Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Highlighting Pen Review

Do you know that feeling when you can’t walk out of your house without just a bit of powder… well I’m like that but with my Luminous Radiance Radiant Touche Eclat from Debenhams.

After several years I’m still using the well-known and the well-loved YSL highlighting pen.

What Shade to Choose When Buying your Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat…

touche eclat luminous #2 review

Yves Saint Laurent touche eclat review

1. Always do your research and know your skin – go into store if you’re not sure.

2. Check your shade – here’s one review I found really helpful on the colours available.

3. Learn to contour and how to use the YSL pen. The first time I used it I was super confused (a friend offered me her one as she bought the wrong shade) I didn’t understand why it didn’t conceal, however I later realised that it’s not a concealer but a highlighter. Watch this video on how to contour, highlight & illuminate your skin – this one is especially for those pale girls like me!

And finally, my own opinion and blogger review of the YSL Touche Eclat! I went for the Luminous Radiance. I wanted something that brightens up my complexion and one I can use under my eyes, chin and forehead too. If I chose Luminous Ivory then it would have pink tones and I think it wouldn’t look right in the areas on which I use it for. I’m frankly too pale for all the others haha.

Have you tried the infamous Touche Eclat and what shade suits you?

Writer / Blogger on The Fairytale Pretty Picture. Currently working in the head office of a large retail company in London, UK and living in Essex.


  • April 16, 2015

    Melanie Kay Zelnick

    This looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • April 17, 2015


      Thank you mel <3

  • April 19, 2015

    Senka's Fashion

    Great post! Tnx for sharing!
    New post is up: http://www.senkasfashion.com

    • June 10, 2015


      Thanks for commenting x

  • June 9, 2015


    Touche Eclat is still a classic for me, I use a lighter shade that works really well as a highlight on my skin tone! When I first got this I thought it was a concealer was only until I started using it as a highlight that it changed the way my makeup looks…just adds a glow! 🙂 xx


    • June 10, 2015


      Exactly what I thought too! It’s defo one of my faves these days x