Literally the most fabulous foundation in the world!
So anyone who knows me, has enjoyed my services or worked with me will tell you that I am religious about what products I use! One of the many things I love about hair and makeup is that there are no rights or wrongs, as long as the end result is fabulous who cares how you got there! If you don’t like it, wipe it off and start again! I would never put a product on someone that I haven’t tried myself and I am by no means a makeup snob. I love a Barry M lip liner and a cheaper alternative eyeshadow (loving my recent body shop buys but more about that another day) will easily last all day as long as you follow 1 of my makeup beliefs, that as long as you have a good quality base everything else will fall into place!
So bearing that in mind there is 1 foundation that I absolutely swear by. Yes, it’s amazing with a primer and setting spray but I have honestly worn it hundreds of times without either and the results are amazing and will last for over the 12 hours that they state. You may need a powder touch up once or maybe twice, depending on your skin, but other than that you can leave home with your lippy and don’t need to worry about anything else makeup wise!
So what is this fabulously amazing game changing foundation I hear you ask? It is Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touché Eclat!
We all know the iconic Touché Eclat gold highlighter pen, if you don’t for goodness sake people, and this foundation version gives the most gorgeous dewy complexion with natural results. I can have very problematic skin at certain points of the month and most of the time I am able to cover blemishes with this foundation and no other concealers needed! 1 pump will do my entire face and jaw line (on a good skin day) and a little does go a very long way. I tend to buy myself a bottle 2/3 times a year and at an RRP of £30.50 Le Teint Touch Eclat is by no mean the most expensive foundation on the market and is really quite good value for money considering the quality and results you consistently get.
1 pump of Le Teint to show the texture and amount needed!
So please don’t recoil in horror but I took some before and after pics the other day whilst ‘putting on my fabulous!’. First of my skin prepped and ready for makeup, second once foundation had been applied and then finally the finished result once all other makeup had been applied. I can tell you it was a very bad skin point of the month with a lot of breakouts on my jaw line and I used 1 and a half pumps that particular day.
Bare skin, cleaned and moisturised but no makeup at all!
Full face or Le Teint Touché Eclat Foundation, colour BR20 in case you are wondering. No additional concealer applied at this stage and no primer used! Sorry its slightly out of focus!
The finished result! My day to day go to look, defined but natural. I added under eye concealer (Obvs) a touch of bronzer to warm the skin, blush for a healthy glow and defined my eyes with brow gel, liquid liner and mascara. This normal routine takes me 10-15 minutes, depending on how much I’m faffing or how late I’m running!
If you don’t believe me go to your nearest YSL counter and ask for a sample/test but I promise you no one who has ever taken this recommendation from me has ever looked back and I’ve even managed to convert several other MUAs (Makeup Artists, you will get used to that term as I blog more) to Le Teint Touché Eclat.
I have a confession. I recently received a freebie sample of another high end foundation which was pretty good. So off I popped to the toy shop, aka Boots, and spent a whopping £45 on this new foundation. It’s not horrible but the coverage wasn’t as good and the texture was heavier, it simple doesn’t come close to Le Teint. I’m halfway down the bottle and this week bought a bottle of Le Teint, I simply can’t live without it!