Update: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in 1 Luminous Radiance

It’s time for an update on the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch since I recently re-purchased this item. For the most part, it’s safe to say that this item is a staple in my makeup bag and it’s worth the re-purchase. In addition, even when it’s not regularly “on rotation,” I still make sure to have it on hand since I notice a huge difference when I don’t use it. I know that in Korean beauty magazines, this item is often referred to as the “magic pen,” and in many ways, it is!

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As a “luminizing pen that brings light and radiance to the skin, immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion,” the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch is worth the price. It’s important to not consider this a concealer or even an under eye concealer. If you’re expecting for this provide coverage and erase imperfections, you’re going to be disappointed. The key to this product is to use it correctly, and to understand what the purpose of this product is.

The Touche Éclat Radiant Touch “banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area.” So, if you’re looking to give your eyes an extra oomph, you need to conceal your dark circles with an actual under eye concealer and pat it into your skin. Then, you apply the Touche Éclat Radiant Touch on top to brighten up the area. This product “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.” In essence, it’s a way to give your face a little somethin’ somethin’ without it being detectable. What I like to do is after applying base makeup — whether it’s a BB/CC cream, tinted moisturizer, or a foundation — I give this a few pumps and swipe it under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, and along the high points of my face (cheeks). I blend it in before applying blush and etc.

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I use the shade “1 Luminous Radiance,” which is “for fair to light complexions with pink undertones.” It blends in quickly and easily and absorbs right away. There’s no sticky feeling but it doesn’t budge. The Touche Éclat Radiant Touch is “formulated for all skin types and for anyone who wants instant radiance, luminosity, and lift.” At first, it doesn’t seem like the product is doing anything because you can’t see it or feel it. You wonder what it’s actually doing until you step away from the mirror, and you realize that your skin/makeup looks really great. Something is different and noticeably wonderful, but you can’t quite decide what it is. It’s the Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, I promise!

I recommend this product. It’s pricey but it’s worth the money. And, it’s a must-have to have in your makeup collection. Even if you can’t be bothered to apply “real” makeup on a Saturday, or if you’re getting ready for a night out, this product will make a big difference in a small and subtle way. :)

Retails for $42.00 USD.
Item contains 0.1 oz.