Did you know that at least one YSL’s Touche Éclat is sold every ten seconds somewhere in the world!? One of the best selling make up products on the market.
Its known as the beauty secret of the world’s top makeup artists and models. Most people call it the ultimate highlighter/concealer, but is more so a ‘complexion enhancer that delicately places invisible ribbons of light’. I would just say its a product you want to have at home or in your make up bag 🙂 Original formula was first launched in 1991, and its still getting more and more popular. It is said to capture 8 hours of sleep with the click of a pen. Powdered by the radiance-boosting Luminocaptide Complex, skin is instantly illuminated, so you look rested and refreshed—even if you’ve been up for hours.
I’ve been using mine, since I bought my very first. With a reason it became one of the nbr.1 beauty products on the market, I can guarantee you this. They recently launched 6 new shades, so now you will definitely found one for yourself.
Lets me list couple of useful tricks on how to get the most out of the clicky pen.
1) Mattify your makeup
To turn a satin eye shadow into a matte one, mix a little powder shadow (you’ll need an ultra-fine textured one, so you’re safest with a fancy brand like Nars, Mac or YSL) with a dollop of Touche Éclat on the back of your hand, and apply with a brush.
2) Make your eyeshadow last longer
Touche Éclat can be used as an eyeshadow primer: simply apply all over the lids to anchor any eye shadow. It can be a lip base as well.
3) Light up tired eyes
Applied in the inner eye corners, this stuff will really brighten tired eyes and enhance their whites.
4) Highlight your cheekbones
The pen comes in seven shades (above); if you’re pale-skinned, no5 can be used to contour the cheeks, while no6 works as a warm cream bronzer (this could come in handy if a well-meaning boyfriend gives you the entirely wrong shade).
5) Contour your face
Blended onto on the bridge of the nose, between the brows, on the tops of cheekbones and on the tip of the chin, it will sharpen your features.
6) Make your skin pop with brightness
Dabbed onto darker areas of your face (undereyes, corners of your mouth, the hollow between your bottom lip and chin, and the corners of your nose), it will make you look brighter and less tired.
7) Enhance your pout
Create the illusion of fuller lips by applying and blending Touche Éclat around the lip line and in two inverted triangles below the outer corners of the lower lip, before putting on lipstick. Then dab a tiny bit over your lip colour in the middle of your bottom lip, and soften.
8) Arch your eyebrows
A quick trick for more defined brows is to blend a line of Touche Éclat below and above them.
9) Show off your nail art
You can even dab Touche Éclat around your cuticle to make your manicure pop. Probably best to make sure you have well-hydrated hands and cuticles before you try this
Be beautiful, be happy! 🙂 xx MM