Thursday, 31 May 2012

Review: YSL Touche Eclat

I think I was around 16 when I first purchased Touche Eclat, I felt so grown up when I got my hands on it and to be honest the main reason I wanted it was because of the packaging. I couldnt flick through a magazine without seeing it advertised. Even at 16 advertisers were able to suck me in, not much has changed since then! Like many people, I was under the impression Touche Eclat was a concealer and after trying it out under my eyes I came to the conclusion it was a waste of money and banished it to the back of my drawer.

Fast forward a few years and I learnt its not a concealer at all, its a highlighter. I know a lot of people make this mistake but once I finally used it as its ment to be used it was true love and for the last 8 years I've always had two on the go at the same time.
Theres a few things to think about before purchasing Touche Eclat to make sure you arent left feeling disappointed: I wouldnt recommend it to anyone who suffers with dryness under the eyes but if you still have your heart set on trying it then make sure you use a moisturisng eye cream. My eye area isnt overly dry, I wouldnt describe it as dry at all but on days I'm tired Touch Eclat can be a nighmare to blend in without looking as if its clinging on to dry skin | Dont use it as a concealer, you'll be disappointed. Just like you would be disappointed if you used lipstick as eyeliner. Use it for its intended purpose | Choose the correct shade. I always go for shade 1 as I'm fair plus I like how it lightens my face more than a darker shade would.
How I use Touche Eclat: After doing my concealer and foundation I apply Touche Eclat under my eyes and to the outter and inner corners of my eyes were a lot of darkness tends to be then buff it in using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. After eye shadow (if I'm wearing any) I'll use Touche Eclat to draw a line right under my brow and use my fingers to pat it in, it adds extra light and makes the arch appear higher. I get some redness at the corners of my nose, a few dabs gets rid of this and makes you're base look so much cleaner. I have some light discolouration  along my top lip from years of waxing (lovely), I'll draw a line and blend with my fingers then lastly I dab some between my brows. It makes me look more awake, I dont know why but it does.

I think Touche Eclat is a brilliant product and I'm so glad I gave it a second chance. Its a bit pricey but usually lasts me around a year and its the type of thing I'll ask for at Christmas/birthdays or use my Debenhams Beauty Card points towards.

Are you a Touche Eclat lover or hater?

12 comments:

  1. I have it but I don't really use it! xx

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  2. I've been using it for years and I've always used it as a light concealer (even though I know you aren't supposed to) and it works perfect for me. Just enough coverage to cover the dark circles :) x

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    1. Lucky you. I'd need a bucket load of it to hide my dark circles! lol
      xo

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  3. I'm still yet to try this but this is defo coming out of the next pay check. I cant wait to sort my dark circles out!!
    Charlotte
    x x

    lilmisschickas.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It'll help brighten your eye area :) but if you want it mainly for dark circles theres so many better products out there for that.
      xo

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  4. I love this - great review x

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  5. I sometimes use mine, but I find the formula a bit too thick for me if I'm honest about it. The Body Shop do a copy which has a much lighter formula and I use that a lot more x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I havent tried any make up from The Body Shop but you've just reminded me I own a Clarins version. Might hunt it out and see how it compares.
      xo

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  6. cute blog :)

    I've followed you, can you please check out http://flourishblogs.blogspot.co.uk/ I've just opened it and need an audience!

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  7. i LOVE this product!! makes me glow and look radiant!!

    Do check out my review of it on my new beauty blog :)
    http://blushing-orgasm.blogspot.co.uk/

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