First off I should state my skin type is combination to oily, mainly in the t-zone. I bought the YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation years ago when I read all the reviews, but when I first tried it I hated it. I’ve tried it again over the months and have learnt how to work with it to get the best results.
How to apply YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation:
- Primer is a key, even if you have dry skin. I prefer to use Benefit Porefessional or the Innoxa Skin Perfecting Pore Refiner
- I then use a damn Beauty Blender or the Real Techniques Buffing or Expert Face Brush to apply it
- 2 pumps is enough if applying with a brush. You need 3 to 4 pumps when applying with a sponge
- To finish off I must use a setting powder
Below is the foundation applied after primer, with no powder. As you can see there is a lot of luminosity, boarder line looking greasy. Its also a touch too dark for me…
- It costs $78, so it aint cheap!
- Light to medium coverage only buildable to medium coverage
- I would only wear it on good skin days as it provides minimal coverage
- Creates a luminous and dewy finish but beware it can change quickly to looking oily
- Better suited for dry or normal skin types
- The shade range is a bit off. As you can see my shade B70 is too dark for me, I tend to mix it with the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua
- Photographs beautifully
- Make sure to have powder on you to touch up throughout the day
Below is the final look after powdering. The luminosity is still there but toned down a lot so I can wear my makeup all day long.
Even though it does create a beautiful finish it’s not a winner for me. It has terrible staying power on my oily skin and made me look oily as opposed to ‘glowy’ (yes there is a difference). I would recommend this for dry to normal skin gals that prefer a lighter coverage foundation.
As I mentioned above I prefer to mix it with Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua to get the right colour and I also prefer the finish as its less dewy and longer lasting. See below how it looks when mixed together. Click here for a full review of the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation x
**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
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