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