Earlier this week, a reader asked for advice on finding an inexpensive twin to YSL's famed Touche Éclat ($40), and you delivered. Check out two less expensive picks below — and since two of you gave us the scoop on luxury illuminators that you love, I've included those, too:
- Estée Lauder Ideal Light Illuminator in Soft Pink ($24): "It is a really beautiful product in a universal color that can work on everyone. It is light, blends well, and leaves you with a flawless glow." — KibzeeLovee
- Neutrogena Brightening Eye Perfector, SPF 25 ($12): "I have two backups in my makeup stash. It's creamy, blendable, buildable, and it has SPF . . . This totally brightens my look. Love, love, love this." — details
- Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener ($38): "It rocks!" — SillyGirl
- "YSL Touche Éclat makes my eyes water and itch," says this reader. And that's why she suggests Lancôme's Éclat Miracle. While it's still pretty pricey at $37, she doesn't experience any itching or tears like she does with its direct competitor. — vertes.
Great question, aromaworks. Touche Éclat ($40), is the crème de la crème of highlighters (see a few tips on how to use it here). It was even used on the set of Almost Famous to give Kate Hudson her youthful glow. But at $40 a pop, it's quite pricey. For some cheaper alternatives, I recommend Maybelline Instant Rewind or Jane Iredale Active Light Under-Eye Concealer.
What say you, readers? Have any suggestions? Share your bargain finds in the comments below, and be sure to hit up other looks for less in our Beauty Dupes group while you're at it.
I'm a big fan of these amazing "click-able" concealers because they are mess free and come with an attached brush that makes application and blending super easy. There are of course about a gazillion of these on the market right now, but here are a few of my faves. Some are old and some are brand spankin' new!
Kanebo Concealer, $30, is great for concealing dark circles, blemishes and scars. It's also formulated to help hydrate skin (great for wrinkles) and improving skin texture. The brush is made from delicate hair so that it can be used on sensitive eye areas.
Dermatologists agree that this SPF 15 silky smooth formula is tops. They voted it 'Healthiest Concealer of 2005' in Health Magazine! You can also use this concealer to highlight your t-zone and on the rim of your lips to make your lipstick pop. Available in three shades: light, medium and dark.
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