It’s safe to say that Touche Éclat Illuminating Pen is one of Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic beauty products. First released in 1992, this product has graced the face of supermodels and the beauty obsessed around the world for decades.
However, with a high-end product comes a high-end price point and this is just not affordable for everyone. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Touch Éclat with the same payoff, but a more budget-friendly price then look no further. I’ve rounded up 5 dupes for YSL Touche Éclat available within the UK. Read on to find out what they are!
YSL Touche Éclat Alternatives Available in the UK
The Touche Éclat pen helps to brighten any feature you put it on, without being glittery or shimmery. The product uses light-diffusing technology to give a natural, luminous finish that makes your complexion look all over healthier! It also contains Vitamin E extracts to hydrate the skin and avoid settling in any fine lines or creases.
Revolution Pro Brightening and Tightening Under Eye Concealer Wand
Revolution Pro’s Brightening and Tightening Under Eye Concealer Wand is pretty much an exact copy of the YSL Touche Éclat illuminating pen, down to the packaging! Although this is more of a concealer than the original, it still provides the same payoff and brightening power as the original, without the need for multiple products.
Many high street makeup brands are known for creating dupes of iconic, high-end products and Revolution is one of those brands. This concealer instantly covers under-eye imperfections and brightens the under eyes, camouflaging any evidence of late nights.
The concealer has a click button technology, with soft bristles rather than a plastic wand. The brush features a pointed tip to help you get all around your eye contour.
Similar to the YSL concealer, this under-eye concealer also contains reflecting pearl fragments, along with natural brightening ingredients that leave you looking awake and ready to take on the day.
The concealer itself is lightweight, so it won’t settle into any fine lines or creases around the eye. It also doesn’t feel cakey on the skin, so it’s all you need to take on the day! Available in 3 shades and cruelty free, this is a great dupe if you’re passionate about keeping your makeup bag cruelty free as YSL is not.
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer has been praised as a dupe for YSL Touch Éclat when used under the eyes. Not many people know that YSL and Maybelline are actually owned by the same brand – namely L’Oreal!
That means, I can say with at least some certainty that the formulations and ingredients used in the YSL Touch Éclat have more than likely been passed on to the cheaper brands, leading to a great dupe product for a much lower price tag!
Maybelline’s highlighting concealer is a lightweight, gel-based formula that diffuses light to illuminate the under-eye area as it conceals imperfections. This concealer is lightweight and blendable, so it won’t settle into any fine lines or wrinkles. Instead, it will just leave you with a bright and hydrated looking under eye area!
Although a great dupe, the colour range is limited compared to some of the other options in this article. This concealer is best suited for light to medium skin tones.
L’Oréal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer SPF20
This concealer-eye cream hybrid by L’Oreal is said to give similar results to the YSL Touche Éclat. A unique product, this concealer contains 0.5% hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that draws water from the atmosphere into the skin, making it appear plumper and more hydrated.
Using this around the eyes can make the eye area look more youthful and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. The included SPF20 protects the delicate under-eye area from any damage from UV rays (although we always recommend using sunscreen on the face too).
Not only will it actually improve the look of the eye area with repeated use, but in the meantime, it will cover any dark circles and under-eye imperfections instantly. Pigments are diffused when blended offering a seamless coverage that brightens the area, making you look awake and ready to take on the day.
Available in multiple shades across the colour spectrum to suit all skin tones, the concealer is contained within a click-activated pen. The consistency is extremely lightweight and provides more of a natural finish, so it won’t be suitable for those who prefer a heavier makeup look.
Collection Illuminating Touch Under Eye Brightener
Collection cosmetics have been raved about in the beauty space for a good few years. Known for their high-performing products at a low price point, this Collection Illuminating Touch Under Eye Brightener is no different! It has a peachy-pink undertone that counteracts the blue and purple undertones that can appear under the eyes.
This product is very similar to the YSL Touche Éclat as it’s not a concealer, it’s a brightener to be used underneath foundations and/or concealers.
This under-eye brightener contains light diffusing pearl pigments that reflect light, to create the appearance of a bright and youthful under-eye. With this product, you can fake a full 8 hours of sleep with the swipe of the pen!
Max Factor Radiant Lift Hydrating and Brightening Concealer
Max Factor Radiant Light Hydrating and Brightening Concealer makes under eyes appear instantly hydrated, brightened and lifted. The concealer contains Vitamins E similar to the YSL version, and C to fight signs of fatigue as well as covering them up.
Vitamin C is praised in the skincare community for its ability to brighten and even out skin tone, including dark circles and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin E penetrates deep into your skin to hydrate and nourish. Using both Vitamin C and E together will brighten and nourish the skin, giving a more youthful under eye – much like the YSL Touche Éclat!
This concealer does not feature a click pen applicator, instead the product is squeezed out onto a sponge-like applicator and blended into the skin. The formula is lightweight, blendable with medium coverage that can be built up if you prefer a heavier look.
The light reflecting formula bounces light away from the face, giving your skin that “lit from within” glow.
After reading this article, I hope you’ve found your new favourite beauty product to give you that gorgeous, natural-looking glow. No matter how many hours of sleep we actually get, there are plenty of dupes on the market to make it look like we’ve had our full 8 hours!