My foundation stash has worryinging started to increase, due to the fact I can’t stop buying them –I need to be supervised at all times- After having a YSL craving whilst in London a couple of weeks back, I headed straight for Selfridges, knowing full well that I wasn’t really just stepping into Selfridges in search of some frozen yogurt. One Touche Éclat highlighter, one Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation and an YSL makeover later and I was done.
I’ve already reviewed the aforementioned Touche Éclat highlighter £25 (link here), but I thought a second YSL post was needed as I’ve really been enjoying wearing this foundation. Before I start I just want to say that if you look for a heavy/full coverage foundation then this one is defiantly not for you. Le Teint Touche Éclat is very light, almost classifying as a tinted moisturiser. I find that this foundation gives best results when worked into the skin using my fingers but the Real Techniques Expert face brush works just as well.
Just like the Touche Éclat highlighter, the foundation has a light enhancing formula, which adds a subtitle glow to the high points of the face. (Cheekbones, nose and forehead). As I stated above, this foundation hardly gives any coverage, the perfect foundation for no makeup, makeup days. But at £30.50 it is on the pricey side of things, but if you want to start embracing your natural complexion this foundation will be perfect for you, it gives a “my skin but better” coverage, with some serious glow.
The shade range that YSL have to offer is impressive; there is literally something for everyone. They have split their shades into three categories, Golden Beige (warm tone), Rosy Beige (Cool tone) and Beige (Neutral). There is a total of 22 shades altogether, which range from the palest rose complexions to the deepest golden skin tones. I have the shade BR20, making me fall into the Rosy Beige category.
I will be sporting this foundation nearly all summer, as I tend to go for lighter coverage foundations when the weather starts to heat up a little bit.
Next on my foundation hit list is Nars Sheer Glow and Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet.