Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat review

Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation

Le Teint Touche Éclat is a foundation that was inspired by the cult favourite Touche Éclat. It is described as being weightless illuminating foundation that is long wearing, and will even out your complexion while at the same time brightening up the darker areas of your skin. A tall order for a foundation.

Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation comes in a whopping 17 shades. Pretty good if you ask me. The shades are either listed as BD (Beige Dore) shades, which are said to be for people with warm golden undertones to their skin. BR (Beige Rose) which is for people with cool pink under tones and finally B (beige) for people with beige undertones to their skin. I wear BD50 and I am normally an NC25.

The first thing you notice about this foundation is the packaging. It comes in a long glass bottle, with a gorgeous gold top. It definitely gives the appearance of luxury and it stands out among my many foundations, which have more boring packaging. The bottle itself has a gold pump on top, and the foundation is easily dispersed from it. It doesn’t get messy and unlike some other pump foundations, it disperses just the right amount of product.

Texture: I found Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation to have a lovely creamy, yet thin texture. It applies to the skin like a dream and blends in so beautifully. It is extremely light weight on the skin and it still gives a beautiful glow to the skin. The texture of Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation reminds me of the Bourjous Heatlhy mix. There is somewhat of a gel feeling to the texture. I found my Sigma F80 was the best brush for applying this foundation. I bounce and blend the foundation into the skin.

Before and After

Finish: This is where this foundation really shines. Literally. Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation has such a beautiful dewy finish. When worked into the skin, it really gives the skin the most beautiful glow. The more you work it into your skin, the more beautiful the finish. For me the biggest test is when I wear a new foundation around my mother. She is as blunt as a 6 month old razor. When she told me my skin looked great, I knew I had hit on a seriously good foundation.

Coverage: YSL say the Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation has buildable coverage. This is true, but you will never build this foundation to a full coverage foundation. It is a light to medium coverage foundation. While I normally like a more full coverage foundation,  I actually like the coverage Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation gives.  While it hides most belimishes, I can still see my freckles come through, which gives it a much more natural look. In fact, natural is a really good word to sum up how this foundation looks on the skin. I still need to use a concealer to cover my dark circles, but this doesn’t bother me. I love the glow that this foundation gives your skin. It is the ulimtate dewy finish. When wearing this foundation your skin looks luminous. Think angel skin and you will get my drift.

Skin type: For me this foundation is best suited to girls that have combination, normal or dry skin. If you have oily skin, this isn’t going to be the foundation for you. There are days when my t-zone gets oily and on those days, I find this foundation wears off a lot quicker. This foundation would be fantastic for more mature skin, due to how moisturising and luminous it is.

Lasting power: This isn’t a foundation, that will last for 12 hours. In fact I wouldn’t say the lasting power is all that good. You might get between 4-6 hours before having to top up. While this can get annoying, with such a beautiful finish to the foundation, it is an annoyance I will put up with.

Full Face of Makeup Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation (excuse the pout)

Overall, this is 100% a foundation worth trying if you have any of the above skin types. I really like this foundation. While it isn’t the holy grail foundation that my Make Up For Ever liquid lift is, it isn’t that far behind. I have about 1/3 of a bottle left and I will absolutely buy another bottle when I run out. It is at the higher end of foundations at €40, but since it applies so easy and blends in so well, you don’t actually use that much foundation each time you use it. If you are a fan of a dewy, luminous look, go to your nearest YSL counter and ask for a sample.

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    Sarah Dora
    April 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Haha love that part about your mother – mine is the same! Foundation looks gorgeous on you, never heard of the mufe one though so ill probably check that one out first if you prefer it!

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    Pink Elephant Blog
    April 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    It looks absolutely lovely on your skin! It’s one of my favourite foundations ever!

    alex @ http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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    Nora Mc
    April 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I didn’t know that this one came in different skin colouring types! You make it sound so appealing, if it will work for dry skin then I’ll be checking it out. I find it so hard to find a good foundation for dry skin!

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    March 18, 2015 at 4:25 am

    It looks beautiful on you.when i first bought it i wasn’t sure if i would like it but i was so wrong! I was shocked how beautiful it made my dull face look it gave it a glow like i was a 21 year old girl again.absolutely love it!

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