Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Review- Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation

In the past I've always been just a normal foundation kind of girl. Nothing fancy with no real special effects. When I ran out of my trusty Clinique foundation, however, I decided that I just wanted a bit more. I wanted that gorgeously illuminated and dewy looking skin that quite frankly is a million miles away from the reality that lies underneath my make up.

 When I saw YSL's promise that their Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation is  'The magic light of Touche Éclat in a foundation' I pulled out my happy dance and trotted off to my nearest Debenhams to get my colour match done.

The conclusion? I really do think YSL deliver on all their promises. It does illuminate and highlight contours and consequently photographs like a dream. They also claim that 'with no opaque powders, its perfecting texture evens the complexion', which it certainly does. Whether or not it is this lack of 'opaque powders', this foundation really does feel ever so light when it goes on the skin and simply refuses to be cakey.

Example of the finish in photographs

 When putting it on, it's quite runny and so I have found it best to apply from my nose and eye area outwards with fingers. Then I buff it in with my foundation brush once it's settled a little more. I have found that because it's so very liquid you can get brush marks left behind if you go in all guns blazing with a brush.

On a side note, it also has a delicious scent as you apply it that makes me feel like I'm on my holidays. It doesn't hang around and turn your face into a glorified perfume bottle thank goodness, but it does just make the application a bit more enjoyable and the product feel all the more luxe. Call me a packaging pervert, but the weight of the gorgeous glass bottle and gold pump finish complete the whole affair. If you're not careful though the pump gets a bit carried away with its own marvellous-ness (yes, this is now a word), and you end up with rather more product than you bargained for!

This costs £28 which is a little pricey but I think well worth it for a foundation that you can forget you're wearing because it's so light, and looks great. You can find it here!


  1. Looks good, nice post! Good products tend to last a bit longer too! cute blog, have started following if you wanna follow each other?! xxoxoo


    1. Thank you! Yes, have started following you too- love your blog :) xxx

  2. it looks absolutely perfect in the pictures! great review, thanks for recommendation! :)

  3. I've recently purchased this as well. Love your review of it though - brilliantly done xo


  4. You're skin looks flawless! you have definitely convinced me to invest on it!!!
    Do you use powder as well, or just the foundation?!
    xx Andrea


    AND I have started following you, if you wanna follow eachother too! :)

    1. Thank you! I can assure you that's all thanks to the YSL! Nope, I'm quite lazy really and used no primer and no powder.
      Definitely :) xx

  5. I'm looking for a new foundation after my lovely Chanel Perfection Lumiere ran out but I refuse to keep spending £36 on a foundation despite loving it. This sounds right up my street, is the coverage good or is it fairly sheer? I quite like full coverage but I'm loving the idea of illuminating properties of this. Fab review and pics x x


  6. I would say the coverage is pretty good. You can make it pretty sheer if you use only a little, but if you use one pump it's pretty thorough xx