipstick inside the lip line, too.

And if that wasn’t already enough, the illuminator also doubles as a really subtle, gorgeous highlighter. Apply to cheekbones, brow bones, and inner eyes for a radiant boost.

It’s so magical that almost all retailers were out of stock last year. Sephora still is out of a handful of colors, but Wander’s site has all five colors in stock currently. Thankfully, they’ll soon be expanding the color range to ensure that all gorgeous skin tones can be lit-from-within, too.

Want a few more eye-brightening concealer options? Maybe give IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eyelift In A Tube ($29) a try, it has the highlighter and concealer in a dual-ended tube. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand ($45) is beloved for its ability to mimic eight hours of sleep in a single swipe of concealer. One half is an eye tightening cream, while the other half is an illuminating concealer.

 

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This story was originally published in March 2018, and has since been updated.