I’ve had these in my beauty drawer for a couple of weeks now – I wanted to try and use them properly before giving a full review but ended up not reaching for them nearly as often as I thought I might. Colour Correcting, which is the very thing that YSL Touche Eclat Neutralisers are aimed at, is a way to achieve a perfected tone across the whole face. You’re looking to shade down any areas that you want to neutralise, so green over red, lilac over yellow and apricot to add warmth, so these pens are really for those who like the minutae of perfecting a base.
In texture, they’re beautifully fluid with enough pigment that a little goes a long way. I’m not nearly precise enough to want to go over non-uniform areas on my face (and personally think a blank canvas is far less interesting than one that shows real skin expressions) but they do actually work. I used the green YSL Touche Eclat Neutraliser around my nostrils which can often naturally be redder than anywhere else on the face and it worked like a charm, although I’m a bit flummoxed by the apricot shade to add warmth. Like, where? I’m not sure where I would need to do that that a blush or bronzer couldn’t address.
I found the green shade the most useful for my skin and if you are that person with a make up artist’s eye that loves the very fine detail of coverage, I think you’ll be very happy with this even though it is very expensive (£25) for such a tiny amount of fluid. If you’re not that bothered about the perfected complexion and find that your foundation gives you the canvas you need, then pass. You can find the YSL Touche Eclat Neutralisers HERE. (I’ve linked to Boots where for some reason they’re £22.50)