BEAUTY: New in YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

Monday, 16 May 2016

YSL TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNDATION REVIEW
 
As previously metioned in my April’s best bits blog post, I hosted a makeup masterclass with fellow blogger Lorna in collaboration with House of Fraser. We were both very taken with the products used by Immy from YSL that we ended up spending a good portion of our afternoon after the event browsing the counter, swatching and testing various products from the brand. During the masterclass a variety of different products were used on my face but there were two in particular that I was really impressed with. Today’s post I will be focusing on one of those products, their Touche Eclat foundation.
Having only dabbled in the brand via their lipsticks I was very exciting to try their foundation. Having never tried any of their base products before and not really reading too much about them, I literally was going in blind. I didn’t have someone elses opinions already in my mind from reading their blog or watching a youtube video. The masterclass was time for me to form my own opinion of the product, and it was love from the moment it was applied to my skin to be honest! First things first,  the touche ├ęclat foundation comes in a very large shade range (22 to be precise), which is a great because I love brands that offer a nice diverse range of different shades for everyone.  The consistency of the YSL Touche Eclat foundation is very fluid, which at first is a bit scary when you pump it onto the back of your hand is it may run a bit. However this works well given that you hardly need to use any. One pump of the stuff is more than enough to cover my entire face. Because its so liquidy (?) it blends beautifully into my skin with minimal amount of effort required.
YSL  has reformulated this foundation since its initial release back in 2012. It now contains ingredients similar to those in the Touche Eclat pens, helping to improve your overall appearance, ensuring your skin looks less tired and more brighter and awake. There are light diffusing properties within the foundation that help combat this, so after my base was applied I was left with a flawless glowy base, without feeling like I really had any makeup on, its that light on the skin you can barely feel it!
With its beautiful glass packaging and its £32.50 price tag, it is indeed a luxury product  which I will admit looks beautiful sitting upon my dressing table! But I do think the price is worth it, especially considering that I know I won’t be using it up quickly. Unlike other foundations I have tried without a pump, you can control the amount  of product you use easily, and like I said you could possibly even get away with using half a pump of the foundation to cover your entire face! YSL are happy to give out samples of this foundation if you go along to the counter. I would recommend doing this because you will be able to get colour matched correctly. When spending over £30 on a foundation you want to make sure you get the right colour for your skin. The sample is a generous size which may even last you 7 days. I actually got a sample from Immy on the day, but then about 15 mins after she handed it to me, I just decided to go ahead and buy the full sized bottle too! That tiny sample lasted a week before I needed to use the real deal, So it’s worth getting one to try out before you buy as you know you can get a few uses from it before deciding if you want to make the splurge or not.

Have you tried this foundation before? Maybe you’ve used something else from the brand? Let me know in the comments.
Much Love,

27 comments:

  1. Love your page looks great!! Did you do it yourself?

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  2. I really love the way this foundation sits on my skin but I find it breaks me out something horrendous! :( I sold mine cos I just couldnt use it xx

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  3. I have been wearing the YSL touche ├ęclat ever since I first started wearing makeup as a teen, but I have to say, I have never tried the foundation. It does sound incredible though, so I might pick up a sample when I next hit the YSL counter.

    - Elodie x

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  4. I love the look of these foundations but I've not had the courage to take the plunge on something so expensive, though thinking about it foundation lasts for so long, so it's not that expensive in theory (yes, this is me talking myself into buying some haha)

    Corinne x

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  5. I havent tried this foundation through fear I would absolutely love it too much x

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  6. I have never tried the foundation, like you I own a lipstick from the brand currently and that's it. You don't hear a lot of people talking about it x

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  7. I have never tried this foundation, it is expensive (well it is for me), but I do think you get what you pay for x

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  8. I have to admit I've not tried YSL Touch Eclat foundation but it is one I've been meaning to try. I should definitely save the pennies up for it. x

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  9. This foundation looks really nice but it's a little out of my budget. But then if the product is good and lasts long it may outlive the cheaper brands I guess.

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  10. I have tried their corrector concealer and that is brilliant but no never tried their foundation. I have not been able to find the right product :/

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  11. I've never tried YSL but would love to in the future. I will definitely get myself some samples for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I have never tried YSL foundation because I think it's too expensive but I do like a thin consistency. My Urban foundation runs when I pump it on my hand, I don't like a thick consistency so I think I would like this

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  13. so many people have raved about this foundation and I have to admit I have it on my wish list x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  14. oooof what a hefty price tag, I have not tried this foundation before but I hardly wear makeup so no surprise there.

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  15. What a good tip to get a sample before committing to buying at £32.50 - I would be THAT person to spend the money and get the colour wrong! Am i hopeless for not realising that Touche Eclat did other products than just concealer?

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  16. This sounds like a great foundation. I'd definitely try out a sample to make sure it works for me!

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  17. It's so good to know that you think it's worth the price - I get so annoyed when I buy luxury products and they are rubbish!

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  18. I have a sample of this foundation and I absolutely love it! I need to get the full size soon x

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  19. I have been meaning to give this foundation another go some time. In the past my skin has been very oily which meant that this foundation definitley wasn't for me. However, Recently my skin has become really dry and dehydrated so I guess the Touche eclat sounds amazing for it right now!

    Great review, Have a lovely day! ♥

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  20. I love YSL's concealer so I'd be up for giving their foundation a go too. If it blends well that's a yes from me :)

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  21. I've been meaning to try this. Glad to hear a little goes a long way and that it sits well ;-)

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  22. I've not heard of this brand but I am looking for the perfect foundation and this sounds like a good one.

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  23. I have tried this before (popped in to see a beauty consultant because my skin was crazy!) but it was a bit heavy on my skin. I don't really wear a lot of foundation. not that I'm complaining at all! I love all of their products for bb creams and primers etc xx

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  24. I haven't tried any of this range, but my daughter loves it. I need to go and get my shade matched up! x

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  25. Oh, Leanne! You are such an enabler... I totally need to buy this on your recommendation now. It sounds like such a beautiful foundation and like one I would love! xx

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  26. Love YSL! I've never tried the foundation but a big touche eclat fan

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  27. I am using it at this moment for a day make-up. It's a lovely and light foundation, I just wish it offered a bit more coverage

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