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  • 66% would buy again
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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 8/7/2006 7:35:00 AM More reviews by jamejame

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I tried this product as a concealer - ever on the search for the HG with no luck. Hated it as a concealer as it just does not provide much coverage at all. However, being 44 I'm beginning to see those lines from nose to mouth. This product, applied over those lines and blended well, does a fantastic job of camouflaging them. So now I use it as a highlighter under the brows and to camouflage little lines where I find them. Not the use I originally intended, but at least I'm getting my money out of it. Buy it as a highlighter and you'll be happy. Buy it as a concealer and you've wasted your money.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/22/2006 8:55:00 AM More reviews by SEAWEED

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I wasn't that impressed when the MA put this on me (yet bought in anyway, weird!). But back at work and in the loo I did a double take when I saw my reflection in the mirror - my face looked magically younger! It doesn't disguise dark circles as such (well in the right light it does) but the whole area just looks lighter and fresher. Apply generously to the undereye area and pat in - don't rub. I like to dot this on my cheekbones, and also the cupids bow which makes my lips stand out more. The MA advised me to apply around the eyes and also in whiskers outwards from the nose to disguise smile lines and even out skin tone. Yep it disguises smile lines too, of course when you smile they tend to come back.

Another thing I like about this is that it doesn't sink into the fine lines around the eyes like some concealers, like what is the point of that!! Has a pleasant smell, and after a couple of months use still seems to have plenty left. Now that was my major gripe with Touche Eclat and also Guerlain's Issima product - gone after a couple of weeks - shocking considering how much these things cost. Yes, this is expensive, around £20 I think. But the best of these radiance pens that I have tried. I have this in the peachy shade 003 which works well on my tanned skin. Would probably buy a paler shade in winter.

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rated 1 of 5 on 3/31/2006 11:59:00 AM More reviews by lisach

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

yuck :( : bought this while on a dior shopping frenzy and *really* regret it. Doesn't hide anything, doesn't illuminate either. Have this in n°2 : it is very white, and sort of hard to blend. Plus it smells super perfumy (what's up with dior's cheap smell???). the only positive thing is the packaging lol !!! I really prefer YSL touche éclat : much much better product (no surprise since this is a copy of the touche éclat) !!!!!

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/24/2006 11:43:00 PM More reviews by momoka

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this product, but I have to say I'm very disappointed. I have this in 001 Roseglow, which matches my skin tone pretty well. I was looking for something to hide my undereye circles and for highlighting (bridge of nose, cheekbones, etc). The texture is creamy but not thick and it looks quite natural on bare skin, but it didn't really do anything for my undereye circles which aren't that obvious to begin with. I have dry skin, but even with moisturizer underneath this accentuated flakes and lines under my eyes and on my cheeks/nose. The applicator brush is also quite messy and for the price (around $50 CDN) there is way too little product. Would not purchase again.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 3/9/2006 9:35:00 AM More reviews by joodles

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other Eyes: Brown

I’ve been using YSL Touché Éclat for over a year now, although I’m pleased with it, I decided to try Skinflash because it’s more readily available (I purchase YSL online but Skinflash is available at my local Sephora store). The shade I purchased, 002, is a close match to that of Touché Éclat 02 but TE is a bit lighter and more opaque while Skinflash is a little creamier and easier to blend. As a highlighter both perform very well, giving me a natural radiant glow. However, the main reason for my purchase is to conceal the dark circles and shadows underneath my eyes and TE is superior for that purpose. Although the Dior pen looks larger, it contains less of the product and costs more ($33 for 1.5 ml Skinflash, $37 for 2.5 ml TE). Skinflash isn’t bad, but I will only repurchase if TE becomes discontinued. For reference, I have medium warm, NC25/30 skin.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/26/2006 10:54:00 AM More reviews by kisanw

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I was extremely pleased with this product when I first purchased it. As I used it more and more I realized that the colour I have, 003 is pretty orange, and only seemed to get more orange with time. (maybe because I lost my suntan :P) There is very little product in the tube for the 50$ CAD it costs, and the applicator brush wastes a lot, with the concealer getting stuck in the brushes, and the lack of precision application. The coverage of this concealer is pretty weak, I guess because it's meant to be a highlighter. I've since switched to Lancome Effacernes, using a Quo cream eyeshadow brush and concealer brush for application, and I've noticed a world of difference in the appearence of my complexion. I would skip skinflash unless you have A) a lot of money B) don't care about coverage, and C) need a concealer pen.
PS. The aesthetics of the packaging are really pleasing.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 2/5/2006 1:49:00 PM More reviews by violet978

Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue

Love it. Love it better than YSL Touche Eclat.

I use this only on special occasions, and alternate with Dior anti-fatigue concealer (which isn't nearly as good)...

I do wish it came in something other than pen format, but then again, that might change the product, so maybe not.

Definite repurchase. This is one of the few products in my "A" lineup, along with Chantecaille loose powder, and Tarte Smooth Operator.

One other thing I might mention: there is really only 1 wearable shade out of the 2 available...002. The other 2 are too pink or look odd.

I'd love it if Dior would expand the colour selection on this. FYI (Canadians) you can get this cheaper by purchasing from, even with the exchange rate...iirc it's quite expensive at Canadian Dior counters, compared to's pricing.

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rated 4 of 5 on 2/1/2006 6:05:00 AM More reviews by winkcat

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I'm early 30s - have 2 small kids and always look tired!! Skinflash is just enough to hide the under eye bags and veins so I don't look dead (!) it's expensive but worth it - but I do find myself trying to open the wrong end though!!

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/27/2006 7:17:00 PM More reviews by smartypants21

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I was reaching the end of my Touche Eclat pen and thought maybe I would give Skinflash a try. I bought 002 Candlelight and the shade is the same as the TE #2. The consistencies of both pens was also similar. However, TE is superior to Skinflash because it does not crease. I tried the Skinflash under one eye and the TE under the other eye. Five minutes later, the side with Skinflash was creasing badly. I returned it the next day and bought my trusty TE. I will never stray again. YSL makes quality products.

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/1/2006 9:15:00 PM More reviews by Katinka007

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

I'm not very impressed with this product. I know this is not a concealer but rather an illuminator so I didn't expect it to cover my dark circles on its own (and it doesn't, the coverage is rather light). Anyway, I intended to use it over my usual concealer for some extra oomph but unfortunatelly I find it that it only draws attention to my imperfections. I have it in O2 and I'm neutral PPP-perhaps O1 would work better for me but I'm not going to repurchase this to find out.

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