REVIEW: YSL Touche Éclat – Radiant Touch

The YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch is considered to be “the beauty secret of the world’s top makeup artists and models.” It’s highly talked about, raved about, and written about – and, as of now, I’ve discovered it for myself. The Touche Éclat Radiant Touch “is the original must-have for a radiant [and] flawless face.”

This “award-winning complexion highlighter [illuminates] dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue virtually disappear.” It claims to be “powered by the radiance-boosting Luminocaptide Complex, to instantly illuminate [the skin] so you look rested and refreshed.”

As a well-known beauty essential, I’ve skipped out on this product this whole time because I didn’t get what it was supposed to do. Recently, after browsing through a handful of magazines, the Touche Éclat captured my attention again. After some research and thorough experimentation process, I’m ready to give my full review of this product. Let me preface this post by saying that this is NOT a concealer and will NOT conceal anything.

The product dispenses when you click it like a mechanical pencil. When you first purchase this, you have to vigorously click it multiple times to get the product to surface through the bristles. After the product dispenses, I swipe it a few times onto the back of my hand, then use my fingers to disrtibute the product onto my skin. I do this because I don’t want to use the brush directly onto my face when I know I can’t routinely clean it.

My shade is #2 in “Luminous Ivory,” which is for fair to light complexions with yellow undertones. It’s a pale yellowy color with subtle iridescence – no shimmer, glimmers, and glitters. Just a soft pearly glow that you can barely detect. Once on the skin, you can’t tell a difference until you tilt your head at various angles. The key to this product is the natural light you’re surrounded by throughout the day.

The reason why I stress that this isn’t a concealer is because it isn’t. No amount of this product is going to conceal blemishes, pigmentation, freckles, scarring, and dark circles. It’s designed to be used after foundation and concealer to illuminate the dark surfaces of the skin. This product should not replace your concealer. It “brightens the complexion” by bringing “light and radiance to the skin” naturally. It funtions as an “instant pick-me-up” with “strategically placed strokes.”

Touche Éclat 1.) banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area; 2.) widens eyes when used between the eyebrows and along the sides of the nose, and creates fuller looking lips when used in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips.

I apply this product onto my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and under the high points of my eyebrow arch. It’s a subtle difference that will count. On my friend, who has dark circles, we’ve applied this product after her undereye concealer on top to “lift the eye” and brighten the area. At first you can’t tell, but I promise there is a difference.

“Luminous Ivory” is a great match for my fair skintone. Other shades were very pink and this one was just right. I recommend this product and feel that this is one product that will truly make a difference in your morning routine. :)

0.1 oz.
Retails for $40.00.
Made in France.

*Quotes extracted from http://www.sephora.com and http://www.yslbeautyus.com.
*Pictures taken using CANON POWERSHOT SD1300 IS DIGITAL ELPH (12.1 Megapixels)

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