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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: YSL Touche Eclat

YSL Touche Eclat drugstore dupe

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products - and their high-end equivalents. This week, we’re chatting highlighter pens (!). Also make sure to check out my blog, for even more beauty product reviews and tips.

The first time I tried the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, I was completely confused why I needed it…but then I did some research and became completely OBSESSED. So what the heck does it do? Essentially it’s a luminizing pen that brightens the skin by drawing in light. It helps to hide signs of being tired, making it perfect to use after a long night out or an early morning. My personal favorite use for the product is to create fuller-looking lips; you simply apply it in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of your lips and, I swear guys, my lips look instantly fuller. But $41 for a tiny pen? Ugh. Don’t get me wrong, the YSL Touche Eclat is a CLASSIC; it’s loved by every makeup artist and celebrity that you’ll ever meet…but I recently found a great dupe:

The Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. First off, it’s a steal at $8 and second, even though the packaging isn’t as fun and fancy, it has very similar results. The only downside, in my opinion, is that the Maybelline version only offers six shade options, while YSL offers 12…so as long as you can find your shade match within Maybelline’s six options, you’re good to go!

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This is good info to know! Although I'd probably still like to splurge on the real deal one day Hehe
#1 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2014-05-22 01:52 (Reply)
#2 Agoprime (Homepage) on 2014-05-22 03:49 (Reply)
Check out She loves this maybelline pen and has tutorials on use. She got me hooked on it ages ago. Thanks for your awesome blog.
#3 KTMB on 2014-05-25 06:29 (Reply)
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