I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I was honestly feeling a bit down as my boyfriend is away for a while, so I treated myself to the lovely YSL Touche Eclat Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Power.
I’m not one to splurge on designer makeup often, but I’ve had my eye on this for a few months now and it’s been notoriously hard to find! I could not find it from yslbeauty.com or from Sephora.com or even my local YSL beauty counter at The Bay. I was browsing in my downtown Sephora and wham! There it was right under my nose. I picked it up for $58CAN.
Since this is a high end beauty item, it comes with a velour dust bag and a powder puff. I usually think dust bags for makeup are silly, but because the compact is metallic gold I might actually use it to prevent fingerprints and scratches. I probably won’t use the powder puff to apply this as I prefer to apply highlighter with a brush, but the puff will actually work great for under-eye baking.
-Applies beautifully (it practically blends itself)
-Doesn’t look harsh or too intense over natural makeup
-Stunning glow from within look
-Not glittery at all
-A bit powdery in the pan
-NOT cruelty-free (I do feel bad about this)
I’m floored by how beautiful and natural this looks, yet its not too natural. I’m someone who won’t hesitate to wear Champagne Pop to breakfast, but I did want to find something a little more subtle. This is it! I inserted a swatch above although it was a rainy day and the product doesn’t show up very well. It’s a subtle golden-beige colour and would suit many skin tones. I applied this all over my cheekbones, temples, even a dash on the forehead, nose and cupid’s bow and I looked completely amazing.
This is definitely more natural than highlighters from brands like Becca, Makeup Forever and Urban Decay, but it has more pigmentation and payoff than the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. I wouldn’t use this to set my face as it is more of a highlighting product than a finishing product. This is a stunning!
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