I go through stages of being obsessed with different products. One moment I need every kind of mascara, then it’s lip stains and now it’s foundation….has been for a while now. I’ve always been on the hunt for the perfect foundation which obviously means buying numerous brands and trying out lots of different ones. We all do it don’t we?
One I have wanted to try since it was released was the YSL Touché Éclat foundation. The mother to the very much loved Touché Éclat concealer. I was having one of those “Every single foundation I own doesn’t match me properly” so I set off to my local Debenhams. I went with the intention of buying the Chanel Perfection Lumiére foundation but after being ignored by the assistant for about 5 minutes, I gave up and went to YSL instead, and I’m so glad I did.
I have both the foundation and concealer in the Touché Éclat line and I do really enjoy using both. The packaging for this foundation is just elegant and sleek. I love the clear round bottle with gold lettering and lid. The brands logo on the top of the lid is a lovely touch as well.
Now lust worthy packaging aside, is this foundation any good? It’s described as an illuminating foundation that offers dimensional radiance with weightless perfection and also SPF 19…odd amount, they couldn’t just do one more notch of SPF? But nevertheless, it’s better than nothing.
The YSL assistant was trying to convince me that BD30 was my perfect shade but I went for BD20 and I’m so glad I did as it is a perfect match for my skin tone. I bought it before summertime so it will be fine in the winter but it still matches perfectly now even with a little bit of colour.
Formula wise, this baby blends like a dream with the Zoeva Silk Finish brush, it leaves a gorgeous dewy finish on the skin that illuminates the high points of my face. My cheekbones always have a gorgeous sheen in the light when I wear this. My skin tone is also a lot more even and just looks like my skin but better. I never have a blemish-free face but this foundation looks as though it’s my natural skin and it does indeed feel weightless. I would say that it’s a buildable light/medium coverage. When I wear this, I always have my Clinique Redness Primer on underneath but it covers any remaining redness or dark spots. It doesn’t sink into my dry patches or laugh lines, it sits really well on the skin. I say it’s buildable as sometimes I prefer more coverage, so if I have applied a layer and I feel I want a higher coverage, I will wait 10 minutes and then apply another layer and it still sits really well on the skin. For oily skin, I would say just remember that it is quite dewy and may not be up your street but for dry skin, it’s lovely.
Wear time for me is about 8 hours which is amazing. I find that it doesn’t slip or slide and also, it doesn’t appear patchy by the end of the day. I love this foundation and it’s top of my list at the moment. There’s something about foundations that just makes me want to keep looking, I adore this one and I’m so impressed with the dewy, natural finish and longevity but it won’t stop me from trying more, YSL Youth Liberator foundation, I’m looking at you.
I hope you have your waterproof eyeliner on as 30ml of product will set you back an eye-watering price of £30.50. The good thing though is that a little goes a long way and 1.5 pumps is enough for my entire face.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts on it?