I've always read the hype about the award winning Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat ($40) and how it's a makeup artist and celebrities DREAM product. Supposedly it instantly provides the look of having had 8 hours of sleep, luminous skin, and an eye lift all with the touch of its golden pen. Soooo, I finally chunked down the 40 bucks to see if the hype was true and if it was really worth the money.
Well, I give it an 8.5 out of 10. Unfortunately I can't say that I immediately looked like I had erased 8 years off my face, or like I had had 8 hours of sleep (that requires an army of products plus hair!), but it did provide some nice coverage. It looked the best once I used it on ALL the spots on my face suggested- under and around eyes, around nostrils, corners of the mouth, and the hollow of the chin.
Here is my breakdown of the so-called magic pen:
- positive- It doesn't settle in the fine lines around my eyes like some concealing/highlighting products can.
- negative- I saw no "luminizing" going on which the Sephora description describes. It seemed rather flat to me.
- positive- It's fairly mess free with the push button bottom of the pen that you can just swipe right onto your face once the product squirts out.
- neutral- It literally takes like 30 pushes to start the product coming out of the brush, which if I hadn't read that in the instructions, would have thought it was a faulty product!