January 2nd, 2018
Happy New Year my lovelies!! Hope 2018 is off to a smooth start for you. I finally caught up on all the holiday season crush, and am now circling back to some of the beauty staples that I’ve been enjoying for the most part of the last quarter but never found the time to write a proper review on. There’s no better way to kick start the year than with lots of glow… with the latest additions to YSL’s famed Touche Éclat line.
YSL’s Touche Éclat has been a multi-tasking favourite of the brand for the past 25 years. The pen-style liquid formula comes in a variety of shades that may be used either as a concealer or highlighter as desired. The common trait that makes the Touche Éclat suitable for both uses is a glowy, easy-to-blend formula that brightens up the complexion where it is applied, most notably the undereye areas. And now, for the first time, YSL has expanded on that winning formula to create an all-over Le Cushion for the ultimate luminosity.
YSL Touche Éclat Le Cushion is eye-catching with its unconventional square packaging, and the sexy lace cushion cover bearing the YSL logo. My tiny pet peeve with the lace though, why create such a beautiful cushion only to have it placed askew or chopped off in the pan? Regardless, the laced mesh is part of an advanced micro-net delivery system that ensures the optimal dosage with each pat of the sponge. Indeed, I’ve found my sponge picks up the same amount of product at the very first touch and even after months of use. The formula employs the same well-loved lightweight, buildable texture as the original pen, and is packed with light-reflecting gold pigments.
Beautiful packaging aside, YSL has designed a clever 2-sided sponge applicator built with a unique network of fibres. The smooth side of the sponge may be used to swipe the product for a natural, sheer finish. The other flocked half of the sponge may be used in tapping motions for better coverage. I was surprised by YSL Touche Éclat Le Cushion’s generous medium buildable coverage as I had expected something much sheerer. If applied using the flocked side in tapping motions, this Touche Éclat Le Cushion provides as much coverage as the earlier YSL Encre de Peau Le Cushion [reviewed here]. Although both cushions give a luminous satin finish, I personally found the latter to be more glowy and hydrating for my dry skin. In contrast, Touche Éclat Le Cushion lasts longer on my skin, and has a more matte finish.
To celebrate the occasion, YSL has also launched a new trio of Touche Éclat Glow Shot Highlighters. These are housed in a slim squeeze tube with a simple slanted tip applicator that is akin to lip balms. Personally I prefer to dispense the highlighter onto a finger tip and then dab onto the tops of my cheek bones, cupid’s bow and any other spots. The shade that I have here is #2 Sunrise which is a warm-toned peach with a pearl finish. Sunrise blends in beautifully with most of my blushes, and gives a beautiful wearable glow that lasts all day. It may also be topped with a powder highlighter for an even stronger effect. If so desired, you may also choose to mix a bit of these Touche Éclat Glow Shot Highlighter with your usual liquid foundation for a glowy effect.
Both the YSL Touche Éclat Le Cushion and Touche Éclat Glow Shot Highlighters were launched in Singapore last October, and are available at all counters. Feel free to check these out at your leisure!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.