YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in Luminous Honey (5) is a concealer/brightener/highlighter all wrapped up in a pen. I’m going to specifically talk about using this as a concealer. The shade is a little more orange than my skin tone but I figured that would help with colour correction. The other shades were too pink or way off for me. But I’m happy they’ve expanded their collection to include darker shades.
Let’s just get all talk about the packaging out of the way first. It’s lovely, it looks sexy and thankfully works well consistently! A few dozen clicks were needed the first time I used it but since then, two clicks and it dispenses enough product for me. The tip is a synthetic brush which hasn’t frayed and overall, it’s just very smooth to apply over skin.
It’s very creamy and I generally apply it in small strokes and tap with my ring finger to blend. Only when blended did I notice a few sparkly bits up close. This was the light reflecting particles they were talking about. Thankfully, it’s not really noticeable in pictures or otherwise.
I have a comparison photo with my bare face and untamed brows below. You can see the difference it makes. My under eye area is a more even and brighter. Unfortunately, without a corrector underneath, it looks too grey on me (which is typical for most concealers on my skintone). Hence, I apply this over a corrector and that works well for me. For certain areas where I have a lot of darkness like near my inner corner and nose, I do need more product for it to cover up properly.
I think this would be perfect as a concealer for people who need upto medium coverage and don’t always need a corrector. I need to do my usual prep for it to work on me. The finish does look very natural and seamless. In terms of longevity, over the day it doesn’t crease on me when blended properly. It always lasts 6-7 hours which is good enough for the day; powdering helps it last longer.
I always keep it on my top shelf so I don’t forget it about using it. I sense it’s slowly nearing it’s end! I wouldn’t repurchase this right away because it is pretty expensive and I need a lot more product than usual. Maybe a lighter shade as a highlighter if I really did want it.
A few pointers about using the Touche Éclat to roundup with :
- A concealer? If you have lighter dark circles that can be easily covered (ergo I am also jealous of you), yes.
- A highlighter? If you use a shade lighter, yes. Cupid’s bow, cheekbones, under the contour line, laugh lines, brow bone, forehead etc. Yes girl, highlight away!
- A brightener? When used over your foundation/concealer, yes. Just be sure you select a shade with the right undertone.
- Are the sparkles too visible? Nope. Though you could powder over it if you feel like it’s too much.