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YSL Touche Eclat is rubbish

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ohmyfucksy · 04/05/2011 22:25

I've heard all this stuff about how apparently it's the wonder-product etc.

Well. Tried it today in John Lewis and did not think much of it at all. Didn't do a massive amount for my insomnia-induced dark circles, and was not noticeably better that Benefit erase a paste (also not brilliant) and the No 7 one (probably the best of the 3).

Has anyone found this? How did it get such a great reputation?

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DontGoCurly · 04/05/2011 22:26

It truly is an over-rated pile of shite. YANBU.


HalfPastWine · 04/05/2011 22:27

I don't think it's effective as a concealer but more of a brightener/highlighter. Over priced too.

The Body Shop do a similar one which is much better. For concealer I like 'Boing' by Benefit and their Lemon Aid is great too.


headfairy · 04/05/2011 22:28

It's terrible, far too pinky for my yellowy skin. And it's a shocker if you wear it and then someone takes a photo of you and uses the flash. It reflects the light like a bastard so you have this wierd panda effect in photos.


KittySpencer · 04/05/2011 22:29

I like it, however I do think there are now similar products that achieve the same effect which are also cheaper more reasonably priced!


ssd · 04/05/2011 22:29

glad I cantaffordit have never bought it

whats the No 7 one?


FlaminGreatGallah · 04/05/2011 22:30

Because it's comparatively expensive so magazines extol the virtues and advertisers keep supplying the money to run said magazines?

Or does it have a good word-of-mouth rep? I wouldn't know. Style and Beauty scares me I don't buy magazines.

I thought it was okay about seven years ago when I last bought some. I'm glad to hear that No 7 is better though Smile


QueenLaQueefer · 04/05/2011 22:30

Emperor's new clothes.

See also Flash Beauty Balm.


DorcasBouvier · 04/05/2011 22:32

I bought one last year. After about a month or so it started to smell really off, like stale wet dishcloths so I threw it away and haven't got around to looking for a replacement. Will probably give the No 7 one a try (I bet it's much cheaper).


ladylush · 04/05/2011 22:32

I think it depends on your skin tone. I've tried a few but the YSL one is better on me than many. I also tried the By Terry concealer but that one wasn't as good.


HalfPastWine · 04/05/2011 22:33

Beauty Flash Balm, now that's a load of tripe too !


fearnelinen · 04/05/2011 22:33

Oh. My. God. Sacrilege.


ohmyfucksy · 04/05/2011 22:34

No 7 one is 15 quid, and I did think it was best of the 3, but still not a miracle worker. Touche Eclat was 25 quid, which I thought a bit much. I have heard a bit from word of mouth, but I guess mostly magazines. Damn those clever marketing people

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1gglePiggle · 04/05/2011 22:34

You can get it in different shades. I get no 2 as it's more yellow based. No 1 seems more pinky. However, I prefer my little combo of benefit lemon aid for lids and benefit eye-con(?) think it's called for undereyes.


TheCrackFox · 04/05/2011 22:34


It is utter shite that merely highlights bags and dark circles under the eyes.


c0rn51lk · 04/05/2011 22:35

depends on your skin tone - I like it


tattycoram · 04/05/2011 22:36

I don't think it does much and mine started smelling like a wet flannel too


Onefunmum · 04/05/2011 22:37

YANBU my dark circles look worse when I use it. It seems to highlight the fact that they are there.


1gglePiggle · 04/05/2011 22:37

Correction- it's benefit ooh la lift, not eyecon. Highly recommended!


Onefunmum · 04/05/2011 22:38

I thought it smelt a bit like old, tea-dunked biscuits.


RobynLou · 04/05/2011 22:39

a bunch of actors I used to work with always called it 'touchy twat'
made me smile Grin


nijinsky · 04/05/2011 22:40

I think its good, and people have claimed they can see a difference when I'm wearing it.

I find Beauty Flash Balm makes my skin too tight and I don't need it, but wow does it work!


Runningjustasfastasican · 04/05/2011 22:47

It's crap - it made the skin under my eyes go all dry and flaky


Jaquelinehyde · 04/05/2011 22:53

Touche Eclat is awful, I tried it after it was raved about on here a few years ago. It made no difference to my eyes apart from make them look caked in make up.

I was recently told to try Dior Skin Flash (dotted under the eyes and then just below the eyebrows). It is amazing, my eyes never looked so awake and fresh, I've been wearing it for a week now and have had so many compliments.

I insist you must all try it!


CoffeeDodger · 04/05/2011 22:57

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limitedperiodonly · 04/05/2011 23:02

It has no effect except in photos when its effect is to make you look horrifying.


Any Nars bronzer which is more expensive yet with inferior exfoliating qualities to rubbing your face on a crumbly brick wall;

Benefit High Beam that effortlessly mimics the effect of spending a day or so floating dead under water;

Benefit Bee Sting that doesn't plump your lips but gives them the attractive colour of Elastoplast;

In fact to save time be aware that all Benefit products are overpriced, prettily retro-packaged shit;

All MAC mascaras are smudgy shit. Their foundations are like daubing your face with chalk mixed with varying amounts of mud. Their lipsticks don't last beyond the first drink. I like their eyeshadows though.

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