Everyone talks about “the glow”. Lately they’ve changed the word to strobing, also known as shimmer, but it’s basically highlighting certain areas of your face so you look like your skin is more youthful and has that glow we used to have in our 20’s and somehow lost from hormone changes, aging and environment. I have tried, tested, loved and hated more highlighters than I care to count. Some are powder (easiest to use) some are liquid (most difficult to use) and some are a cream (fairly easy to use).
I recently showed you the Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder highlighter that I like, but is very strong in the shimmer department. It’s best used with a skunk style brush and reserved only for an evening occasion. That is unless you’re in your 20’s or 30’s and then you can get by with it more often. Personally, I don’t like a super strong shimmer. I feel it makes me look like the Tin Man, so I am quite picky. This YSL Touche Eclat Lumiere Divine is perfect in my book. I’ve only been using it a short time and instantly thought “it’s the one”. The two of us are in it for the long haul!
For me, it adds the right amount of warmth (some are too pink or too silvery) with a soft golden color. It’s a super fine powder making the shimmer go on the way it should, light and easy. They nailed it perfectly with this one! I use an angled blush brush or a fan brush to highlight down the middle of the nose, and the “C” shape from my eyebrows to the cheek bone. That’s it. It doesn’t need to be used all over the face. Those few spots are just enough, which is what you want when creating “the glow’. Just enough.
It comes packaged in a pretty, black velvet pouch and an applicator that is a pad. Unfortunately the pad doesn’t fit inside the compact, just inside the pouch, rendering it pretty useless. Personally I don’t keep many of the pouches that compacts come in, and with no special place for the applicator I certainly won’t use it. That’s OK, I like using a brush better as it gives it a more evenly distributed and realistic look. I fear the applicator might make it difficult to get an even glow. This works on many skin tones, as shown on the YSL website, from very fair to dark skin tones.