YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat

Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation in B10 Beige*

20 years after the launch of the famous Touche Éclat highlighting concealer, YSL have created the Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation. It’s probably one of the most exciting launches of 2012 and I know it’s going to be talked about A LOT. The Touche Éclat is pretty much a cult product although I’m actually not a fan (shock, horror!). I’ve always found it too sheer and I don’t love the scent. So I was really interested to try the foundation and I was sent a couple of samples to try. 

Lets start with the main points on this foundation. It’s going to be launched on 28th June exclusively to Selfridges and Brown Thomas and then nationwide from 9th July. It’s £28 and is available in 22 shades which are split into three groups; rose, beige and gold. 

The most exciting thing about this foundation is that for the first time YSL are using a soft focus gel in the foundation rather than an opaque powder. Opaque powders are often used in foundations, but tend to mask the skin and cause discolouration, especially on darker skin tones. The gel is supposed to form a translucent film on the skin to smooth out any imperfections without masking the skin.  The aim was to create a foundation that had the same brightening and illuminating qualities of the Touche Éclat. 

I used the shade B10 (the lightest from the beige group), which was slightly too light for me but still works once it’s blended in. It’s a different texture to any of my other foundations, but I really like it. I tried applying it with my hands and with a brush and preferred using a brush. I found that it really sunk into my skin as soon as I applied it, so I had to use more product than I usually do. It appears to be quite sheer but once it’s applied all over it gives a flawless finish. It’s extremely light-weight and feels lovely on the skin. I was very happy to notice that it has a much nicer scent than the Touche Éclat too. It definitely gave a luminous effect to the skin and really brightened up my whole complexion. 

From what I’ve seen in photos the bottle is very elegant with a gold lid. They’ve also created a £26 foundation brush specifically to use with this foundation. 

It normally takes a few weeks for me to decide if I love a foundation or not but I wanted to tell you my initial thoughts. So far I really like it!

Are you excited for the launch of this foundation? Are you a fan of the Touche Éclat? 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01521669580557507907 Florence

    I love the idea of this and can’t wait to try it! I love any radiance boosting foundation and from the pictures I’ve seen of the bottles they look gorgeous too x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04803515261703919000 BeautyBecca

    I love the idea of this foundation, but not sure it would compliment my oily skin :/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05663409161884634651 wonderfulyou

    Ahh Lily i’ve been awaiting a blog post on this from you! :) you look lovely.
    I absolutely love Touche Eclat & i’m so excited to get my hands on the foundation.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12611989660282945019 Alex

    OMG – so excited to try this!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11896571154630034671 Samanthas Secret

    Can’t wait for it to be out xx
    Samantha’s Secret

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04103030492884413474 Amy

    So excited to try this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05324987116749099706 Abby

    I literally cannot wait for this foundation to come out! It sounds perfect :) xx


  • Anonymous

    Cannot wait to try this!
    Would you say it has more of a dewy or satin finish to the skin?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06643349519586337867 Becky

    I can’t believe it took them so long to come out with the Touche Eclat foundation to compliment the famous original! I cant wait to get my hands on some of this. Its pretty pricey so I am hoping that I can grab a sample at some point before splurging.


    Beckys Makeup

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07505649816755269546 tillls

    Massive fan of the YSL Touche Eclat range, very excited for this to be released! Tilly xox


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10632478526845567929 Gem

    This looks and sounds fab! I can’t wait to get my hands on some!!!

    Gem x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14010423901647723097 Emily

    Your skin does look really flawless but natural and glowing in this picture.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05398526408356097632 Laura

    Oh, excited to give this a try! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05890725660275759777 harrietbambridge

    i can’t wait to get my hands on it when it comes out! the special brush sounds really interesting too xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13785446352110543273 Merrybelly

    your skin looks flawless!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07594192030035675016 Musing on Beauty

    I’m scared the scent will be too strong, as with many YSL products :(

  • http://www.makeup4all.com/ Marina(Makeup4all)

    Thanks for this review. I AM a huge fan of Touche Eclat and can’t wait to try the foundation.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10780087420061017957 Tattooed Tealady

    Is it strange I find sample sized bottles of foundation really cute? xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00375834545970653488 chlo witty

    looks stunning on the skin!

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

  • http://smokeyeyesmua.wordpress.com/ smokeyeyesmua

    This sounds fab looks lovely on you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10889799973027429079 ButterflEyes

    The formulation sounds brilliant ! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17753720547233137763 AspirationsOfGlam

    Ooo this sounds really interesting.
    Im sure your right…this will be big in the beauty bloggers world!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06706721973079935793 pinkyliciousvita

    m super excited for this as i love touche eclat illuminator!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07608231564578266997 dreamer

    I’ve put the date in my diary! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06295648848666108611 HSK

    This looks really nice :) I’m most interested in the new technology they’ve used as a base for this foundation and am excited to see how that wears on the skin :)