As you might already be aware, I received a press sample of the Le Teint Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent a while back, during the worldwide launch which took place in Ireland and I've been trialling it ever since.
I gave the foundation a few go's when I received it and because it's a shade or two darker than my own skin tone, I re-took the job of trialling it during and after my holidays, when I finally got some colour in my complexion. Let me tell you now, this ain't a job, it's a pleasure, and here's how one might justify this statement.
Simply stunning, as one would be forced to agree at first glance. A heavy duty bottle container with a convenient and controlled pump dispenser that dispenses just the right amount of product, the stunning YSL inscription on the golden lid, this is pretty much the definition of a high end/luxury foundation, it doesn't get any better than that. Sure it's not travel friendly, but that's why we have sample pots, which is how I took this baby with me to Portugal.
Here's the tricky bit. How can I explain this? It is obviously a water based liquid foundation (you recognize this by observing that water/aqua is the first ingredient on the ingredients list above) that is not too runny nor too thick, to me it's almost like a light gel based foundation, which can only mean one thing: flawless results.
There is absolutely nothing in the above statement that I don't agree with!
FINISH & OVERALL CONCLUSION:
First, apologies for the magnified photo above!
Le Teint Touche Eclat delivers a light to medium coverage, an absolutely flawless result and is pretty much buildable. While it's definitely a light catching, dewy finish foundation, this will not make you look like a disco ball. However, oily or combination skin will require a light dusting of powder on top, better yet, press your powder with a powder puff into the skin for increased longevity in wear, and ever more flawless results.
This foundation in my opinion applies best with a synthetic flat foundation brush, I've tried using a denser brush to apply like a flat top and duo fibre, but I find that these tools take away its best feature, which is the flawless almost film like effect this gives to the skin when applied with your regular foundation brush.
This lasts really well on my combination oily to normal skin during office hours, and I'm really happy with the way it fades on the skin thereafter, leaving no patches behind, and I reckon this would have to do with it's moisturising properties. Because it's a water-based, gel-like formula as mentioned above, Le Teint Touche Eclat applies like a film, beautifully covering any fine lines without accentuating any dry bits whatsoever, and fills in the pores effortlessly....there is NOT one bad thing I can say about this foundation to be completely honest!
I would consider this to be best suited for normal/dry/mature skin overall, just because it is a dewy finish foundation which is obviously something that oily skin would not particularly fancy, but if you're on the look for a light/medium coverage with a flawless dewy finish base, do not skip the YSL counter and get a sample of this! My skin personally agrees and loves this product, and I would be very happy to purchase this myself once my sample runs out.
See? Flawless results!
RRP: 38 Euro
Available now on counters nationwide, in a selection of 22 shades.
NOTE - My sample does not have SPF, however I note that on the YSL US website there is version of this foundation incorporating an SPF of 19 (broad spectrum).
Have you tried this yet?