YSL Touche Eclat, Semi Loose Powder and Golden Gloss for a song!

by Paris B on · 15 comments

in Concealer,Highlighter,Lip Gloss,Loose Powder,Shopping

Don’t we love discounts? 😀 There are some products I’d never buy if they did not go on discount. The YSL Touche Eclat concealer highlighter pen is one of them. Funny how I cannot justify paying RM133 for the pen but I’ll plonk down RM79.80! Perceptions.

YSL haul

Anyway, thanks to a tip from reader Ling, I dropped by Robinsons The Gardens to check out the sale at the Yves St. Laurent counter. YSL is a brand I tend to overlook because of the perceived luxury image and the “old lady” image.

Still, because things were on sale, I decided to pick up a couple of items I’d been wanting to try. Here are some quick thoughts in case you were thinking of getting something yourself.

YSL Touche Eclat highlighter pen – Usual RM133 / Sale RM79.80

YSL Touche Eclat Golden Gloss

They only had the Touche Eclat left in #1. The lovely sales person told me it might be a little light and pink which is in fact, true on all counts. #2 has more yellow tones so may be more universally acceptable. However, I decided to go with #1 anyway since that was all that was left! I’ve been using it since I bought it and its not bad. A full review will come soon enough.

YSL Golden Gloss #4 – Usual RM79 / Sale RM51

I’m not a gloss girl but I couldn’t resist the YSL Golden Gloss #4 which is a lovely rose shade with lots of golden shimmer. The scent is strong and fruity so those with sensitive noses might have to be wary. However, its not goopy on my lips and not super thick, yet lasts quite a while even with eating and drinking. Once the colour wears off, the golden shimmer remains so to prolong the effect, slick some lip balm over it and have shiny shimmery lips again! 😀

YSL Semi Loose Powder #1 – Usual RM188/ Sale RM100.80

YSL Semi loose powder

I’d been wanting to try this semi loose powder for a while. I never got round to it not because of price but because there was always better things to try. At a sale, there was no reason not to get it. I got #1 which is a very light translucent shade. #2 was too yellow for me. I liked the “cheese grater effect” that allows you to grate as much loose powder as you’d like to use while leaving the rest solid. Perfect for travel or toting around without spillage!

I’ll revisit these products again at some point in the future for some more in depth reviews. For now, if you haven’t yet checked out the sale or promotion at the YSL counter at Robinsons The Gardens, better hurry. Colours and product selection is very limited. I wanted to try the Rouge Volupte but all the colours on promotion prices were gone. The sales assistant did give me a sample pack to try though :)

YSL rouge volupte sample

And I got a RM10 voucher for every RM100 spent so all in all, it wasn’t too bad a haul eh? The vouchers can be used in the Beauty Hall so I’m wondering if the new Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Fresque (RM140) will be a good thing to get. I swatched it and its light but there are some really pretty nuances to it I haven’t seen in other blushes. Hmm… 😛

Did anything catch your eye or did you too haul a little at the sale? I’m told there maybe a sale too at Metrojaya MidValley in time but I’ll confirm when I know for sure. Do share your spoils if you hauled!! 😀

Stay beautiful,

Paris B

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Nikki August 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

I don’t own any YSL products as they’re seldom on sale and they are quite pricey down here…lucky you and that cheese grater powder of yours look fun to use! I’ll grate it just for the sake of grating! hahaha


ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Hi Nikki

They are also pricey down here. I think its just the luxury brand factor – perhaps there could be some secret sales there too? 😉 The cheese grater IS fun! Now it looks like I’ll be calling it that – my cheese grater powder LOL


Connie August 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

the Cheese grater powder is too cute! and that’s a very lovey lipgloss color 😀 at great deals too!


ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Hi Connie

Yep yep! No deals cannot buy! 😛


August 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

The cheese grater thingy is such a wonderful idea! 😀

I can’t wait to read your reviews on your new items! YSL has (and will) always be out of my league! lol!! 😛


ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Hi Jenn

At sales prices, they are “affordable” but otherwise, out of my league too! I’ll be reporting in soon.


August 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Oh the Touche Eclat’s cheap with the discount! The discounted price would be what it retails over here, in AUD. UGH.


ParisB August 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Hi Tine

Ouch! That’s expensive!! Come back and get it here – its still cheaper even without a discount!


Jyoan August 5, 2009 at 2:54 pm

wow, at the sale, it’s really so cheap.


Jas Min August 6, 2009 at 10:33 am

Is the counter at Gardens the only one they have in Malaysia? Don’t they have other counters which have the other Touche Eclat colours in stock?


ParisB August 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Hi Jas Min

No but I believe its the only one having this sale. Other counters will likely have more colours in stock.


Shop N' Chomp August 7, 2009 at 5:15 am

“Cheese grater”….hahaha….cute name :)

I’ve yet to try any YSL products. Have been wanting to try the Touche Eclat forever but haven’t gotten around to it. Of course, it never goes on sale here. *cries*


shereen December 11, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Hi. May I know whether is the YSL loose powder too fair on your skin? As I am a very fair person, I am afraid that it will make me look even fairer after applying it. I am interested to get it and YSL counter still have stocks for this colour. :) Hope to get some advice from you. Thanks


ParisB December 12, 2009 at 10:40 am

Hi Shereen

It doesn’t show up much on my skin so I’d say it does not make me look extra fair. Could you test it at the counter first?


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