I have very mild undereye circles and this works great at hiding it while giving my eyes a slightly more awake feel. It has a pretty thin formula which is great because it doesn't sink into fine lines or mess with my foundation that's near my eye area. it blends well (i apply a few dabs under my eye then gently pat with my middle finger to blend) and immediately make me look more awake.
i also use this on the bridge of my nose (draw a line down then pat with fingers to blend). i find that two clicks dispenses just about right for my two undereye areas, the bridge of my nose, and any left over used on top of my cheekbones)
this is a very natural finish highlighter with no obvious high shimmer or glitter particles. the pen brush applies pretty precisely which is great.
the two sucky things are 1) the price and 2) it's a pen clicker, meaning it could potentially be unhygenic. also since it's a clicker, some people may find that it dispenses either too little or too much. thankfully for me, it's in the middle of the road.
i have several powder highlighters but no other cream highlighter (other than a concealer that's a shade too light for me which i can use as highlighter), so I wouldn't mind picking this up again during a sale of some kind.
I wanted to love this product. And at first application, I did. The consistency is very smooth and very easy to blend. As an under eye concealer it offered very sheer coverage. As an illuminator it just didn't deliver, I guess it just matched my skin too well (neutral undertone-nw/nw 20) Under the eyes, after a few hours, it unfortunately settled into my fine lines and just highlighted them (never understood what "settle into fine lines" meant until I turned 25!) It seemed to accentuate my circles after a few hours worth of wear also. I expected much, much more for a $40 product. This sucker is going back to Sephora.
I hate how the tubing gets all greasy, smudgy - you don't feel so elegant after this emerges from your make up bag and you can see very fingerprint.
For the price I really did expect wonders - maybe its just my 'normal' skin that clashed with this product.
The product was easily applied but I found it a little distressing blending this in before and after my foundation. It was very greasy and just plain horrible.
You have to work the button hard for the product to be released inoi the brush which I find very unhygienic and then after endless presses finally WAY TOO MUCH product comes out....
I don't even think it even refreshed my appearance or did much to my under eye area.
I don't understand all the hype about this product. Really wish I didn't buy this one....
I don't like it. It could be the fact that I may have the wrong shade for my skin tone, but i'm just not seeing the wow factor. For me it just blends into my skin tone, so I cant really use it as a highlighter (I have the lightest shade!). I don't like wasting products so for now I just use it to clean up my eyeshadow, by swiping it from underneath my eyes and extending it towards my temples. It helps create a seamless, clean look if your shadow application is abit messy. It does have a great texture though, never creases. I use it as a base/primer on my lids. Wouldn't purchase it again.
I know there is a lot of hype around this product, but it really is great!
it's not a concealer by the way, rather a highlighter, if your under eye bags aren't too bad, you probably could get away with using this as a concealer.
I will use it on top of concealer when I go out, and I find it looks beautiful and refreshing, it doesn't settle into lines, and it really does make you look radiant. Also works very well when used on the brow bone as a highlighter.
The best use I believe for this product is more of an "under eye highlighter" to be worn over concealer when you want to look flawless for a special occasion, for that reason, I do believe it is worth giving a try. I have very dark under eye bags, that take a very good concealer to be covered, and even then they don't really ever fully do the trick. When I wear touche eclat on top however, they disappear, and the result is flawless radiance.
The price on the other hand is a bit much, I have not found a cheaper version of this product as of yet, but I am looking, I believe it's about $80AU which is more expensive than most EXTREMELY high end foundations. If you look on ebay however, you should be able to find it much cheaper than in the shops.
Give it a go, if you're looking for a special occasion product! Use it every day and you'll be needing to buy another in less than two months (trust me)
Excellent as a highlighter but too expensive, considering I can get the same prduct somewhere else much cheaper.
Lasts for a while is a plus, being marketed as a concealer is a minus because it does not hide a single thing on me.
A perennial favourite, until that is I discovered the marvel that is By Terry's Touche Veloutée. The latter outperforms on several fronts: consistency, shade choice, blendability, ease of application, general appearance on skin and, lastly, sizing.
In short, these products are in different leagues.
this is the perfect under-eye concealer. nothing else compares (other than MAC moisture cover concealer, which is just as perfect).
the colour is realistic and pinky :D and not yellow ( shade No 1 )
I use one or two pumps and put it onto my finger to get the full amount of product out. and then onto my eyes with my finger.
one pump for a natural look without foundation. and two pumps for a fuller look with foundation.
if you just use the brush to apply you won't get the full amount of product as it will absorb into the brush. saying that, no matter how lightly I blend, most of the product absorbs onto my finger rather than my eyes. it's better to pat I think. this also seems very thin and light in coverage, which doesn't help when blending.
apart from this being disgustingly priced, it is a very good product.
it would be my favourite but it's just too expensive. I bought 2 of these and used them up until I found MAC moisture cover (which is much better value for money). but I won't buy anymore touche eclat. this should retail for £15-17 tops.
even if this fits into your budget and your prepared to pay that much for an under-eye concealer, I still don't think it's worth it.
This is a nice product. It looks really natural on my skin but in my opinion the coverage is not that good although its buildable. But there is one thing I absolutely love about the touche eclat: you can put it on even after foundation and powder and it will still look natural and will not crumble or something like that. And until now this is the only product I know which works this way. However one point less because of the coverage.
I like this product, but have one problem usin it. The problem is, when I click it about 3-5 times no product comes out. I have used it about 20 times, really small amounts at a time. In the beginning it was coming out fine, but now .... :S
I have washed and dried it, but nothing helps. It seems like it has run out of product.
I bougth it on ebay for about 10 pounds. Can it be that I got a faulty product? Has anyone else had that kind of experience?