Skin Wow vs. Touche Eclat

Skin Wow vs. Touche Eclat

Is it possible for two products to be identical? Well today’s post is a comparison between Seventeen’s Skin Wow concealer and my trusted YSL Touche Éclat. Find out how I got on and if this really is the perfect dupe.
Skin Wow vs. Touche Eclat Skin Wow vs. Touche Eclat

Soon as I started my blog nearly three years ago, one of my first high-end purchases was the Touche Éclat. Since, this golden pen has been on my blog numerous times me praising it for the all in one highlighter and concealer. Theres a lot of questions attached to this product on what it actually does but I simply use it as a liquid highlighter.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find Seventeen has brought out this Skin Wow concealer. I mean come on, the packaging is sooo similar. The colour, the application brush and you even pump it the same. This made me question whether this could be just like Touche Éclat and if it COULD step in for my favourite high-end product.

A few weeks ago I was watching This Morning and the makeup artist starting using this gold pen, my first words were ‘oh look she’s using Touche Éclat’.. Erm no it was this concealer for £4.99!

I couldn’t believe my eyes, so when I bought lots of NYX products from Boots (here) I also picked this beauty up to try.

Skin Wow vs. Touche Eclat

I mean you can see by photos how identical they look and when I swatched them both, the Touche Éclat had a slight pinky tone as you can see below. I picked up Medium in the Skin Wow and I currently use shade 1 in Touche Éclat.

For the formula they are exactly the same, both dry pretty quick and blend so evenly on the skin. I use either my fingers to dab the highlighter or use a sponge.

Both highlighter pens aim to cover and reduce the appearance of dark circles and brighten the skin especially under your eyes. I love how radiant your face looks with both these pens and I’ve used them both as a highlighter on my cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow.

 All of your best feature’s will be highlighted with these two!

I honestly can’t pick anything wrong with seventeen’s Skin wow to make you pick Touche Eclat. I’ve always loved this iconic YSL product, the price difference from £5 to £25 is enough for you to decide which one to get, it’s a no brainer! But I think I’d still get Touche éclat as a treat.

For daily use I’d definitely reach for Skin Wow just so its more affordable to replace and Touche Éclat for more special occasions. It’s great to find two products that are exactly the same and it gives you the choice of whether to splurge or save.

Skin Wow vs. Touche Eclat Skin Wow vs. Touche EclatAbove I’m using both products under my eyes, I love how fresh and luminous they make my skin look. So there you have it a dupe post!

Praises to Seventeen for bringing out a marvellous highlighter pen that matches a product of a £25 price tag. Don’t worry Touche Éclat I haven’t abandoned you fully yet!

Have you tried either of these? Which product would you pick?




  1. 10 May 2016 / 11:34 am

    That’s mad, the skin wow actually looks better in the swatch, I’m so surprised!! xx

  2. 10 May 2016 / 12:02 pm

    I definitely need to give this a try, it’s such a bargain! Fab post thanks for sharing! Xx

  3. 10 May 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I’m definitely going to have to give the Skin Wow concealer a go!

    Lovely post btw xo

  4. 10 May 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Omg! How did I not know this existed? Definitely gonna pick this up ASAP! Looks amazing and for a bargain £5? Mint!

    • 10 May 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Haha surprised you didn’t already have it Kate! I know you’ll love it 🙂

  5. Claire
    10 May 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I’ve never tried Touche Eclat, but I bought the Seventeen concealer the other week and LOVE it – couldn’t image YSL being much better, so it’s good to know it’s actually not 🙂

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    • 10 May 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Aww so glad you like it too! Theres no need in buying YSL now really is there?! xx

  6. Laura
    10 May 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Oh wow, that’s quite a price difference! I did think that the packaging was very similar to Touché Eclat when I first saw this on display in Boots. I’ll definitely be giving it a go after reading your comparison. You can definite tell how good this product is by your photo, too!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    • 10 May 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Isn’t it just!! Aw I’m glad to hear 🙂 I know I’m glad you can see how much they match xx

  7. Stacey burns
    10 May 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Oo I so glad I read your post I am going to try this it looks the same for the price it’s a bargain x

  8. 10 May 2016 / 5:09 pm

    They look really similar! Also looks really good on you 😀never got on with touché éclat for some reason 😞

    • 10 May 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Aw thank you! That’s a shame, maybe you’ll prefer seventeen instead!

  9. 10 May 2016 / 7:53 pm

    That’s fantastic, you really can see a difference!😍 I have tried L’OREAL’s which I think was about £9, cover was ok!😊 Thanks for sharing this😘

    • 10 May 2016 / 8:47 pm

      I know crazy right?! Aww no problem hope you like Seventeen instead 🙂

  10. 11 May 2016 / 10:25 am

    I normally use Mac Cosmetics Prep+Prime Highlighter in Light Boost even if I like Touche Éclat…never tried Skin Wow yet.

    • 11 May 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Oh really! I’ll have to have a look at that

    • 11 May 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Aww thank you, good! I hope you like it xx

  11. 12 May 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I have the seventeen one and its brilliant. I’ve always been intrigued by the YSL one but i don’t think I’ll invest in it now. Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

  12. 15 May 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I really need to try the Skin Wow! I’ve been using the L’Oreal Lumi Magique highlighter, but it’s running out now. I love using products like this to carve out my brows and on the cupids bow.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  13. 18 June 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Great Post! Not tried the Touche Elact even though it’s very hyped in this world we call blogging!!! Would love to try the Seventeen one though, sounds like it’s a definite dupe though!! Thanks for the tip!!!

    • 20 June 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thank you! Yeah its so good, yeah definitely try it. Your welcome 🙂

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