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Touche Eclat is not to cover spots it is to hide dark circles

(29 Posts)
MrsKrabappel Tue 13-Jan-09 10:30:40

the two are totally different.
As you were.

nailpolish Tue 13-Jan-09 10:31:34

its not to hide dark circles
its not a concealer
its a highlighter - for highlighting cheekbones, browbones, etc

as you were

morningpaper Tue 13-Jan-09 10:32:32

shit, I have been using it to ice my cupcakes

nailpolish Tue 13-Jan-09 10:33:07


sagacious Tue 13-Jan-09 10:33:35

I've been attempting to use it as glue for my scrap booking.


SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 13-Jan-09 10:35:44

Roffle at MP.

T'is indeed to hide dark circles and does a v v good job at it too.

I had a demo of it in Demenhams once, so I know.

TsarChasm Tue 13-Jan-09 10:38:32

Eh? I thought it was supposed to be used on dark under eye circles too to conceal or highlight them....or whatever.

traceybath Tue 13-Jan-09 10:38:32

its for highlighting and concealing dark shadows, eg, under eyes around the nose.

but use sparingly or you look like a panda bear in reverse especially in photos.

bundle Tue 13-Jan-09 10:40:00

tis a marketing tool, surely?

TonyAlmeida Tue 13-Jan-09 10:48:08

It is.
<contacts comms and field team>
Do not use it to HIGLIGHT spots.

<leaps over car>

purplemonkeydishwasher Tue 13-Jan-09 10:48:25

is it really that good? my dark circles are threatening to take over my face. and with another on the way i'm going to look like DEATH. maybe that's what i need.

TonyAlmeida Tue 13-Jan-09 10:48:55

You use it as a brightener to illuminate dark areas thus making them less dark.
<holds torch in irritating manner>

traceybath Tue 13-Jan-09 10:49:38

i don't think its that good really and it goes off quite quickly and smells funny.

think laura mercier does a better under eye concealer called secret camouflage that is very good for dark under eye circles.

stinkymonkey Tue 13-Jan-09 10:50:06

I once had make up professionally applied for a photo shoot. The make up artist gave the Touche Eclat about 20 clicks and basically coloured my whole face in with it. Mortified. blush

TonyAlmeida Tue 13-Jan-09 10:50:15

No I didnt get on with it, but then I do wear the same clothes for 24 hours.

yelpol Tue 13-Jan-09 10:50:39

nailpolish is right - it is a highlighter. when it was brought out, people mistakenly used it as a concealer, etc and liked it (mistakenly I add, see traceybath's panda comment) so some very clever marketing people marketed it as such. you can put anything (of the right colour) over dark circles and it will hide them - but only looking face on that is. but the trick is what it looks like from different angles - and it looks terrible as a concealer - makes you look grey - it is wonderful as a highlighter - it's original intention. this i got first hand from a celeb makeup artist!
as you were...

bigTillyMint Tue 13-Jan-09 10:50:55

It does smell funny - I thought it was jsut me!

MrsMattie Tue 13-Jan-09 10:51:33

It is good for covering small blemishes if you're fair skinned, though.

purplemonkeydishwasher Tue 13-Jan-09 11:03:01

is there a good undereye concealer that DOESN'T cost upwards of £20??

TonyAlmeida Tue 13-Jan-09 11:03:22

Yes. Aldi.

samsonara Tue 13-Jan-09 11:05:28

I have heard great things about it but also read that you should not use it if you are going to be photographed as its is very relective and you might end up with white bags under your eyes and sparkly spots if you are covering up blemishes.

nailpolish Tue 13-Jan-09 11:37:38

stinkymonkey shock
she should go back to beauty school

KingCanuteIAm Tue 13-Jan-09 11:39:57

Ok, can you tell me how I should use it then? I bought it for dark circles but found it was rubbish for that so it now sits as an expensive waste of space in my make-up cabinet. I would love to know how and where to use it as a highlighter though!

nailpolish Tue 13-Jan-09 11:42:12

put a bit under your eyebrows
at the outer corner of your eye
in the cupids bow of your lip

i actualy think its a waste of money, but there you go

i use chanel blance instead, and mix it with my vitalumiere for concealing/highlighting
its much more adaptable

nailpolish Tue 13-Jan-09 11:42:25

blanc not blance

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