Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat is one of the UK's biggest selling beauty products. It's really raved about and before I got mine I was pining like crazy for one. It's a highlighter, and according to YSL gives 'light, luminosity and radiance'. However it has one pretty major downside, the price, £25 for a highlighter....ouch ouch ouch ouch. I got mine as a Christmas present and I must admit, I probably would have carried on pining instead of buying it if I hadn't received it as a gift.
The packaging is beautiful and sleek, I adore how this looks in my make up collection. However as it is shiny gold it gets smudgy and has fingerprint marks all over it no matter how hard I try :P It also scratches easily when it's put in my make up bag (as you can probably see in the picture). These aren't exactly major faults, and I'm still 100% in love with the design.
The applicator is a clever little brush pump. To get the product you have to click the bottom of it and a small amount of product is released onto the brush, which I find is the perfect amount to use over my face. Ages and ages ago (two or three years I think) I had the Eyeko Touch Up and Go concealer (which was awful by the way :P I'm glad they don't stock it anymore) and it had a similar applicator. I really like this as it only releases a small amount of product at a time so you don't waste any.
My Touche Eclat is in the shade 1 (the original), they now stock 10 different shades, and I think the colour range looks quite good. My one has pink undertones which suits my skin very well. It's very very light, which I love, it literally glides onto my skin so easily.
I use this underneath my chin, around my mouth, the inner corners of my eyes and a little on my forehead to brighten up my complexion, and it works. I can really tell that my skin looks brighter and more awake whenever I use this product. Also, to do cover all of these areas takes the tiniest bit of product, so I can see this lasting me for quite a while. Some people seem to think of this as a concealer, but it's really not, it has no coverage properties whatsoever, when I first got it I thought I'd see if it could brighten my dark circles (as it is advertised as 'bringing the light') but it just isn't designed for that.
As much as I love this product the price (£25) is a real turnoff. Yes I probably will be re-purchasing when I run out, but it will hurt a bit :P If you see this at a lower price I would seriously recommend buying it as it is such a fantastic product. I noticed a few days ago whilst looking over the future co-buys from BuyaPowa that it's on sale soon (in shade 1, like mine). I recommend checking it out if you're interested (for those of you who don't know BuyaPowa is a website where they get discounts on loads of great beauty products, the more people who sign up to buy it the cheaper it gets, although there is a lowest price limit :P I've bought two products from there before and haven't been disappointed).
I hope you've enjoyed this review, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Touche Eclat or if you know of any good dupes :)