Beauty eds and bloggers the world over are probably collapsing into their swatches as I type, but I’ll fess up: I’ve only used YSL Touche Eclat for the first time very recently. Not that I didn’t want to; but I’ve received two press samples before that were the wrong shade, and I haven’t gotten as far as buying one.
Its praises have been sung by beauty editors far and wide (and closer to home too), so I’ll keep it simple. Touche Eclat is a magic wand, of sorts. It contains a cocktail of light reflectors and illuminators, but in a matte medium. Bear in mind that this is not a concealer, it’s an illuminator. While it will conceal some imperfections, you’re better off if you just about finish your makeup application, and then slap some of this on.
The most common use for Touche Eclat is to blur under eye circles (I swear under eye circles is the single thing that ages me the most on a bad day), but it’s also nifty to apply on fine lines, the cupid’s bow just above the upper lip (in fact, applying it all the way around the lips create a gorgeous effect) and any other area that needs a bit of enlivening. The sleek tube fortunately fits into any bag, so you can easily carry it on you to refresh your look.
At R445 it’s definitely a luxury buy, but if you’re a makeup lover it’s something I’d recommend trying at least once.