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What's so great about Touche Éclat?

(18 Posts)
absolutelynotfabulous Tue 17-Jan-17 08:04:03

Quite fancy this to add a bit of a glow to my old self.

Is it worth the hype? Or is it simply a glorified concealer?

I use concealers already in my many dark shadowy bits to reasonable effect.

BusterGonad Tue 17-Jan-17 08:14:32

Well I've tried it and prefer Dior Skinflash, I love it because it makes my dark circles disappear, it makes me feel glam and confident, it hides my nose to lip lines and if I put a ring of it around my mouth it makes it look pouty. I love the consistency it's like a gel cream with doesn't dry out and go cakey. But please remember it will highlight protruding areas, i.e. Protruding bags, spots etc...It is a highlighter not a concealer! I wouldn't be without my Skinflash, repurchased twice.

burnishedsilver Tue 17-Jan-17 08:25:03

Its definately not a concealer. I didnt realise that when I bought it so I was probably using it wrong. It didn't seem to do much of anything really.

MadHattersWineParty Tue 17-Jan-17 08:27:36

I wanted a Touché eclat for ages... Got one last year but much prefer my Benefit High Beam.

heebiejeebie Tue 17-Jan-17 08:30:01

Charlotte Tilbury one is v similar but a better consistency and less highlighting I think

BusterGonad Tue 17-Jan-17 08:34:52

Like I said I love my Dior Skinflash as it hides my lines and purple rings and makes my lips and eyes stand out. For spots and blemishes I just double up my foundation or use a normal concealer.

HughLauriesStubble Tue 17-Jan-17 08:44:45

I bought it thinking it was some sort of magic concealer and then never used it when I discovered it does feck all to undereye circles. Still have it 10 years later probably time to chuck but it annoys me that I spent so much and got so little

So yeah, not a fan here!

Deathraystare Tue 17-Jan-17 08:54:38

I remember a few years back everyone was saying Collection 2000 's was better than touche eclat!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 17-Jan-17 09:04:49

I used it years ago as a concealer (pretty much when it first came out so not many alternatives). It was probably best of a bad bunch then, but it gave me hideously sore and watery eyes and still does if I try it again now.

Bluntness100 Tue 17-Jan-17 09:06:24

I prefer the Armani one, love it. The YSL one I think I'm allergic to, makes my eyes run if I put it anywhere near. 😞

Strummerville Tue 17-Jan-17 10:17:58

I recently bought the Becca undereye illuminator after a recommendation on here, and it's brilliant. Game-changing product. I have genetic dark circles that are always there but turn into horrible bruise-like rings if I am stressed, tired or eating badly.

I used to use Touche Eclat when I was younger, and it worked well for me then, when I was less knackered and generally better-looking!

VintagePerfumista Tue 17-Jan-17 15:12:02

It's nothing special. And it's definitely a highlighter rather than a concealer, as countless FB photos of women in a kind of reverse negative Panda can testify.

Collection 2000 loads better, cheap as chips and doesn't smell like a dirty dishcloth after 3 days.

I am, of course, now running like a sheep <baa baa> to buy some of this 'ere Dior Skinflash....grin hides lines you say?

BusterGonad Tue 17-Jan-17 16:11:13

Vintage I personally love Skinflash but don't blast me if you hate it! 😂 For me it's the consistency that I like, like a cream/gel. Personally it helps my wrinkles to look less prominent and helps with the downwards look of my lips at the sides. I just love it but you might not!

BusterGonad Tue 17-Jan-17 16:12:25

I recommend you look on and read others reviews before making any expensive purchases!

absolutelynotfabulous Tue 17-Jan-17 17:26:27

Thanks all. Yes, I was confusing highlighter with concealer. D'oh!

So, not great then...will check makeupalley. Thanks for tipsmile.

Botanicbaby Tue 17-Jan-17 18:25:55

OP If it's a good concealer you're after if they still do it I recall Benefit Boing being (surprisingly) good.

Used touché eclat when younger but never understood the hype. Yeah it's nice but not all that...PP is right it stinks after a whilegrinnow must dash, I've got some Skinflash research coming up!

AlfaMummy Tue 17-Jan-17 18:38:19

The By Terry version is better. As I understand it, Terry is responsible for the original YSL formulation. By Terry is her own brand and her version is far better. However, neither is a concealer, more 'soft focus' highlighters...

BusterGonad Tue 17-Jan-17 18:44:27

I've heard By Terry is good, I've never tried it.

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