A few weeks back I reviewed Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation against beauty big guns YSL and their Le Teint Touche Eclat. Usually I’d be one to spend a day’s wages on a foundation so I wasn’t expecting much from Rimmel- and was proved very wrong! This time I’m comparing the equivalent highlighting concealers from Rimmel and YSL. The iconic YSL Touche Éclat is probably one of the first high-end products that held pride of place in our young fourteen –year-old make up bags, right beside the glitter lipgloss and clear mascara (what was the point of clear mascara exactly?!) It is and has been the ‘It’ product for a number of years now, and with the exception of a sneaky duty free purchase, the price reflects its iconic status. I first jumped on the YSL Touche Éclat bandwagon on word of mouth alone- and in all honesty was a bit disappointed. The reason being that I, along with what I imagine was at least half of all touch éclat buyers, believed that I was buying a concealer. In my wise old age I’m now familiar with the highlighter concept and although it is a great little addition to any kit, it’s never been an absolute favourite product (I’m pretty sure I’m on my own on this one as everyone else seems in love with it!).
Queue pre-payday empty pockets and an impulse purchase from the Rimmel counter in the form of Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer. Now I know what you’re going to say, if one’s a concealer and one is a highlighter they’re hardly like for like? Well technically you’d be right, but on trying this little Rimmel gem I realised its packed with lovely glowy light reflection and would be much more suited to hiding evidence of 3am vodka redbulls than covering a spot frenzy. The consistency is that bit thicker than YSL touche éclat and admittedly would offer coverage for a bad skin day, I personally just prefer a less glowy finish to pimple coverage. And of course then there's the price difference, with YSL Touche Eclat coming in at around the
€35.00 mark with Rimmels Wake Me Up Concealer priced at €6.99…a staggering €28.00 in the difference!
The packaging is a probably the only real selling point in YSL’s favour, who can say no to a perfect gold little clicky pen embossed with that YSL logo- a pocket sized piece of pure luxury and clearly the winner on aesthetics when held beside a clear plastic tube with a bright orange top. But if results are what you’re after, then save your pennies and give Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer a try on your cheekbones, the centre of your chin and your cupids bow for a lovely soft glowy finish to your face.
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