The YSL Touche Eclat has been a cult favourite for decades but does it live up to the hype?
While it’s often mistaken for a concealer, the Touche Eclat was actually designed to be a highlighter – way before highlighting was a thing.
Women have been trying to cover spots and dark circles with it for years and end up drawing attention to them with the illuminating formula.
As a highlighter/ illuminator it should be applied on top of your cheek bones, down the centre of your nose and on your cupids bow.
The packaging is very luxe.
I love how heavy the Touche Eclat feels in my hand. The gold pen design looks totally luxe.
The pen only contains 2.5ml of product so I like that its easy to control how much you use.
One click of the pen gives you enough to cover your cheek bones and two can do nose and cupids bow too.
The YSL Touche Eclat gives you a very natural glow.
As I said, I use it as a highlighter and its almost undetectable. This makes it perfect for the ‘no-makeup’ look. The lightweight formula brightens my skin and gives me a soft glow.
I wash the brush after every use.
I heard these kind of brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria and start to smell if you don’t wash them. To clean it I use the tiniest amount of hand soap and water and just rub the brush onto a makeup round. I rinse with water and let the brush dry for few minutes before popping the lid back on.
As much as I love the YSL Touche Eclat – I won’t be repurchasing.
Don’t get me wrong I love it but the price is a little ridiculous.
You could sheer out any brightening concealer with a liquid illuminator such as the Mac Strobe Cream, Nars Copacabana Illuminator or a drugstore illuminator and get the same effect for a fraction of the price.
If you want to treat yourself with a luxury product, the YSL Touche Eclat is a good performer but if it’s out of your price range I recommend making your own with products you already have.
Mixing a brightening concealer with a liquid highlighter just gives a more natural looking glow and it’s basically what the Touche Eclat is.
For me the YSL Touche Eclat does live up to the hype but it does not live up to it’s price tag.
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