The other day, I came across a new L'Oreal Paris product which immediately made me think "rip-off". It's the Lumi Magique Stylo Touche De Lumiere pen and it's pretty much the same idea, just cheaper. Intrigued by this I picked it up and having tried it out for a day or two I feel confident to make a judgement on it.
Although this is not really that important i'm sure most of you, like me, want the product to look nice as well as work well. The YSL contender feel luxurious, is far heavier than the L'Oreal alternative and I prefer that it has a button to dispense the product rather than the twist bottom that the Lumi Magique has. The twist up mechanism always seems to be more time consuming and for some reason, dispenses more product that necessary. I also really dislike the feel of the L'Oreal product. It's lightweight and entirely plastic, the white writing and detailing on the rose gold makes it look even cheaper. One thing I do like about the L'Oreal product is that it's rose gold rather than just normal gold, but that's just a personally colour preference, nothing particularly bad.
The YSL Touche Eclat run's at around £25 from most retailers, not the cheapest highlighter on the market. Having said that it does come in a huge variety of colours, 10 to be precise, with ranges for yellow, rose or neutral undertones. This forgives the price a little, you're more likely to get the perfect shade with more choice afterall. You get 2.5ml of product also.
The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Stylo Touche De Lumiere has a price point of £8.49 which in my opinion is a little steep for a drugstore highlighter. It comes in Light, Medium and Dark which is expected from a drugstore concealer/highlight really. As for this product, I can't tell you how much exactly you get because it only says 6M and to be honest, I have no idea what that means aha. I'm useless. The package is smaller than the YSL Touche Eclat so I am going to assume you get a little less from this.
Right, I don't think I really need to tell you how well the YSL Touche Eclat works, its a light coverage light infused illuminator and it does exactly what it says on the tin. I really love this product, if you are expecting it to work as anything more than an under eye brightener however, you should look elsewhere. The coverage is minimal at best. As for the L'Oreal product, I don't really see any brightening feature to this, it works somewhat effectively at concealing my dark circles but I do regret buying this. It has yellow undertones rather than what I would have liked to see - peach/salmon. To put it plainly it is a bad attempt to clone the YSL Touche Eclat and it falls far below the call of duty.
Such a gorgeous visual!
In short, there is a reason the YSL Touche Eclat is an award winning, cult beauty favourite - it's just that good.
Have you tried either of these? What's your take?
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