Beauty Court : YSL Touche Eclat, you stink!

Roll up, roll up, for Cosmetic Candy’s new series, Beauty Court. I have some super fun posts coming up for you (if I don’t say so myself) so stay tuned!

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All you badly behaved cosmetics will have no where to hide, now that I can take you to court! (suggestions for offenders are also welcome).

This week we are dealing with this golden darling:

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat……….

Why? Read on!Touche Eclat was one of the first luxury items I lusted after. Back in the old days it came in one shade only (quite a light pinky base) and was *the* product to own for dark circles.

These days clicky pen highlighters are everywhere. Some, I think work better and are cheaper. But we are not here for that today – we are here to formally charge Touch Eclat of stinking after a few weeks of use.

The first time it happened to me was with that ill fated first Touche Elcat. Left it somewhere for a week or so. Opened it, smelt something odd. Checked my armpits, checked my breath.

To me it smells distinctly of sweaty rolls of fat and vinegar….

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I love Vinegar. I drown my chips in them every time – but I don’t want to smell like vinegar. I don’t want vinegar on my face.

To my other half it smells like an old dirty festering mop…

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You can tell me that only some of the Touch Eclat pens stink – I have owned about 6 in my time and they have all, every single one of them stunk like a skunk eventually.

Why does it stink? I don’t, quite honestly, know. Is the lid a little too air tight, thus encouraging festering? Is there something in the formula that just doesn’t like to come in contact with air? I don’t know. I just want them to fix it.

(More disturbing news, is that Argos is not stocking Touch Eclat. Whatever next? On sale in Lidl?)

It’s a pretty good illuminator. Many, many non stinky alternatives exist therefore YSL should address this issue. My most recent T.E. was bought 2 months ago and it stinks.

Verdict: GUILTY!

Recommendation: To get the stink out clean your brush with Isopropyl Alcohol. Its cheap and will really clean it.

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  1. says

    Tee hee… love this! The stinky pen made me swap to the By Terry one.. very good shades and no smells. Plus buying this one means I have to go to SpaceNK… aka Heaven!

  2. says

    Hey Rowena!
    Hoaw are you today? :)
    Finally something saying something about it! It does stink! I noticed that before, but always thought I might be imagining things. I gave up on it, immediately after I smelled it. Rotten, really, and I don’t even think it is THAT great. Dior Skinflash is so much better. I hate that smell, it’s really bad, and I love that you also noticed, so, I am definitely not imaging it!
    Thanks a mill, Dear!

  3. Rachel says

    I agree…totally smells like a mop. I don’t think its the formula…I think it’s the brush that is constantly wet which encourages mould and bacteria to grow, thus the foul smell…imagine putting that on your face…