Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)

Saturday, 14 July 2012



Having seen this product advertised everywhere, from magazines to posters on buses, I thought it would be time to buy one for myself and see what all the hype is about. Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat is a highligher pen. It's pricey - costing £25 but it is from a premium cosmetics brand so I hope the product justifies the cost.

Packaging is simple but effective. It's gold and shiny which adds to the high end feel of the product. The applicator brush on the pen is soft and flat, allowing you to evenly apply the product. The pen has a clicky top to press for the product. At the Yves Saint Laurent counter, I asked the make up artist to help match me up with a shade, since I do not trust myself to find my own shade (Don't exactly want to walk out of my house with two different skin tones!). He looked at my skin colour and immediately told me I'm a shade 2.5. Impressive.

I tried the 2.5 shade under my eyes in the store lighting and it was indeed a perfect match. The product glided on smoothly and did not feel cakey. It did cover up dark shadows and made me look more wide awake. You can use this pen anywhere on your face where you have dark shadows, under the eyes, sides of your nose and to brighten up dull areas. What I like about this product is that it's travel friendly, you can easily put this into your make up bag and touch up when needed. On the down side, you can't see how much of the product is left in the pen and the tip of the pen would require cleaning.

Would I use this product daily? Probably not. I would only use this product if I've stayed up super late and need that something extra to cover up dark circles. (Concealer normally does the trick anyway.)  Benefit also has a product, of which some may be familiar with, called Eye Bright - It's a chunky pink/peach toned pencil which does the same job. Only difference is that Benefit's Eye Bright has a slight shimmer in the pencil. I like to apply Eye Bright to the inner corners of my eyes which helps to brighten them also.

So ladies, don't worry if you didn't get enough sleep last night, invest in YSL's luxurious Touche Eclat pen and it will conceal those dark shadows and enhance your natural features too!

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