First I got a sample for this foundation because of it's steep price, the sample is very generous and could last a good 7 to 10 days. I have to admit I didn't like it at first, it was a lot more matte than expected, my skin was in a bad place with some dry patches. As my skin got a little better and it went on sale, I purchased it (24 GB pounds). I know love it! I apply with a brush and a little goes along way. I echo what previous reviewers said, your skin but better, way better! Pretty perfect. The make up blends in beautifully. I now have the lightest shade and despite being a little tanned it just blends in and is quite forgiving. It makes my skin look illuminated but not by the use of glitters but some magic thing. The formula is very light on my skin, not at all like wearing make up. It has a nice smell that goes away quickly. The instructions that come with it tell you to use a pump, but I find you need much less. You can layer it quite well if you want to go for round 2.
I have used it for about a week now and have not broken out or gotten clogged pores. Seems like I'll keep repurchasing should I run out.
This foundation looks absolutely beautiful on. That is, until after an hour or so and then your t-zone is crazy shine. Being on the dry skin side, I don't usually have a huge t-zone oil issue, but this definitely made me shiny. I also felt like I was wearing a mask - regardless of the application technique. Beauty blender sponge, brush, fingers -- I still felt like I was wearing a mask. Not a huge fan.
Oook. Like many, I have a love hate relationship with this. Immediately after application, I look flawless. I mean glowing, radiant...medium coverage AND it passed what I call the boyfriend test (when he doesn't know I've done anything differently and still comments) and in this case he was sitting next to me and said, "your skin today...what's going on. You have a glow". Well- fabulous. Except that this bad boy fadessss. Quickly, and I have dry skin. I have a weird habit of layering foundations, so I will apply my Kat Von D as per usual and just top it off with this (with a beauty blender) for the perfect finish-- but then, when it inevitably fades, my trusty Kat Von D is still there. So just for that purpose, no, it is not worth the $55 at least to me. It is too similar to Loreal True Match Lumi for the price.
I bought this foundation not long time ago in shade BD20, it has yellow undertone, so im really happy with the shade. When I apply it on my skin, it feels very comfortable and creamy, I love the pump. It is really easy to use this pump. It doesnt get clogged if I dont use it for longer time.
The foundation blends to my skin very quickly and very well. It looks like I am wearing no foundation. The finish is really really natural. Not too glowy and not too matte. If you are looking for something very natural, but covering well, I think this could be a good choice. It covered red spots and some small acne very well. The effect of foundation was very healthy looking skin, but not shimmery.
I used to apply it with fingers, but I tried also the foundation brush recently and I can say that it looks better when i use the brush. One pump is enough for creating very natural looking but covering layer on the skin.
It is moisturizing and nourishing drier skin and it is very good also in the colder weather. It doesnt give me any dry sports on my skin and it has very very good lasting power. Some foundations really disappear from the skin after some hours. This one stays on the skin well all day, but I need some touchups in my T-zone especially in the summer.
It has no parabens, it doesnt feel like it contains too much alcohol and i think it is not irritating the sensitive skin. I think I will repurchase this foundation because it doesnt break me out, it has good staying power and the main reason is that i didnt have any allergic reaction on my skin. I can recommend it to girls with drier and sensitive skin who look for medium coverage which is not too matte. I wouldnt recommed it for those who want to reach perfect matte porcelain doll look. I hope this review was helpful for you.
This is an amazing foundation for someone who wants a very natural, glowing finish to their skin. I have normal-oily skin and the staying power is decent. I would recommend this if you already have good skin but want skin that close to perfection because if you happen to wear it for the entire day, it won't be so noticeable if it begins to fade. The thing I love most about this foundation is that it's essentially fool proof; it's difficult to make this foundation look cakey and mask like. I hate foundation that erases all the contours of my face and makes it looks obvious I'm wearing foundation; that's totally not flattering and very unnatural. With other foundation I really need to contour and blush in order to bring life back to my face, but with Teint Touche Eclat, I find that I can forego all that.
Recap: Highly recommend for people with decent skin (only because if it fades, it's not obvious), and not of the extremes (very dry/very oily).
