Recently, I’ve been trying out the brand spanking new foundation from YSL, based on the infamous Touche Eclat pen. I actually received the foundation just before it was available to buy so I’ve been giving it a rigorous test before reporting back!
Le Teint Touche Eclat is available in 22 shades spanning over 3 colour groups, a yellow base (Beige Dore), a pink base (Beige Rose) and a neutral base (Beige). The foundation retails at £28 and comes in a large glass bottle. I am not sure the precise ML of the bottle but it does look huge, which I think was great value and the bottle is very high end luxe. I was very surprised at the reasonable price (for YSL) considering the volume and packaging. I wear a B20.
The foundation itself is of runny liquid consistency which makes buffing and applying an absolute dream as you can really work it around your face without worrying of it setting too quickly. With a light, fresh, almost cucumber smell, it feels cooling and light to apply to the face and offers a light medium coverage. I say light medium as it’s definitely a medium coverage but high colour and blemishes still show through slightly more than most medium coverages I have tried.
I tend to apply concealer before and after this foundation if I have a particularly red patch. Once on the skin and applied, powder products apply perfectly over the foundation, as you’d expect, without clumping or seperating.
What the product actually feels like on is a bit of a tough one to describe. I certainly can’t feel it on my skin, so it’s not mask-like but on touching your face, it feels, hmm. Not clammy but not matte and dry. As if you are still waiting for your moisturiser to almost soak in. I never suffer from shine but this product leaves my nose and forehead a little shiny after a few hours, despite setting it with MSFN and Skindavia spray. Around the sides of my nose feel oily, but I think this is more down to the light, fresh formula of the foundation. I’m trying to avoid saying dewy but maybe that’s the best word for it. Dewy isn’t a quality I ever look for in foundation so I’m afraid I can’t compare to other brands but there’s certainly no shimmer or light reflecting particles to worry about.
I think this would be a great every day foundation for most people wanting a lighter medium coverage and perfect for people with dry skin but I think oily or combination skin might struggle a bit with a feeling of being too oily in the T zone.
I haven’t had one single flare up whatsoever on my skin from using this product so for a sensitive / hypersensitve person it has been an absolute winner!
While I can’t really find any flaws in this foundation at all, for the price, quality, coverage or range, I don’t think I will be re-purchasing this as personally, I don’t like the feeling of my T zone being oily, even after setting with powder and spray (when it’s not normally). I think i’d stick to my Bourjois Healthy Mix + serum to be honest for a light day time foundation.