Hey there :)
So I have been meaning to do this review for so long now! Some time ago, I picked up a sample of the new YSL Touche Eclat Foundation from Brown Thomas and I was full of excitement! 20 years ago, YSL released the best-selling Touche Eclat Highlighter Pen and they have finally decided to release a foundation version!
This foundation is available in 22 shades (divided into Rose, Beige + Gold shade groups). This is the first foundation to be made up of a soft focus gel formula instead of the usual opaque powders. Opaque powders are commonly used in foundations to increase coverage but the end result can leave your make up looking like a mask! This foundation promises to give a radiant finish, brighten your complexion and smooth over any imperfections. It also claims to work well with flash photography.
I was matched to the shade BD40 and after using this foundation for some time now, I can safely say I'm very happy! Firstly, I will say that you will achieve light to medium coverage with this foundation. I think you would need quite good skin to pull this off as it doesn't provide enough coverage for blemishes. It feels lovely and weightless on the skin and blends out amazingly well. I definitely found that applying it with my fingers worked best for me and a little certainly goes a long way. It certainly leaves a radiant dewy glow on the skin, so I wouldn't recommend it to those looking for a matt finish. The only not so good thing about this is the wear time. This foundation tends to last roughly 6-8 hours on me before fading.
As you can see, my pregnancy is still causing me to get spots :(
This foundation is readily available at all counters now and retails for £28 or €38 which I think is quite reasonable for a high-end foundation.
What do you guys think?
Stay Beautiful! xoxo