Review: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation

Hello beauties,

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.

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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…

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Overall Thoughts:

  • 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.

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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

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**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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