I can't tell you how many times I have considered purchasing a shiny gold tube of YSL Touche Eclat and yet never walked away with one. I'm talking close to five years of umming and ahhing. Well now I am kicking myself for denying myself of the pleasure all these years and also cursing myself for falling head over heels for a £25 concealer.
By now most will be familiar with the YSL Touche Eclat packaging - a sleek gold pen like applicator with a soft precise brush at one end. To dispense the product you simple click on the bottom of the pen and brush on to the skin where needed. I have to say that I am a fan of the fuss and mess free application - there's not many highlighters come concealers that I recommend applying on the go but this one gets this thumbs up.
YSL Touche Eclat comes in a good range of shades - 10 at last count which ranges from super light to deep so the majority of complexion tones should find a good match. I settled for the shade 1.5 which is aimed at fair complexions, I don't technically fall into this category but I really liked the strong pink yet brightening undertone and thought it would be perfect for nights out. In my opinion YSL Touche Eclat is a concealer come highlighter but not one you would use on blemishes, I believe it's intended use is for the under eyes and anywhere else you feel needs brightened. I personally apply this under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose and on my brow bone after foundation. The pink tone within the shade cancels out any signs of blue/black circles under my eyes while brightening as it goes. You can also use it to gently remove/tidy any eye make up mistakes.
The formulation of YSL Touche Eclat is surprisingly thin but not at all watery - it brushes on beautifully with the in-built applicator. I tend to brush on and then work it into my under eye using my index finger. Although a thin texture it offers at least medium coverage which can be built up rather easily without creasing or settling into fine lines etc. In fact this is what I truly adore about YSL Touche Eclat it doesn't crease on my under eye which is something I struggle greatly with - a quick application and powder and I have hours (at least 6) of full wear. Although not fully matte please don't be put off this product through fear of the brightening quality as it is a luminous finish that is flattering on all ages and not a hint of glitter in sight.
So after all these years yes I am a fan and wish I gave into temptation sooner.
YSL Touche Eclat £25 via Debenhams - link
- This post contains a gifted product.