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January 16, 2008

YSL's Touche Eclat vs. Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer

I am a concealer fanatic. I have a favorite and I do not like to try other brands. If it works why mess with it right? Right. Except that YSL's Touche Eclat Radiant Touch gets so much press and rave reviews that I had to stray. I had to test it out myself and see if yes, it really did brighten, lighten and conceal just as brilliantly as so many people swear by. Seriously. Read any magazine and this concealer comes out as a make-up artist fave or award winner each time.

Here's what I thought.

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch- It's a pen of sorts. You click it to get the concealer worked out and onto the brush. The brush is not stiff so you can use it like a paint brush. Until I used the pen about ten times I had to click the button a lot. Now the concealer oozes out with just one click. It is a lot more light and watery in consistency than my creamy Bobbi Brown concealer too. I'm OK with this if it works though. It does work too- very nicely under the eyes. It makes them pop and look brighter when I apply it lightly to my dark circles. It also works great on the redness you might have around your nose. What it doesn't do well is hide acne or other issues you might have. It's pretty wet too and dries up fast so you have to apply it sparingly and then work it in quickly before it dries up and leaves streaks on your face. That really bothered me.

The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer- To me this is an all around concealer. It hides dark circles, redness and conceals acne well. The creaminess of it means it won't dry out when you apply it so you can blot it on and then smooth it out. I find it stays on well too. It lasts all day. It goes on smoothly and while it doesn't lighten or radiate like YSL it camouflages dark eye circles and anything else expertly, especially if you use a brush.

To me Bobbi Brown comes out the winner. It is slightly less expensive ($22 compared to YSL's $39.50) and it does a great job concealing multiple types of areas that need well, concealing. YSL does illuminate your skin but it doesn't cover well like many magazines and make-up artists proclaim. I'm sticking with my Bobbi Brown from here on out.