Saturday, August 21, 2010


Have you ever had a morning where you wake up and you feel tired, worn out or –GASP- hungover?  Did you have YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT RADIANT TOUCH?  If not, then you probably went out looking tired, worn out or – GASP- hungover.  YSL Touche Éclat is an amazing miracle of a highlighter.  Most people that use it know to put it at the corners of your eye, down the center of your nose and on your brow bone.  But, there are quite a few other places on your face that it really highlights well.

1)    Use it in the inner corner of your eye above the tear duct (socket area), that will brighten your whole eye, making it seem more open and taking away darkness in that area.

2)    Use it lightly on your nasal labial fold, those are the lines that go from your nostril to the outer corner of your mouth aka smile lines

3)    Use it in the hollow of your chin

Basically, it can also brighten up where shadows show the most, like your smile lines.

This product is not nearly as thick as a concealer and it will never cake up.

As YSL states on their website “Touche Éclat is 8 hours of sleep in a pen” and I would say that I truly agree with that.  Of course, with the good, there has to be some bad.  The first issue I whole heartedly blame on YSL.  They sell this product under the “concealer” label.  However, it is not a concealer, it is a highlighter.  If you have light circles and red blotches, will it conceal them?  Absolutely!  But, the biggest review complaint that you will see on this product, beside the price, is that it does not “cure” big under eye circles and blemishes by itself.  THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT A CONCEALER!  Too many people are purchasing this hearing it is a miracle and assuming it is a concealer, it is a highlighter.  It can lighten up and slightly cover light circles and blemishes, but that is just an added bonus of the product.

That being said, if  under eye circles are a problem area for you, I would suggest using this product as the last step on your makeup application instead of the first.  Lighten up a little bit on your normal concealer and use this on top.  You will be amazed by the outcome.

That brings us to the second issue.  The price.  It sells at a painful $40 for a small, yet beautiful, tube.  Is it worth it? I say, without a doubt.  This product can literally wake you up, at least from a visual point of view.  And, let’s be honest, if you know you look better, it makes you feel better.  The size, though very small for the price, is beyond portable.  You can easily slip it into a clutch for a fancy night out or a back pocket if you’re just going out to meet the girls.

This is one of the products I would say 100% spend the extra money.  It is worth it!
I hope you’re having a beautiful night!
~Julia S. Dalton-Brush

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