Touche Eclat Illuminating Concealer has reached the ultimate cult product status. So it is only fitting that Yves Saint Laurent Beaute decided to come out with Le Teint Touche Eclat (Illuminating Foundation). It is currently available from various outlets for $55.00. I purchased mine from www.barneys.com with free shipping. I have to say one thing. I love it. It is wonderful. Okay, that is two things!
I purchased this foundation blind after hearing about the color selection. I got B10 (Beige). It is the perfect color for me, lightest neutral. It does have sunscreen, SPF19 (Octinoxate 7%). I applied the foundation with my trusty Beautyblender sponge because I get the best coverage that way. I think a foundation brush would do a great job too, but it would waste a lot of the product because you really don’t need that much. Hands might be ideal since it is so concentrated. I did apply over sunscreen. As you can see from the swatch above, you really don’t need very much to get good coverage. It is fairly thick and goes on quite nicely.
Immediately I noticed that the coverage was even and not matte but very nicely perfect. There wasn’t any shine but I did feel the need to apply powder (MAC Invisible Set).
Throughout the day I checked my face to see how the foundation was doing. Usually I would notice some shine on my nose, around the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. I have to say this: there wasn’t any. It stayed perfect throughout the day!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it. As I mentioned, the coverage wasn’t matte but definitely illuminated, slightly pearly. My face had an ethereal glow to it. Did I mention that I love this foundation? I didn’t even want to swatch it because I didn’t want to waste a drop!!! I also think it is a good value when you consider that Touche Eclat is $40. If you want to purchase high end product, this is a great way to go. However, go to a counter if you can. I hope this review is helpful!