I’m sure by now you’ve caught wind of the fact that YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Pen is the hot-diggity-bomb (fact: 1 is sold every 10 seconds somewhere in the world). Will it give you an angelic glow? Yes. Will it make your lips appear more defined? Aha. Will it make your peepers pop? You betcha’, sister. It really is the highlighter that does it all!
Read on to brush up on the 6 easy ways you can utilise this little magical click pen to enhance your best features and bring your complexion to life.
1. WAKE UP THE EYES
Dot the formula on the inner corners of your eyes to wake up your blinkers and capture 8 hours of sleep — even if you’ve been up for hours.
2. ERASE EYE CIRCLES
Once you’ve applied your eye cream and concealer, place several dots of the brightener over the top (right beneath your lower eye line) and blend well in a dabbing motion with your fingertips. This will create an instant lift to the eye area and make tired-looking peepers appear less fatigued by neutralising dark shadows.
3. DEFINE THE LIPS
For lips that look beautifully pronounced, use the pen to trace around the edges and blend. This will also help disguise creases around the corners of the mouth.
4. ENHANCE YOUR BROWS
To emphasise the shape of your arches and give them a visible lift, apply the pen to the brow bone and blend. The light-reflecting particles will also make your eyes appear wider and help lessen the appearance of eyelid puffiness.
5. LIGHTEN UP THE NOSTRILS
To eradicate redness and creases around the nostrils and minimise asymmetries, pat the formula into this area for a luminising effect. You can also draw a line down the centre or either side of your nose to make it appear narrower.
6. MAKE YOUR CUPID’S BOW STAND OUT
Exaggerate the bow of your lips by dabbing a touch of this radiance formula just above the centre of your upper lip line. You can also put a dot just below the centre of your lower lip for a more noticeable effect. This discreetly draws light to the area so the shape of your kissers appear defined, full and oh-so-pretty — the best kept runway beauty secret!
There are so many other ways you can use this versatile beauty wand. You can apply it the top of your cheekbones for a youthful glow or on the upper outline of your forehead for a fresh-faced effect. The glow-getting options are never-ending!
Graphic by Brendan Micallef