Review: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation*

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As you know, I am a big lover of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, it is my favourite beauty brand of all time. When I first discovered the brand I fell instantly in love, and have since bought & received products by this French beauty powerhouse. On Killer Fashion I have reviewed many products in the past few years, but nothing excites me more than reviewing a new formula of an already-loved product, and that’s where today’s blog post comes in.Touche_Eclat_Le_Teint_Visual_DP

Product: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation

At the beginning of this year in January, YSL Beauté announced their newly formulated Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation, after four years of its original release. Following the success of their best-selling foundation, the team at YSL created an updated version that promises even more coverage and staying power while still having that weightless feeling on the skin. It delivers flawless coverage of 8 hours’ sleep that lasts all day with its magic formula, for a radiant & dewy glow. Named one of the Top 10 foundations by Cosmopolitan & Marie Claire, Le Teint is also the favourite choice of top model Edie Campbell, and is available in 22 shades to suit all skin tones. Available to buy online at Yves Saint Laurent Beauty UK & Brown Thomas, and in stores at Arnotts, Brown Thomas, selected Boots and Debenhams at €42/£32.50

YSL €42 - Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation

YSL €42 – Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation

Verdict: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation – 5/5

When I first attended the preview for the foundation with renowned European YSL makeup artist Fred Letailleur, I was more than excited as my favourite foundation had been revamped, and with YSL it’s always for the better. I really love this foundation, as it suits my complexion & skin type and leaves me feeling like I’m hardly wearing any makeup base. The fluidity of the new Touche Éclat Le Teint is as great as the previous, which makes it very easy to blend and gives great coverage. One pump is all that I’ve needed to use for a full natural look, though I’ll add a small pump more for fuller coverage. I do use a foundation buffer brush (Blank Canvas F20) and have also tested the new YSL Y-reservoir foundation brush that caters specifically to this foundation, though it is also possible to spread with your fingers but I do advise against sponges with this product. The foundation gives a smooth and radiant finish with great colour, it is also less dewy than the previous, which I find is much better and more appealing. It instantly covers up my sleepy bags, and evens out my complexion without going over the top – you can still see my freckles yay! I will say, though I only use one pump for my makeup look, if you prefer a fuller coverage and use more of the product, you’ll most likely go through the bottle more quickly because this is much more fluid than before. (My first Touche Éclat Le Teint lasted over a year, using only one pump per use.) The current shade I use is BD25, though I mix it with a little of BD50 to give a more natural tan colour, and find that it blends beautifully and matches the rest of my skin colour. The range of foundation shades available is also impressive; I have friends of different skin colours and without fail there is a shade for each of them. The foundation genuinely stays on all day long, without ‘melting’ and is so lightweight, I sometimes forget I’m wearing makeup! So, I hope I have convinced you that this is still the best foundation I’ve used and though it costs a little more, I can easily say that Killer Fashion recommends Touche Éclat Le Teint!

Nirina xx

Images © Nirina Plunkett, Yves Saint Lauret Beauté

*Note: I did receive this product from PR companies, however this review & opinion are 100% my own.

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