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Is YSL's Touche Eclat Really Worth The Money?

Posted May 11 2010 12:48pm

I've always read the hype about the award winning Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat ($40) and how it's a makeup artist and celebrities DREAM product. Supposedly it instantly provides the look of having had 8 hours of sleep, luminous skin, and an eye lift all with the touch of its golden pen. Soooo, I finally chunked down the 40 bucks to see if the hype was true and if it was really worth the money.

Well, I give it an 8.5 out of 10.

Unfortunately I can't say that I immediately looked like I had erased 8 years off my face, or like I had had 8 hours of sleep (that requires an army of products plus hair!), but it did provide some nice coverage. It looked the best once I used it on ALL the spots on my face suggested- under and around eyes, around nostrils, corners of the mouth, and the hollow of the chin.

Here is my breakdown of the so-called magic pen:

Here are some comparative photos of me with my normal/everyday concealer (Benefit's Erase Paste in a combo of fair and medium) on different days obviously.
and then one with my new YSL Touche Eclat concealer in color luminous ivory, below.
So the big question. Would I pay $40 for it again once this pen goes dry? Probably not. I'll stick with my eye cream regime, trusty concealer (the Erase Paste), and some powder highlighter on top for my "luminizing" quality.
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