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January 14, 2014

Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation Review

Yesterday on my Facebook Page I listed a few products and asked which I people would like to see reviewed. The result was unanimous and here I am with the winning post, talking about the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation. 
If you're a regular reader of Born to Buy, you will have seen the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation in a variety of posts over the last six(ish) months after featuring it in my Parisian Beauty Haul. Since then this has become one of my most reached for foundations.

The Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation is a very thin foundation, something I don't normally gravitate towards. It is thin in consistency, meaning you don't need a lot to cover the face. The coverage of this foundation is light to medium and the finish is really natural. It also builds nicely. I apply a thin layer all over my face with a Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush from Abbamart and then pat extra product over my cheeks or anywhere else that I feel needs additional coverage. This method works really well for me and I've never had issues with it becoming cakey.

As someone who's always been a fan of full coverage foundations, I was so shocked that I fell in love with the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation as much as I have. Whilst the coverage is light to medium, it evens out skintone really nicely and provides a super natural finish. 

The Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation has a somewhat satin finish to it. As someone with combination/oily skin, I always set it with my bareMinerals SPFT 15 Matte Foundation. This combination keeps my make up looking natural all days and requires very little touch up. I reserve this foundation for cooler days as I do find it's not so durable on the hottest of days, purely as my skin produces too much oil. If you have normal to dry skin, I think you'll really like this product. If your skin is any oilier than mine (though I don't know how you'll really judge that), I'm not sure if this foundation is for you. 

I know the packaging of a product shouldn't influence your opinion of a product but, hey, what's not to like about this bottle? From the glass bottle to the glass accents and the pump (yes, a beloved pump), this foundation has all the characteristics of a truly luxurious product. 

I don't have any real equivalent in my 'drugstore' foundation stash though I think the Rimmel Match Perfection has a similar formula but is higher in coverage. I think the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation is a great standalone product in the beauty industry and I highly recommend people get a sample.

Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation? What did you think? 


  1. Sounds wonderful, I might get one of these once my YSL Serum foundation has finished :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. sound so lovely! and the packaging is to die for, like you said haha! xx


  3. I have the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation and I really like it! I hope I like this one too!

  4. Sounds lovely :) berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xxx

  5. Wow sounds great am yet to try a high end foundation ..

  6. Great review - I love this foundation xx

    Jasmine Cara


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