I know I've been promising to do this post for ages but now the long awaited foundation has officially released, I decided it's time to get on with it.
So the foundation is priced at £28 which personally is less than even this frugal person was expecting. Considering the original Touche Eclat is £25, the foundation only costs £3 more but hey I'm not complaining!
|Darn those pesky missing bottles!|
|Pictures provided by my lovely cousin who was impressed enough to buy! As you can see the foundation comes complete with its own pump.|
What they say...
Twenty years after the launch of the iconic Touche Éclat, Yves Saint Laurent adopts a leading edge technology that transposes the magic of this legendary highlighter into a foundation to achieve the same illuminating result for the entire face. Yves Saint Laurent introduces LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT. A bold, unique formula to target shadowy areas and define contours. A magic light infused within a weightless fluid. A texture that has no mask-like effect. A formula free of opaque powders that evens the complexion and erases imperfections, enhancing the face’s natural features.
The foundation comes in 22 shades I believe with colours ranging from 10 to 90 within 3 different undertones.
- B = Beige i.e. neutral
- BR = Beige Rose i.e. pink undertones
- BD = Beige Dore i.e. golden/warmer undertones which is what I am.
|Professional screen capture|
What I have to say...Before the foundation released for sale, YSL counters across the nation (I make it sound like an epidemic) were handing out little 7 day samples and this is what I will be basing my review on. I was originally matched with BD60 which turned out too dark once I got home so I went back for the lighter BD50 shade. Upon first application BD50 seems way too light but then it completely blends in.
I like my foundations extremely light (in texture, not colour. That is not a good look) with a really dewy finish. My Holy Grail foundation till date has been the MAC face & body which in my eyes is tinted water. It gives hardly any coverage so I put lots of concealer underneath but I love the glowy effect. As you can imagine I was very excited when I heard YSL were releasing this foundation as it seems to be right up my street and after testing it out I'm glad to say I was right. It gives the dewy result I want, however, unlike the Touche Eclat concealer/highlighter (which I have never been tempted by due to it's lack of coverage/purpose IMO) the foundation had more coverage than I was expecting. I'm not talking EL double wear/MAC studio fix here but definitely more than I was expecting.
I like it. I really like it. I was almost tempted to buy it had it not been for the masses of foundations I already own that never get used! Having said that I still haven't decided whether I prefer this or the MAC face & body. Maybe if I ever decide I'll get up a comparison post for you?
Did you ladies get a sample? What do you think?
Till next time...Toodles! :)