Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Review: YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

Hello sweethearts, 

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. 
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Shade B10 compared with NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc
The foundation comes in 3 under tones, Beige Rose (BR), Beige (B) and Beige Dore (BD). Beige Rose has 6 foundation shades, Beige with the most at 9 foundation shades and Beige Dore has 7 foundation shades. I opted for Beige (B) 10. This was a complete guess as there arent really any swatches or pictures of this foundation as of yet on the internet as it hasnt been released yet, however i knew i would probably be the lightest shade and i must admit i did pick wisely as this colour is a great match.
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.
♥ Application ♥
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. 

The YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation is due to launch nationwide on July 9th 2012.
Are you excited for this launch?
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  1. i cannot wait for this to hit the shops !
    It looks stunning from the promo pictures.

  2. I got excited for this since Fleur posted the promo stuffon her blog. Now after your review I'm even more excited! :)

  3. I can't wait to try this, I've been on the lookout for a review of this and glad to see you liked it!

  4. I can't wait to try this and I'm happy to hear it comes pale enough x

  5. Oooo! I'm really excited to try this! I love foundations that give me a glow, so this sounds perfect! xo

  6. I want to try this too, interested to see how it is on the skin!

  7. I love the sound of this!

    Sarah xx

  8. As soon as this is released I will be THAT woman clawing and tearing her way through the queue to get a bottle. I don't care if I break a bone trying to get it. That's all I'm going to say.

  9. Nice! It looks really good. I want to try this out!

  10. I know its expensive but if it lives up to its touché éclat original then I am all for it!


    Beckys Makeup

  11. Ahhh Sinead I can't wait to try this! Sheer Glow breaks me out every time I use it which is so annoying as I love it, so hoping this gives a similar effect (without spots obviously haha!) xxx

  12. Great review. I have very dry skin and think I will definitely purchase this after your recommendation. Thanks for the insightful review.

    Lauren xo

  13. Oh I'm dying to try this, I really want to see how it blends! Sometimes things that look lovely when I try and blend on my skin are completely different! Must try!


  14. I love the sound of this foundation! Anything glowy and radiant sounds fab to me! I love Sheer Glow too so if it's similar that's even better x

  15. hmmm, tempted to get this as my skin is quite dry, thanks for the review, very helpful!


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