Touche Éclat – the next generation

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Anyone who thinks diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly doesn’t have any skincare woes. There are very few women in the world who haven’t heard of Touche Éclat, the complexion highlighter from the iconic Yves Saint Laurent; at the height of the hype one was sold every ten seconds.

With 20 years under its belt as the skin saviour for fatigued females, the must-have pen is notorious among makeup artists and beauty lovers alike thanks to its classy yet classic gold styling and easy-to-use click and go packaging.

Bright eyes

Of course, it’s what’s inside that counts – and beauty fans have long been in love with the instant radiance a sweep of YSL’s cult product can give them. Weary eyes? No one can tell. Dark circles? Gone in two ticks. 

The handbag essential is whipped out for a touch-up on the move everywhere I go – from my London commute to the bathrooms of even a back street bar, it’s become the go-to product when it comes to glowing skin. There are plenty of copycats too – No.7 do a decent version and Barry M, L’Oreal and others have similar rivals but they just don’t quite cut it. 

The next big thing

Good news, then, that the kings and queens of concealer at YSL are celebrating a brand new launch: Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation. Naturally, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new phenomenon to test its glow-getting powers, especially as it’ll be available in no less than 22 shades so even pale girls like me can give it a go without looking a dodgy shade of beige. 

The hottest product in town will be available exclusively at Selfridges and Brown Thomas from June 28, and then nationwide from July 9. Race you there!

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