Introducing YSL’s Touche Éclat Foundation
I think I’m in a bit of a foundation shopping phase, everywhere I go I seem to be swatching foundations and reading up on them. I’m currently switching between my Guerlain Baby Glow, Guerlain Terracotta, Mac Face & Body and Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder, I mean seriously, how much foundation can one girl seriously need? In a week!?
All of the foundations I own all have two things in common, they’re all light and they’re all dewy. I did try out Estee Lauder’s Double Wear in the All Day Glow BB format (thinking it wouldn’t be so heavy duty), but it slowly drifted to the back of my make up drawer. Sorry EL.
When I heard about YSL’s Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation, I knew I had to give it a try. I love the Touche Éclat original highligher/concealer, love love love it. However, for me, it’s just a tad too expensive for what it is though, seeing as my drugstore bought Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is the best concealer I’ve found and comes in at almost 60% cheaper. For foundation though, I’m happy to pay the price for a designer, more upmarket product.
YSL’s Touch Éclat foundation was reformulated in early 2016 (after its launch in 2012) with a new advanced formula + an extension to 33 different shades. The numbering of the shades have also changed in increments of 10 under B (Beige Neutral), BD (Beige Dore – warm) and Beige Rose (cool) of each. Although there’s now also a couple of mid 10 colours (25 and 45) just to spice up the complexity for you.
The Fresh Face promise
The key promise to this foundation is the look of a fresh face after 8 hours sleep (now, I can’t remember since I had 8 hours sleep after my little one was born) + an “anti-fatigue complex” and “catchlight technology”, more science, but anything that covers up the fact that I woke up 4 times to breastfeed last night and haven’t slept 8 hours continuously in the last year is a winner for me!
What stands out about this foundation within the dewy category, and amongst my other dewy foundations, is that this can provide full coverage but still feel weightless. You wouldn’t be able to go full coverage with most dewy foundations, although that being said, that’s also one of the reasons I like dewy foundations, because they’re light and don’t give the impression you’re wearing far too many layers of make up on your skin (or feel like you are!). I like having the option for a fuller coverage if I want it though, nothing wrong with that. This foundation isn’t full on dewy though, it looks dewy on the skin but with more coverage, can be more matte, it’s more matte than something like Mac Face & Body which is super runny (even to apply).
The packaging is stunning. Housed in a glass bottle with gold designs and a pump applicator, its another thumbs up from me.
Next time you’re near a counter and you’re in the market for a new weightless foundation that can be built up, go and give this one a swatch, it has my seal of approval!
Love, Anisha xox