|Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous YSL campaign|
YSL Touche Eclat. The highlighter that is adored by all women around the world. Most of you, if not all of you, reading this blog will have seen it, heard of it, worn it, loved it.
- I had been introduced to a range called ByTerry whilst working at SpaceNK. The lady behind this brand was in fact the woman who helped design and launch the YSL magic pen, but now has her own range of cosmetics; the concealers and highlighters are of a very similar nature to the original gold pen.
- I noticed it would sometimes make the area under my eye appear dry - dehydration lines were more noticeable.
- Only one shade was available in the UK at the time when I used it - this bugged me.
By Terry "Touche Veloutee" concealer pen replaced the gold pen, and I didn't look back till...
Only a few days ago when my By Terry concealer pen unexpectedly ran out; causing me slight panic, as I would not be able to get one delivered that same day. Anyone with dark circles will understand my pain! By Terry is stocked in the UK at SpaceNK and some Selfridges I believe, living in Liverpool these stores were over an hour away and I certainly did not have time to make a special journey for a new one, no matter how distressed it made me. Moaning about this aloud, my mum then handed me a little gold box.
"I have one spare, I bought two from the airport."
I looked at it with disgust at first, (I sometimes turn into a make up snob I do apologise for this), after using ByTerry for so long and being completely sold into it being "better than any other under eye concealer", I was a bit reluctant about going back to the gold pen I used years ago. The ungrateful, snobbish moment passed in seconds and I was made up. Panic over.
|Product Review: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in No2|
From what I have already written about the By Terry pen I've been using, one would assume that this is going to be a blog displaying hatred for this magic gold pen. That is where you will be pleasantly surprised.
I decided to not treat this as the concealer I had assumed it was when I first used it years ago. Instead I correctly looked at it being the highlighter it has always been.
Yes, I could use it as an under eye concealer, simply because of the amazing illuminating properties this cream contains, so the dark circles vanish - POOF like magic! I was worried I would suffer from dry itchy eyes like before but I have since learnt all I needed was an eye cream, to sleep more and drink more water to solve this problem.
I then used the pen in the areas where I would want to highlight - my brow bone, the bridge of my nose, the cupids bow and underneath the lips. I had forgotten just how great this product is. I was falling back in love with it.
It is now available in 7 shades, which is probably old news to the majority of beauty junkies, but I didn't have a clue till I had been on the website - I must have been walking around with my eyes and ears closed. Shade No2 is perfect for skin tone. I would definitely purchase a few more shades of this "magic gold pen" for my kit - not recommended where flash photography is being used as the light reflecting particles will cause white areas to appear on the images.
I still love By Terry, but I now have my old love for this product back. If you have never used it do try it for yourself, especially if you suffer from dark circles or zombie syndrome - looking tired all day long. The pen conceals fabulously and really brightens up your eyes.
Top Tip: Use along the bottom of your eyebrow to give them more definition - with it being a highlighter - it really finishes them off.
Yet another product review that I have given the "big thumbs up" too.
See you soon,