Product Battle: YSL Touche Eclat vs Milani HD Advanced Concealer | xSparkage

Product Battle: YSL Touche Eclat vs Milani HD Advanced Concealer

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The first time I really tried Touche Eclat was when it came in a Sephora order I placed online as a sample. They included a sample of the lightest shade, and I was really impressed with the results! I decided to buy the 2nd lightest shade because it had more of a yellow undertone instead of a pink one. I really like using it as a quick fix when I have NO time to get ready and just want to fix a few discolorations.

A few weeks later, I found out that Milani sold a similar type of concealer. Here’s a comparison!






Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat:

A luminizing pen that brings light and radiance to the skin, immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion.

  • Comes in 8 shades.
  • Takes only one click for product to come out
  • Price point: $40

Milani HD Advanced Concealer:

HD Advance Concealer click pen covers imperfections, dark circles, with a weightless, good-for-your-skin liquid formula that leaves a natural finish as it brightens with a soft focus for flawless skin.

  • Price Point: $7
  • Comes in 4 shades
  • Takes a few clicks for product to come out
  • brush is thinner than YSL

Overall these two products are pretty similar. Other than the obvious lack of shade range from Milani, the products really do the same thing. I’d say the YSL sets nicer (Milani’s feels like it needs a little powder or something) but the coverage from both seems to be fairly consistent.

Verdict: Skip the YSL unless you are rolling in money, or if Milani doesn’t have a color that suits you. The deal-breaker here is definitely the price, you can get a fairly similar result for $33 cheaper. Awesome!! The only downside? I feel like Milani products are a little hard to find. They are available at most drugstores (walgreens, CVS) but they NEVER seem to have what I want (I spent a load of time looking for their 3D nail polishes last year, ended up finding them in a mall in New Hampshire!) This product wasn’t sold at my local CVS (which does sell milani), so you might have to put on a little hunt to find it, but as long as you dont spend $33 in gas, you’re still wining in the long run!

This review has been made possible by my lovely friend Joy (falloutjoy), who actually found the Milani concealer for me in Connecticut. Thanks Joy!! :D



  1. Anna

    December 6, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love product battles! You should do more of them in the future. Thanks Leesha!

    • Cristy

      November 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      Totally Agree! TY!

  2. Brooke

    December 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    This was great and I’m a little excited. I love that you remember buying all those Milanis with me in NH hahaha plz come shopping with meeeee soon

  3. Ren

    December 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    THANKS SO MUCH! I was about to go an buy the YSL, but now I will try out Milani for sure. Saves me $30 to spend on other makeup, haha.

  4. kalee

    December 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    ahhahaa. im from New Hampshire!! which mall did you go to?

    • Joy

      December 7, 2010 at 7:22 am

      The mall in Salem :)

    • cat

      December 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      me too! NH is where it’s at!

  5. Kaitlyn

    December 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    awesome! i’ll definitely be on the hunt for this!

  6. Elizabeth

    December 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hi, I know a lot of people use the YSL one as a highlighter… how well does the Milani one work for that? Or do you have a different product that you think makes a great highlighter? Thanks! :)

  7. Ashley

    December 7, 2010 at 3:11 am

    my target sells milani too.

  8. Sarah

    December 7, 2010 at 4:03 am

    I love these battles! One on NYX Cream Blush vs. MAC Cream Blush would be awesome too, if you’re looking for more ideas :) Thanks Leesha!

  9. Karen

    December 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I heard that the YSL has a weird/stinky smell to it , is it true ?

  10. MissR.

    December 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Also, it is not necessary for you to drive all over the place. Try for the win.

  11. Cara

    December 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I am LOVING product battles! keep them coming!

  12. Kat

    December 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Have you tried cherry They sell milani, nyx and loads more :)

  13. kalee

    December 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    AAAAHHHHH hahahaah, freakin CRAZY! i go to the Salem (Rockingham) mall all the time, i live 15 mins away. WOW, i just think thats odd, considering NH is kind of a state a lot of people forget about, lol.

  14. Hope

    December 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Kmart has more of a wider selection of milani then cvs my local kmart has most of there products

  15. jbrobeck

    December 14, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Leesha, a surprising place I found Milani was Kmart!

  16. saucerville

    January 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

    lots of Sally Beauty locations stock Milani, too. Might have to swing by…

  17. jessika

    May 19, 2011 at 5:13 am

    after being a long time lover of the ysl one i was hoping the milani one would be a cheaper way to get the same result after reading this review. i was very disappointed..the miliani brush is very stratchy and actually hurts to use under the eyes. the formula covers well but after using the brush it hardly seems worth while. the only way to save this is for me to click the product onto the back of my hand and use a softer brush or my fingers to apply. Hardly seems worth while as this is supposed to be a one step product. over all i dont mind spending the extra cash for an amazing product. i will be sticking to ysl from now on

  18. Jennifer

    May 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I just got the Milani Concealer… I couldn’t spend the $40 right now but the concealer is working great!! BTW Leesha YOU are the reason I spend so much money on makeup.. thanks a lot lol j/k <3 xoxo

  19. matilda

    January 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Anyone who knows where to buy this in Calgary AB Canada?

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