Yves Saint Laurent • Teint Touche Eclat Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
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...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am loving this foundation so far. For the past year and a half - 2 years, I've been on a serious Asian BB creams kick, trying practically every single one under the sun (I am Asian, btw). Every time a new foundation for American/European brands was released, I just wasn't interested because I adore (still do!) my BB creams so much. However, I just had to try this when I heard about it because I love my Touche Eclat highlighter pen so much.
First things first - the packaging is GORGE. So luxurious and pretty - the only downside is that it is heavier than many other foundations you'll find because of the gold and glass encasing the product. The smell is really nice - I actually really like it, it's a nice scent that I personally don't think is too overpowering, and the scent goes away within 1 hour of application.
The FINISH of this foundation is just beautiful - unlike my beloved BB creams, the color I was matched with, B30 - has more yellow undertones rather than the pink/beige/gray that you get with traditional Asian BB creams, and looks much more like my actual skin - almost like I have nothing on. It really does reflect light and makes skin look glowy, pretty, and so illuminated - like I'm lit from within. I also find that when I do a side-by-side comparison with this YSL foundation and either BB creams or mineral powder that the YSL's finish just looks the best.
The FEEL of this product is great, too. One of the first things that I look for in any foundation is how it feels on my face - and this is one of the most weightless I've ever experienced. Feels like I have nothing on, and when I touch my skin it doesn't feel like I have something caked on either; this really lets my skin breathe. No breakouts for my skin, too!
Now to the downside - and why I took off a lippie for my review - the staying power. The YSL foundation, is, unfortunately, one of the worst in staying power and keeping away shine. I have combination skin and can get pretty oily in the T-zone, esp. the nose. I find myself reaching for blotting sheets around 2x more than with BB creams/mineral powder. I haven't experienced any complete melting away of the YSL by the end of the day, but you can definitely tell that areas of my skin are peeking through.
Also, I wouldn't recommend this foundation for anyone with real problem skin or a lot of blemishes to cover up. I have pretty good skin normally except for every once in a while getting tiny breakouts or maybe 1 cystic pimple, so I like foundations with a light-medium coverage. This foundation is really more about the finish and feel rather than actual coverage, so I personally would only rec this to women who have pretty good skin normally.
With all that being said, my opinion is that I like the finish and feel of this product enough to concede the oil-control side. I just do a touch-up in the middle of the day to combat that, but again, I personally don't feel like I lose too much for what I gain with the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am a Black woman. I always use MAC Studio Fix. But I notice that I was breaking out, and the formula was heavy. So heavy that I would mix with my face moisturizer to create a teint. When I saw the YSL makeup ad.. I saw a beautiful black girl. Her face looked flawless and natural. I went to Sephora to try it. I tried the B80. It matched my skin. It's very light weight and made my skin look so smooth , flawless & natural. I couldn't stop looking at my self. I looked HOTT , lol. In any event, the foundation is pretty pricey. However, the bottle is a large size. So, I have a lot of product. I got a sample. I tried it the next day. My blush went on smoother. My face wasn't very shiny. The finish is semi- matte. I set the foundation with MAC Mineralizer. I am in Love. I purchased the next day. I can't upload a picture because I am using my iPad and I can't upload a picture. I will this week. It's worth the money. I got compliments and I feel like I have nothing on my skin. Perfecto!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It all started with a youtube video. I was watching FleurDeForce's vid on the Touche Eclat foundation that had just been launched then and I got all googly-eyes. Now, I am a sucker for anything illuminating, as I have very dry skin. This foundation is illuminating but not shimmery or glittery, which is perfect. So when Sephora finally got it in stock, I asked for a sample right away. The SA gave me a very generous sample in a little pot and I wore some the next day. It feels so comfortable on my dry skin and under my eyes. This is a biggie for me. It is light to medium coverage, and I have good skin, so i really don't need a lot of coverage. It gives my skin a glow, which I love, and is in no way cakey. Ever. I do have to blot my T-zone mid-day, but i do that anyway since all i wear are glowy foundations. This foundation lasts a good bit on me, I would say 7 or more hours, but I think my drier skin helps that out. The only thing i would like is if it was a bit cheaper in price, because $55 is quite a bit to pay for a foundation..but I must say, for the amount you get and how much I love it, to me it would be worth sticking a little $ back to get another bottle (yes, i bought a bottle of it, but I am still using the sample right now) when i get low.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
So beautiful when it goes on, but such a dissapointment just hours later. AND the colors are all really pink IMO. I am NW20 so I do need a cool color, but this is overboard. But the worst thing about this is that it just disintegrates on your face after three hours tops.
