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Thursday, 3 August 2017

YSL Touche Eclat Corrector in Apricot Bisque review

YSL Touche Eclat Corrector in Apricot Bisque review

You might remember from my post into the Collection Corrector (see here), that my first foray into the world of colour correcting did not go down too well! It was then that I decided to bite the bullet and pick up the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Corrector in Apricot Bisque. As you all now, I'm really not one for splashing out on designer brands, but after seeing a video of Kaushal Beauty using it (I don't watch youtube that often either but she has a really similar skintone to me so I like seeing what products she uses, does anyone else do this?) and seeing the difference it made I decided to go for it.

I did try it out on the counter, although it's so hard to tell a difference with the bright lights, but it was more of an impulse purchase. It was also more expensive than I though, for some reason I thought it was £17.50, but it was infact £25.50 for 2.5ml (see here)! Which I didn't realise at the time! I did use a gift card, but I still felt so guilty for ages. Am I the only beauty blogger who feels terrible buying expensive makeup? I feel like I need to do a tonne of research on it beforehand to ensure it's not a wasted purchase, but there wasn't many reviews on this.

YSL Touche Eclat Corrector in Apricot Bisque swatch

The main reason I went for this one is because it has more of a light salmon colour, hence the name Apricot Bisque. Peachy and salmon shades are supposed to be the best at counteracting dark circles. I think this would suit most skin tones, but especially medium skintones and bordering on olive (For reference, I'm around NC30). For example, I found the collection corrector in Lemon too pale for me, but the brighter oranges/reds are too deep for me, and they can sometimes show up underneath your base. Hence why this is more of a happy medium! The peachy undertones are also supposed to counteract any darkness.

YSL Touche Eclat Corrector in Apricot Bisque review

The packaging is the same as the classic touche eclat, however the tube has a different colour depending on the corrector. So the apricot corrector has a rose gold packaging (every bloggers dream!). The product is dispensed by clicking down at the top, and enough product comes out with one click to do both under eye areas (although you do need to click around 10 times to get product out on the first go). The packaging is very luxurious, as would be expected at the price, but it is prone to getting fingerprint marks and it's a bit too reflective.

YSL Touche Eclat Corrector in Apricot Bisque review

When I first tried it out at home, I'll admit it was a bit of a mixed feeling. On it's own my dark circles and hyperpigmentation around my chin was greatly reduced, however with concealer on top it wasn't a huge difference. I also found it difficult to apply. For example, I had to make sure I had an even layer and it was all blended well, otherwise with concealer on top some areas would look much brighter and some areas would still look a bit ashy, which gave it a patchy look almost! I also wasn't completely sure it got rid of the ashiness/green tinge around my chin.

I've used it plenty more times since, and I've found the best way to use it is to use my fingers and build up very light layers. I find that using a brush just displaces it. It is one of those products you can use on it's own as the shade just blends into your skin, and it's not so thick that it shows up. The formula feels very light. However, I think because it's so light, it doesn't have much coverage. So as you can see in the images below it doesn't make a HUGE difference. It gets rid of the worse of the dark circles (that semi circle I have under my eye doesn't look as bad), however the lines from my inner corner still look as sunken in.

(I know the pictures are a bit dull, but brighter lighting sort of washes out the dark circles a bit)

I think initially it does make my under eye area look brighter, however it doesn't wear that well over the day. After say 4-6 hours I feel like my under eye area doesn't look as bright any more, and more of the darkness is coming through. It also doesn't completely cover the pigmentation around my mouth (which was the reason I picked it up), it just reduces it a bit. I did try to include photos of that too but they didn't turn out well. I also don't use it everyday as it takes so long to build it up in small layers and blend it in, so I use it when I have more time.

Overall, it's one of those products that borders on meh to I'm really not sure about it. It doesn't completely vanish the darkness, but sometimes I feel like it does reduce the ashiness (and other days I feel like it doesn't!).  At the end of the day, I don't know if I could recommend this as it's not really worth the huge price tag. Infact, I find it quite extortionate how you only get 2.5ml for £25.50,  whereas in my drugstore concealers I get around 6.8ml of products for far less and I get more use out of them. I know people will say oh it's a luxury product, but still, 2.5ml! Moral of the story - don't buy everything you see on youtube.

Maybe if I was feeling VERY flashy or I wanted a quick fix for travelling purposes, I might look into it again. Or if I just wanted a bit of a brightening effect on no makeup days - rather than concealing. However, I've also heard that the Emerge cream pigment from Illamasqua (for £16 - see here) is a good option, as are some of the cheap concealer palettes (I even got some results from a cheap ebay one but it was too greasy), but you have to mix your own shades for those.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What were some products you tried that just didn't hit the mark?

