Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat Foundation


308 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$


Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG-10, Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Polglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride,, Phenoxyethanol, Caprytyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylgycerin, Fragrance, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isononanoate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

I'm very surprised reading the reviews on this - the only thing I can figure is that A. these are people with bad skin, B. people with oily/acne prone skin.

I have very dry skin and live in super dry Colorado and I LOVE this stuff. It lasts all day. It's an absolutely beautiful finish, just the right amount of coverage, not too heavy or too light. It covers any imperfections/redness but doesn't make you look like you have caked on foundation.

I use two pumps to cover my whole face and that is all you need. A little goes a long way. I LOVE this stuff!!!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 2/26/2013 1:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Beautiful natural/matte finish on my dry skin. I usually buy a dewier foundations but this is sheer enough to layer a bit of liquid highlighter on top of without looking too "made up" for daytime.

Can be built up to fuller coverage, but one pass with a beautyblender is a lot more coverage than I normally wear so I haven't really tried to do a fuller look yet. I thought the lightest color would be too dark for me, but it worked perfectly on my NC10-15 skin.

The best part? It's a matte-ish foundation that doesn't dry me out! No powder needed so no cakiness. Finally, I can wear pretty mattes in winter without being uncomfortable! Worth the price - I fought for years with Chanel Mat Lumiere, and this is around the same price except much kinder to my skin. Texture is thick-ish and pigmented but it's not too scary, much thinner than my HG BB Cream Skin79 Pink.

UPDATE: Took off two lippies because, first of all, this looks AWFUL under fluorescent lighting. In natural light it was perfectly fine, but when I caught a glimpse of myself in the bathroom it looked a bit heavy even though it feels light. I can't stand looking like I have anything on my skin, and since my skin is mostly OK and I'm just using it to cover redness, it's not really a good trade-off. I never even wear foundation all over my face, and I always use a damp sponge to blend, but it still just sucked all the life out of my face.

I'm going to finish off the bottle by mixing it with moisturizer from now on, but I won't repurchase. I should have listened to the reviewer below who said it reminded her of Bourjois Healthy Mix - I had exactly the same problems with that fndt as I have with this one.

UPDATE 2: Found the perfect moisturizer to go underneath this - I apply a thick layer of Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentree underneath, wait a while, apply the foundation and then remove most of the coverage with a Beautyblender and Fix +. It's a process but at least I won't waste this expensive product, and it looks pretty nice and lasts all day.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 2/25/2013 8:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a amazing foundation. It gives my face the most beautiful finish ever. It is extremely light weight and gives my face the glow and radiance it needs. I never seen my skin look so perfect on camera, but this is the product. Doesn't even look like I have foundation on. The texture is liquidy and ultra thin like a watery consistency. I use my real technique buffing brush and it gives the most beautiful finish. This blew my chanel perfection lumiere out of the water. However this does not last long, which is sad. You get 6 hours of wear, and that is on my normal to combination skin. Dry skinned ladies may love this. I will always wear this for a night out as it is just so beautiful. I love the packaging too as it feels so luxurious in a glass bottle instead of cheap plastic crap. I will repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/22/2013 4:42:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I have very combination skin, I'm basically an oil slick down my nose and chin but have flaky skin on my forehead and cheeks and this works across all areas.

It does show up my dry patches but I think this is a problem with my skincare regime and NOT the product, if you look after your skin better than I do, this will work for you.

I'm incredibly pale (lighter than NW15) but slightly yellow toned and B10 suits me perfectly, it doesn't oxidise on my skin either, which is a big bonus.

It's light-medium coverage but it can be built up to more medium-full in my opinion, it layers well and buffs into the skin nicely. I use RT Expert Face Brush, Sigma F80 and the Dior Full Coverage Foundation brush and it applies well with them all and applies well with fingers. It's a very easy foundation to use.

The finish without powdering is a lightly dewy look, it leaves the skin looking really healthy and glowy.

All in all, if you're looking for a fair bit of coverage, an easy foundation to use and something that comes in an excellent range of colours, then this is for you. No it's not cheap (£28), but it's really worth it.

on 2/21/2013 7:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I received two sample bottles of this foundation to try out on my combo oily skin, I'm NC20 with yellow tones and it doesn't half make my skin feel oily still... I do like the sheen to it, It does make my skin glow.. I can still see my blemishes and I can smell the foundation quite a lot through the whole face application.. Which I don't really like, after applying I still feel sticky around my face.. I set it with guerlain meteorites and it feels a bit better, I can still feel it on my skin though, I don't think I'll buy this just yet.. I want to sample it more, it doesn't cover as much as I'd like but I do see how the sheer could be good for some... I think on a good skin day ill give it a go again but for now, oily face with a sticky heavy feeling = no no for me

