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REVIEW: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in Luminous Praline

Review of YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch

Every once in a while, actually more often than not, I am known to give in to temptation and get myself something that may not be very comfortable to my pocket without even glancing at reviews and how it fared on others... One such product was the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch. I bought it from Debenham's on my last trip to Bangalore and have been using it since...

Honestly? I bought it because I wanted to try something from a brand that qualified as luxurious and premium and YSL's Touche Eclat was obviously a no-brainer. I matched myself to shade 5.5 (Luminous Praline) and now that my tan has reduced, I feel 4.5 (Luminous Honey) would have worked for me better :)

Price of YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch

It costs INR 2300/- for 2.5 ml of product

If you go through the YSL websites, you'll notice that no where does it say that Touche Eclat is a concealer. And in all reality it really is not... Everywhere it is mentioned as a complexion highlighter or an illuminizer and I believe that is exactly what it is supposed to be. It does not conceal and does not hide blemishes or dark circles. It however contains micro shimmer particles that I guess reflects light and hence acts as an illuminator.

It has a fabulous shade range and you are bound to find a shade that surely matches you... Of course, you aren't supposed to match it to your skin tone. You are needed to pick shades that complement your skin tone. So basically a darker shade can be used as a lowlighter, a lighter shade as a highlighter and well a shade that matches you perfectly can be used over a correcter.

Quality wise I have no complaints from the product. It has a very light, creamy texture that blends into your skin very easily. The best part about the product is that it just does not crease or settle into the fine lines and if you set it with a translucent powder then it very easily holds up for a whole day in the sun.

However, it is extremely sheer and do keep in mind that it does not conceal in any way and hence if you are looking for a heavy duty concealer then you will unfortunately be disappointed. It however conceals very light dark circles.
As a highlighter, it works well in a subtle way and makes you look like you were born with naturally highlighted areas, if you know what I mean :)

As with all YSL products, it has an extremely sleek and a sophisticated packaging with a reflective golden surface. It is in the form of a pen with a clicker at the bottom and a soft yet firm brush at the head. This really helps in some precise application and makes it very easy to be used on my cupid's bow and on my brow bone.

The last word...
It is a feel good product and quality wise it completely delivers. However, you can find much cheaper products that work as well as this and sometimes even better and hence paying a high price for something that isn't unique of breathtaking isn't really justified... To me at least :)


  1. Thank you so much for your review ...i was at the verge of purchasing it..thinking it would help hide my dark circles ...can u suggest something whcih work as a concealer and highlighter both...and comes not as expensive as this one

    1. oooh you are most welcome Pooja... am glad my review helped :) It really cannot cover dark circles but it sure is good as a highlighter :)

  2. Thanks for the review...i use Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighter and it works great too!

    1. thats on my wishlist next Rachna :) Glad you recommend it :D

  3. I really really want to give this one a try but price tag always stops me...but def checking it out next time I visit shopper stops in mumbai! thanks for reviewing

  4. isnt justified to me either ;)
    esp with my heavy duty dark circles...dont think its for me..ha

    1. oh yes if you want it for a concealer then it wont conceal for sure... cause YSL have a different section for concealers on their website so that should be the biggest proof ;) he he

  5. Even I thought it to be concealer and was lusting after it.. but your review opened up my eyes.. ;)
    Well even if it is a highlighter or brightener I would to try this.. !! :)

    1. ha ha yup! its good as a highlighter albeit an expensive one... but like i said, owning it gives you a good feeling ;)

  6. Maybelline has a similar product also the garnier roll on tube works the same, I use it over my concealer to highlight the under eye area and also on the bridge of the nose. Nice review Samyukta!

  7. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check it out on my page xo

  8. Works beautifully in highlighting the eye area no! But I think I'll try the maybelline dream lumi touch too, before investing in this..hefty price tag no :(

  9. its such a perfect does magic...


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