YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat – The Next Generation of Foundation

I have waited patiently to write about the latest offering from YSL, Le Teint Touche Eclat. The blogosphere went nuts and there were new reviews everyday. It was important to me to really test this foundation out before I write about it.

I have been using Le Teint Touche Eclat everyday for the last month. Before I give my review, I think it’s necessary for you to understand why this is such a big deal.

Every girl in the world knows about the infamous ‘gold pen’ – Touche Eclat, probably the most iconic product in the 00’s. I think at one point, the claim was, one was sold every second (powerful and genius marketing).

My first experience with the Touche Eclat was when I was 16, I was watching some Spice Girls documentary and watched how the make up artist transformed Geri Halliwell’s tired eyes. The next day, I hunted the product down and used it religously for around 8 years, (until I needed to conceal my dark circles not illuminate them).

The new YSL foundation (Le Teint Touche Eclat) is a new type of foundation, it is a light gel type formula which gives skin an illuminating effect, same principe as the Touche Eclat.

There are 22 shades for all skin colours, I am not certain the man on the YSL counter in Selfridges, Birmingham matched me up correctly (the worst YSL counter I have ever visited and usually avoid but I desperately wanted to try this foundation). He insisted he matched my colour and took the cotton bud out of my hand when I attempted to swatch the colours myself!

So, the colour I have is not a perfect match, when this bottle runs out (which it doesn’t seem to be moving at all) I will try to find my exact match..MYSELF.

My review

Le Teint Touche Eclat is a lovely light fluid which glides on effortlessly, disappearing into my skin instantly. This coverage is perfect for me, I’d say this is a touch more than tinted moisturiser coverage. If you want more coverage, then you could try layering and use the YSL foundation brush (which feels and looks lovely).

I must say, when using this, I felt like I was using Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, they are SO similar.

I have ‘normal’ (HATE this skin type word) skin, not oily, not dry. So this foundation was perfect for me. However, I’m not sure how someone with oily skin would get on with it. During my hormonal days when my skin was a little bit oily, I noticed I looked shiny (not glowing/illuminating) by the end of a work day.

As my review is mixed, I’ve done a score sheet to help you make up your mind about trying this out, because it costs £28, I wouldn’t want to be responsible for someone buying it and then being disappointed based on my review.

Coverage: 9/10 (perfect for me because I like light coverage)

Staying power: 7/10 (this will last you during work hours but may not last if you want to go for drink after work)

Packaging: 9/10 (will look very nice on your dressing table)

Value for money: 7/10

Would I buy again? YES, definitely.

Have you tried Le Teint Touche Eclat? What are your thoughts?

F A R R A H  T E L L S . . . 


4 thoughts on “YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat – The Next Generation of Foundation

  1. How does the coverage compare to mac face and body foundation? I love that and find its the only thing that works for my skin as I have use 2 ‘coats’ and make it a bit thicker if needed but for a normal day I just use a 5p size blob and that works for me. Don’t like anything too think as it makes me feel itchy for some reason. Would be interested to know how they compare, really want to have some key makeup pieces ready for November that I know I’ll be able to trust on the big day xxx

  2. Hey Vick,
    I think MAC’s F&B is water based, so you’ll defo get better wear. I’d stick to that for your big day if that’s what your skin tolerates and if it suits you. You can also use it on your neck, decolletage.


    1. OOOOOps, they are now! That was weird. P.S I love this foundation!! It makes me want to throw away all my others!! x

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