Highlighters illuminate, while concealers cover. This was a very important lesson I learned while chatting with Yves St. Laurent national makeup artist, Dell Ashley, at the San Francisco Saks 5th Avenue. Perhaps you've heard of a little product called Touche Éclat ($40), a highly popular highlighting pen that helps to brighten and contour the face — but you weren't exactly sure how to use it? For six ways to give yourself an instant pick-me-up, plus my suggestion for a drugstore alternative, read more.
- Under the eyes. (Find out how to do it.)
- On the eyelids as a shadow base.
- Around the brow. (Here's how to make it work.)
- Down the center of the nose.
- On the smile lines.
- Under the chin.
"I have not met the person yet who doesn’t look better with Touché Eclat," Dell declared. Interested in learning more? Check out my review of this top-seller, a recommendation for a similar product that won't break the budget, and photos of Dell working his magic on the enviably gorgeous Franchesca below.