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Written on Monday, November 13, 2017
Cons: no coverage, no mattifying effect, oily sheen


Well, I have to confess and say that I hate writing negative reviews. I always want to share with you my opinion about good products and must-haves but at the same time I think I can stop you from wasting your money if I write a negative review and you read it.

My choice of cosmetic products is rather impulsive and not always rational. I don’t usually expect something extraordinary from any product. I just go to a shop with great desire to buy something new and try it out. I also prefer not to stick to any high-end or mass market products as there are great ones released by both. I have products that cost $100 and $1 and there’s no addiction. But still, in general I guess that a good foundation product can’t cost $1 and I usually opt for the high-ends there. Yet, not all the time indeed.


Well, this product by YSL I bought because it was 50% discounted and I couldn’t pass by this bargain. So, I grabbed it for $28 and was so happy with it! Smile

Product description:

The magic light of Touche Éclat in the 1st radiance awakening foundation by YSL Beauty. More fatigue-defying and better flawless coverage than ever.

Enriched with the stimulating power of Ruscus Extract, the anti-fatigue formula energizes skin by stimulating micro-circulation and targeting dullness to instantly improve skin brightness and luminosity. Vitamin E protects against free radicals. Formulated with SPF 22 to provide sun protection, it leaves a weightless finish while offering eight hours of a refreshed, radiant look.

8 hours of beauty sleep in a drop. A bestselling foundation, now in an advanced formula, that reduces the look of fatigue and creates flawless medium coverage.

About my skin

It is of combination type. In summer it’s oily and in winter it’s dehydrated yet oily in my T-zone. But in general, I can’t say that it’s problematic or acne prone. It also hardly ever flakes.

Buying this foundation, I was hoping to get a good coverage to camouflage minor skin blemishes and even out the discoloration. Yet I didn’t want the product to be visible on my face or look like a mask. Plus, I was also hooked on the promises of the radiant and glowing with a healthy finish.

Well, the color selection was huge-16 shades- which is so great as you can choose not only the shade but also undertones of you skin color.

I opted for the B20, which was one of the fairest and since I wanted a foundation for winter season, I thought that one would be great. I was so wrong, but I’ll tell about it a little bit later.

The bottle with the product looks good and expensive. It’s made of heavy glass and of good quality. Well, all in all this is a high end product and all the high-ends must look expensive and beautiful.

But actually, I don’t think that glass bottles are the most convenient in use. They aren’t travel-friendly and usually there’s a lot on the product left on the inner sides when it’s almost used up and it’s completely impossible to take out. But honestly, most of my favorite foundations are usually packed in glass bottles.


The pump is great and it works well.

Texture-wise the product is thick yet not very thick. In the photo below you can see that it is runny. When I was swatching and testing the product at the store, I absolutely fell in love with its consistency and texture.

My experience with the YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation.

The product seems to be thick yet once blended out there’s no thickness and coverage at all. As for the shade, it is adjustable, but not to my skin color but for the light. When it’s sunny, the product looks too yellow and when it’s cold the product looks dull and dim.

I don’t know which photo I should attach as in different pictures it looks differently.

When I blend the product on my face, I can see that it can’t do anything with discoloration or minor blemishes. It gives just no coverage.


And this is the saddest part of my review. The photos with the product on look awful. At first I didn’t even want to attach them but I need to show you the truth. Look at it yourself.

My nose a couple of hours of wearing this foundation looks like this. The pores are clogged, there’s an oily sheen and I didn’t actually expect such a result from a high-end product.

Moreover, all the blemishes are accentuated and visible.

Well the product looks disastrous on my face. My skin becomes very oily with it on and a couple of hours of wearing there’s only one desire by me - wash this product off, as I can’t stand and feel it on my face. I tried to apply it over a face primer, as well as without it but nothing helped. Nothing will ever save this product from being shitty.

Well, this was my negative review of the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation. Save your money and buy some other foundation. But don't buy this one.

Thanks for reading my post Smile

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Roxy-sty doesn't recommend Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE TEINT Foundation

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