Tried & Tested: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation

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I’m sure I speak for many women in saying that the search for the perfect foundation can be a nightmare. For years, I wasted money on products that would just not work for my combination skin - matte foundations highlighted dry patches, while ones with a dewy finish made my face uncontrollably shiny. As a huge fan of YSL’s makeup range, when they launched a foundation to partner their infamous Touche Éclat highlighting pen, I simply had to try it out for myself.

The YSL Teint Touche Éclat foundation claims to be illuminating and weightless, targeting shadowy areas and highlighting contours of the face. Unlike many other foundations, it contains no opaque powders, allowing for buildable coverage without becoming discoloured or cakey. A particular advantage of this foundation is its vast range of shades - it offers 9 progressively darker shades (10-90), and each of these is available in BR (cool rose undertones), BD (warm gold undertones) or B (beige undertones). This makes for an impressive shade selection which is sure to include a perfect match for all skin tones.

First and foremost, the luxurious gold packaging of this product make it a real eye-pleaser in my makeup bag - YSL never fail to deliver with stunning designs, do they? With regards to the actual product, I really wanted to love it, and I was certainly not disappointed. Applied with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, the foundation blends seamlessly into the skin to achieve a gorgeously healthy-looking and radiant complexion. While it is buildable up to about a medium coverage, the finish of the foundation remains natural-looking, so a little concealer is needed to cover any blemishes. Once this has been done, however, I don’t feel the need to apply highlighting products as I would with other foundations, as my skin is already perfectly glowing and illuminated. Overall, this product is most definitely my go-to high-end foundation, particularly for the winter months when my skin can feel a little dull and tired.

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