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Lets talk about foundation. I have been using Clarins Extra Comfort for literally months and sadly, I can now see the bottom of the jar. So what’s a girl to do? Try a new foundation of course!

The new foundation in question is YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat. As far as I know this has been out quite awhile but I’m only getting around to trying it now. I started using it almost two weeks ago and it’s been on my face most days.
Here are my findings;

It’s an incredibly luxurious formula, with an incredible silky soft feel. It’s one of those ones that makes you go ‘ooh!’ when you first slap it on. Know what I mean? Applying it in the mornings always feels like a bit of treat!

It’s quite a runny foundation, so I find that fingers or a stippling brush work best for application (for reference: the Real Techniques stippling brush in particular is outstanding for this).
In terms of coverage I would say it provides a solid medium that’s buildable and it leaves a very soft focus, dewy finish on the skin. When it comes to lasting power it’s pretty damn impressive too – I’ve never had to touch up during the day, not once. Not even with lots of to-ing and fro-ing between freezing cold offices and the slightly humid outdoors.

But best of all, it doesn’t sink into pores and fine lines and it doesn’t have an overpowering smell! Hallelujah. To demonstrate the non-sinking into pores and beautiful finish, I give you this semi close up shot of my mug once I had applied it. As an aside, there will never be closer shots than this people. Imagine the horror!

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

Don’t zoom in for the love of god.

Also, in terms of downsides to all this amazingness, there is only one – the pump cap. You have to hold the bottle on its side when pumping it out or else it dribbles around the cap and makes a mess. I think this is down to the runny formula.

So there we have it. Are you using this foundation? I would imagine some of you are as it’s been available for some time now. Let me know what you think!

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  • Reply Millie Whittaker

    Sounds good to me – zoomed in you still looked lovely x

    February 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Oh Millie, zooming is never a good idea! Haha 🙂 Thanks for commenting xx

      February 6, 2014 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Ruqaiya

    You look gorgeous with this foundation 🙂

    February 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Thank you! Just reading your post about Revlon Super Lustrous lippies… may have to investigate the Revlon stand in Boots!

      February 6, 2014 at 8:04 am
  • Reply myownprivatenonsense

    I have been using it for a while and I really agree with you. I last used it for my best friend’s wedding and I look wonderful in the photos:)

    February 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Haha! Brilliant comment 🙂

      February 6, 2014 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Laura Põldma

    Well after you and Laura both raved about the Clarins Extra Comfort that is on top of my list next time im at the mall.

    Do you like this one better thou?

    February 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply Laura Carlson

      oh how weird that my maiden name somehow came up.. im confused where it got there..

      February 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm
    • Reply Simone

      I would say I like them equally to be honest. The Clarins one is full coverage and YSL is medium so it just depends what you want 🙂 xx

      February 6, 2014 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Nicki

    I was so close to buying this and was lucky enough to get a small sample from the YSL stand. I tried it at home and found that it made any dry patches on my face a lot more obvious. Such a shame because apart from that I loved the finish.

    Nicki x

    February 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply fizz

    After reading your thoughts on the Clarins foundation I’m really keen to try it. If you like YSL touche eclat I would definitely recommend the youth liberator foundation. I love it, it’s looks fabulous when on the skin.

    February 11, 2014 at 2:04 am
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