A few Thursdays ago, I had the pleasure of attending the first Yves Saint Laurent Happy Hour event at the Toronto Eaton Centre Sephora, hosted by the fabulous Jessica Desjardins of Beautezine.com.
The YSL Happy Hour events will be taking place each week at the TEC Sephora on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. all summer with Sephora makeup artists on hand offering tips, makeovers and consultations to shoppers who want to learn more about the latest from YSL. If you’re Toronto-based, I highly recommend checking out an event! It’s a great way to learn more about the products and sample the goods.
Part of the festivities included trying out and playing with beloved YSL products such as their Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain and lumizing pen, Touche Éclat. I’d heard plenty about both products but hadn’t had the pleasure of trying them – thankfully, that night was my lucky night as I got to take samples of both the gloss and highlighter home with me (engraved, too!).
Since then, Touche Éclat has quickly become a daily staple in my beauty routine. I can’t rave enough about it. The product comes in a wide variety of shades (12, to be exact!) so everyone can find a colour that will work for their skin, I think. It comes in a pen form with a brush on the end and clicks at the bottom to move product up for application.
I’ve been using it under my eyes and just above my cheekbones, and it’s working wonders on my dark circles. It truly provides an instant awake-look (even though I’m perpetually exhausted), and YSL isn’t kidding when they say it’s “like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand.” It’s also great for your cupid’s bow and even down the centre of your nose if you’re looking to achieve an all-over glow.
The shade I was provided with is 2 Luminous Ivory, intended for light complexions with yellow undertones and it’s been working perfectly for me. I’m curious to see how 2.5 Luminous Vanilla would appear on my skin as it’s made for pink undertones and I tend to lean more that way, but I can’t say I’m disappointed with what I’m using.
It’s definitely a luxury product, retailing for $50.00 CAD at Sephora, but if you’re in the market for a highlighter and the price tag won’t hurt your wallet (too much) consider giving this a shot. You only need a little to make a big impact and it’s easily one of, if not the, best highlighters I’ve ever used.