Tuesday, 24 July 2012

ysl le teint touche éclat foundation.

truth be told, i've only been embracing foundations with dewier finishes since last year. when i was 15, my mum (probably out of pity due to my slightly oily, crap skin) let me buy my first foundation: mac's studio fix fluid. lots of coverage, photographs like a dream, slightly heavy - but extremely mattifying. i'm now in my 20s, and although my skin is now radically different, i still swear by it. i guess i wasn't willing to stray away from the matte look i was always so used to. however, what managed to really steer me off course is this new ysl le teint touche éclat foundation. i won't really go into the whole 'it took years and years to develop' stuff as frankly - i couldn't really care less. 

firstly, i am extremely impressed with the wide colour selection. i always have a really hard time getting matched to foundations as they hardly cater for my beige self but the make-up artist was really helpful and got it spot on. for the first time ever, i am super duper pleased with the shade i've been matched to. i should also point out that the bottles look a lot darker than the foundations inside them, so don't turn up and pick a shade based on the bottle.

secondly, i love the finish. it feels so light on the skin, is extremely blendable and has a nice smell (unlike other foundations which smell gross, here's looking at you mac) - meaning that applying it is very easy. i also assumed that, due to its illuminating finish, it would be incredibly sheer and that i'd have to put my concealers into overdrive... but it does a totally awesome job of covering my blemishes with one pump, meaning that a little goes a long way. however, the only thing it does not cover completely is the dark circles around my eyes .

thirdly, lasting power. i have dry skin overall, but foundation can often disappear from my t-zone throughout the day. this really does last, and that is the major difference between high street and high end brands for me. i honestly love this foundation, and at £28, i think it's an absolute steal. i honestly cannot bring myself to use my other foundations at the moment! i really do love it. oh ysl, you're so bloody fit and i love you.

face: no 7 beautiful skin day cream, sephora smoothing primer, ysl le teint touche éclat foundation (bd40), collection lasting perfection concealer (#2), clinique airbrush concealer (03 light), mac mineralize skinfinish (medium plus).
eyes: urban decay primer potion, nars bronzer (laguna), maybelline gel liner, mac studio fix lash, mac eyebrow pencil (stud), the body shop brow & lash gel.
cheeks: nars bronzer (laguna), nars multiple (portofino), nars blush (orgasm), nars highlighter (albatross).
lips: 17 (bon bon).

ps - feeling really fat and miserable.


  1. "oh ysl, you're so bloody fit" pahaha! I love how you're funny in your blog posts!
    I am on the search for a new foundation because my current couple are crap and I want to find one that matches my skin before starting uni! I think I need to go for something where I can get it matched by a makeup artist!

    .. But on another note, I nominated you for a Liebster award because I really love your blog! (and the name, which is quite frankly fabulous!)
    Go check it out! :)http://rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/liebster-blog-award.html

    Rahael xxx

  2. Great review! What shade do you wear in MAC? I'm an NC25/30. Do you think BD40 will match?

  3. Hey there!
    Been following your blog for a while now and was wondering if you have ever done a skin care or eyebrows routine post? Your skin always looks so flawless and your eyebrows well groomed - I'd love to know if you have any tips and tricks to keeping them both flawless-looking! Thanks :)

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