Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Touche Eclat Review

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Review

yves saint laurent touche eclat

Claims : The beauty secret of the world’s top makeup artists and models, Touche Éclat is the original must-have for a radiant, flawless face.

Capture 8 hours of sleep with the click of a pen. With a few strategic strokes of this award-winning complexion highlighter—dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue virtually disappear. Powered by the radiance-boosting Luminocaptide Complex, skin is instantly illuminated, so you look rested and refreshed—even if you’ve been up for hours. Sleek and sophisticated, it discretely slips into a makeup bag for quick touch-ups anytime. It’s the one beauty essential no woman should ever be without.


touche eclat ingredients

Price : Rs 2,130.

It purchased it in no.3. It is slightly lighter than my skin tone but matches my undertone perfectly. It works great for me because if it was my exact skin tone match, it wouldn’t have solved the purpose of highlighting.

touche eclat no 3

YSL Touche Eclat is a very natural looking highlighter. It has a bit of a coverage so it can be used a concealer but correcting minor blemishes or under eye circles. However, this is a not a complete replacement for a concealer.

I personally prefer to use it as a highlighter – on the high points of my cheeks, under the eyes after I have applied and blended concealer my under eye circles to add brightness,  cupid’s bow, sides of my mouth, chin, and centre of forehead. On days when my under eye circles are behaving themselves , I just apply Touche Eclat under my eyes, highlight my face  and set my face with powder. The little coverage it gives works on days when the under eye circles don’t need too much coverage.

  • YSL Touche Eclat is very creamy and glides like a dream on skin. It also blends in seamlessly.
  • It does not contain any shimmers so you can easily use it in broad day light and make your skin glow.  It adds glow to face without looking as if you have anything on your face. It looks THAT natural.
  • It comes in a click pen form so it is easier to carry around. You can keep it for touchups during the day.
YSL touche eclat
  • The texture is creamy, it gives you enough time to blend. Then it sets for entire day. Does not crease or get cakey.
  • It contains mineral oil as one of the main ingredient. It may break out on some of you or even clog your pores. Plus I wonder why they have used such a cheapy ingredient in such an expensive luxurious product.
  • The packaging is quite classy.
  • The color works great for my skin tone and never turns ashy on me.
  • Finding the right shade could be a problem. Touche Eclat is available in 4-5 shades and not everyone would be able to find their right match.

YSL highlighter

Swatch of no 3.

touche eclat swatch no 3

I clean the brush of every week with MAC Brush Cleanser (Review HERE). Just pour some cleanser on a tissue , wipe the brush and the brush would be both clean and disinfected. On day to day basis, I just wipe the brush on a clean tissue.

how to clean YSL touche eclat

Conclusion : I do like YSL Touche Eclat but I feel it is quite an overly hyped stuff. What is does can be done using a foundation/ concealer ,which is a shade lighter than your skin tone. The professional makeup artists use creamy foundations in shades lighter to highlight the features of the face. Apart from the pen, which is highly convenient to use and the fact that it I THE YSL I don’t find the YSL Touche Eclat extra ordinary. I have been using it every single day from past 15 days and sometimes times even twice a day. Every time I want to be “awed” by the it but I am not. My MAC Studio moisture cover concealer works just the same way.

Don’t take it as if I don’t like YSL Touche Eclat. It is something I enjoy using because it is after all a good product. But I feel the charm of owning a YSL touche Eclat is much more than the actual product. I am not discouraging anyone to buy it. I completely recommend it. All I am saying is that you can get the similar effect with just any concealer or foundation, which is a shade lighter than your skin tone. This pen is more of a “want” than a “need” .

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 3.9/5

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68 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Touche Eclat Review

  1. cos i wouldnt spend so much for a concealer 😛 ..id rather splurge on moisturiser and foundation 😛 im yet to find a good concealer..rather a good salmon concealer :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

      1. hmmm na..not a fan of Mac..except for their lipsticks,lipglosses and eyeshadows…will check tho..never know i might find my “salmon” concealer 😛

          1. yeah i think she is the one who came up with the concept of salmon concealer. Bt NW range from mac is peachy. you should be able to find your shade there. 🙂

  2. okay!!!! i “need” a concealer desparately bt i don’t “want” this :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: bt i hv to say awesome pictures and great review. luved d packaging :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  3. That MUA from YSL used this one only on me…and I think the same shade too….on mine and Radhika’s makeover!! I liked it a lot… 😀 but even I felt that it wont be able to hide or brighten my eye area very well…. Very nice review Rati!!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

    1. Yeah if teh dark circles are deep, it doe snot help much. It just adds a little glow o the face when you use it as a highlighter. thanks cali. 🙂

  4. i love the fact that u do such honest reviews Rati :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
    the product does seem super luxurious and drool worthy :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

  5. I want it…But I don’t want it….But I want it. :stars: :stars: :stars:
    So confoosed now….ye want/need padhke I keep remembering my Economics wala homework. :yuck:
    And yes…the charm of owning it is more than the product. :methinks: :methinks:
    But I toh still like this gimicky YSL Touche Eclat. :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

    1. haha i wouldn’t mind taking the empty dabba from rati once she’s done with it…just to show off in front of my friends :dumb: :dumb:

      1. Hihi!~ Inch pinch! :high5: I’ll somehow dismantle it then and fill it with some other creamy concealer. :secret2: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

  6. i have something similar, that too for 425 INR..dunno the quality tho..and its packaging is silver :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: silver ..but this jus looks awesome

  7. It looks so :jaiho: classy! but like you said if MAC moisture cover concealer does the same thing, i would think twice before spending so much. hmmm interesting :thanks:

    1. Praseena, infact I use that duo moisture cover. So not only it does great concealing. The yellow part of it mixed with a bit of orange works as a highlighter too. I can even use a lighter shade of foundation to highlight. This does work nice as a highlighter bt I feel this is more of a luxury. Enjoy it when you can. 🙂

  8. I totally agree with Rati on the over hype factor…I have major dark circles and got # 4 but it provided a sheer coverage…i use it mainly as a highlighter and definitely feel its over hyped and over priced. :yuck:

  9. I have a normal skin with Oily T zone with. I’m wheatish & with pretty bad dark circles..My wedding is soon..Suggest me a concealer and a compact please. :jaiho: . A SA was suggesting me a Loreal 3-1 concealer,compact & foundation is there a review of it here…?

  10. I saw this product in a lot of Youtube Videos and was planning to buy it on my next trip to Mumbai/Delhi. Since my You Tube Fever has recently been overshadowed by my IMBB fever :yahoo: I decided to read the review here and I loved what I read.Such an honest review !!
    Thanks so much Rati for saving my money :jaiho: :jaiho: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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