The “Touche Éclat” Highlighter is packaged in a regal gold click-pen with black inscriptions on it. The clicker of the “Touche Eclat Highlighter” is black, to distinguish it from the rest of the pen. The highlighter itself can be pushed through by clicking on the pump which dispenses the product into a built-in brush that has very soft bristles. The packaging is very convenient and elegant.
Shades Available and Shade Tested:
The “Touche Éclat Highlighter” by YSL comes in 12 different shades: 4 of which are fair, 5 medium, and 3 deep shades. We tested the highlighter in “Luminous Ivory.”
The texture of the highlighter is very creamy.
This product doesn’t have any particular smell.
After clicking the pen, apply the highlighter on the desired areas (bridge of the nose, brow bones, cheekbones, smile lines, forehead, inner eye corners etc.) on either bare skin or over your foundation. The product can be blended in using fingertips, a beauty blender or a brush.
We applied the “Touche Éclat Highlighter” on the bridge of the nose, around the eyes, on the cheekbones, on the contour of the lips, and on the forehead. Using fingertips, we tapped the product gently onto the skin and we noticed that the highlighter blends in very seamlessly.
A few moments after application, the product dried and had a matte finish. Throughout the day, the applied product did not cake or crease. But, because it is primarily a highlighter, the YSL product does not provide full coverage: it only blurs blemishes and has a very natural effect.
Essentially, we felt that the product added glow and luminosity to the skin while defining some of the key features of the face. However, the “Touche Éclat Highlighter” should be used alongside a concealer and not as a replacement to one.
The “Touche Éclat” Highlighter sells at an average price of $48.4/2.5 mL which is comparable to other products in the same range such as the “Illuminating Highlight Pen” by Tom Ford’s that retails at $54/3.2 mL and Dior’s “Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen” which sells at $40/2.7 mL.