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.
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)