YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation, £28 | Feelunique
YSL Touche Éclat concealer is currently my all-time favourite concealer, so my expectations were pretty high when I heard that YSL was launching the foundation version of it.
Coverage & Texture
Le Teint Touche Éclat is a light/medium coverage foundation with a silky texture, perfect for illuminating and evening out the skin tone all at once. Even though it’s a light/medium coverage foundation, it covered most imperfections, redness and blemishes on my skin, whilst still leaving a weightless feel on the skin. You can hardly feel or see it on your face.
This foundation makes the skin look so natural, almost like waking up with miraculously great skin! It stayed put on my skin for approximately 7 hours, and after that I just needed a quick touch-up, but that’s more than enough for what I need.
Le Teint Touche Éclat is suitable to all skin types and is available in 22 shades, divided into three undertone categories:
- B (Beige) – neutral undertone
- BR (Beige Rosé) – pink undertone
- BD (Beige Doré) – golden undertone
My shade is BD50, which is an absolutely perfect match for my skin (dry; medium olive with warm yellow undertones). I recommend going into your nearest YSL counter and getting yourself matched to make sure you have the right shade and the right undertone.
Application & Finish
This foundation blends so well and effortlessly, leaving a lovely radiant finish to the skin. It doesn’t look greasy, but rather like a ‘lit from within’ kind of look. I found that this foundation was best applied with my fingers or with a flat brush. Despite loving my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to bits, I found that the stippling brush tends to ‘soak up’ a lot of the liquid and I ended up needing much more product than when I applied it with either my fingers of a flat brush.
Le Teint Touche Éclat has SPF 19 in it, which is good enough to protect your face and only just good enough to avoid photography flashback. It contains a ‘soft focus gel’ instead of the usual opaque powders you’d normally find in foundations, which creates a translucent layer on the skin. This is how this foundation manages to ‘blur’ imperfections without leaving the skin looking dull or masked.
I’m wearing YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat on the photos above and I’m really happy with the results. It looks nearly invisible on my skin, however it makes my skin look perfected, brighter and even. I highly recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a light/medium coverage foundation, however, if what you want is full coverage, I recommend Estée Lauder Double Wear, which I’ve recently reviewed here.
What do you think? Have you tried YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation? Would you pay the hefty price tag? Let me know your thoughts! :)
- Product: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation
- Price: £28
- Availability: Feelunique (free worldwide delivery) | House of Fraser | Selfridges | Debenhams | Boots
- Shades: 22 shades