Hey there, my lovely readers!

So, we recently embarked on a little beauty adventure with the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch. You know, that product everyone says is a game-changer? Well, we wanted to see for ourselves if it lived up to the hype.

A while back, one of you shared in the comments that your experience with it was a bit of a letdown. You mentioned using it as an under-eye concealer rather than a highlighter and ending up with a greasy look. Honestly, I can relate. With all the rave reviews, I thought this stuff would erase my under-eye circles and maybe even do my taxes!

YSL claims this pen is a must-have for anyone wanting to look like they got a full 8 hours of sleep. It’s supposed to hide dark circles, fine lines, and signs of fatigue with just a few clicks. With such high expectations, my curiosity was piqued, especially since I’ve been struggling with sleep while moving houses.

So, off I went to Sephora with Jenni, the Managing Editor, and shelled out $41 (a bit steep for my taste unless it’s lobster-flavored). The reviews online were stellar, so we thought, “Why not give it a go?”

First, I tried it without any other makeup under my eyes but kept my liner on to see the real difference. Then, under the indoor lights of our studio, I dabbed it under my eyes, brows, cheekbones, you name it. Didn’t see much of a change, but I blamed the lighting.

Next up, the natural light test by the window. And… well, it wasn’t the miracle I hoped for. Not terrible, but not great either.

The verdict? It’s a pass from me and a few coworkers who also gave it a try. For $41, I expected something more transformative. It seems to work wonders for the flawless 19-year-olds in perfect lighting, but for the rest of us mere mortals, maybe not so much.

My two cents? Invest in a good highlighter and concealer instead. I’m a fan of Benefit High Beam and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compacts. Use the concealer for under eyes and blemishes, then add that highlighter glow to your cheekbones and other key spots. It seems JennyWren was onto something, and I’m here for it.

P.S. We’ve been diving into controversial beauty favorites to see if they’re really worth the fuss. Got any products you’re curious about? Drop a comment and let us know!

Till next time, keep glowing, inside and out!

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