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85 comments:

  1. A great review, I'm a fan of the YSL Touche Eclat however I've heard mixed reviews about their correctors. It seems it has covered dark circles well but a shame it's not very long lasting, perhaps with a great setting powder it would last a little longer?

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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    1. I really struggled to find a lot of reviews beforehand too. Thank you, I'll give that a go or maybe an eye primer? x

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  2. I love this concealer but I think it's not enough covering!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    1. This is the corrector, but I found the coverage was lacking too x

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  3. I feel guilty when purchasing expnsive makeup as well and I didn't love the Touche Eclat Concealer when I bough it years ago. Not enough coverage.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I did try that out at a counter and I didn't get the hype about that one either x

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  4. I also feel kinda bad when I buy expensive products. Because if they don`t work I just threw away some hard earned cash. I tried some correcting palettes in the past, they weren`t great, but they were not bad either. I quite liked the NYX kit if you want to look into it.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. My thoughts exactly! It can be quite hard to justify sometimes. That's the one I get recommended the most so I think I will check it out next time xx

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  5. Great review and I thought it was cheaper than that too. Maybe they put up the price.

    Gemma
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. That's a shame because you're already getting so little for your money!

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  6. I really need a high coverage concealer. I use the NYX dark circle concealer for color correcting. I hate buying a "high end" item and it doesn't work out. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. Same here, because you could have gotten a few products for that price! That's the second recommendation for the NYX, I will definitely be checking it out x

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  7. I was so curious about this corrector, and after this post, I'm not sure I will want to spend money on it. Thanks foryour honest review. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. I think you should be able to find some good ones within the price backet, thank you x

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  8. The colour and packaging is perfect....such a shame it didn't perform excellent. Love that you're so transparent and honest with your reviews <3
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    Ankita
    beautyandthebeing.com

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  9. I'm actually shocked that you spent the money on this knowing you I was expecting another drugstore try first haha! It's quite interesting to hear your thoughts on this as it doesn't sound that great..especially since it's so expensive you'd expect it to work wonderfully!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. I should have, shouldn't I?! Would have saved a bit haha

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  10. Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts on this concealer. I agree, when it comes to luxury purchases in general, we need to do our research because they're so pricy. However, I wouldn't feel bad because you used a gift card ;) I think on it's own, you can still see some pigmentation, but with the other concealer on top, it looks amazing. I have a similar skin tone and color to you, so I truly appreciate this review. My dark circles are quite stubborn to conceal, I'll have to make note to go for peachy shades to help combat them. Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Haha that's true! I think it does act as more of a brightener than a corrector, but even then it's not long lasting. I've seen some peachy shades by Bobbi Brown and NYX too, but they can be a bit warm, I think there definitely needs to be more variety in stores xx

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  11. I never knew they had a corrector! I'm not the biggest fan of the touche eclat, i find it really more of a highlighter then concealer and indeed way to much money for what you get! x Sam
    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

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    1. I didn't either until I saw it on youtube! I tried it out a few years ago too, and seriously didn't understand the hype x

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  12. Great review. Its a shame it isn't a clear winner. I hate it when products that I've deliberated over for a long time before buying turn out not to be as impressive as I'd hoped xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Thank you :) It is really disappointing because you feel like you have to use them up simply to get your moneys worth x

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  13. This is magic, a must have for me. Thanks dear!!!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  14. I had high hopes for this colour corrector. Thanks for your review, you've saved me some money! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you found it useful x

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  15. Thank you for your review, I loved also that you used pictures to demonstrate when it did and didn't do. I'm so disappointed that it didn't provide much coverage though, especially for the price your paying for it.

    Lisa | Soho Stripes

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  16. I've never tried anything from YSL and haven't actually heard of this until I read your post. I feel nervous buying high end products haha, but your eyes are so beautiful, love love love them xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you, that's really kind of you xx

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  17. A great honest review on the YSL corrector, I always find it a shame when an expensive makeup product doesn't quite do it for me xx

    Ronnie // www.veronicabizzarri.com

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  18. I've been curious about this product as I adore the original Touche Eclat highlighter, but I've never really gotten the hang of color correcting products so I was hesitant to splurge one so expensive. I think I'll continue using the original Touche Eclat for now, thank you for the honest review!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. This one's not too hard to use as it blends into the skin well, maybe look for more natural shades? But yes I don't think it adds much xx

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  19. It's such a shame that this product didn't live up to your expectations and I know how disappointing it can be, especially when you have splashed out on an expensive product. The same happened to me recently with the Hourglass blusher but I guess if you never try you'll never know :) x