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

after reading all the rave about this foundation online, i knew i had to get it~ esp it has become some many ppl's HG. so has it lived up its rave? to me, prob not.

to begin with, my skin has changed from dry/combination to normal/dry, so I have little oiliness on my face nowadays. I dun have any active acnes, just a few tiny blemishes from old pimples and sun spots. therefore, i am really just looking for a sheer foundation that evens skin tone and gives me a healthy glow.

first in terms of coverage, many ppl sed it was sheer and doesn't cover much etc. but i find it to be actually quite 'thick' and covers minor redness and imperfections quite well. the texture is definitely thicker than the mac face and body and Chanel vitalumiere foundations, and ysl definitely covers better than these. i only used half a pump with this ysl foundation and i require no conealer after.

the finish is somewhat semi-dewy. it is not a 'glow' as mac face and body and vitalumiere provide, and i find this somehow disappointing. I only purchased this foundation becoz of its beautiful 'model glow', but on my face, it is a bit 'mask-like' (i only applied half a pump) and does not allow my skin to show through. btw ellis fass skin veil foundation provides the most beautiful natural glow.

i find the scent alright, actually quite light and refreshing. the scent goes away quite quick once applied.

the price is kinda steep and the packaging is lovely. its heavy and sturdy, a glass bottle with a beautifully designed gold cap (not cheap plastic material like vitalumiere).

I usually get about 4 - 5 hours of wear out of this. so at the end of the day, my face is a little patchy and all 'glow' gone...however, it doesn't oxidize which is a plus.

the ysl le teint touche eclat is overall a nice foundation, but to me, it really just reminds me of the Bourjois healthy mix serum gel foundation in terms of coverage, texture, scent and finish. and most of all, it lacks the 'glow' that i am ultimately looking for from this foundation.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 2/21/2013 12:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation. I have a slight love hate relationship with this product as I believe it is breaking my skinout... I'm 80% sure it is, I haven't seen any reviews who have said that, so maybe it's just me :/. I'm not sensitive at all so I have no idea what's going on.....anyway, I'll review this product.

I love the dewy glow this gives me. The finish is perfect for my normal to combo. If you have oily skin, this might not be the foundation for you. It's a sheer coverage to medium coverage. I wouldn't say you can layer up this foundation as to many layers= hot oily mess! This foundation does transfer quite a bit, which is the biggest negative, but for the finish I get, I can forgive this slightly annoying flaw.

If you want a light, dewy/ light reflective, sheer coverage foundation, that gives you that j-lo glow.....get this foundation!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/19/2013 4:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have been a fan of YSL make up for quite some time and wear my Touche Eclat every day, so when I found out that YSL were launching this magic pen as a foundation it actually tickled in my tummy :D A YSL sales person helped me find the right shade, and I love the fact that it comes in so many different shades - from the fairest to the darkest! Love, love! The foundation gives a light coverage which shines, so for my skin, which sometimes can breake out + have an oily t-zone, it is not perfect - it needs some help. I have to powder my t-zone + chin (because my face shape is so round) + use another concealer. So, I use this foundation when my skin is pretty clear. I'm fan of this fantastic foundation even if it's a little more work than for instance the YSL Perfect Touch foundation.

on 2/18/2013 11:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Got a deluxe sample of this. Most people love this, but unfortunately I didn't. The application was nice and easy - very spreadable and blendable, but once on the skin, it felt plastic like for me. A thin layer worked well, but once I tried to layer it a 2nd time for additional coverage, the foundation did not adhere well and started to look cakey. In addition, after an hour or so, it made my skin look incredibly oily.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/15/2013 7:49:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I can understand why many women out there do not like this foundation and consider it a waste of money.
I think what the adverts and the SA's fail to inform to the customer is that this foundation is very light, very sheer and definately not suitable for a person looking for medium to full coverage or with either combination or oily skin.

I personally really like this foundation mainly for two reasons: it does not set into my pores or fine lines therefore does not accentuate them and also because the range of shades available is amazing and this has been one of the very few foundations that matches my skin tone to perfection.

I am using the shade BD50 which I think would be suitable for a NC35 with yellow undertones.

I love the finish of this foundation, I only need two pumps of this gel like textured foundation to cover my entire face and it gives my skin a natural glow (not the glitter kind).

The coverage is light-medium so if you are looking for fuller coverage this isnt the foundation for you! It mainly evens out my skin but I do need to use concealer under my eyes.

The staying power of the foundation is not the best, so you will need to set this with powder.
When I want an even fuller coverage with this foundation I set it with my bare minerals foundation and the combination of them gives me the most perfect skin.

I have not experienced any breakouts while using this foundation which is a winner for me because my skin is also sensitive. I noticed that it doesnt clog my pores or make my skin look dull or drained.

So overall very good foundation but not for everyone!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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