Mind you I used HourGlass primer and Skindivinia m/u setting spray and still it absolutely had to be reapplied, not just touched up, by noon time. There is a nice light reflective quality to this, but it reminds me, though not as good, as UD Naked. Naked lasts a bit longer and has better colors and is a bit more light reflecting, though neither cover up very much if that is a concern. Ah, too bad.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
First of all I would like to say that I am a foundation addict, from Clinque to Chanel to Mac to highstreet brands, you name them, I have got it all. But I have got to say I'm deeply disappointed with YSL. After holding the beautifully designed container in my little hands, I was so excited to hold the fabulous new makeup craze but this was not the case as it left my skin looking far more oily than it normally is. I understand that I have only had it for less than a week and should try different beauty routines to see what best works with that foundation but I can say so far I am not impressed.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely love the application and finish of this foundation! On me it is more medium coverage so I use it sparingly on nose, cheeks and chin to keep it light. I have a few red spots to cover up but rarely any blemishes. BR30 is a perfect match for my cool, light skin tone (MUFE pink porcelain, NW20). On the downside, I am very oily so powder is a must and I still ended up pretty shiny after a few hours. Now the other shoe drops . . . after 3 days of wearing Touch Eclat foundation I ended up with several blemishes on my chin and one my cheek, a definite reaction to one of the ingredients. I had hoped this would be an HG but I'll have to go back to my old faithful MUFE face and body. Dang.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have bought this but am doing a review based on the tester I have so will come back to do a full review later.
First off i was surprised that i got a fairly close colour match as being of Indian origin I have quite yellow undertones & find American brands have my colour rather than the Parisien (Lancome!)
It is fine on my face but as with most foundations, the colour can look a little ashy on the chin& above the lip. To counteract this I either buy two colours or lightly dip my powder brush in my powder & bronzer and apply to this area.
First off this foundation is a step up from TMs, and the total opposite to Chanels Perfection Lumiere which I hated as it was too dry & cakey - i think they are two ends of the foundation spectrum.
If you are hoping this foundation will cover amrks & blemishes it wont. YSL say its been formulated without any opaque powders& which means its not suitable for oily, marked or shiny skin.
So far I have personally liked it. I will reserve judgement for when i have had a chance to wear it for a full day going out. Im not sure as yet but I dont think it is long lasting &will def need a primer.
When I do a full review I'll also state the best method of how I got the best natural coverage - fingers or brush.
On a side note I was matched to BD60 - BB Warm Natural/Honey MAC NC43.
also i was surprised at the cost of this £28 as most of the new foundatons coming out esp the french ones are £36. Thugh £28 is the higher end of my budget for foundatons if I really liked it (wouldnt spend more than £30)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I went to the YSL counter to buy my usual Perfect Touch foundation in No.4. But I got tempted by this new product, and decided to give it a go. I really wish I hadn't because Perfect Touch is perfect for me.
In terms of coverage, this foundation is a medium, covering any red patches and evening out the skin tone beautifully. You are left with a lovely glow to your skin which looks healthy and slightly dewy.
Unfortunately this foundation is absolutely NOT for greasy/combination skin! Omg so disappointed, after about an hour and a half there is no foundation left on my forehead and after a few hours it only remains on my cheeks. Primer helps but doesn't make it last that much longer. I don't do setting with powder, I hate the way powder looks on me, plus it would totally cover up the glow this product gives, making the whole thing pretty pointless.
Overall, lovely foundation but better for dry/normal skin. I should have stuck to what I know. If you want the same glowy sheen but with WAY more longevity, go for the Perfect Touch. (Which I love and will never cheat on again).