The cult-favourite illuminator that’s about to become your everyday staple

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this radiance-enhancing pen

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / April 30 2019

The product 

Searching for that Holy Grail product that’ll add instant radiance to your skin while concealing imperfections at the same time? Well we may have found that for you. There’s a new generation of products that combines illumination and coverage, working to conceal dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue, all while giving you that natural lit-from-within glow.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat is one of the most popular illuminating concealer pens around and has earned itself a strong cult-following thanks to its game-changing formula. It’s enriched with radiance-boosting ingredients (they call it the luminocaptide complex) to instantly illuminate your best features, remove dark shadows and eliminate signs of fatigue in one easy swipe. 

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this product to the test. 

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat to a panel of women between 18 to 45 who wanted to illuminate their skin and remove signs of fatigue.

The lowdown

Here's what the Review Crew® loved about this illuminating pen:

How easy to blend the formula was: Reviewers were impressed with how easily the formula blended into skin, with many commenting on how effortlessly the lightweight and creamy texture glided onto skin.

How it gave the skin a natural-looking glow: The majority of Review Crew® members loved how it left a natural dewy finish, perfect for everyday wear. 

How long-lasting the formula was: Our members were impressed with how well the formula lasted throughout the day. Most reviewers found they didn’t need to touch-up their makeup, and were pleasantly surprised at how the formula didn’t settle into fine lines, or look patchy or crepey at the end of the day.

The verdict

“I love this product! The packaging is beautiful and the pen design makes it super easy to use. A small amount of this product goes a long way, and it gives me a natural glow which lasts all day. I love that it only takes a small touch-up in the evenings for a more dramatic look.”
“This is a perfect day highlighter. Super luxurious, but nice and subtle. I found it gave me a dewy complexion. The pen makes it easy to be precise on application and also control how much you put on. A little bit goes a long way and it also blends really easily.”
“I’ve been using the Touché Eclat for YEARS and occasionally will deviate to try something new, but always regret it and go back to this. It’s glossy, light coverage, doesn’t sit grossly in creases and is the perfect highlighter for under the eyes. I use this all the time regardless if I’m going out with a full face or just wearing tinted sunscreen on a hungover day, it instantly brightens up my face.”

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

*This average star rating is based on 88 reviews and is correct as of 23/04/2019

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.