YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

The much anticipated Le Teint Touche Eclat has hit counters…after years and years (20 to be precise) of YSL Touche Eclat being an absolute classic and must-have in many a make-up bag. Personally I’m a bit fan of the original Touche Eclat and it’s been a constant in my make-up bag since I was a teen and first discovered it.

So with this in mind I was very excited for the launch of this new foundation version of the under eye brightener. It’s available in an impressive 22 shades – broken into three groups: Beige Rose, Beige and Beige Dore so there’s a huge range to find something to suit your skin-tone.


I went for shade BR20 – in the Beige Rose ‘family’ of shades and this is ideal for my skin tone as long as I’m not using fake tan. Texture wise, this foundation is light but buildable – so you can achieve the finish and coverage you want. I personally prefer light to medium coverage to use my Real Techniques buffing brush and apply a fairly light layer, focusing on my t-zone which is where I do need a little more coverage.

It leaves skin looking healthy, with a glow that’s visible, but not on the greasy side. It lasts well  – I tend to need a slight touch up around my nose where it gets a bit shiny by early afternoon but it does last well. The foundation contains a ‘soft focus gel’ to ensure it has a weightless finish – I’d definitely say this makes an amazing difference to how it sits in find lines over the day. I find that some foundations might look great in the morning, but as the day progresses the area around my eyes starts to look drier and drier – making fine lines more noticeable.

Overall my view is that this is a great all-rounder foundation that works well if you want a flawless finish with a gentle glow, but don’t want to be too matte or too shiny. I’d perhaps be a little wary if you have really oily skin as it might not have as good a staying power.

Launching nationwide 9th July (RRP £28)

PR sample.



  1. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 / 10:05 am

    Hi hun. Dying to try it out. where did u get the sample from?

  2. July 9, 2012 / 10:07 am

    I sooo want this but I’ve seen people say it isn’t very good for oily skin. I need a good foundation for oily skin, help me!! xxxx

    • Anonymous
      July 18, 2012 / 12:40 am

      Im an artist for YSL in San Francisco. My name is Soni and let me tell you that this foundation is actually really good even in oily skin. Its a light to medium coverage ( very light weight) and natural looking. The key in case you are oily , is using prior to the foundation the Top Secrets pore refiner primer from YSL , and a Hydrating gel moisturizer for your skin type. You will notice that the oil is in absolut control. After u apply the corrector in the inner part iof your eyes and then illuminate with Touche Eclat , you will realize that your skin had got such amazing improvement that in reality yopu are not needing that much foundation , so start using it right on the cheeks area and expand it with a foundation brush ( Highly recommended to use the Armani cosmetics one) and then expand it , until the shade that fits you better blends in your skin. Then do the loose powder from YSL. Is amazing!!! its kinda sheer but applied with brush will keep a moist non-oily and natural looking complexion…. Try it…. and if u feel u need some extra help Call me …. 415-438-5266

  3. July 9, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    That counts me out then – my skin is really oily – I still use studio fix or a tinted moisturiser (Sephora at the moment)

    Samantha x

  4. July 9, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    I tried it out and I wasn’t that keen – I prefer a matte finish and it reminds me of one of my Chanel foundations that I’m not that fond of.

  5. Sami
    July 9, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Reallly excited to try this foundation! I’ve heard loads of good reviews on it

  6. July 9, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    I’m quite intrigued by this as I love Touche Éclat but I also love my Bobbi Brown Skin foundation which sounds really similar just without the glow.


    July 10, 2012 / 2:33 am

    Sounds promising, thanks for the great review! I’m a little wary on if it will be enough coverage for me, but you can bet your a** I will be getting a sample as soon as it comes out in the U.S.!!

  8. Anonymous
    September 7, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Lovely texture and beautiful finish but unfortunately there is something in the ingredients that really upsets my eyes ! – makes them hot and bloodshot within about 10 minutes. I bought a full size bottle so rather upset.

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