Yves Saint Laurent • Teint Touche Eclat Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This would be great if....
1) It had better coverage. It's buildable, but I'd rather just apply it once. I'd say it's a light-medium coverage.
2) It didn't contain sunscreen. Not everyone can wear sunscreen without it causing skin issues. So far I haven't had any issues with this foundation, but in general I try & avoid it.
3) If YSL sold ALL the colors in the US. My perfect color match would be B50 (not sold here). So instead I had to buy B60, which is a liitle too dark. None of the other shades worked for me.
In general, I like this foundation. The texture feels like a liquid/gel, & it glides on easily. I also like how it illuminates my face- very pretty. I do recommend this....it just isn't perfect for me. Maybe YSL will get the NEXT one perfect, lol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely adore this foundation. It goes on silky and can be built up to give medium coverage. The packaging is great since it comes with the pump dispenser. It is pretty expensive (55 dollars at Sephora).
It comes in a wide variety of shades. It is really hard to find my exact match with my beige with yellowish/beige undertones. I ended up getting this one in Beige Rose 40. The only down side ( the reason why I can't give it an overall rating of 5) is it does become shiny after a few hours of wear. But a good loose powder ( I suggest BareMinerals Mineral Veil) helps solve that.
I also like to mix this foundation with my Makeup Forever HD Foundation to give it a little more thickness.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Provides me with great coverage, lasts all day and gives such a great glow. I am prone to acne and my face becoming an oil slick. Not with this! Worth every penny. And I love the fact that the color is a flawless match.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I spent 2 weeks trying to make this product work for me. I used several different primers, setting powders and sunscreens to see if something would do the trick...nothing worked. This foundation was almost nonexistent on my nose within 2 hours. I am approaching 40 and am no longer the oil pit I used to be. I still get some shine in my T zone, but nothing major. I couldn't get this foundation to stick around. I should've known better- I used my phone a half an hour after having this applied- there was foundation all over the face of my phone! I think may be ideal for those with dry skin looking for a very dewy light/medium coverage product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I bought this from my local House Of Fraser in Exeter, I've had a life long obsession with achieving the goal of finding a foundation that makes my skin glow and cover well so I walked past Chanel and Estée Lauder-I had already bought Estée Lauder Double wear and although it covered beautifully it just mattified my face, I asked the lady at the counter for something that would make my skin look more radiant and glowy, she suggested this, it was a beautiful glass bottle, gold lid with the handy old pump, the colour range was excellent, normally it takes some real searching to find a perfect match but with this particular foundation we got 3 that would suit like a dream!!! The lady said that BR10 was my match I paid £28 for this and took it home, later that night I watched a review by regular YouTube blogger FleurDeForce who looked beautiful in it and reviewed it as a beautiful foundation but completely rained on my parade when she said that anyone who uses Estée Lauder double wear should probably avoid it
So tha bad things:
The coverage isn't great but then again you'd only think that if you're used to heavy foundations
It smells beautiful and fresh
It feels so lightweight- like a moisturiser
Makes a great base
Packaging is classy
Ideal if you just want a fresh day to day look
Would I buy this again?
Yes I would. I absolutely love reaching for this bottle when I don't want to make too much of an effort, one sweep over the face with a brush and blended with a sponge and I do look radiant and shimmery and in fact with dabs of heavy concealer or when I have no spots or blemishes and my skin is in best form the coverage on this is brilliant bit of you're having a break out phase keep to your mat rifting foundations :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was really excited when YSL announced the launch of this foundation with a shade range to cover darker skintones. As a woman of colour, it's difficult to find high end foundation shades that match my skintone I'm an NC50/C7 for reference. When the foundation came out, I went to my local Sephora to check it out. This foundation is very light weight, it glides easily on the skin. My face looked natural,luminous, fresh and flawless, a look I prefer. This did not look cakey( a look which I hate), and for my normal combo skin, I did not have to set this with powder. I got about 7 hours of wear with this which by far exceeded my expectations of this foundation. I was not this impressed with a foundation since NARS sheer glow. Now with all of the great things about this foundation, there is a downside. I was in between shades in the range. If you are an NC50 you will need shade #7 and #8 combined for a perfect match. shade 7 was too light, and shade 8 was way too dark. I loved the texture, the overall look of this foundation once blendedso much that I bought both shades to achieve the look I had. Once they're finished however I do not think i'll repurchase. My YSL experience for 2 shades was pricey!! unless YSL expand the range to add more colours for women of colour. For my NC/NW55 ladies you're in luck with this one
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Tried a sample of this foundation since I have been using another YSL foundation which I love. I cant comment on how long it lasts, radiance etc as the shades that I have tried for the touche eclat foundation do not match my skintone at all. They either make me look too ashy or too dark so it a no no for me but I do like the packaging of this foundation as you can clearly see how much foundation you are left with.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is it. My search is over, my holy grail has been found!!!
I never have less than 12 foundations on the go at any one time, because nothing seems to do the job for more than a few days at a time. I either need more coverage, less, something more moisturizing for my cheeks, something less dewy for my nose...
And then I tried the Touché Éclat foundation. There are no words to describe how well this works for me. It covers my rosacea without looking cakey, it is dewy without being oily, it wears beautifully, and the color match is absolutely perfect. Seriously, I can just spot cover with this and it blends seamlessly.
