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Saturday, 26 September 2015

YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation Review


After hearing so much about the Yves Saint Laurent Tient Touche Eclat Foundation I really wanted to give it a go, so off I went to get colour matched. I perhaps should have been a bit apprehensive when the counter assistant asked me whether I wanted to go for a natural look or go warmer (ie orange). I asked for a natural look and got matched to B50, which is for those with neutral undertones. My Sister also came along and got matched to BD50 which was slightly deeper and for those with warmer undertones. I asked for a sample and took it away with me to give it a try at home.


However, I didn't really like the sample as I felt like it made me look a bit tangoed. On the other hand, my Sister initially liked hers and thus opted to pick up the foundation in BD50 (so this review will also be a collab).

The packaging is quite luxurious to look at, which you would expect for £25.20, see here. Although I would point out that the more you use it the more streaky the glass bottle begins to look, as you can see. It's not the end of the world but it doesn't make for some nice blog pictures (!). However, the gold lid is quite elegant looking and the bottle also has some of the heaviness that sets it apart from a plastic bottle.


The lid is one of the nicer features of the packaging as it has the YSL logo embossed on it, which will make those who love their designer brands very happy. Another thing I have to point out is that it has a fully functional pump! It's very easy to dispense the right amount of foundation, and more hygenic too.

In terms of application the foundation feels very lightweight and I found it easy to blend into my skin using my fingers, it also works well with a foundation/buffing brush. Although I do prefer a paddle type brush as I find it works better for dry skin, as a buffing brush can also exfoliate a bit and make dry patches appear more prominent.

And that is where my love for this foundation ends! My main issue with it was that the coverage was lacking. Whilst it is medium buildable coverage I found that it came up very short! My skin can get quite red and slightly uneven and this didn't really do anything to tone down the redness. It didn't give me the smooth even skin I had hoped for, instead it looked like a bad tan.

As a successor to the YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter the finish is meant to be a dewy highlight that makes you look all ethereal, however for me the highlight just transposed on the t zone which needed powdering anyway. I was quite surprised to see that it didn't do anything for my dry skin either, whilst the dry patches weren't any more obvious they weren't smoothed over either.

This may, or may not, be slightly due to the fact that the colour match was quite off. As you can see from the swatches below my closest match so far is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 54, and the YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in BD50 is much deeper, and the undertone is also a lot warmer. I would say it's more appropriate for those who are NC35, and BD40 may be better for NC30.

However, the longevity was decent at around half a day before I felt like a touch up was needed.


Overall, I just didn't think this foundation was for me. I've heard many people say how it worked really well for them but I guess it shows that one size isn't for all. This has since been replaced with Nars Sheer Glow in Punjab which in my opinion does a better job.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What are your favourite foundations?


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39 comments:

  1. Nars sheer glow is great, I like it. I haven't tried this one and it's a shame that it wasn't good for you.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. I find Nars sheer glow much better too :)

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  2. I love NARS Sheer Glow, I haven't tried this one though. Thanks for the review. :)

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  3. I had such high hopes and its such a shame it didn't pay off, I don't think I will be risking this one now, thanks for the heads up xx

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    1. It did feel like a bit of a waste to me, but atleast I know which brands I prefer for foundation :)

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  4. that's cool that the sample is in an actual bottle and quite a bit as well! I wanted to try this foundation, but it has glycol! I'm trying so hard to go all-natural with my products, and I found cosmetics has been the hardest to switch over! So far, the only two foundations that passes my requirements are Tarte and Nars Luminous foundation.. well, then...

    I still use my Laura Mercier Silk Creme though, because I haven't purchased either of the ones I mentioned above.. Soon... :)

    Ayre

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    1. Haha that's the full size purchase. Ooh I didn't know that before.

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  5. Great post! I don't think I can justify buying a YSL foundation- but it looks like you really enjoyed it!

    Brunette-ish

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    1. The packaging is what draws you in to this foundation I would say :)

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  7. Such a shame that this foundation didn't live up to the hype
    Thank God for samples!

    http://whatrajwants.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it was a bit of a that's it? moment! I'll definitely be trying the samples for longer next time :)

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  8. MAC studio fix is my favourite, I've never heard of this foundation before!
    charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. I've heard of that one but I rarely visit MAC counters to try it out :)

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  9. I was actually looking at buying this a while back but never had the chance to pick up a sample so I left it. I don't mind having a sheer coverage base, but when it claims to be radiant I would hope it wouldn't point out any dryness so that's a bummer x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It's great picking up a sample just encase it does work for you. Completely agree I could have got a foundation for far less that does a better job :)

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  11. I also have it and it's seriously my favourite high end foundation so far. Nothing has managed to beat it. Not even the bareMinerals complexion rescue tinted moisturiser, which I also really like and have been wearing a lot recently. Love the dewy finish and natural look to the skin. I actually really dislike the Nars Sheer Glow and find it heavy and cakey on me. But I guess like you said, it all depends on our skin type and preference. My skin is normal to combo so I guess that might make a difference, as the YSL works great on me. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. If only my skin was normal then this would have been all dewy and radiant on me too! I'm glad it worked out for you, I would have given it a more of a go with a thicker moisturiser on underneath but the shade being off doesn't help either :)

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  12. So sad that this wasn't for you. Thanks for this review♥♥

    chocolateandsunset.com

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  13. I am so glad that I gave this foundation a skip, I've read so many mixed reviews on it and for that price I want the foundation to give me unicorns and lollipops. LOL! Great and honest review, thank you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha I don't normally go for pricey foundations either because of that fear they won't be worth it! Aww I had heard mostly positive things beforehand and so I thought I would give it a go. Thank you :)

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  14. Such a shame that this foundation wasn't for you, that's disappointing that the coverage isn't great - as that is normally what pulls me into trying a new foundation. Thanks for sharing your honest review! Great post and lovely photos x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. The main thing I want from a foundation is to cover my redness, especially in winter, and it was quite annoying it didn't do that! But you live and learn :) Aww thank you, I've been having a dreadful time with my camera lately

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  15. I've never tried YSL or Bourjois foundations :( I really love Maybelline ! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. I've heard a lot of great things about the Maybelline fit me too :)

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  16. I understand that sometimes foundations just don't work out, especially for varying skin types. I'm not sure that this foundation is for me either. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  17. The packaging looks great. I'm sorry this foundation didn't work out for you.
    Beautetude

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  18. Great review, girlie! I have never tried YSL Teint Touche Eclat foundation but I definitely do love Bourjois Healthy Mix. My number one is and will be MAC Pro LongWear :)
    Hope you are having a lovely day & will enjoy your weekend!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww thank you! I LOVE the bourjois healthy mix too :)

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  19. That's a shame it wasn't very good, especially considering the price! x

    Josie |Sick Chick Chic

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    1. It was quite steep compared to other high end brands :)

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  20. My favourite foundations are smashbox studio skin and nars sheer glow! I have this foundation and it just does not cover at all and the more you apply to build it the more streaky it gets but it does smell amazing like cucumbers! X

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    1. That's exactly what happened with me too! It didn't have any effect on the redness. I really like the Nars sheer glow too, no wonder it has such a hype surrounding it :)

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  21. I've got thousands!

    xx

    isa

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