Thursday 18 October 2012

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation - Review

Firstly, sorry for the lack of posts recently. I have a horrible toothache and cannot get a dentist appointment (the curse of living in the country) so I have to put up with it for the next week or two. I haven't been able to sit still long enough to blog - pain is very distracting.

"For the first time, the magic light of Touche Éclat is in a foundation. Infused in a weightless fluid, Touche Éclat foundation targets shadowy areas and highlights the contours of the face. With buildable coverage and free of opaque fillers, this foundation's perfecting texture evens the complexion and helps conceal imperfections, enhancing your skin's natural beauty. Available in 17 shades with SPF19 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection." - Yves Saint Laurent

The original Touche Eclat was lauched a massive 20 years ago and it is still a must-have item in many a make up bags. The Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation has been in development for 20 years. It doesn't need to be said that I was extremely excited when I heard of its upcoming release a few months ago. 

First thought when trying this foundation - I LOVE IT! Also look at that packaging! Is is not goregous and luxurious? It has a nice weighty feel to it and look very beautiful on the dresser. I love that you can see how much product is left and there is a handy pump.

In total there is 22 shades available in this foundation. Though only 10 are available in Australia and 17 in USA. I purchased mine from Harrods in the UK so I could get the exact shade I wanted. 

The shades are divided into three groups:
  • Beige Dore (BD) is for skins with warm (golden or yellow) undertones
  • Beige Rose (BR) is for skins with cool (pink or red) undertones
  • Beige (B) is for skins with neutral (neither pink or yellow) undertones

I purchased the shade BR10 Beige Rose as I have very pink undertones and very pale skin. On my skin you can really tell if the undertone is not quite right which is why I purchased from Harrods as Australia is only selling B10 Beige. Beige Rose matches my skin perfectly.

This is one of those my skin but better foundations. It makes my skin look naturally radiant and evens up my skin tone without covering my skin. The redness on my cheeks and around my nose is gone but my freckles are still visible. It blends into the skin seamlessly with all the methods I have tested it with - fingers, buffing brush, foundation brush and stippling brush.

My skin tends to be dry but I find this to be moisturising but doesn't make me look shiny. My skin looks glowy and radiant but it is still natural. I have found it lasts all day on my skin with or without powdering. 

In the photo below I am only wearing Le Teint Touche Eclat and a little Touche Eclat under the eyes. The photo was taken in natural light with no flash. 

For me this is the perfect summer foudation. It is a light to medium coverage that does not feel heavy. It lasts all day and makes my skin look radiant. It also has SPF19 and we all know how important sun protection is. 

I highly recommend this foundation. For me it won't replace my Holy Grail Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua but is a great alternative with slightly less coverage. I can see myself alternating between the two depending on the occasion and my skin. 

Le Teint Touche Eclat is available now for AU$78.00 at YSL stockists.

Have you tried Le Teint Touche Eclat? What do you think? 


  1. This looks very nice :) I love foundations that look like skin :D

    1. It is really lovely! You should try it. YSL were/are doing free samples :)


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