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YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

July 9, 2012
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The much anticipated Le Teint Touche Eclat has hit counters…after years and years (20 to be precise) of YSL Touche Eclat being an absolute classic and must-have in many a make-up bag. Personally I’m a bit fan of the original Touche Eclat and it’s been a constant in my make-up bag since I was a teen and first discovered it.

So with this in mind I was very excited for the launch of this new foundation version of the under eye brightener. It’s available in an impressive 22 shades – broken into three groups: Beige Rose, Beige and Beige Dore so there’s a huge range to find something to suit your skin-tone.

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I went for shade BR20 – in the Beige Rose ‘family’ of shades and this is ideal for my skin tone as long as I’m not using fake tan. Texture wise, this foundation is light but buildable – so you can achieve the finish and coverage you want. I personally prefer light to medium coverage to use my Real Techniques buffing brush and apply a fairly light layer, focusing on my t-zone which is where I do need a little more coverage.

It leaves skin looking healthy, with a glow that’s visible, but not on the greasy side. It lasts well  – I tend to need a slight touch up around my nose where it gets a bit shiny by early afternoon but it does last well. The foundation contains a ‘soft focus gel’ to ensure it has a weightless finish – I’d definitely say this makes an amazing difference to how it sits in find lines over the day. I find that some foundations might look great in the morning, but as the day progresses the area around my eyes starts to look drier and drier – making fine lines more noticeable.

Overall my view is that this is a great all-rounder foundation that works well if you want a flawless finish with a gentle glow, but don’t want to be too matte or too shiny. I’d perhaps be a little wary if you have really oily skin as it might not have as good a staying power.

Launching nationwide 9th July (RRP £28)


PR sample.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous July 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Hi hun. Dying to try it out. where did u get the sample from?

  • Reply Jen Hen July 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I sooo want this but I’ve seen people say it isn’t very good for oily skin. I need a good foundation for oily skin, help me!! xxxx

    • Reply Anonymous July 18, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Im an artist for YSL in San Francisco. My name is Soni and let me tell you that this foundation is actually really good even in oily skin. Its a light to medium coverage ( very light weight) and natural looking. The key in case you are oily , is using prior to the foundation the Top Secrets pore refiner primer from YSL , and a Hydrating gel moisturizer for your skin type. You will notice that the oil is in absolut control. After u apply the corrector in the inner part iof your eyes and then illuminate with Touche Eclat , you will realize that your skin had got such amazing improvement that in reality yopu are not needing that much foundation , so start using it right on the cheeks area and expand it with a foundation brush ( Highly recommended to use the Armani cosmetics one) and then expand it , until the shade that fits you better blends in your skin. Then do the loose powder from YSL. Is amazing!!! its kinda sheer but applied with brush will keep a moist non-oily and natural looking complexion…. Try it…. and if u feel u need some extra help Call me …. 415-438-5266

  • Reply Samantha Malkin July 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    That counts me out then – my skin is really oily – I still use studio fix or a tinted moisturiser (Sephora at the moment)

    Samantha x

  • Reply Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger July 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I tried it out and I wasn’t that keen – I prefer a matte finish and it reminds me of one of my Chanel foundations that I’m not that fond of.

  • Reply Sami July 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Reallly excited to try this foundation! I’ve heard loads of good reviews on it

  • Reply Laura July 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I’m quite intrigued by this as I love Touche Éclat but I also love my Bobbi Brown Skin foundation which sounds really similar just without the glow.

    x

  • Reply ...OBSESSIONS to LIVE FOR... July 10, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Sounds promising, thanks for the great review! I’m a little wary on if it will be enough coverage for me, but you can bet your a** I will be getting a sample as soon as it comes out in the U.S.!!
    xx
    Bethany

  • Reply GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle July 10, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Glowing skin? Sounds like a great buy. I’d love to try these.
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  • Reply Gemma Meredith July 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I went and pickedup a sample of this but I only got one vial :( I do really like it though, currently debating if it’s worth the money!
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  • Reply Anonymous September 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Lovely texture and beautiful finish but unfortunately there is something in the ingredients that really upsets my eyes ! – makes them hot and bloodshot within about 10 minutes. I bought a full size bottle so rather upset.

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