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    1. Yes, I read your review, and I think that was even more expensive than this! That's very true, it has taught me not to fall for the hype or try something out properly x

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  20. Thank you for the honest review! I'm not sure if I'll ever spend $$$ on this, I think I rather try L'Oreal Lumi.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  21. Loved your in-depth review, very informative x

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  22. The packaging alone is beautiful! It's a shame it didn't last too long but I do think the colour was perfect for you. It's quite expensive but well we all splurge every now and then as makeup lovers do :) I literally just spent about 200 bucks on makeup recently hahah

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    1. The shade was spot on! Haha that is a lot xx

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  23. I feel guilty buying anything expensive even if it's something I need. My current skincare favourites are quite pricey and I feel guilty every time

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    1. Same here, I think it's because luxury products are like wants, more than needs x

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  24. I love the rose gold packaging and it looks like a product that will be much better for those with warmer tones. It's so sad when a product doesn't quite meet expectations especially when you've spent more than you normally would. Appreciate your honest thoughts.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. It is good for warmer tones, but I think it would work for neutral ones as it's not overly warm. Thank you :) xx

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  25. I've also heard this product is perfect for brightening more than concealing, though the outcome does still look pretty impressive. Also, forever dying over YSL's gorgeous packing haha! Thanks so much for the thorough review :)

    aglassofice.com
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  26. I absoloutely love the touche eclat concealer, for me it's definitely deserving of it's holy grail status so I was really interested to read your review on the corrector. I actually love the concealer for under my eye so might just stick to that!

    Musings & More

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    1. I don't think you would need this either if the concealer alone works for you x

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  27. I haven't used this one...but for me it's not giving enough coverage :/

    http://lexisslittleworld.blogspot.com/

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  28. I adore the packaging but for me it has to be full coverage for that price!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  29. Thank you for the review! I love the packaging but this product doesn't give enough coverage for me. I need a full coverage as my under eye area is very dark. xx

    www.serenbird.com

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  30. I absolutely love YSL but this isn't meant to be used as a normal concealer - you're meant to use it as a highlighter to brighten your skin so what I do is use a normal concealer on the under eye area and then apply this on cheekbones, along the nose, arch of the brow and sometimes under the eye (on top of concealer) to brighten!

    I love it and love this colour too! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. That's the original touche eclat concealer (I've tried that one too and agree it works more as a highlighter). This is the corrector so it would go underneath that, I believe xx

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  31. I love the concealer so I thought this would be a great one too! Loved your honest review!

    http://www.thebeautymascot.com

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  32. Shoot! It sucks that it's more of a meh product! I have always wanted to try something out from YSL but honestly I just never know if the prices are worth it. Thanks for the honesty in this review! xx Brynn

    https://www.brynnieblogs.com

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    1. I think it can be hit and miss, although a lot of brands are! I didn't get on with their original YSL touche eclat foundation, but I think their lip products are generally better x

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  33. I don't use correctors personally, just don't have the time for them but I have the brightening concealer from them that I quite like. Lovely review! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  35. I haven't tried anything from YSL but I definitely need to! The packaging is so pretty!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  36. I know what you mean! Whenever I buy expensive makeup (which I try not to do often) I have to force myself to click the "confirm order" button. I'm always really happy when I get it, but it's super disheartening to see the amount of product, which is never a lot. I hear so many mixed reviews on the YSL touche eclat that I don't find it worth it for the price myself.

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

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    1. I've noticed that the product amounts are generally the same and quite small too! It would be good to see a change xx

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  37. I've been wanting to try that product as well, since I hear so much about it. But based on your review, it seems like it's not worth it for the price. Although, it does have a nice packaging :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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    1. The packaging is one of the best bits about it haha x

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  38. Great that you figured out the most effective way to apply it yet sucks that it doesn't completely cover the pigmentation around your mouth. For the price and brand, it should. I enjoyed reading this review.

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  39. Great review dear! I think the reason you feel it doesn't last long on you is because Touche Eclat has a very sheer coverage anyway and if you keep on layering - you will pretty much run out of it in a matter of a week or two. It is not a traditional concealer/corrector in the slightest, but it its lighter shades do a great job at brightening under eye (those deep inner/outer corners). I love my Tarte CC for dark cirlces, not sure if I recommended to you already, but it is really nice! xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. I'll have to take a look at the Tarte ones x

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  40. The packaging looks amazing! I need to try it.

    X Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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  41. Loved this post, a really thorough and informative review! I'd love to try the original Touche Eclat, but it has so many mixed reviews- though everything I've tried from YSL has worked for me, so I don't know!

    Gabija, EveryLittleThingBlog

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