One Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch is sold somewhere in the world every 10 seconds, so it’s no wonder our artist community adores this do-it-all highlighter that delivers luminosity to skin begging for a boost. The hero beauty essential, which debuted in 1992, bounces light in all the right spots under your eye, counteracting any unwanted shadows exacerbated by fatigue. “It’s great for making you look like you’re awake,” says makeup artist Kira Nasrat. “I like going over it with a little bit of shimmer on the cheekbones, the cupid’s bow, or the bridge of the nose to add some dimension.”
ON SET: Brightens the complexion when rushing straight from a red-eye flight to an editorial shoot.
ON THE RED CARPET: Creates the illusion you’ve been getting a full 8 hours of sleep, even during a whirlwind press tour.
ON THE VANITY: Blends seamlessly into skin to give a lit-from-within appearance.
“The Touche Éclat is the perfect lightweight touch-up essential. It’s really meant to be used as a highlighter, so I recommend getting a shade lighter than your concealer. It’s also a great midday pick-me-up when your skin is looking tired and dull.”— Marisa Anhaltzer, VIOLET GREY Melrose Place makeup artist
June 15, 2016