Liquid lipsticks became a huge trend last year and they’re still going pretty strong but it looks like there’s a new trend on the horizon and everyone is going nuts about it. The next big thing is color correcting which is an age old technique in the makeup artist community and now it’s making big waves in the consumer market. Everyone has jumped on the color correcting bandwagon including Yves Saint Laurent with their new Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Correctors. There’s 3 shades including:
- Violet corrects yellow dull skin for a healthy glow
- Bisque corrects dark circles, dark spots and illuminates
- Green corrects blemishes and conceals redness for an even skin tone
My good ol’ pals over at Influenster sent me the Violet one to try out and I actually love it. To be honest, I was skeptical to try it because the only corrector I’ve ever tried was Bobbi Brown’s original and Intensive Serum Correctors which are both peach based so I was worried the Violet would be too light for my skin tone. However, Violet turned out to work wonderfully on my brown skin and proved to be pretty versatile too.
The Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector looks and feels just like Yves Saint Laurent’s classic Touche Éclat Radiant Touch brightening pen. It features the same sleek metallic click-pen packaging and thin, lightweight creamy formula. This time around, the Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Correctors feel slightly drier which works well for layering concealers and foundations.
Typically when I think of color correcting, the first thing that comes to mind is under my eyes and around my mouth because that’s where I have some slight darkness that could use some evening out. Unfortunately, the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector did turn out to be a little too brightening to use around my mouth but it works like a charm under my eyes. At first, I tried pairing it with concealers to help brighten and color correct under my eyes and I found that it worked well. Surprisingly, I ended up liking the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector a little better than my Bobbi Brown correctors because it has a slightly drier texture that doesn’t fall into my fine deep lines quite as easily. The result was a subtly brighter appearance that still looked natural and helped my eyes look brighter and more awake.
The magic really happened when I took concealers out of the equation and used the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector alone to highlight. OMG! It worked so well that I didn’t even need to use a concealer! I simply applied the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector under my eyes and down the bridge of nose (where I usually highlight) and applied my foundation on top. The result was a naturally brighter highlight that mimicked concealer but without all the extra blending and product–plus way less creasing. As I’ve mentioned before, every single concealer I’ve ever tried creases on me immediately but I experienced very minor settling with the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector. In fact, I was able to get through most of the day before the pesky creasing started to show which is huge for me. I was able to get over 8 hours of wear before I needed to fix the creasing and even the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector still held up well without much fading.
Color correcting can be a pretty tricky technique but I think the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Correctors are a great start for beginners. They’re easy to use, require little blending and can be used multiple ways to help you achieve a flawless complexion that still looks natural. I think the Violet shade is probably the most versatile to use for most complexions and is a must have if you have dull skin or slight dark spots that you want to correct without too much effort. You can check out the Violet Touche Éclat Neutralizer Color Corrector and the rest of the color correcting gang at your local Yves Saint Laurent counter or Sephora.
Wearing Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Violet Neutralizer under my eyes & down the bridge of my nose with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 11.5 on top