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Thursday, 7 February 2013

YSL Touche Eclat Review VS L'oreal Lumi Magique Highligting Pen





YSL TOUCHE ECLAT - RADIANT TOUCH REVIEW


YSL's Touche Eclat is something which i've been meaning to review and buy for a long time now. I've put it off for so long because at £25.00 it is pricey for such a small highlighting pen. However, millions of women can't be wrong. I decided to buy L'oreal's dupe version first, to see if I really needed a highlighting pen in my life, but then for my birthday, I was lucky enough to get this product. I got this product in December, at the end of December and it's just run out, so that means i've only had about a month and a half out of it, however, this is good in comparison to the 2 maybe 3 weeks that you get from L'oreal's version, however, I really did expect for this to last a lot longer, I can't afford to keep restocking on this every month or so, and i'm sure you'll agree. I think in terms of how well the product works, it's a lot thicker than L'oreal's version and you do need to use less of it to have good coverage in comparison to the dupe versions. I got the standard colour in it and I think it was absolutely fine, you're meant to get highlighters lighter than your foundation anyway in order to conceal and highlight and this really does brighten under bag eyes. In terms of the packaging, of course this is nicer than L'oreals as it's heavier and golder, it just feels more expensive and high end, but so it should for the price tag.



L'OREAL LUMI MAGIQUE HIGHLIGHTING PEN REVIEW


L'oreal's dupe version of the touche eclat is something which i've raved about numerous times, you can read my full on reviews of this product here. Like i've said above, this product really annoys me because it runs out so quickly, it may only be £8-£10.00, but when it runs out after nearly 2 weeks and needs replacing so often, it makes it not really worth it. I feel that the intensity of it is a lot lighter than YSL's touch eclat, unfortunately you do have to apply a lot more to have an affect. I prefer the thickness/consistency of YSL's, this is quite weak. In terms of packaging, I think this is cheap and plasticy, I think instead of fully trying to copy off YSL, they could have made it a nice black and white stick, this would have looked professional and expensive, as that's the product that they're trying to recreate. To be honest, I think I will continue to buy this over YSL's touch eclat, even though this runs out a lot quicker, YSL's touch eclat didn't last that much longer than this, and I do think £25.00 is really expensive for something which is copied. You may have to apply more of L'oreals, but for £8.00, i don't think that really matters, hopefully this product will continue to get cheaper as L'oreal introduce more products to the market. I think i'll buy the touche eclat on aeroplanes next time because duty free I think it's only around £20.00, and you can't go wrong with how pretty it looks in your make up bag. Both products do the job, they really do brighten the eye area, I just find YSL's more concealing whilst L'oreal's version is lighter and more highlighting. I'm sure Kim Kardashian uses something like this to give her that gorgeous highlighting and contouring make up look that i'm so in love with.


I hope you found this helpful. Have you used any of these products? What are your favourite highlighting products? Lots of love, Em xxx

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42 comments:

  1. this looks like such a good dupe! love your blog, followed!

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    xx

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  2. That was helpful indeed thanks Em :) Love the YSL but I agree, can't afford to splurge out every other month that's why I'm grateful for any dupe of this. Think I'll try the MUA one next as I've always been amazed by the quality of their products! x

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    1. its fineee:) glad you liked it, oooo im gonna try mua xxx

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  3. This was an interesting read.

    Kimberley x

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  4. This is definitely a fantastic post. I've heard amazing things about YSL's but haven't tried it myself yet. Thanks so much for the reviews!
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    1. yeah , i think im gonna go for the mua next time to try it! xxx

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  5. Aww great review, I've tried YSL Touche Eclat but I've never tried the L'oreal product. I must give it a try now after reading this.
    Fashion Ganache.
    http://fashionganache.blogspot.com

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    1. so glad you like it :) :) let me know if you do xxx

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  6. I've been looking for something like this for a while :) I really want to try the YSL one but it's so expensive! xxx

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    1. its expensiveeee it just looks prety haha, but im sure MUA do the same lone basically! xxxx

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  7. I've always loved the YSL one and ask for it as a present on birthdays and Christmas. In the mean time I use the L'Oreal Touche Magique!

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    1. :) yeah i think itll be a christmas present xxxx

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  8. I actually have both of these. I got the YSL one first and really liked it, but it's really expensive for a student like myself. When it was close to running out i bought the L'Oreal version. I'm so much happier with the L'Oreal to be honest, and the price tag is much better!

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    1. Aahhh, yeah it is especially for students. I love the loreal one, gonna try the MUA one today.. hhaa fully agree xx

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  9. I've been wanting to know how L'oreal compares so this was a very helpful post. Disappointed that it isn't fully the same but I agree it makes much more sense to re-buy L'oreal's version instead.

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    1. aw glad it helped! yeah , def! try loreal xxx

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  10. Great review! The YSL one looks great, but the price doesn't :c
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  11. great review! both look great and worth a try!

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    xx

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  12. great comparison on both! I've always wanted to try the ysl one
    xx
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    1. aw thanks glad you like it! yeah you should try it xxx

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  13. Cool! Would love to have this!
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  14. Ohhhh I'm STILL on the fence about these products! I love highlighting products but the prices are just... I don't know. You're right; millions of people can't be wrong, AND the blogosphere can't seem to get enough of them. Are there any "drugstore brand" cheaper dupes for this same formula? I wonder if Revlon would seeing as they are the same company.

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    1. yeah me too, arrrrhh i cant decide... well, loreal is the only one.. maybe like mua may do them! xxxx

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  15. ah this is cute!
    love your blog!!! would you be so kind as to check out my blog?
    would be an honour!!!
    Itsfashiondamnit
    thank you so much!
    lottie xxx

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  16. I like YSL's, but for me I still love NARS Illuminating liquid in Copacabana! You should check it out if you get the chance :) I love your blog! Specially the photos because they are so detailed and clear, I can really understand about your post. I followed you on GFC and on BlogLovin', and liked your FB Page too! Maybe you can come by mine too and maybe follow each other? :) Thank you for this post! I can't wait to read more of your posts. More power to you!

    XOXO
    Your new follower,
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    1. Ooo i must try that... that sounds so good. Aw thanks so much, how exciting, yeah of course xxx

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  17. really useful post :) i love the YSL product usually! <3 <3


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  18. Ooh thank you for the comparison, Em. Sticking with YSL!

    xo,
    Lela - www.LelaLONDON.com

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  19. That looks awesome, I love YSL products :)
    Your blog is so pretty, I'm a new follower!

    xo
    nathalista.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks glad you like it :):):) me too, so pretty xxx

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  20. love ysl products! great blog!
    newest follower <3
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  21. Nice Blog :)
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  22. I have the Touche Eclat, but the L'Oreal does look like a great dupe! I think I'll pick that up when I run out. :) Great post! And thanks for the follow! Following you back :)

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