Flawless Beginnings: YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

Oooooooh.

YSL is ushering in the coming Autmun/Winter season with a foundation that will give its more expensive counterparts a serious run for their money. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation boasts a luxurious feel and finish, and stands alone as the seasons best full coverage formula.
I’m not kidding about the coverage.
This bottle is allegedly one ounce. I swear I don’t know how these companies measure their foundations, because that bottle looks like it holds a lot more than an ounce of foundation. I have the color in Beige 70, but I suspect this has a lot to do with  my Summer tan. By winter, I will likely be Beige d’Or 60. I’ll have to test it to be sure.
But that brings me to the other thing that makes this foundation stand out: the color selection. There is a Beige Series, a Beige Rose Series, and a Beige d’ Or series (gold). LOVE that. There are two shades darker than Beige 60… and a whole slew of shades lighter than this. It looks like YSL really invested in working to cover the color spectrum.
One pump dispenses a LOT of product. You can easily cover the entire face (with maybe some left over) on one pump.
It spreads thick and creamy, like DiorSkin NUDE or Guerlain Paurue Aqua
I had way too much product here. Just that one pump was too much for my little swatch area.
But look what happens when I fully blend it out (I ended up covering my entire forearm to disperse the product). The coverage is FULL. And I was worried that such full coverage would mean a heavy ‘feeling’ on the face, but that’s not the case. It blends out, dries down to a demi matte finish, and sets beautifully. If you’re going to use this during the summer, you might want to keep it for nighttime makeup. It’s totally full. But it’s going to work WONDERFULLY for the Autumn and Winter months.
I’m going to test/swatch Beige d’ Or 60 and see if that’s a better match for my ever changing skin tone. If not, this will definitely work.
You can find out more about YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation HERE.
*pr sample
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10 comments

  1. I had swore others had said the coverage on this was very sheer? I'm so excited to hear you say it is more full. I can't wait to try this!

  2. Oh it's not even REMOTELY sheer. OMG. It's totally full. I'm going to mess around with it and see if I can sheer it out. That one pump pushed out so much product that I even tried a swipe on one side of my face. Total coverage.

  3. I've been so curious about this- can't wait to find my proper shade!

  4. There are plenty of shades (and undertones) to choose from. I love that so much. I can't wait to road test this foundation. So far, I'm totally impressed.

  5. shontay07108 says:

    I was so excited for this foundation, but I found out it has bismuth oxychloride. I absolutely cannot use any face products with that in it. So sad about it.

  6. Okay, I just googled it. Sensitive skin and acne prone need not apply, eh? Whoooo I hope it works for me.

  7. ahhhsoNeo says:

    I tried a sample of the B80, but it was a little too dark. The SAKS rep thought BD70 would be a better match, but alas, they had not received that shade – hate it when stores don't carry all the available shades! I really like this foundation, and find that you can sheer it out a lot, more like a medium-buildable finish. Have fun playing with it.

  8. Thanks for the tip! I did sheer it out a bit… I got it down to a medium coverage. Because this has a luminous semi-matte finish, I feel that this is a foundation best suited to night and cold weather wear. It sets beautifully and leaves a flawless finish. It makes you look very 'done.' If it's too sheer, it loses all of it's luminous properties. I think I'll leave the sheer finishes to the tinted moisturizer.

  9. Nisha says:

    Hi Shahada. I was wondering if you managed to try this foundation in BD60 after all. Did you find a difference in terms of colour? Or did it seem to match your skin? I’d mentioned before that we seem to have similar skintones and mine changes really easily too. So foundation matching is a pain. Getting samples is a massive chore here too, esp in the big dept stores.

    • Hi Nisha. Yes, I did end up trying 60 but it only works when I’m paler in the cooler months. 70 works for me just fine, if I blend it out with a little Chanel Blanc fluid (so you can technically bring it up to 60 when you lose color in Autumn/Winter). I’d say that instead of getting two different foundations, it’s better to just use a ‘corrector’ to adjust the color.

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