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
By now I'm sure you've all heard about Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat highlighter ($39.50). This cult beauty product has legions of celebrities who use it, and it's received a load of press in magazines. But does it live up to the hype?
After using this for a few months, I can tell you that it does! But it all depends on what your expectations are. For those of you anticipating a concealer, this will disappoint. A lot of people think it's a concealer, but Touche Eclat is actually a highlighter. It's meant to reflect light off the skin, making under-eye circles and nose creases less visible.
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