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The question isn’t what do we do with it. The question is, what would we do without it?

A miracle cream? That may be a slight overstatement. But it’s a jolly good item of make-up that is pretty much essential for any new mummy.

Of course, pre-baby I already used YSL Touche Eclat. I’d already succumbed to the near enough blanket coverage in any women’s mag I’ve ever read. But I couldn’t truly see the reason why it was raved about. I’d use it to make myself look a little fresher on a night out. I’d use it after a late night made me look a tad shadowy under the eyes. But after a while I’d kind of forget about it and it would languish at the bottom of my make-up bag.

The truth is, I was never tired enough to appreciate the incredible way it makes you look, well, eye-bright alive! As opposed to eye-sunken dead. You see, if you’ve been in and out of bed like a flipping yo-yo all night to breastfeed/change nappy/soothe/rock/walk around bouncing baby/stop toddler bouncing on top of you, and so on, ad finitum, come 6am you look like you would be more at home in a morgue. But slide some of that stuff underneath your eyes and dab on a bit of blusher, and you can just about fake it for another day.

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