Written on: 01/03/2011 by kirsty162 (1 review written)
Yves St Laurent Touche Eclat is a great little product. My make-up essential is always concealer before anything else after years of sun damage to my eyes from wearing thick, large glasses that created permanant dark circles that cover alot of my upper face.
I have an awful feeling that some of the bad reviews that claim it doesn't work as it is marketed are mainly down to poor or mis-application of the product. The concealer itself cleverly works to match your skin hue (which is why I think this product only comes in about three different shades) and glides on nicely using the brush.
If you try blending it in with your fingers by smudging around the area, you are in reality wiping it away as well as possibly damaging the delicate under-eye skin. If you dispense a small amount, brush it over the area and blending by using patting motions you're going to see a difference. It's light reflecting properties means it is a highlighting tool; great for diminishing those lines and creases and brightening up your whole face.
In all I would recommend this product. As it comes with a hefty price tag for the amount you purchase it is probably worth visiting your local drug store that supplies testers. This way you can check the colour match and also ensure that you don't have any allergic reaction to the product (and reading some of the reviews, this seems to be unusually common.) I have not myself experienced any skin soreness or irritation from Yves St Laurent Touche Eclat, but if you have sensitive skin it is better to be safe than sorry.
If you test it first and like it you will not be disappointed. One of these concealers lasts me about 2/3 months of daily use so I can't afford it all the time, but always splash out if I know I have a special occasion around the corner.
I hope this was helpful. :)