It’s taken a while for the beauty industry to wise-up to the rose gold game, watches got in there way before. But they’ve taken note of the trend, instructed the labs and finally now we’re seeing it trickle into the cosmetics aisle whether it be a subtle nod through packaging or shades. YSL’s newest release – the Touche Éclat Or Rose edition – covers both bases, housing a rose tinted highlighter in a rose gold clicky pen.

I’ve always got a tube of the original hanging around and though it’s not something that I press the button on everyday it comes in handy in particularly rough moments when I need some serious luminosity on my otherwise dingy complexion. It’s a cult classic for a reason – it does what it says on the tin. The Or Rose launch is set to be used as a similar way for highlighting techniques along the bridge of the nose, tops of the cheeks – you know the drill – and while it has its uses there’s definitely a knack to be employed here.

You see for me, it’s a tad too glittery for general complexion use (a phenomenon that is impossible to catch via the medium of photograph unfortunately). The pinky base blends in and golden shimmer is left behind. It’s not chunky mind you, but noticeable, perhaps making it more of an evening type thing for cheek/nose/cupids bow use. But here’s where I like to whip it out. On the inner corners of the eye – oh yes. I do love a bit of reflecting going on there, in fact it’s probably the only place I can handle it. I’ve even been known to quickly wash this stuff over my lids too on eyeshadow-free days. It just gives a wash of somethin’ somethin’ – you know? If you’re a rose gold lover then this is definitely one to swatch, but if you’re a rose gold and shimmer lover? Well, you know what to do.

  • Siham Hamdan

    I’ve been obsessed with rose gold items (watches indeed!) I’ll check this out on a visit to the mall.. Danger ahead!!

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  • Sierra Porter

    I’m slowly getting into rose gold, I was always a silver girl, but I think I’ll check this out if I ever come across it in stores. :)

    xx Sierra

  • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup

    Thanks for the review, Anna! Now I know I can safely skip this for my complexion…although, it sounds mighty tempting in the inner corners!

    The Makeup Writeup

  • Laura

    These photos look so lovely Anna! :)

  • Sophie

    it sounds lovely! x


  • Lauren Parker

    Love the packaging like always and your photography!


  • antonella

    Love the product and packaging! Super pretty :)


  • Kathryn

    Is it bad I just want this for the packaging!

  • CassandraMyee

    I’ve been lusting over the Touche Eclat for years, and now they add another one?! Sounds lovely though, I don’t mind a bit of shimmer and it sounds like it would work great on the eyes!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Emma and Emily

    I was definitely the person who used the touche eclat under her eyes for years around the ages of 12 to 15. I never actually thought it was that good for concealing, but I used it because it was so glam. Oh dear!

  • Megan Roisin

    It looks so stunning!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  • nueyork

    This looks so beautiful! I’m a bit of a glitter-phobe though so I think I’d have to stick to the original.

  • Olivia S

    Oh, how pretty! I haven’t used this for years, so perhaps now is the right time to repurchase Xx

    Olivia –

  • Iman Iqbal

    This looks so luxurious and pretty!

  • Rachel White

    I don’t know if I would love or hate the fact it has a slight shimmer to it. But the packaging is stunning!

    Rachel xx

  • cristy

    ooo this looks lovely xx

  • Alice Young

    I would definitely use this in the corners of my eyes as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Rachel Polansky

    i have the original in shade 2, is this a completely new shade?

  • Cloud Esmé

    I remember when I used to use it under my eyes.. silly me! Love the rose gold twist though:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  • ying

    I love a bit of rose gold when it comes to makeup. I am a big fan of their touche eclat and have been using it regularly as part of my daily makeup routine.

    Thanks for posting, I hope you have a lovely day! <3


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  • Gaby Zickar

    ooooh my god this looks beautiful!

  • Grace

    They have a rose gold edition? Wow the packaging is so gorgeous, I almost can’t resist! 😉

    Every Day In Grace

  • Carla Louise

    This looks amazing! The packaging is so pretty x

    FASHION TREEHOUSE | UK Fashion Blogger

  • alice bea

    This looks so luxurious!

  • thedarlingdee .

    Gah! This looks amazing. Who doesn’t love a bit of Rose Gold?

  • Cassie

    I’ve always wanted to try the original one, but I don’t think I’d be daring enough to try it in rose gold!

  • Chantal

    Rose Gold is one of my favourite colours and I love the original one, so this one sounds like it would be really good. :) x

  • Agata

    I love Rose Gold, and I love my YSL Touche Eclat pen. I only wish it wasn’t so pricey!

  • Samantha Marriott

    So pretty, I love Touche Eclat!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  • Beauty Vanity

    Very intriguing…I love the original version for very subtle highlighting, but I’m not sure how I feel about the rose gold version. I’ll have to see it in the store! Packaging does look very pretty though :)

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    I love my Touche Eclat and I love rose gold, so this sounds like a winner to me! :) xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  • marydoesbeauty

    Good gracious I didn’t think this product could get anymore luxurious but they found a way!

  • Lauren S

    It looks like it would be a lovely soft illuminator, the packaging is lovely though

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Josie

    If nothing else, it’s just SO beautiful!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • LydiaGrace

    I run screaming from any form of shimmer these days (listen to me, “these days”, I’m only 19!) because I have problems with scarring (y’know, because that cystic acne wasn’t sexy enough alone) and I just feel like any shimmer is like a neon sign pointing straight to my problem areas. Any advice guys and gals?

  • Sara Fleming
  • Tilly N

    Sounds nice although a little strange to me. It’s such lovely packaging though!

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • Jas

    I don’t know about this. I feel like it would look very strange (read: obvious) on warm skin tones.

  • Ellenor Marie

    This looks like a lovely product I might have to give it a go :)

  • Rubiiee

    I’m not a huge fan on shimmer, so I’ll have to unfortunately pass on this one. The original is still on my list though! Thanks for sharing, Anna.

    Carolyn | BLOG

  • Abby Evans

    I know what to do all too well! This sounds amazing!

  • The Fake-Up

    I’ve had this in my cart for a while now. I’ve already got the primer, but I might just take the plunge…

  • Summer
  • Juliet inSPIRITations

    This is absolutely beautiful!

  • MyOwnLoves
  • Jennifer

    Not sure if I like the idea of this. Rose Gold is a lovely colour but perhaps it doesn’t make the best shade for an all over highlight

    My Most Coveted| A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog