YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat

Thursday, 24 May 2012

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
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  1. 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


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

  3. 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.

  4. OMG - so excited to try this!!!

  5. So excited to try this!

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


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

  8. 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

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


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

    Gem x

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


  12. Oh, excited to give this a try! x

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

  14. your skin looks flawless!

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

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

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

  18. This sounds fab looks lovely on you!

  19. The formulation sounds brilliant ! xx


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


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

  22. I've put the date in my diary! :)

  23. 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 :)


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