TOUCHE ÉCLAT by YSL. Sounds like the name of a fancy chocolate brand, doesn't it?! A bit like Hotel Chocolat or something..?! Or is that just my current craving for chocolate talking? Probably.
This is a much hyped product, which is used by celebrities, models and many ladies who are willing to fork out £25 on a complexion highlighter. Yes, twenty-frigging-five pounds!! So what does it do, you ask? YSL describes this product as '8 hours of sleep in the click of a pen'. BINGO!! This was just what I needed! If only one click of this magic wand could put me to sleep too...
What I love about this product is its packaging. Its sleek, sophisticated and classy, and conveniently packaged to carry around in your handbag! It comes as a click pen, thus making it easy for touch ups during the day. I have this in shade 4.5 and it matches perfectly with my skin tone. The texture is creamy, gliding on very easily and blends like a dream.
There are many confusions about this product- is it a concealer, highlighter or both? I use it simply as highlighter, as the texture is not thick enough to cover blemishes or dark circles. I use it on:
- the inner and outer corner of my eyes
- cheekbone and brow bone
- bridge of nose
- cupids bow
- chin and center of forehead
I find that on application, my eyes look more awake- as though I had catched up on some beauty sleep the night before (*SIGH* if only...) but other than that, there is no visible difference on my face. However, when my skin catches some light, it simply glows in the highlighted areas! My cheekbones appear more visible, lips appear fuller, and overall my skin looks bright and radiant, without a hint of dullness or tiredness. I have received many compliments on my skin since I've started using this.
In conclusion, although I really like this product, it does nothing that a good foundation probably wouldn't do. But since I don't like to use foundation often, this highlighter is perfect for me! I sometimes want to whip out this wand and shout 'Lumos!' (Yes, I should be over my Harry Potter phase from donkey years ago but, I'm not...) as that is exactly what it does- lights up my skin. You only need to use a little of this product to make a difference, so this product would last a long time.
This is a staple product for me and I would most definitely repurchase.