YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation review

ysl touche eclat le teint foundation review



If you want a glowy foundation with a good coverage and a very lightweight feel – Yves Saint Laurent’s *Touche Eclat Le Teint foundation might just be the right foundation for you.

YSL Touche Eclat foundation is definitely a classic, which I just had to test out myself. I have a thing for foundations and more often or not I opt for the more expensive ones. I think Touche Eclat foundation is reasonable priced though and worth the money.

ysl touche eclat le teint foundation review

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation

It’s said on YSL’s site that this foundation is radiant and full-coverage. I was bit surprised to read that, because at first I would have said it’s medium coverage. However, it does actually have an amazing coverage. It’s just so thin and lightweight, you don’t even realize it. It covers well without looking like a mask. It leaves a beautiful radiant finish, which helps to make it look more natural.

Now since it’s not a totally matte foundation, it’s not more long lasting than, say, Double Wear foundation. It still lasts really well on my skin and it wears off nicely. I’m quite glowy at the end of the day, but my skin still looks nice and even. It lasts better if I set the foundation with a powder though, which I rarely do nowadays, even though I have some oiliness on my skin. I just like the finish this foundation leaves on my skin, I don’t want to add any more product to it. Or am I just lazy and leave the powder out therefore? Who knows.

ysl touche eclat le teint foundation

Touche Eclat Le Teint is easily blendable and I recommend using a damp beautyblender to apply it, as always. As said, the coverage is very nice even with one layer. You can build it up a bit too, but I just use a concealer where needed (acne and dark circles).

Before & after with YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint BD30. I used it for this gold tutorial. Photos taken in softbox -light.

How the shades go in YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint foundation 

B – neutral
BD – beige dore (yellow undertone)
BR – beige radiant (pink undertone)
The number indicates the darkness of the shade.

So my shade BD30 is yellow undertone and the third lightest shade. The numbers go all the way to 70 in Beige Dore shades.

I use the shade BD 30, which is considered a golden light color. It’s quite yellow (I could have probably picked a color from the B (neutral) range), but since I’m more on on the warm side when it comes to undertones, I can use this shade. In summer it’s probably the perfect match for me. And to be honest, I feel like yellow foundations give my skin the much needed warmth, since it’s winter and I’m starting to remind one of Dracula’s victims.

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Shop Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation

*YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint foundation 54$  Sephora

I would recommend this foundation to normal and combination skin. If you’re oily, you can probably use it too, but you need to powder it well. If you have dry skin, you have better luck with *YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow foundation. Actually, it might just work amazingly for you. I let my sister, who has extremely dry skin, test both of these and she couldn’t make Touche Eclat work, but the All-In-One Glow worked perfectly. I know it’s hard to find good foundations for dry skin, so hopefully this tip will help you out.


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  1. Laura

    Oon unohtanut kysyä.. Ennenkö otit bruksismiin botoxia,niin reagoiko sun silmät siihen yölliseen puremiseen/kasvojen jumeihin? Olivatko siis usein esim. turvonneet tai omituiset?
    T. Eräs asiasta jatkuvasti kärsivä

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Hei, en oo kyllä huomannut, että ois vaikuttanut silmiin.

  2. Mervi

    “Suomalaiselle iholle hyviä sävyvaihtoehtoja ovat B10, B20 ja B30.”

    Perusvaaleille suomalaisille hyviä sävyvaihtoehtoja siis, eivätkä kyseiset sävyt sovi tummemmille suomalaisille. 🙂 Olisi jo korkea aika päästä eroon jo siitä käsityksestä että kaikki suomalaiset ovat vaaleita.

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Hei, hyvä kun kommentoit, ihan totta! Korjasin nyt tuon kohdan. 🙂

  3. Samanta

    My favorite foundation ever! I’m in the shade B10 but I recently tried BR10 and it works well too. This is definitely the best foundation I ever tried and I’ve tried so many! It’s so lightweight but diffuses light so beautifully on the skin, it never looks cakey, it doesn’t crease into my fine lines as much, I use a tiny amount of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrushed Flawless Filter pressed powder under my eyes and my base is done for the whole day! It feels moisturizing and it’s like you’re not wearing any foundation at all. Amazing product! My holy grail. <3

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      That’s amazing that you’ve found your match <3 Thanks for sharing!


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