As a devoted user of skin luminizers, I've gone through countless pens of YSL Touche Eclat over the years. I've also used up a few units of Guerlain Precious Lights. My previous discovery in this arena was Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand, which I love dearly but only use around my nose and above the cupid bow because the color range is extremely limited. I keep hoping RBR would add more shades to the existing two, but one can't hide her dark circles with hope. I don't know what took me so long to give a chance to the much-praised Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush from By Terry, but Finally I did. Where has it been all my life? (the answer is: at Barneys).
Like most By Terry products, Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush has a distinct luxurious feeling. The wand is nice and thick, and most importantly, the brush is made of very soft hair (synthetic, I assume) instead of the usual horrible plastic bristles. The brush head is smooth, thick and actually feels nice on skin, so you can really use it on the go instead of transferring the blob of product to the back of your hand and picking up with a real brush.
My color in By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush is #3 Beige. It's an excellent match that works well under my eyes. Like the Rouge Bunny Rouge wand, this product offers good coverage as well as light reflection. If you look at the swatches above you'll notice a cat scratch on my arm (Marigold, Pippa, and I were rough-housing). In the first photo, before I blended the concealer, the mark is quite red. Now look at the second, where I lightly touched it up with Touche Veloutée-- my skin looks much more even.
Bottom Line: as close as I get to a holy grail product these days.
By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush ($58) is available at Barneys, Osswald, and Beauty.com.