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…

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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?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • 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