Friday, 7 November 2014
[Review] YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat FoundationThe famed YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation. After the immediate success of their clicky pen, YSL finally released a foundation that goes with it (mind you, I'm 2 years review-late on this), and when this was released, it sold like hotcakes (I'm a pancakes person, lol).
Okay, I have got to put this out. Ready..? I am not a fan of the Touche Eclat Pen. I find it just sometimes dispenses the wrong amount of product and I have another pen similar that does a better job. Not saying it's bad, just sub-par to it's rivals. BUT, this foundation blew me away when I first tried it (albeit wrong colour match for the first try).
Why colour match failure for me on the first try? Well, this foundation has around 22 shades. Yes. 22. -hyperventilates-. The shades are separated into 3 categories which are Beige Rose (Rosy/Pink undertones), Beige Dore (golden-yellow undertones) and Beige (neutral). Basically, this foundation is suitable for those ranging from pale skin to dark skin peeps out there~
When I first got colour matched, I was matched to the colour B40. I brought it back, tried it in natural daylight (darn you department store lighting! Making me look all 'I woke up like dis' flawless)to half my face and surprisingly, or not, it was a shade too dark. Hence I brought it back to exchange it for another shade (this time I was prepared to test the whole bunch of colours to perfectly match my skin tone- hashtag first world problems). Apparently, I can wear B30, BD40 (which is lighter than B30 in my opinion) and BD30. So now you know the horror. In the end, (after like 20minutes sitting there), I chose BD40, which has a yellow-more golden undertone to it.
Coverage wise, most people would say it's a medium but I would say it's between a light to medium with not as build able coverage after you hit that, but still, build able (albeit cakey). So, I only wear this if I'm having a good skin day. I find this finish very sheer and quite luminous.
Texture? Extremely light weight as it's like a gel-type foundation. YSL claims that instead of opaque powders that is apparent in other foundations, the YSL LTTEF contains something called soft-focus gel which creates a translucent film on skin rather than masking everything, and I can really see that. Once blended in with a brush, it sinks into skin, hence I don't really use much as a little go a long way .
How does it where: I have an oily T-zone hence I always powder that part of my face after putting on foundation/concealer. After the 4-5th hour, my t-zone and sides of my nose started to get a little greasy? oily? and needed a blot/powder. But nevertheless, this foundation wore well for 7-8 hours.
For shade references: currently it's summer in the UK, hence my skin tone is NC 25, but a tad bit lighter, so about NC 22/23?
Overall, I quite like this foundation and it's one of my go-tow for a good skin day and or 'want-my-skin-to-breathe-but-want-coverage' days.
Question, have you tried this foundation? Do you like it? Comment below :D