I was lucky enough to be 1 of 5 makeup artists invited to the relaunch of cult classic Touche Eclat. A year ago I was asked by the YSL team to help in some research of this iconic item, a product that everyone seemed to possess. Fast forward a year, Touche Eclat will soon be available to the UK in 7 (count 'em) shades! 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7! No. 7 is exclusive to the UK. My personal favourite I think will be the 1.5 as it veers towards a slight yellow tinge which in my mind will work better with more skintones!
With these 7 shades, YSL now caters from the palest of the pale to black women. Gathered at Haymarket Hotel, we were treated to a live demo of how these new shades could be used to contour and highlight features, mixed with YSL Pure Chromatics shadows to create a flatter denser coverage and also mixed with the Pur Rouge Couture lipsticks to lighten or warm up to create custom shades.
As soon as we were allowed, I zoomed right in to test textures and colours. And you know what? The colours are good! Accurate, fool-proof and true. Best of all, the textures seem more emollient and blendable. I've always had to create my own Touche Eclat for darker skinned models especially black skin and it is amazing to now be able to use one or a mix of two colours to get the highlighting that black skin truly benefits from. I can't wait to put mine to use as soon as possible!
YSL Touche Eclat is exclusive to Selfridges and Brown Thomas from 19th May and goes nationwide 14th July.
Also launching are 3 new ethnic shades to the popular Teint Radiance foundation range.
Accompanying these foundations is the Poudre Compacte Radiance in 6 shades.
With this launch, it can only mean one thing. The luxury of YSL Cosmetics is finally available to the multi-coloured scope of skin tones everywhere! And as a makeup artist, I am truly excited and relieved!Tweet