Friday, 15 April 2016

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat | Review

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat £25 - I am umming and ahhing about whether or not to take the plunge with the Touche Eclat all over Christmas of last year. I had heard that it doesn't really offer any coverage but simply brightens your under eye area and as someone who was used to the By Terry Touche Veloutee (which offers a fair amount of coverage whilst also highlighting) I was worried that I'd be disappointed. It's a lot cheaper than the By Terry offering (now £38.50) and I found it in the January sales in this Christmas gifts for only £16 so I decided to give it a go and pick one up. I chose the lightest shade (01 Luminous Radiance) as I figured that I am fairly pale these days and need all of the luminosity I can get. I've had it used on me before but only also when I was trying out a new foundation so it's hard to tell the effect on it's own so I was still a little nervous that it would do enough for me but I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. Admittedly if I've had a particularly sleepless night or am feeling under the weather then I use this alongside my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as it doesn't offer quite enough coverage for my liking but on a day where I'm wearing less makeup or just need a little pick me up under my eyes then it's absolutely perfect. If I'm going for a more "made up" look then I also use this along the tops of my cheek bones, just above my brow bone and down my nose to give me a long lasting highlight. As I bought it in a gift set then I got a nice little mascara free gift with it, I've said before that I'm looking towards more high end mascaras these days to see if they're worth the money so I was excited to try out the Luxurious Mascara for False Lash Effect. This is one thing that I was disappointed in however, it just seemed to separate my lashes and give them no volume whatsoever. I don't need length adding (which in it's defence, it did do and would be perfect for someone who wanted that) but what I do look for is volume and a nice curl which I just didn't feel this delivered. I love that I had the chance to try it out before I bought it though and that's one reason I love buying Christmas Giftsets, especially in the January sales. 

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