4/15/2013

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation in BR 20

I used to be one of those people who, when I found a lovely foundation, would save it purely for special occasions. I have no idea what I used to do daily but these days, I am much more willing to break out any product during the day! I think it might have been YSL's  Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation that convinced me that I should use all my nicer products more often.

I'm sure everyone has heard of the foundation YSL developed to match their Touche Éclat, but if not: It's available in 22 shades, with different tones for the different colours, to match undertones. It's also developed without talc & other ingredients to prevent it from settling in fine lines & give a luminous finish.

 The packaging is beautiful too - Glass & gold.

Does it live up to the hype? Well I definitely think so! I would say that it's a very buildable foundation, so it can be applied sheerly, then the addition of another layer gives more coverage, without any cakiness. It is quite a 'glowy' base but doesn't make me look oily. I do always use powder though!

The shade matching can be a bit hit & miss. The first two times I was matched up, the MUA's suggested I go for BR 30. Seeing as I had presumed I'd just be the lightest shade, I was not a fan of that! But Beige Rose 20 is lovely on me, & corresponds with my pink undertones. The YSL counters are quite nice about giving shade samples though!

You can see my skintone has evened out & redness & spots have been covered.

The one drawback is lasting power. I have applied it on its own, & it only lasted about 5 hours. It also completely faded on my spots! With primer, powder & concealer though, it does last me the day. However if I want to stay out longer, it can handle an extra layer which is handy.

No make up, & just foundation.
I apply it sheerly over my face, then apply extra to my cheeks & my chin (where breakouts appear)

Application seems to work well with a flat foundation brush. At first, I used my Real Technique's Expert Face Brush, which required a pump & a half, but I've swapped to my NIMA duo-fibre - amazingly, I can use one pump for two layers on my face! That, is what you call a miracle.

As I said, the YSL counters can give you a 7 day sample, if you're interested in trying it out. It's the standard 30ml, & costs about €38.

Do you keep your 'nice' products for special events or use them daily?

Chloe x

P.S. Can you BELIEVE that I took these photos at 8PM? Praise the joys of longer evenings & having a sunny back garden.

24 comments:

  1. I normally use one "Nice" Product for daily use and then go all out for the special events, Love this foundation, im BD20

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    1. I tend to do that with primer, concealer, etc but I don't mind using my 'good' products!

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  2. The price is far too high for something that doesn't last. It makes your skin look perfect but mine is very temperamental

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    1. My skin is fairly dry so once I have primer, my skin does let foundation last but it's still one that I don't use on a bad skin day!

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  3. I tried this but wasn't overly impressed!
    I use my nicer products everyday, I think its a waste otherwise! :)

    Zara
    x

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    1. I think it was really hyped up so everyone expected a lot! I agree, especially with something that doesn't have a long life! x

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  4. This looks lovely on you even though it didn't work that well on my skin!

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    1. Thank you! i think it's definitely one you have to try before you buy x

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  5. This looks lovely on you! The shade is perfect for you as we'll.youve definitely made me want to buy it now!keep hearing such good things about this foundation.great review lovely xxx

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    1. The shades are really good! Definitely try it out :) xxx

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  6. Looks like it covers really well. Defo be giving it a go.

    I really like your blog. Now following you on GFC.
    Would mean a lot if you could check out my blog too :) Who knows, maybe even follow if you like it? =D

    Looking forward to your next post! xx

    http://beautytricks1.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's so good for layering! Thank you, I definitely will :) xx

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  7. Hooray for light and sunshine! That looks fantastic on you Chloe, good to hear you're not saving it 'for good' xo

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    1. So excited for the sun! Thanks Emma xx

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  8. You look super pretty with it on! I still save my "good" products for occasions....bit silly when you think about it cause it means I buy more cheap products cause I run out of them faster and don't use up the better ones...

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I do it with stuff like primers & skincare but otherwise I tend to be afraid it'll go off before I've used it!

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  9. Looks like a really nice foundation :)


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I keep reading this because I'm sad I left my bottle in Dublin. I miss it so much :'(

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    1. I'M SORRY. I don't want to make you sad. You now have a reason to look forward to returning to Dublin though (other than PLR)

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  11. i wanna try this foundation but need to use up some on the go first hehe!

    p.s cremecup doesn't look great on me either.... try hue tho. it's sooo good xx

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    1. I know, I really want to try another foundation but know I should use one up first! I definitely will check out Hue! xx

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  12. What type of skin do you have? I do really want to try this but worried it won't be right for me. Love your blog! Following!

    I'm over at barbieandpie.blogspot.com

    Xxx

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    1. I have quite dry skin, but it does get oily on my nose & it never causes e trouble - I first saw lots of reviews from oily-skinned people so thought it wouldn't work for me but it does! Thank you xx

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