Tuesday, 3 January 2012

YSL Touche Éclat: An Oldie but a Goldie?

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I seem to recall that I was using YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch concealer when I first started writing this blog and it was probably one of my early project 10 pan items. Since then, I have tried a variety of different highlighter concealers including Lancôme Teint Miracle, By Terry Touche Veloutee, RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer (you can see a comparison here) and Healthspan Nuture Illuminating Touch Concealer. The RMK Super Basic Concealer has been become a firm favourite because it's more opaque and the yellow undertone seems to work well for me. Having used a more opaque undereye concealer for a while, I wondered how old faithful would fare. EDIT The shade shown here is #1.

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Left - Touche Éclat #1, Right - RMK Super Basic Liquid #01

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In bright sunlight, well as bright as it gets in January! RMK at the top, Touch Éclat at the bottom.

Touche Éclat has quite a thin, fluid formula and the colour is very different to the RMK. It's quite pink based however, I don't think the pink tone is as obvious when applied to the undereye area as it is in my swatch. I apply quite liberally but only to the areas of discolouration, so the arc under the tear duct and also at the very outer corner. To blend it in I pat the colour into the skin with my ring finger (you can just make out a finger print in my after picture!).

My undereye discolouration looks particularly shocking at the moment due to minimal sleep, overindulging and the general Christmas drain. I have some redness as well as the usual dark circles. I had my reservations about the Touch Éclat being enough to cover it but to my surprise it worked really well. It knocks down the dark circles and really brightens the undereye area. The bonus of it being a light forumla is that it isn't as prone to creasing or settling into fine lines as a more opaque concealer, although it obviously doesn't offer the same level of coverage. I do find that I have to reapply during the day if I want to remain looking fresh but I find this to be true of all highlighter concealers.

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This YSL Touche Éclat was sent to me by CheapSmells.com where it available for £17.95 instead of the usual £24.50. I'm sure you're already familiar with the website but in case you're not, they're an e-tailer offering many perfumes brands and beauty products at discounted prices. They seem to have had added some new brands recently. I realised from their newsletter that they now stock a number of NARS items, including NARS Albatross and three shades of the NARS Multiples. It's well worth a browse if you after a post-Christmas pick me up!

Disclosure: PR Sample


  1. Oh you've done it again! Something else for payday! lol x

  2. So which of the two did you prefer?

  3. I have tried other concealer/highlighter hybrids, and YSL is my absolute fav. Yellow highlighters look bad on me, but the peach tones in Touche Eclat are excellent at minimizing shadowy areas, like under my eyes, mouth, and down the sides of my nose. I LOVE the stuff.

    It really brightened up your eyes without looking concealerish. That's what I love about it--it brings light more than conceals.

  4. I so wanted to like it, I really did. But unfortunately my dark circles are really really dark, so it is heavy strength that I need. I am still sad knowing it did not work for me.

  5. For me, Estee Lauder Double Wear 02 just rocks (for undereye concealing). Otherwise Lancome Teint Idole 01.


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