Yves Saint Laurent | Touche Éclat Or Rose–Radiant Touch

We see A LOT of pink when it comes to October thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness so when it comes to timing, what better time than to release a brand new shade of the much talked about Touche Éclat in Or Rose –Radiant Touch ($72 CDN)? I have a VERY soft spot for the first Touche Éclat as my engagement ring was in the very bottom of the box (PROPOSAL HERE!). Rose gold is a very hot colour right now when it comes to jewellery, accessories and of course MAKE UP!

The new Touche Éclat neutralizes yellow undertones with a healthy, rosy glow instantly hiding signs of fatigue and and leaving skin looking well-rested. Read on to find out how the latest Touche Éclat made the cut! 

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Rose D'Or (2)

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Rose D'Or (3)

The Touche Éclat Or Rose is identical in look and packaging to the original with the “click-pen” dispenser and brush applicator. I always have to hand it to YSL to have beautiful packaging.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Rose D'Or

My before and after with following the instructions for getting an instant anti-fatigue effect. The only thing I really noticed was that my under eye circles aren’t quite as obvious? It’s subtle though. I also seem to look more pale in the before photo even though these photos were taken in the same session.

Final Verdict: For those of you that saw my Instagram pic (here) when I was in the contouring stage, I had to do quite a fair bit of blending with my Beauty Blender as these brush applicators are more like dispensers than applicators. One of my biggest issues with this new Touche Éclat is that it is $22 MORE than the original. I understand that the colour is different, but the packaging is exactly the same and there is still 2.5mL of product in it. I’m just confused as to why there is such a huge price difference. Based on the results I got, I’d rather just use the original Touche Éclat which is already fairly pricey at $50 CDN.

I didn’t notice this until I looked closely, but there are gold specks in this Touche Éclat formulation that I didn’t mind around my eye area, but along my smile lines? I’m not sure if I want to be glittery there. If you are a die hard Touche Éclat fan, you will probably have to have this rose gold version, but if you are just looking for a product to enhance your complexion and make you look more awake, I feel like your $72 can be better spent. Sorry Touche! I will say that I DID look quite radiant and glowy after applying this in the recommended areas, so it DOES work, but I am still more a fan of the original version both for sentimental and practical reasons and will most likely save this new version for holiday parties.

Who here was all over the original Touche Éclat when it first debuted in 2011?

PR sample sent for review.

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