One pump covers my entire face, and I use it with my Shiseido Perfect Foundation brush with amazing results. Just to be sure that the brush wasn't giving me a false result and making the foundation seem better than it really is, I applied with fingers, the ELF flat top, and the Real Techniques Expert. All had varying degrees of success, with fingers being my least favorite (but still great!) method and the Shiseido being my fave.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
UPDATE 12/2/2012: My favorite Sephora SA gave me BR20 to try when I took the bottle of B10 back. I finally got around to testing it last week, and the color match was better for my NW15 skin. However, I still had the same problems with the finish that I mentioned below. I wanted to update on the improved color match though, because I know this is a highly popular foundation and it's bound to work for many people - just not for me!
I've spent three weeks trying to make this foundation work for me; I hate having to write a negative review, because I genuinely wanted to love this. If you'd rather, skip down to "THE REVIEW" but so far I have provided ample background about my skin type, in hopes of helping others similar to me who are curious about YSL's new formula.
Dry to very dry, and highly sensitive. I have mild rosacea with red cheeks. I can't exfoliate, so once in a while my skin on my cheeks gets a tad bit bumpy. Otherwise, my skin is very fair (NW15) and relatively smooth and youthful looking.
MY FOUNDATION WANTS & NEEDS
- A gentle formula.
- A perfect color match.
- Something that will conceal my rosacea flare-ups, i.e. when my cheeks get red from stress, spicy food, extreme weather, etc.
- Longevity. I'm a graduate student and practicum trainee who's always on the go, so I need something that will last at least 6 - 8 hours without touch-ups.
I already have an HG foundation in Diorskin Forever (shade: Ivory 010). It's a gorgeous satin finish and it lasts ALL day long! I have no complaints about Diorskin Forever; it always looks polished and chic. However, I've been wanting a second liquid foundation that offers a more luminous, glowy finish. I wanted something a step above a tinted moisturizer - medium coverage but a super fresh look.
I was thrilled when YSL announced 22 shades in a new, moisturizing formula! Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that U.S. consumers would only receive 16 of them. I had wanted to try BR10, but alas, that shade is unavailable in my country. The shade B10 was more or less the right shade; once in a while I felt it looked a tad bit yellow on dry patches, but no one agreed with me. So if you are NW15, the B10 shade could be a good starting point for you.
The bottle on Le Teint Touche Eclat is beautiful! I love the heavy glass bottle and slim, cylindrical shape. I usually store all of my makeup in drawers, but this bottle has been proudly residing among my perfume bottles on top of my vanity. I appreciate how sleekly modern the look is; it definitely reflects the finish of the product within.
This foundation is a mixture of oil, gel, and water - all of these properties scream "moisture!" so girls with oily skin should stay far away. I made the epic mistake of applying this over Hourglass's No. 28 Primer Serum (which is full of lovely essential oils) the first time I wore it, and OMG - it was TOO moisturizing! If you knew how dry my skin was, you'd realize how dramatic a statement that is to make! So be careful with what primer you put beneath. Touche Eclat is definitely hydrating when you first apply it.
However, as the day wears on, this foundation shifts. It has a BEAUTIFUL finish - it makes you look photoshopped, with dewy young skin that radiates health. After about 4 hours, all the moisturizing benefits start to fade, and all of a sudden, my dry patches start to appear. No matter what primer I put beneath (Hourglass, MUFE, Korres) or what powder I set with (several Dior options, Chanel Libre Universelle), the foundation starts to fade and my redness/dryness starts to reappear. Even if I try to build the layers, the formula stays fairly sheer. In an attempt to compensate, I apply more concealer and setting spray with this formula than I do with any other. At $55 a bottle, this feels pretty ridiculous.
The foundation itself should be rated a 4 for most people, but for me, I give it a 3. The issue with the color match was minor, but it has bugged me. (I still don't understand why YSL wouldn't offer every shade in the U.S., particularly such a light color.) The bottom line is that Touche Eclat doesn't last beyond a few hours, nor does it effectively cover redness. If you have really good skin, with a normal to mildly dry texture, and want sheer coverage, and don't mind making lots of touch-ups, give this foundation a try. For me, I feel that the price of this formula is too much to simply keep it around. I will regrettably be returning this to try something else.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this when they were doing the seven day samples, and the lady tried to match me to BD40... Knowing this was too light, I asked to be matched to the shade darker, which is perfect! In the bottle it looks much too dark for my face but once on, it seems to adjust and is the perfect match. It's the best colour match I've found so far (I use it in BD50 and am Stromboli in Nars Sheer Glow and NC35 Mac). For some reason I bought other foundations after the sample finished, but have finally bought this one as the others weren't great colour matches, or broke me out.
I was sceptical before I tried it because of all of the people saying it didn't work for oily skin, but it goes on perfect and stays perfect all day over my mattifying primer (MAC spf50). I get a subtle glow by the end of the day, but it looks glowy rather than oily.
It is the best texture foundation I have used so far. Not cakey or obvious. Looks like your skin but better. Coverage is just below medium, so not as sheer as a tinted moisturiser but less coverage than other foundations such as Nars Sheer Glow and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. One pump is the perfect amount for my face. I do need a tiny bit more if I need to cover imperfections, but you can layer this without it becoming cakey at all. I use my fingers because I find it usually looks the most natural, but I haven't tried this foundation with a brush.
This didn't break me out at all, which is amazing because I tend to get reactions, varying from little bumps to full on spots, from most new foundations or skin products I use, so I am very careful with noticing how my skin reacts.
The scent is fresh but slightly floral. Although a scent isn't something I look for in a foundation, it's not unpleasant when putting it on (you can't smell it after it's applied though).
The packaging, although perhaps a little hefty, is beautifully classic. A bottle to be proud of, and the pump is practical and hygenic. Will definitely repurchase, although I do want to try La Mer's treatment foundation next...