A Local Alternative to YSL Touche Eclat – Alison Jade Mineral Illuminator!

Most beauty lovers will know about cult product, Yves Saint Laurent – Touche Eclat, which is a staple for anyone who wants their under eye area brightened up. It works, magically, and was a favourite of mine until I discovered that YSL is owned by L’oreal, who do not deny that they continue to test their products on animals.

For a long time since this discovery, my eyes have gone unbrightened, until I was lucky enough to stumble upon an alternative product recently that has three big things going for it:

♥ NOT tested on animals! Yippee.
♥ Mineral makeup, free of fragrance, oil, talc, dyes, heavy fillers and pore-clogging ingredients.
♥ Perth based company owned by lovely gal, and namesake of the brand, Alison Jade!

The Alison Jade Mineral Illuminator comes in the same click-pen-brush format as the Touche Eclat, and is used in the same way.

♥ Upside down, upside down!

For best results, draw an upside down triangle under each eye and gently pat until the triangle is no longer visible. I’ve found the following makeup the best for me:

♥ Moisturiser / primer
♥ Concealer
♥ Foundation with tinted moisturiser mixed in (coverage including eye area)
Mineral Illuminator triangles under eyes!
♥ Blush
♥ Mascara

I definitely recommend putting your blush on post-illuminator, as the triangle technique is designed to brighten a large-ish area under the eye, which may mingle with the blush zone if done afterwards.

PS. It is important to note that these products are NOT concealers! They are designed to be the brightening star on top of your makeup christmas tree, so I would still suggest using your regular under eye concealer and makeup / tinted moisturiser.

The Alison Jade Illuminator has become a part of my daily routine and I’m so happy to have found a more people/puppy alternative to YSL πŸ™‚

It comes in 4 shades, and retails for $48. Available for purchase online.

What do you think? Would you be willing to give another brand of under eye illuminator a go if it was better for you and our animal pals?

Be well,




  1. Love it – a natural alternative for a cult product. Good on them , sounds awesome!

  2. Hannah says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the YSL touche elcat. I didn’t know it was owned by L’oreal that’s interesting. I’d definitely be willing to give a different product a try especially if it is not tested on animals and gives the same results, it really is a no brainer! Thanks for bringing our attention to this local product!!

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi ladies!

    Best, I knew you’d love this one as it goes so well with your Natural November theme! You should definitely check it out πŸ™‚

    Hannah, no problem at all! Alison Jade is doing some pretty great things and it’s a bit cheaper than the Touche Eclat so I say go for it! xx

  4. K. says:

    A brightening star on top of your makeup christmas tree – I so love your way with words!

    And thanks for the application tip – I have wanted to try Touche Eclat for years, but ahven’t because it was too scary not knowing what to do with such an expensive product – and I didn’t know about Loreal’s involvement with the brand, thank you for that heads up. I’m off to Face Forwrd to pick one up!

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi K!

    Thank you! I love your way with compliments πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t know they were stocked at Face Forward, never been there myself! What’s your favourite treatment?

    Hope you love it as much as I do : ) xo

  6. Natalie says:

    THANK YOU for being so clever & finding a great product. You have also enlightened us that YSL are part of Loreal, Thank You!! xo

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Natalie,

    It’s absolutely my pleasure! Be sure to let me know if you have any other queries πŸ™‚ xoxox

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