Yves Saint Laurent are launching a new foundation named Le Teint Touche Eclat that will be available in 22 shades. Twenty years after the launch of Touch Eclat YSL have put the magic of the highlighter in a foundation to achieve the same illuminating effect but for the whole face.
I recently received a sample of the new YSL foundation and have been wearing it daily so i can give you my thoughts.
In the bottle it looked quite dark, but i swatched a little on my hand as soon as i received it and as you can see from the picture it actually looks pale in comparison to my hand but it blended in with ease and the colour was fine. I have never personally tried YSL Touche Eclat even though it is an iconic product so i cant compare this foundation with this.
♥ Coverage ♥
I found this to be good medium coverage foundation foundation that covered any blemishes and imperfections that i had. Unlike some higher coverage foundations i didnt find that it felt heavy or too mask like in the slightest. It was quite glowy and isnt a matte finish foundation which i really like. My skin looked radiant and healthy. I did apply my usual concealer (Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer) and Powder (MAC Mineralize skinfinish natural) over the top.
♥ Packaging ♥
I only received a sample (10ml) size bottle of the foundation to try however the original packaging on the normal size 30ml foundation is a simple tall, rounded glass bottle with Yves Saint Laurent written simply on the bottle in gold text and it has a gold lid and pump. It fits in with the YSL make up range extremely well.
♥ Price ♥
This foundation will retail for £28 which i think for a high end foundation and brand is an extremely good price point making it cheaper than other alternatives from Chanel and NARS. I spend around £30 on my foundation so i would happily pay £28 for this.
♥ Shade Range ♥
As i mentioned above there are 22 shades across 3 undertones which i do believe would include a lot of peoples skin tones and colourings. I wear shade B10 and usually use shade Mont Blanc in NARS Sheer Glow and NC/W15 in MAC. I am pretty much usually the lightest shade in most foundations and this is a perfect match.
As with all foundation i apply it using the Sigma flat top kabuki brush. I apply a dollop of foundation on my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and stipple it all over my face, i then go back and buff it all in. The foundation is quite thin in consistency as you can probably spot from the photos however it wasnt too runny and i didnt find you had to work quickly with it like some thicker foundations. It was quite a dream to apply actually that was quick and easy.
♥ Overall ♥
I really did love using this foundation. I loved the coverage that it provided and the glow that it gave my skin. The only downside to this foundation was how it wore on my skin. As i have said a few times, my skin is normal/combination and can get a little oily over the course of the day. I found that this foundation wore on my skin around my nose and made me look a little shiny whether i used a primer or not. After a few hours the foundation wore on my nose and chin area, which is where my foundation usually wears so this isnt unusual for me. As ive said before, NARS Sheer Glow is my favourite foundation and in some ways i find the YSL foundation similar to that, especially the glow that it gives and the coverage. I would especially recommend this foundation for those with dry skin as i dont think it would highlight dry patches.