Back in early 2016, YSL reformulated and relaunched the bestselling Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation which I personally liked but I found that it didn’t offer the best longevity as it tended to fade quite quickly throughout the day so I was instantly intrigued by the new formulation. The YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation is described by YSL as being ‘eight hours of beauty sleep in a bottle’ with full coverage and flawless radiance, and is available in a total of 19 different shades. I have also been trialling a sample size of the matching YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer which I’ve been using alongside the foundation.
Our best-selling foundation, Touche Éclat Le Teint now offers even more coverage and staying power while feeling weightless on skin. The magic light-reflecting formula, a signature element in our iconic Touche Éclat concealer pen, provides the ultimate radiance for your complexion.
The packaging of the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation £33.50 is virtually identical apart from the name change and placement on the clear glass bottle, with a gorgeous gold lid and pump. The shade I own is BR10 which is one of the lightest shades, and the shade I used to own in the original formula. BR10 is called ‘Beige Rose’ by YSL which I feel is a fair description as it’s a slightly cool toned shade which matches my undertone perfectly, although it is a touch darker than my natural skin tone but that happened with the original foundation too. To make the shade work for me I like to blend a little onto the back of my hand and blend it with a couple of drops of the NYX Pro White Foundation Mixer to make the shade a little paler which only takes a matter of seconds, but it makes the foundation match me a lot better so it’s very much worth it.
The pigmentation of the YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation is considerably better than the original, but even though it offers decent coverage, it still allows my freckles to show through the foundation and it still feels lightweight on the skin which I love. I absolutely hate it when I can feel my foundation sitting on my skin all day like a mask, but this is nice and lightweight which is surprising considering the coverage it offers. When I pump the foundation onto the back of my hand, I’ve noticed that the new formula is very slightly thicker in terms of consistency, whereas the older formula was a little more runny and I believe this is why the pigmentation is better with the new formula.
My favourite way to apply the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation is with a Beauty Blender as it really makes for a lovely and smooth application, especially with my dry patches and I like that I can choose to build up the coverage should I wish to with an extra layer. I love the way this foundation makes my skin look, as it somehow manages to look natural and skin-like but it does a great job at perfecting my skin for a flawless finish. I’ve tried the foundation over both an hydrating primer and a pore perfecting primer (as well as the Touche Eclat Blur Primer featured below) and it works equally well so I believe it would work well for those with oily skin and those with dry skin like myself.
The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer £29.50 is a blurring and illuminating fluid gel primer which is YSL’s first light infused primer which works to even the look of the skintone, blur the pores and fine lines and help your makeup to last longer. This ‘new generation primer combines an advanced technology’ to create an ideal canvas, and has a transparent gel formula which allows light to diffuse through optimally whilst making visible pores appear reduced, skin texture smoothed and skin luminosity is supposedly boosted. YSL claim that the primer can be worn alone on bare skin or under your makeup for the perfect canvas.
The primer itself really is beautiful as it’s a clear, thick gel with lots of tiny gold flecks suspended within it similar to those within the Guerlain L’Or Primer except there’s chunkier gold pieces within the Guerlain Primer and the pieces within the Touche Eclat Blur Primer are a little more subtle. The gel feels a little silky and slimey on the fingertips like most silicone based primers but it blends into the skin easily without leaving the skin feel slimey and slippery which pleases me as I hate primers that leave my skin feeling slimey and uncomfortable. The primer really is the perfect base for makeup as it leaves my skin feeling and looking very smooth and perfected. I wouldn’t say it blurs my pores/imperfections completely but it does definitely have some blurring benefits and my foundation applies nicely when layered over the top, and I find that the YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation and Touche Eclat Blur Primer really do go hand in hand for a lovely, luminous and radiant finish with great coverage and lasting power. I really need to try more YSL makeup this year as I really love the pieces I already own.
Do you have any YSL makeup recommendations at all? Have you tried this foundation or primer before? Please let me know in the comments below..