YSL Beaute’s Touche Eclat click-pen highlighter was the first of its kind when it was introduced in 1991. This month, it has a spin-off: Touche Eclat White. What’s the difference, and when do you use what?
The original highlighter/concealer, Touche Eclat ($62, in eight shades), was designed to impart radiance to skin. Where to use it: the inner eye corner to brighten, on the nose bridge to make it look higher, under the brow bones to frame the face, at the top of the cheeks to bring out your cheekbones, and on the upper lip line to make it pop. But as a concealer, it hides only the mildest redness.
Touche Eclat White ($62) is a one-shade highlighter for all skin tones. Use it anywhere you want natural radiance – under the eyes, along the cheekbones – before you apply foundation, says makeup artist Larry Yeo. “It leaves a whitish patch on the skin that transforms into natural radiance under base makeup.” Other uses: Just a little on the inner eye corners works like shimmer eyeshadow to make eyes look less tired. And for special occasions, apply after foundation for more glow. – LY
The Hand Cream That Doesn’t Leave Fingerprints on Your Phone Screen
Chanel La Creme Main isn’t like some hand creams that never get absorbed regardless of how much you massage them in. A pea-sized amount of its watery gel is all you need, and it sinks in within seconds, moisturising hands and giving nails a healthy shine – without leaving a greasy film everywhere. It also soothes irritated skin with May rose wax from Chanel’s Pegomas gardens in Grasse, France.
Don’t let its egg-shaped packaging put you off : It isn’t as big and bulky as it looks – it sits comfortably in the palm and takes up little space in a work bag. It isn’t hard to use either. Just pop the cap and squeeze. Price: $85. – DC