YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation review

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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 product. One, 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.

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.

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

Wearing YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint foundation in the shade BD30. Natural light.

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).

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.

Where to find & shop the foundation?

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint foundation 54$
*YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation £35

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.

How to: Makeup for round eyes

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It’s always easier to do eyeshadow right, when you know your eyeshape. Different tricks work for different eye shapes! I have tutorials for deep set, hooded, downturned and protruding eyes

Today I’m talking about round eyes. Round eyes are gorgeous. They appear very big and open and usually there’s quite a bit of lid space. It’s totally fine to emphasize the roundness of the eye, but balancing the shape by pulling the shadow to the side works too. It elongates the eye and balances the shape – making the eye appear more almond shaped.

How to: makeup for round eyeshape

Here you can see the shape that I’m going for. You can also see that the lid in some poses also appears slightly hooded. However, the main feature of the eye is that it’s round and big. You should always take the main feature of your eye and work based on that.

My model in this post is my friend Linda, whose makeup I did for this post. If you have atopic skin, you might want to check out the post!

Makeup for big round eyes

  1. Prime the eye. Start shading the crease and outer corner with a warm orange shade and blend well. Don’t pull the eyeshadow too high, but just enough, so that some of it shows when the eye is open. Leave the lid bare (for glitter!).
  2. Slowly deepen that color by choosing a darker color than the one you used before. The darkest color is dark brown and that should be concentrated only on the outer corner and outer part of the lid, to get that elongated eye effect.
  3. Finally add glitter glue and press glitter on the lid. If you don’t have glitter, a shimmery eyeshadow will also look gorgeous applied on top of a glitter glue.
  4. Line the eye with a black pencil and add mascara. Done.

makeup for big round eyes

I also found these old photos of a makeup I did on Linda. In them I have left the lid bare and elongated the eye by creating a wing in the outer corner. It really shows the eyeshadow shape for round eyes well! I will do a tutorial for this look soon.

cool undertone

PRODUCTS

Eyes

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Eden
*Morphe 3502 palette
*Beautyglazed Glitter palette (or *Smashit Glitter Palette)
*NYX glitter glue

Makeup brushes I use

*Coastal Scent brush set (great price-quality-ratio)
*Zoeva brushes (my favorite brush brand)

Face

This year I’m working on getting tutorials for all the different eyeshapes on this site, stay tuned! Follow my blog on Facebook, Bloglovin, Instagram or Twitter.

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