YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation Review and Swatches
Every single time I've had remarks on how smooth, clear and perfect my skin is looking, I've been wearing this foundation. And let me tell you, my skin is far from smooth clear or perfect! I get hormonal breakouts, blackheads and my pores tend to lean on the larger size of life. I have oily skin one moment and dry the next. Somehow, regardless of the season, this foundation just works. Which is remarkable considering I live in Australia.
It has to do with the way this melgs with the skin and helps to hover over imperfections, rather than mask and cake up around them. I tend to apply with my fingers, however I've found using the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush also works well (link). Not exactly what I would call a long lasting formula, but using light layers and using a setting spray goes a long way. The shade range is mediocre, however I have managed a match with the B10 shade, even with my super pale skin. Obviously blending specially in winter months down the neck is key.
L to R: YSL Teint Touche Eclat in B10, blended and heavy swatch, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW10 blended and heavy swatch.
I do enjoy it's luxurious packaging, and pump, however it's not exactly travel friendly with it's glass bottle. Although I have taken this on my travels without incident and I think the sturdier glass used definitely helped. I would call it a luminous, satin finish and a light dusting of fine setting powder is sometimes needed in summer months, particularly on t-zone areas. Think middle of forehead, nose, sides of nose and chin.
It's also a foundation which I think is perfect for all ages. I love it and I'm in my 20's and yet it's light and luminous enough for my mother who is late 50's.
I highly recommend checking out this foundation when you are next at a YSL counter. It retails for $85AUD (link)
Ellen Rozalia xx
**Disclaimer: All items mentioned were purchased by me and as always my opinions are honest and entirely my own.