26 July 2012

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation Review B30

Hey Lovelies!
We are still experiencing sunshine in the UK which is really lovely. However, I must admit I have barely slept due to it being so hot and muggy. European heat is so so much nicer, and I can't wait to get to Spain this summer!. Anyway, moving on to this very exciting review of the brand new "Touche Eclat Foundation". I hope you enjoy this review, and I hope to speak to you all again soon! <3

It has taken 20 years to produce this foundation as a follow up to one of the most successful beauty products of all time being the "Touche Eclat Highlighting Pen". This foundation does not feature opaque powders like many other foundations, giving it a natural glowy finish (Just like the Touche Eclat Pen). The foundation instead uses a gel formulae with no masking powders, giving the complexion a natural smoothed appearance.   

Some shades of this foundation are exclusive to Selfridge's, and my shade is one of the "exclusives". I had to take a plunge and guess my shade, but I did a pretty good job as I'm a b30 in Chanel. Please note that B30 in YSL and Chanel are quite different in tone. I would recommend B30 for light-medium toned skin, but I would also recommend B40 as when I tried it in store, it wasn't a huge amount darker than my B30. YSL have a very extensive shade range for this foundation, so try and visit in store if you can. 

What I like about this foundation ?
I really like the different formulae it feels new and exciting, and I like the way it smoothes away perfections instead of covering them up. I am wearing the foundation in the image above, and feel like my skin looks refreshed and smooth. It is somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and foundation which I like, but applying it feels more like a foundation. The smell is gorgeous and has the typical YSL watermelon smell which is beautiful for the summer. The packaging is also beautiful, and something that YSL gets right every single time. The pump works really well, and will allow you to get a full pump and half a pump of the foundation.

What I don't like about this foundation ?
I am a little wary of makeup at the moment, as recently my skin has become a bit oily around my t-zone. I feel that this foundation could slip off someone who had oily/combination skin. It is also not oil free, so this is something that someone with potentially oily/problem skin should think about before purchasing. It lasts for around 6 hours on my skin, and powder does help keep it on for longer. I have had one or two pimples since using this foundation, but it could simply be hormonal spots. Finally, I would not recommend this foundation to someone who suffers with spots, as it will highlight them (as its a brightening foundation).

Love India xxx


  1. i love the look of this foundation as was thinking of getting it (im a foundation horder) but i dont think it would be any good on my as i have oly skin :( your review is amazing x

  2. That's a great review hun. I'm looking for something that gives good coverage so if you can recommend anything then let me know! x
    Claire x

  3. Wow your skin looks amazing hun, I need to get this it seems like a really good foundation and I like the fact that it's a brightening foundation! xxx


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