No matter how hard I try to resist, YSL’s glamorous charm and elegance always draws me in. I try to stay away because I know the price is just as extravagant as the product itself, but that golden packaging, detailed embossing, stunning colour selection, EVERYTHING is so irresistible. They’ve definitely created a huge following for their cosmetics, especially for the Touche Eclat (pronounced toosh ecla). I decided I must try it out myself, so here’s my YSL Touche Eclat Review.
What is it?
My first question about this product was “what is it!?” It is commonly confused for a concealer, when really it is a brightener. The difference – it’s not created for coverage, mainly to brighten areas on your face like a highlighter. And as for under-eyes, it is to apply on top of concealer to brighten further. If you are extremely lucky and don’t have dark circles, it’ll be enough on its own.
Coverage/Finish & Texture:
I have to stress, the coverage is VERY minimal and it is NOT a concealer. You can use it under the eyes, on cheek bones, around the nose and pretty much anywhere else to make your skin look more radiant. In saying that you’d think that it would have a more obvious glow, however, it doesn’t! The finish looks natural (so not glowy, but not matte). Most brighteners have a luminosity which reflects light and I’ve always like those types. I am not crazy about the finish of this product; I find the look is so natural that you don’t even see much of a difference in brightness. In addition to that, the texture is drying! If I apply under my eyes they seem to look more tired, and anywhere else on my face looks dehydrated. I expect a fresh, dewy look from this product and I find it gives the exact opposite effect: dry and cakey.
Packaging and Cost:
When I first got this product I was wowed by the beautiful gold packaging, but as it’s become older it has gotten scratched leaving it looking dull and cheap. Aside from that I like the click-type brush applicator, it makes it easy to apply on the go or touch up. That would be a lot more useful if I liked the actual product inside… Just saying! After saying that, obviously I think the price of $50 is insane! I wouldn’t pay $5 for this, it’s just not great… or even good.
I am so disappointed by the Touche Eclat. I don’t understand the hype surrounding it at all. For a product to be so generic and expensive and do nothing is crazy! In any scenario, I would NOT recommend this product. Save your hard earned cash and buy something that will actually do you some good, and probably for a lot less than $50. Thanks so much for reading my YSL Touche Eclat Review, please let me know what you think!