Saturday, 10 September 2011

YSL touche eclat for medium to darker skins

I was checking out the new YSL touche eclat highlighter pens in store 
the SA was really annoying she automatically picked up YSL TE no 5 and wanted me to buy it 
but I wanted to explore the new shades 
bearing in mind that I have been using no 01 for the last many years without any problems says alot about the versatility of ysl te, it is an illuminator or a highlighter, it is sheer and gives very little coverage 

I wanted to swatch all the shades but had to get away from the SA
I did tell her that ive been using no 01 and i still have 2 YSL TE's to finish
I agree that no 5 is a good match for me foundation wise but this is not a foundation is it ??
its a couple of mls and costs about £22 so I do not want this as a foundation !
no 5 is exactly like mac nc30 shade , bobbi brown warm beige/natural

my personal opinion is that the following shades
no 1 is universal sheer opalaecent mother of pearl
no 1.5 is perfect for -nc20
no  2 is perfect nc20+
no 3 is perfect for NC30+ asian mediteranean skin tones
and no 5 is perfect nc40+ olive darker skin tones
no 6 is perfect nc/nw 50+ afro caribbean, black skintones but with less red
no 7 again above nc/nw 50+ again black skintones but possibly red based 
no 8 where available is supposed to be good for nc40 too 

Logically since i have been using no1 for so long I think I could get away with using all of the shades from no1 to no 3 
but im really looking forward to trying possibly no2 but more than likely no 3 or even both 

FYI- pics taken with iphone 4 5mp camera but in store lighting so my hand looks really ugly 

I really hope that this helps 



Aliya said...

Thank you so much for your blog. I am just about to purchase YSL touch eclat online and was getting confused on which one to buy (first time buyer).

I was abouto to buy no 5, but looking at your pic, will go for no 3.
Do you have a pic of n0 2?


Aliya said...

Thanks for your blog. I am just about to purchase YSL touche eclat but was unsure whether to get no 5. I think after reading this I will buy no3.
Do you have a pic of no 2?

thanks again