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How to Use Touche Éclat and Highlighters
Six Ways to Apply a Highlighter

Highlighters illuminate, while concealers cover. This was a very important lesson I learned while chatting with Yves St. Laurent national makeup artist, Dell Ashley, at the San Francisco Saks 5th Avenue. Perhaps you've heard of a little product called Touche Éclat ($40), a highly popular highlighting pen that helps to brighten and contour the face — but you weren't exactly sure how to use it? For six ways to give yourself an instant pick-me-up, plus my suggestion for a drugstore alternative,

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  1. Under the eyes. (Find out how to do it.)
  2. On the eyelids as a shadow base.
  3. Around the brow. (Here's how to make it work.)
  4. Down the center of the nose.
  5. On the smile lines.
  6. Under the chin.

"I have not met the person yet who doesn’t look better with Touché Eclat," Dell declared. Interested in learning more? Check out my review of this top-seller, a recommendation for a similar product that won't break the budget, and photos of Dell working his magic on the enviably gorgeous Franchesca below.

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ShelleyHFan
ShelleyHFan
I've always wondered how to use this! Thanks Bella!
acyl
acyl
Oooooh! Me want!
Jennipoo
Jennipoo
I Just bought this! I also got the YSL mascara (which is insane and looks like you have falsies on!). It just makes your face look so bright! I concur! I'm not sure what is meant by "under chin" too, but the woman at YSL did it on my where my bottom lip ends and it kind of goes in (does that make any sense?) and blended it in.
SalescoopCat
SalescoopCat
I've never used a highlighter pen before, but it sounds awesome! This is something I greatly look forward to trying out and I bet it would make such a profound difference on my face. Concealer is God's gift to earth (especially in my case with my under eyes) I wonder the highlighter's potential!
Le_silla
Le_silla
how do you do it under the chin?
Advah
Advah
I read the same, Aimee. I like my Touche Eclat (not sure I'll spend another £17 on it though), but I find it tricky to use on the nose - for some reason I can't blend it as well there, and it looks a bit messy.
aimeeb
aimeeb
A lot of people compare http://www.target.com/Boots-No7-Radiant-Glow-Concealer/dp/B001N5MNI8/qid=1245787429/ref=br_1_2/187-7733599-2311041?ie=UTF8&node=1264281011&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1 to YSL as well. I have yet to try it but it gets great reviews...
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