Time is arbitrary, yet we revere its passing and seize all opportunities to celebrate. French luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) is no different; the anniversary of one of its most coveted products sees a fête exalted by an explosion of stars: the Touche Éclat turns 25.
It’s a wand of a cosmetic pen, making magic come to life at every stroke and touch. With an incredible highlight capacity, it douses signs of fatigue and gives an extra boost of radiance for a healthy, rejuvenated glow by concealing the dark and enhancing the light. Available in three shades – #1 Luminous Radiance, #2 Luminous Ivory and #3 Luminous Peach – the Touche Éclat 25 Star Edition sticks to its trusty formula but dresses up for the occasion, donning its usual sheath of gold – only this time, with the brilliance of stars.
To match the glimmer is the Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Star Edition’s refusal to simmer, as it earnestly packs a punch of luscious #1 High Density Black to give lashes remarkable volume. With an inimitable YSL Beauté brush with fibers of various diameters, as well as a suitably flexible wand, this maximum-reach Star Edition iteration is tied together by a long-lasting formula, packaged in a sleek, star-spangled, gold cylinder that makes for a perfect, comfortable hold. The secret? Its Triple Film Complex, which unifies polymers in the product’s coating, conditioning and fixing films to keep lashes long.
Three’s usually a crowd, but the Mon Paris Star Edition is a welcomed addition to YSL’s triple threat. It’s a promise of a secret love affair between you and your olfactory senses. The perfume seizes the conventional chypre and replaces it with a fresh edge of white chypre, harmonised by two varieties of patchouli and white musk. Truly, it’s the third musketeer taking the form of aromatic sensation, tucked into a glass flacon donning a pussy-bow with a spectacle of silver stars, united by the iconic “Cassandre” logo atop a buckle. Using the fragrance demands an unraveling – a white flag to love, a surrender to senses.
The universe may be infinite and ever-expanding, but the collectable trio is limited edition.
Available for $62, $55 and $179 respectively at Yves Saint Laurent Beaute at B2-34 ION Orchard and Yves Saint Laurent counters.
Text Odette Yiu
Images Yves Saint Laurent