Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)

3.7

873 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA (WATER) . CYCLOMETHICONE . GLYCERIN . TALC . PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL) . PEG/ PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE . MAGNESIUM SULFATE . TRIDECETH-3 . METHICONE . METHYLPARABEN . SQUALANE . [ /- MAY CONTAIN : CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) . CI 77019 (MICA) . CI 77492 (IRON OXIDE) . CI 77491 (IRON OXIDE) . CI 77499 (IRON OXIDE) . CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) . CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) . CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) . CI 75470 (CARMINE) . “NF8897” .


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is so amazing. It provides such a luminous, healthy glow. I dot it on my cheekbones, a little on my cupid's bow and on the tip of my nose and blend it out. It is so easy to blend and lasts all day. The only thing I dislike is how little product I get considering this is on the expensive side. I save it for special events now lol. Highly recommend.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I got a sample of this which lasted four or five days and it is perfect. Shade 1 is effective at covering up my intense purple/blue undereye shadows while blending in with the pink undertones of my skin. I like the matte, soft finish. It didn't dry out my skin. The price is a bit much, particularly since the product is purely cosmetic and doesn't have any ingredients that are beneficial for the skin. Considering that the ingredients are all pretty basic I don't know why there aren't cheaper alternatives. The dupes that I looked into didn't match this product, particularly the matteness, which is my priority.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is an expensive highlighter but its very nice. I love using this on my under eye, t zone and chin areas and setting it with powder after. It gives a nice radiant and awake look. Again, expensive and there are plenty of good drugstore highlighters that can do the same.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

To be honest, I love this highlighter! At first I bought it for covering my (extremely) dark undereye circle. It didn't work so I use it as highlight on my cheek, my chin, and my forehead and it does work soooo well! It makes me look bright and natural and not dull through out the day! So I always use this one when I'm too lazy to put foundation on. I use the shade 2.5 and it bright up my medium skin (aroud nc25-30) very well.

I understand that this product can be somehow a waste of money, especially if you use every day because it has so little amount of product. But I would say try it if you are a kind of woman who always has a rush time in morning makeup but still want to have radiance skin.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I tried it for concealer, and find it too oily and it didnt blend really well. But such a pretty gold packaging! Better to use as a highlighter


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I wasn't sure if I ever wanted to get this product since it cost more than I would like to pay for it so I am not that thrilled about the price ratio to the quantity unless I get it back in Europe. The packaging is beautiful and simple. I love the clicking instead of twisting the bottom. I don't use this as a concealer but as a highlighter so I don't have the exact shade matched onto my skin. I have the shade in #4(Luminous Toffee). It is a couple of shades lighter than my skin but once blended, it highlighted my face so subtly. It is great when I am too lazy to wear full canvas makeup. I love that it is so lightweight that I can't feel it on my skin at all. This isn't a concealer but it managed to conceal my dark circles and eye-bags since they're not severe. I will repurchase after I ran out.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I'm going to start out with the bad news - I hated this product as an under eye concealer over foundation! Caked awfully and settled into creases. Never again. HOWEVER I do love this product for intensifying my powder highlighter!! After foundation I dispensed a couple of pumps onto my hand and applied the product on the tip and bridge of my nose, cheekbones, cupids bow, brow arch, inner corners of my eyes, chin and centre of forehead and blended it out with my beauty blender/mecca blending brush. It blended BEAUTIFULLY and created a gorgeous base for my highlight (usually josie maran liquid illuminator and mac soft and gentle. I go HAM on the highlighter obviously.) The texture was amazing and it was SO easy to blend. I also sometimes use it in these spots over mecca lit from within primer if I still want a dewy but less made-up look and it makes my skin look beautiful and bright.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have the original shade of this (nr 1 I guess) which is extremely pink and I actually bought it online without doing research so got the wrong shade. I'm NC10-15 so I really couldn't make this work as a highlighter and didn't reach for it at all for a while until I tried it as a corrector under my eyes. Works really well, neutralizes the blue shade of my dark circles and I like that it has a light consistency which makes it really easy to blend. I use Maybelline age rewind concealer on top of this and I currently like this combo a lot. Not worth the price tho so won't repurchase.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

As others have stated, this product is meant to be a highlighter and not a concealer. I am lucky enough that color 5 is close enough to me I can almost use it as a concealer. I really like this product for concealing small blemishes (nothing too seriously dark) and for brightening areas of my face like under the eyes. It has a lovely sheer and very blendable texture and sits nicely over whatever color corrector I'm using. I love the applicator and I think it's a very solid component to my skin correcting collection, but could never be the SOLE product I use.

If you are looking for a concealer with heavy or thick coverage, this is not the product for you. It is also pricey and I do love it, but if money were an issue, this would probably be one of the products I'd cut out first.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Um, hello, HG!

This is my desert island product. I can't quite put my finger on why it's done such a spectacular job for me whilst others have been underwhelmed by it, but let me try explain how I use the Touche Eclat pen and perhaps you'd understand why:

I'm not a fan of foundation so I usually use the pen on clean skin. First, as a concealer: I dispense some product onto the back of my hand and with clean fingers, dab it wherever I have a blemish, scarring, pigmentation, things-I-want-to-erase-from-my-face. I also dab a bit around my nose where there is redness. I know it's not formulated/marketed as a concealer but Retin-A never started out life as an anti-wrinkle cream...

Second, as a highlighter: with the brush, I draw a line down the centre of my nose, and under my eye, my brow bone and across my cupid's bow. And, done.

The effect is 'my skin but better' and 'oh my god I have contours I never knew existed' in the subtlest way. It never seems to work as a highlighter whenever I have a base product underneath e.g. foundation, BB cream etc.. But it's a decent enough concealer to layer on top of the base product - except when powder foundation is involved.

Given my chosen uses for the Touche Eclat pen, I usually take a shade darker than I would if I were to use the pen as a highlighter only i.e. 2.5 instead of 2.

Let's talk about alternatives: there are other pen concealer/highlighter-types in the market but the formulas don't always compliment my fussy skin type. In other words, the Touche Eclat is the only one I can use with abandon without fear of breaking out.

There used to be a strong contender in the form of a similar product from Lancome. I believe it's called the Lancome Teint Miracle now, after they changed the formula about half a decade ago. The new formula has a flatter finish than the Touch Eclat, which might be what you're looking for. For some reason, the lightbulb look works for me so I'm sticking with the Touche Eclat.

Price-wise, this isn't cheap at £25.00 a pop. But seeing as it's the only make-up product I use for the skin on my face, hey why not. (Plus Harrods has the occasional 10% off, which is very handy)

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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