YSL's Touche Eclat is one of those products that many women have come to rely on. Like a crutch, or a single can of Heinz tomato soup that you keep at the back of the cupboard for emergencies, Touche Eclat is dragged out at times of greyness to lighten bags, cover blemishes and generally make us look less corpsey. This month YSL launches it as a foundation (Le Teint Touche Eclat £26, selfridges.com), and it is lovely. The idea is that it will give you the same brightness as the highlighter by substituting opaque powders with a gel. So where other foundations might make you look a bit like you're wearing a mask (no judgment!), this appears more velvety. Slap it on.
Diorskin Fusion Wear Make-up £31, boots.comOrigins Plantscription Anti-aging Foundation £16, origins.co.ukCarita Sublime Radiance Veil £36, 020 7313 8780 Clinique Stay Matte Oil-free Make-up £21.50, 0870 034 2566 Illamasqua Skin Base £15.50, illamasqua.com Givenchy Eclat Matissime £32.50, houseoffraser.co.uk
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