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Doing Drugstore: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector

When YSL Touche Éclat debuted in 1992, beauty editors began raving about the highlighter's ability to brighten a dull complexion. Sixteen years later, it's still a best-selling item, even spawning a version for men last month. It's one of the few makeup items I'll splurge on, but after my most recent pen started to smell bad after a few weeks, I resented having paid $39.50 for it.

Off to the drugstore, then. Clearly angling for the Touche Éclat market, Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector ($6.38) combines a concealer and highlighter in one double-ended wand. First things first: The concealer is just so-so. It's not as though I'm Uncle Fester or anything, but I need a bit more spackle than what this creamy, light coverage provides. But the highlighter is pretty great; you brush it on underneath your eyes, along the bridge of the nose, along cheekbones, and bam! Subtly brighter, less tired-looking skin. Will I give up Touche Éclat? No, but especially while the economy is rough, I'll pick up Maybelline again.

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Fitmari Fitmari 8 years
my last Touche Eclat started smelling too, so i went the dior skinflash route. it's amazing.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
Ironic because I just bought this last week along with their cream compact makeup for age rewind. I don't have mature skin but I read somewhere they were kind to dry skin. I like them.
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Bella, Boots No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer is exact to YSL Touche Eclat (even down to the pen applicator) and only costs $12.99 at either Target or CVS. Use shade I for dark shadows, the peachy colour neutralizes. It also has the brightening effects that Touche Eclat has. I buy two at a time because they don't restock as often as I'd like at my Target.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
Off topic a bit, but I've never tried YSL Touche Éclat and I really want to since I've heard such great things about it. My question is does it come in a variety of shades? Or is it limited to fair skin? I'm tan or olive and was wondering if there is a shade for me. Thanks guys :)
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I used this concealer/highlighter duo for my wedding. The highlighter took away some of the purple tint that I have under my eyes.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love Touche Eclat!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Boots 7 at Target is an amazinf clone of YSL Touche Éclat, you need to check it out!
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