Friday, June 17, 2011
Concealer Series: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
I admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for all things YSL. I went to Paris a few years ago and stayed just blocks from his apartment. I swear I could see him walking down to the corner market (the same one used by the Barefoot Contessa), though I seriously doubt he ever did that. He had people.
Regardless of my soft spot for YSL, I have to admit I still do not know why this product is always mentioned as the ultimate under eye concealer. I really don't think it is a concealer, really this is a soft highlighter/light diffuser that helps to distract from anything going on under there. I do like that this is so subtle that you don't look in the mirror and say "oh, look, there is shimmer under my eyes." Instead it's just there. Quietly doing its job.
Consistency: Liquid, it comes in a tube with a brush applicator. Click to dispense product.
Blendability: It is blendable, but be careful if you layer it over other products as it can disturb them quite a bit. I've had good luck using it over Shu Uemura, though the concealer I used has since been discontinued.
Buildable coverage: No
Feeling on skin: Lightweight
Wear: Can't tell
Problems with wear: None
Shades Available: 7 shades, I used 01
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat