Look in the makeup bag of every [beauty] person ever and you’re likely to find a little gold pen: Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Éclat. While most of us have employed this YSL cult favorite to wage war on our under-eye circles, it turns out we—and perhaps the beauty-counter ladies and gents who gave us instructions—have been missing the product’s true capability: to brighten and highlight areas of the face. Which is not to say we’ve been using it all wrong… but, yeah, maybe so. Leave it to makeup guru Wayne Goss to swoop in and show us where (and why, and how) to use your Touche Éclat correctly.
-Draw a vertical stripe down the bridge of your nose to instantly create a slim-lined effect
-A line atop each eyebrow will lift the entire eye area
-Apply to your lower forehead and feather the product upward to help draw light to your face
-A spot in the inner-corner of the eye will make you appear more awake
-Adding some to your cheekbones will help brighten your face
-If you have nasolabial (smile/laugh) lines that you don’t love, a bit of Touche Éclat will visually smooth the recessed areas
-And, Goss’ absolute favorite tip: after putting on lipstick, apply some Touche Éclat to the outside areas of both your top and bottom lip as well as the cupid’s bow, to pull focus to a brightly painted mouth
P.S. There really is something about Wayne Goss that just leaves us feeling happy. He’s so lovely and delightful. And calming.