Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Review: YSL Le Teint De Touche Éclat Foundation

Hello Everyone, 

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

I indulged into this INR 3000.00 foundation as I wanted a foundation that suits my skin during winters, when it is relatively dry than during warmer months. 

Inspired by YSL's signature Touche Éclat highlighting pen, this foundation with SPF 19/PA++, claims to give you an illuminated skin without being too heavy. This foundation is infused in a weightless fluid that targets shadowy areas and highlight the contours of the face. With medium to build-able coverage, this foundation hides skin's imperfections enhancing its natural beauty. Now, these are very tall claims by the company. Let's see how it fares. 

When I went ahead to buy this foundation I was very much aware that this is not a medium-full coverage foundation that I normally prefer as I have all nasty things like acne scars, redness around the nose and discoloration around the chin on my face. So, long story short, my skin is not at all perfect and will need to build it up in areas of concern. 

I tried it in the store and roamed around with this foundation on and quite liked it. To my surprise it didn't turn my face greasy, though, I roamed around only for a couple of hours. I used Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder to powder my skin and set the foundation. When I tried it for the whole day, it did turn my face oily a bit after a few hours (in about 4 hours, but, not so oily that I couldn't bear the oiliness or turning my face look into a grease ball. With minor touch up in the T-Zone, it was all right again. However, it started fading in about 6+ hours. I researched more about this foundation on the internet, read a few more reviews and company's claims again. The company never claimed it to be a long wearing foundation. It just claimed to give you a nice and healthy illuminated base. So, this is not for you if you are looking for a long wearing foundation. 

Now, coming to the finish and coverage. To my surprise it gave a good coverage, leaving very little areas that required concealer (I think my spots have become much lighter now a days). I needed about two pumps, dotted the foundation on the center of my face and buffed it out using my Sigma F80 brush, to get about medium coverage, which I perfected by pin point concealing using my MAC Studio Finish Concealer. 

My skin looked perfect, as if it was illuminated from within, imparting a very healthy glow. When I wore to dinner date, even my husband noticed my skin was glowing and looked nicer. As I said earlier, my face started getting oily in about 4 hours. What I felt about this foundation was my natural skin was peeking out (in a good way) and it felt just like my natural skin but much better and healthier. This is a great foundation for those with dry to combination skin. You ladies are gonna love this. 

I was matched to shade, Beige Dore 50 (BD50). I thought BD 50 is little bit more neutral or less yellow for my liking, but, having said that it's doesn't look ashy at all. It just blends with my natural skin tone. The shade BD 50 is comparable with Nars Stromboli, Stromboli being more yellow. 

I literally loved it's packaging, however, it's heavier if you want to travel with it. It's sleek cylindrical glass bottle with a pump dispenser and plastic golden cap that has YSL logo on the top. The pump dispenser dispenses out just the right amount of product but the pump mechanism is not as smooth as my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation bottle's pump. 

Price: INR 3000.00 for 30 ml of the product. 

Overall, this a great foundation for those with dry to combination skin. Oily skin ladies be careful and set the foundation with powder, best, I would recommend using it in winters if your skin is more dry. This is on a pricier side for an everyday foundation. I am going to preserve this foundation for special occasions, as I am very happy with how my skin looks with this foundation on. 

Here are the pictures, comparative swatches and a few pictures of me wearing this foundation. 

Left to Right: Nars Sheer Glow in Stromboli, Chanel Perfection Lumiere in #24 Beige Ambré, YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat #BD50 Beige Doré

For a tutorial of this look, click here

I hope you guys found the review helpful. Have you tried this foundation yet? What are your views about this foundation, I would really like to know.

Lots of Love


  1. grt review girl.. I wanted something like this for the "special evenings"
    will try it out :) the quantity also seems grt!!!

    btw, I just reviewed Chanel D'ombre shadow. while trying it out, thought of you. you'd like something like that :)

    1. Thanks Beena... do let me know how do you find...
      Just saw your post... Epatant is pretty shade, you guessed it right, I liked it :-P

  2. Amazing foundation..... I am also the same color and I just love the dewiness and sheerness of this foundation...It gives a lit from within glow which is so different from other would also love their youth liberator foundation which has a bit of time to come though....


    1. Thanks for introducing me to this foundation! :-)

  3. Very detailed and thorough review Eesha!

  4. hey honey .. i posted one bigggg comment from mobile but my google a/c was not working ...

    so i type again :D D:

    thats lovely review but i have oily skin :( ... hey pls write one post and share all the foundations you have already reviewed and keep adding in future too for easy reference :D D:
    it would be great to see alllll best in the market at one place :D :D
    you have greattt choice and i admire this a lottt

    1. Oh thanks Rashmi. I sure will add the links here in the same post. :-)


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