I’ve been dying to get my hands on products from Touch In Sol since way before it was available in the UK at Cult Beauty so I’m really excited to introduce it to you now. It’s a South Korean brand that focusses on bringing some of the freshest developments in beauty to the market. They’re innovative, fun and pretty as well as having some seriously effective formulas and functions. Here’s more about the selection of products that I’ve been trialling.
I struggled at first to define Toc Toc – is it an illuminator? a primer? a moisturiser? I’ve discovered it’s all of these and more! If I had to choose just one descriptor then I’d say TOUCH IN SOL Toc Toc Toning Capsule Base is a base product. But to be more explicit it’s a concentrated moisturising gel formulated with pearl capsules that give an instant brightening and defining effect. It also reduces the appearance of pores and is an extremely effective primer providing a perfect canvas for makeup. I really love that it also includes some of my favourite natural botanicals including rose, lavender and jasmine extracts. Fermented yeast extract also works to sooth and moisturise as well as diminishing the appearance of fine lines.
I was a little puzzled on how to apply. There’s no pump dispenser for this but a plastic applicator that you dip into the pot. I found it best to apply a small amount to the back of my hand and then work the product a little to burst the capsules before applying to my skin after cleansing. The promised effects weren’t immediately apparent but when I applied my foundation I was blown away with the smooth clear and radiant base that it had provided. Can’t be without this right now!
These TOUCH IN SOL Metallist Shadow Liquid Foil & Glitter Duos are perfect for the party season although to be fair the liquid metal and glitter look isn’t going anywhere soon so I’m predicting that you’ll want more than one of these duos in your all year round stash. I’ve chosen Eldora (a copper bronze) and Lottie (dusky rose mauve) and there are three more rich, pigmented shades – Margaret (burnt rose-orange) Talia (pale champagne gold) and Adelio (bronze-ruby).
So I’m used to Korean products being a bit out there with their names and packaging but still couldn’t really see what the name Paper Pusher had to do with a Stretch Fibre Lengthening Mascara. But a little reading tells me that the fibres are actually paper! Yes! This Touch In Sol Paper Pusher Stretch Fiber Lengthening Mascara has an innovative formula with lightweight paper fibres that stick to the lashes and offers buildable coverage in a midnight black shade. It’s also packed with natural extracts including blackberry, raspberry and chamomile -another multi-functional product – this time for lash health and glamour too.
- it’s a twist up pencil – I cannot fathom why anyone would want to waste time and product sharpening a pencil but many brands and MUAs think otherwise
- it’ the perfect colour for my brows – when I started to apply it I thought that it wasn’t going on at all and then I realised it’s the same colour as my brows so I could only see where I filled in gaps and extended the brow line. Other shades are Choc It Up and Mink Wink so choose to suit your natural hair colour.
- It’s water and sweat proof – glides on easily and stays on – simple.
I honestly wasn’t expecting to like this product – I’ve kind of become set in my ways as to the type of products that I use to remove make up and cleanse my skin and I thought this was a mismatch. My preferred type of make up remover is a balm cleanser and the TOUCH IN SOL Mission Complete Waterproof Sensitive Lip & Eye Perfect Cleanser is a gel-lotion formula. Still I figured I’d give it a shot, tell you what I thought and then fling it in the cleanser drawer for back up. Well – that’s not happened – it’s sitting on the shelf being used every day since I’ve owned it and this is why. It’s a mild, very light lotion that takes off waterproof make-up without having to rub and without any irritation. It’s full of botanical extracts including chamomile, sage, and blueberry and uses pure Hawaiian deep-sea water too. All this is good news for your skin particularly around the delicate eye area. It comes in a pump dispenser too which is great for hygiene although it took me a little while to work out how to get the top off – it’s because it’s ingenious and innovative – not because it’s difficult by the way!
So that’s the line up – they’re all available from Cult Beauty. Oh and just before you go I did have a quick go of my daughter’s TOUCH IN SOL No Poreblem Primer £15.00 it’s not pictured as it was a gift to her but I couldn’t resist trying it out on the back of my hand when I found it lying there in my bathroom over Christmas. I only applied to the back of my hand so can’t tell you about any lasting effects but it was certainly a very impressive product with the pores and lines instantly smoothed and blurred. Might just need to steal it.
Do you have any Korean beauty favourites? Or have you seen or tried the Touch In Sol brand? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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