Recently, Maybelline and many other brands have come out with highlighting concealers that are similar to the original YSL Touche Éclat. I have never tried the one from YSL because I never wanted to shell out the cash for it. Maybe one day I’ll pick it up but for now I’m content with this one.
This product has achieved a balance between coverage and blendability. Once applied, it requires very little work to blend out. The coverage lies somewhere between Mac Studio Finish concealer and NYX HD Photogenic Concealer. It will greatly diminish the look of dark circles but it is not so opaque that it looks like you’re wearing concealer.
The concealer is housed in an applicator pen. The bottom twists to push more product up to the attached brush. The first use required MANY twists to get the product to come out. I’m not personally a fan of the attached brush since I cannot remove it and wash it. After sitting for several days, any product that remains on the brush becomes thick and seems to darken a bit – this leads me to need to twist more product out of the already small tube. One thing that you can do about this is just wipe off the brush with a paper towel or wash cloth after every use to keep it as clean as possible.
I bought Buff because the first one I bought in Nude was slightly too light for me. This one works well for my skin tone and the shape of my under eye area (it’s a bit “sunken”). I use it personally as a concealer, not a highlighter. Using it as a concealer means I needed a shade darker. (Most makeup artists I’ve talk to recommend using a concealer a bit lighter than your skin tone to brighten the under eye area. I’ve seen this trick work countless times on other people, but on me it just seems to emphasize the fact that the area is sunken. So I go for something that matches as close as possible to my cheeks.)
Even though I’m not a huge fan of the packaging, I would repurchase this because it does what I need it to and it doesn’t break the bank.
This concealer contains 1.5 ml / 0.05 oz of product and retails for about $6 – $8.
Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrodenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Propylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Alumina, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Silica, Chamomilla Recutita Extract/Matricaria FLower Extract.
May Contain: Cl 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CL 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499/Iron Oxides, Mica.