Thursday, 19 May 2011

Seeing the Light!

Major news on the beauty circuit: YSL’s Touche Eclat is now available in seven shades. Having only been available in shades 1, 2 and 3 until now, the additional four shades will be available exclusively at Selfridges from today! You can read more about this wondrous development on Musings of a Makeup Artist and but suffice to say, this is pretty exciting news.

The must have pen of make-up artists, Touche Éclat illuminates and highlights complexions with every brushstroke; it’s the perfect balance of coverage and radiance from this secret formula and it stops me looking like Dracula's daughter every morning by magically vanishing dark circles.  I've also discovered that a thin swipe down the middle of my nose, gives the illusion of it being narrower than it actually is! 

Having originally launched in 1992, the distinctive gold pen is as popular as ever with one sold EVERY 10 seconds.  Until now it's only ever been available in three shades. However with an additional six shades the wonder concealer will offer the perfect match for any skin tone plus, according to the YSL product blurb, "the ability to sculpt and redefine facial contours."

Coincidentally, I’m down to my last click of Touche Eclat (shade no 3) – my only criticism of this product is you never know it’s going to run out – but I can’t eke out what’s on the brush until payday.  I've tried before..with a dab of oil free moisturiser and it simply doesn't blooming work! I can't live without and I also love the appearance of that swanky gold pen in my make up bag.  What do you think of Touche Eclat? Do you find the existing three shades limiting or have you found an equally good product from another (cheaper?) brand?


  1. I'd love to try Touche Eclat! But I think it's a bit too pricey...
    I'm using one from L'oreal, it's ok. ;)

    And about Never Let Me Go, I agree! For some reason I found the film way more heartbreaking
    I liked the book but I didn't find it nearly as moving as Norwegian Wood by Murakami.


  2. Ooh intriguing. I find the one from Maxfactor good when funds are low!!

  3. Best. News. Ever.

  4. I guess I am lucky, in that one of the original 3 shades was pretty perfect for my skin tone. It is pricey, but I agree with you in that it is amazing! I only wear it if I am going out somewhere nice (I generally don't wear makeup to work anyway) but it's so good for undereye circles, highlighting below my brows and even around the edge of my lips if I'm wearing dark lipstick. Sooo good :)

  5. Thanks for all your great comments, good to know the alternatives out there for when the bank balance is sickly! Heart in going to attempt Norwegian Wood this Summer, been hearing about it for ages! Currently am in detective fiction mode as have found a great series of novels about what Sherlock Holmes did after he retired!

    Asha..thanks for the tip, am definitely going to have a go at using is as a highlighter under my brows!x


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