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation-
Previous foundation – Make Up Forever face and body Shade #38
Reason for replacing – better coverage.
Great foundation, long lasting, light texture, does not settle into fine lines,is layer-able and even smells nice!
Down side is the high price tag.
Had trouble finding a none-yellowish shade, after a few try’s stopped at BD40
This foundation has a really nice texture, so if you could find a good match for your skin tone I would recommend going it a shot.
After two months of consistently getting white heads, I was able to rule that this was the culprit. Two months ago when I was in a search of a new foundation, a SA at Sephora recommended this to me. I am oily/combo but hate matte, drying foundations, so when the SA told me that this was alright for all skin types and leaves a luminous finish, I jumped on it. The first week I was in LOVE with this foundation. I loved how my skin peeked through slightly, but most of all, loved the luminosity this gave to my skin. However, upon the second week of using this, I began to notice white heads forming but did not dare to think that this was the cause. After all, the SA had told me this was oil-free and although the product doesn't claim to be non-comedogenic, it should be. WRONG. Whatever is in this foundation WILL form white heads and clog your pores severely even if you are doing a fabulous job of removing any trace of this foundation. If you are oily/combo and are prone to clogging, I suggest you stay clear of this foundation. Two weeks without it and my skin is now back to normal!
I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. When I put it on with my beauty blender it looks so perfect and airbrushed, but almost any other form of application (even my fingers) leaves me looking cakey and weird. The lasting power also leaves something to be desired (noticable fading after 6 hours, with primer, powder, and a setting spray) and if I try to layer for fuller coverage it definitely looks a bit TOO glowy. That being said, when I want my skin to look absolutely perfect, I reach for this.
Since Lancome discontinued their original Teint Idole Ultra foundation, I've been searching for a good replacement (new Idole Ultra 24H breaks me out HORRIBLY).
Anyway, I read raving reviews on YSL foundation so I had to buy it. I tried Hourglass Immaculate and hated it. I can compare YSL to Diorskin Nude which I love love love. YSL one is easy to apply, doesn't cake or set into pores. Very very lovely dewy finish. It doesn't cover everything, so I have to use concealer for flawless coverage. It is buldable though but let it sit for a bit between layers. A little goes a long way actually as the consistency is quite light. oh and it smells divine! lol. It feels very light on skin as well which I love
I was debating between BD10 (more yellowish) and BR20 and ended up getting it in BR20 but I find a little light for me when I first apply it but as the day goes by I find it gets a tad darker...just a tiny bit...nothing major and actually matches my skin almost perfectly. I want to try B30 just to compare though. Diorskin Nude in 020 is perfect match for me
I tried applying it with foundation brush and flat top brush but I find that it looks best applied with fingers. I want to get that blender sponge as well. The only thing that bothers me is the pump. I wish it would let the product come out easier and in less amounts.
Normally, I have combo skin (oily T-zone) but some days my skin feels drier. I find that it does disappear a bit by mid-day...more in the oilier area. But now I'm thinking I should try using primer under to make it last longer...I normally don't use primer on a daily basis only when I go out.
Overall, really great foundation. However, I wish it was medium-full coverage.
I decided to try applying it with ELF flat top brush again. And I managed to get flawless coverage! The secret is to get the foundation on the back of your hand first and dab a little ...and then blend blend blend. It is easy to layer the foundation and with a bit of concealer I achieve perfect look.
I tried to use the blender sponge which did absolutely nothing in terms of coverage. I'll keep using my ELF brush. I also went back to Sephora and got it in darker shade, in B40. Surprisingly, it's supposedely 2 shades darker than BR20 but is a PERFECT match.
I tried using it with primer but it didn't help much
I have been hunting and hunting for a new foundation. I use Lancôme Touch Miracle and I like it but midday I get very oily on my T zone so wanted to replace. I have a sample of YSL and it is the ONLY one in all the samples (I have about 20 different types!) that I found a color match that is perfect, BR40 but I was gutted when it broke me out! I have tried it 3 times and every time it breaks me out.
I'm sure less oily skins will be fine with it though, it is lovely.