I’m in look for a new go to/everyday foundation as my current foundation just isn’t cutting it anymore. I have combination skin so finding the perfect foundation is almost impossible to find. It’s either too matte & dry or too dewy and doesn’t stay on. I can’t win.I came across the YXL Touche Eclat foundation in boots. They’re currently doing a free 7 day sample of their foundations so I advise going to a YSL counter to get colour matched and pick up some free goodies. Therefore you can try this product out for yourself before spending £32. I also picked up a sample of their Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur primer, which I am defiantly going to buy and review – so keep an eye out!
This product ranges in 22 shades which is music to my ears! I always buy a shade darker than my face as my body is darker, so although I was colour matched, I didn’t go along with the recommended. Everyone has been colour matched in store and walked out looking really pale, so I’ve learnt to trust my own instinct. I am spending my own hard owned money after all, so I’d like any mistake I purchases to be my own fault. I am shade BD60 in this foundation.
The packaging is very classy (gold and glass) and looks pretty and it comes with a pump which is a plus. The outer packaging is also really pretty and sleek.
I like the finish this foundation has. It covers most imperfections, doesn’t feel heavy and looks amazing on the skin. Defiantly gives you that inner glow. It’s a very watery substance, but more creamy than the NARS Luminous Foundation. Considering the formula of this product is very watery, the coverage is very good. It doesn’t make your pores look massive like some watery foundations I’ve tried.
My first positive is that it applies like a dream! I apply this foundation with a brush because a beauty blender sucks up too much of the product- even if it’s damp. I do use my beauty blender afterwards to push any remaining product into my skin.
This foundation NEEDS a primer and a setting spray. Setting powder is personal preference as you may like the natural glow the foundation gives but the one problem I had with this product is the fact it doesn’t stay on. After a long day at work I look as if I’m not wearing any make up.Once I apply my concealer, contour etc. it helps, but if you wear foundation alone then I’m not sure how it would work. My primer also helps with this problem but it doesn’t solve the problem. It doesn’t last 8 hours as it claims, although problem aside, this product is 5 stars.
My first impressions on this foundation from the first week of wearing are good. This foundation is so pretty and it was worth every pound of my money. Prettiest formula in a foundation I’ve ever come across, if only it stayed on!
Have you tried YSL Touche Eclat foundation? Comment below and let me know what you thought of it!