Monday, 2 April 2012

You can play the field, but you always come back to your true love... YSL Touche Éclat

There isn’t a woman alive who hasn’t heard of YSL's Touche Éclat, with one sold worldwide every 20 seconds the original, and still the best highlighter has never wavered from its position as the No.1 highlighter for 20 years.

Now, it’s not that I fell out of love with this wonder product, but with all the good and incredibly cheaper alternatives that have flooded the market in the last few years, it’s fair to say I have played the field. Don’t get me wrong, I was never completely out of stock of Touche, I kept one for emergencies, but contrary to my previous fears, I could live without it!

My top picks were L’Oreal’s Touch Magique and more recently Lumi Magique, Clinique’s Airbrush Concealer and this little pink wand I picked up from Primark last year for about £3, unfortunately it's been discontinued... TYPICAL!

Most alternatives are pretty good; they conceal and cover bags but no one highlights like Touche! I was reminded of this last week when I ran out of Clinique and couldn’t find any of the others, so I reached for the touché! Boom- I could see and feel the difference immediately! I remembered why I loved it so much the first time round.

This limited edition and oh so chic version is called the Touche Éclat Tuxedo, a nod to the design houses’ iconic association with the tuxedo look. Yves Saint Laurent designed the first tuxedo for women in 1966, known as ‘Le Smoking’, which redefined women’s fashion. To pay homage it features a black velvet strip with the iconic ‘Y’ logo on the front of the pen. It’s completely irresistible, especially when I found it in the Debenhams’ sale last week for £17. In fact, it's so irresistible I feel like it should be just for show. Maybe I'll have to saviour this one and buy another? Either way, now that I'm back on the touche band wagon, I aint getting off!

To conclude, I don’t NEED Touche Éclat, but I WANT it! Yes it’s an expensive habit but it’s like eight hours sleep in a pen and that's priceless!



  1. OMG! I don't need it either but WANT it! (and it has a "Y" like my name)! I have not seen these or even heard of this special edition. I hope we get this in the states!!

  2. I love this, onto my second "pen" of it and it's awesome!


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