The YSL Touche Eclat may be one of original cult beauty favorites, but it’s my first time trying this product 7 years into my beauty blogging career. The product is a powerhorse multitasker blending together a concealer, highlighter, and can even be used as an eyeshadow primer. I have tried quite a few different YSL lip products (my favorites are the liquid color balm and the tatouage couture matte)
Name: YSL Touche Eclat Heart & Arrow Collector
Shades: 3 shades, I have 2 Ivoire Lumiere
Size: 2.5 mL
Available at Sephora and YSL
YSL Touche Eclat is a hybrid of highlighter and brightener. The original product comes in an all gold design with black font while I have the limited edition Heart & Arrow Collector. The price remains the same at a hefty $52 but the charming hearts would make this such an amazing luxury beauty gift.
In terms of shade selection, the limited edition version has 3 to choose from while the original Touche Eclat comes in 14 shades. I believe the 3 shades choosen for the Heart & Arrow Collector are the 3 best selling shades. You may think the glittery hearts will become a messy disaster, but I’m happy to report that the glitter does not rub off!
While the YSL Touche Eclat can wear many hats, a full coverage concealer is not one of them. This is not an issue for me as I’m not looking for heavy duty coverage. The formula is very thin but at the same time hydrating. There’s no shimmer whatsoever but there is a pretty velvet finish with a slight sheen. I absolutely love the undertone of 02 Ivoire Lumiere as it has a yellow and brightening finish.
I am a big fan of the formula especially the brightening effect but the brush also deserves recognition. It’s soft, flexible but tightly bound so that it’s easy to control. The bristles were also built to disperse the perfect amount of product so there’s not a heavy layer on your skin.
The YSL Touche Eclat was made to add radiance and highlight as well so it’s not just a concealer. I have tried putting it on the tip of my nose and my cupids bow with a nice subtle effect.
Demo of YSL Touche Eclat
For normal usage, I would usually click the bottom twice and it produces enough product for both eyes. I’ll use the brush and create an upside down triangle from my inner corners. I also used a little in between my brows to cover up redness from a left over pimple.
Then, I’ll lightly tap the product in with my ring finger. If you have time, you can also use the brush keep going over the areas until everything is absorbed. Doing it that way defintiely makes me feel like a professional makeup artist, but it does take a lot longer!
Here is a before and after! I’m not particularly picky about my undereye area but I love the brightening effect by using the YSL Touche Eclat. For the photos, I did my eye make up but am not wearing any face products. As you can see, the second photo has a brighter finish underneath the eyes, and it even covered up the top half of my pores.
Color Match: 10/10
Feel on the skin: 10/10
Total: 47/50 A
Overall I’m a huge fan of this product but can still only give 8 as value because $52 is a lot of money to pay for a concealer. I gave 9 as the coverage because it is not marketed to be a full coverage concealer so I think it lives up to its claims as a light weight concealer.