YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat – Tried & Tested

Hello Ladies,

As soon as I found out that YSL were launching a foundation which offered the same results as the cult Touche Eclat, I knew I had to get my hands on it.  Loyal readers will know I have been searching for the perfect foundation now for a few months and have already tried MAC and Clinique. 

When out shopping I saw that YSL were offering a 7 day trial of their new foundation and I immediately started swatching the samples they had.  They offer three different tones with several shades in each, there is the B range which is Beige, BR which is Beige/Rose and BD which is Yellow/Beige.  I was immediately drawn to the Beige range and the sales assistant advised that B50 is the most popular shade.  I thought this too dark for my skin and opted to sample the B40 (I wear NC 25 in MAC). 

As you can see from the pictures the sample comes in a lovely little box and there is a very generous amount of product in the sample.  Now this is a 7 day trial, but three weeks later, I still have half left and I have been using it daily.  I wanted to really give this product a true trial before reviewing it for you and as such have waited three weeks to do so. 

The formula is light and creamy and the coverage is medium and buildable.  I used my MAC duo fibre brush to apply it and it blends like a dream.  I didn’t notice anything immediately myself, but my mum did, she immediately noted how nice the foundation looked, and after a couple of days of wearing I did look illuminated and radiant.  The foundation is extremely light on the skin, and it does almost feel as though you aren’t wearing any foundation.  I was worried that this would mean that the durability of the product would be poor, but I was completely wrong, this foundation lasts all day whilst I’m at work.  I do use my MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC25 to set it, and it really does last. 

I have been using this product for three weeks now, and I have bought the full sized product as I was so impressed.  Out of all of the foundations I have tried recently, this is definitely the best and I’d therefore recommend it.  The product retails at £28.00.

As for the packaging, I love it.  It’s clean and classic, the bottle is glass and you can see how much product you have used, but even better, the foundation comes with a pump which ensures your foundation stays fresh and germ free which I love.

I have noticed I have had a few spots on my chin recently, and I was concerned it may be from the foundation, but I’ve continued to wear it every day and haven’t seen a breakout anywhere else, so I think it must just be hormones.  Also, this foundation doesn’t impact on my dry skin.

I can’t tell you how pleased I have been with this foundation, and as someone who has used Touche Eclat but never really noticed anything special, I was sceptical.  I’d definitely recommend this to everyone.

Lauren xx



  1. Amy
    July 22, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    I love this foundation too. I've used it everyday since it came out. I was worried at first because it's not oil free so I thought it would make me breakout (all other oil based foundations make me breakout) so far though it's been great. I feel my skin looks so much better with it on too and I've had a lot of compliments. Glad you like it too

  2. Jussara Moura
    July 22, 2012 / 11:54 pm

    Well Be Coming to the blog!
    This basis seems to be wonderful.
    Blogs I like to interact with other countries to learn about new products and new people.
    Do not mind my English .. Using the translator.

  3. July 23, 2012 / 11:02 am

    must give this a try x

  4. Charlotte Louise
    July 23, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    I did a review on this a while ago, i love this stuff! I had the 7 day trial too and I'm off out this week to purchase the full bottle of this stuff! My favourite foundation ever i think!!
    x x


  5. by Lauren Jane
    July 24, 2012 / 7:12 am

    It's great, definitely the best I've tried in a long time x

  6. by Lauren Jane
    July 24, 2012 / 7:13 am

    Yes I think it would Lea! Let me know how it withstands the heat too xx

  7. by Lauren Jane
    July 24, 2012 / 7:13 am

    Thank you x

  8. by Lauren Jane
    July 24, 2012 / 7:14 am

    You really should x

  9. by Lauren Jane
    July 24, 2012 / 7:14 am

    I'm starting to think so too. Seems to last ages as well! X

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