Last Sunday the #bbloggers chat was focused around foundation which led me to realise I was yet to properly feature one of my all time favourites on my blog! YSL Touche Éclat Foundation made it's way into my makeup collection last Christmas after wanting it for months. I took a while to decide if I definitely wanted this product mostly because the price is crazy but also because I actually got a few samples in different shades to see if it suited my skin etc! I was originally matched BR10 which is the palest shade but because it was rose toned I wasn't a fan of the colour, I didn't want to be adding pink tones to my skin, I wanted a shade that was more neutral. The shade I have is B10, the palest from the 'beige' family - this foundation comes in 22 different shades & in 3 different categories, B is 'natural beige', BR is 'Beige Rose' & BD is 'Golden Beige', there is definitely a shade for everyone!
The foundation was formulated with the same technology as the YSL Touche Éclat Highlighting pen to achieve the same illuminating result for the entire face. It enhances the complexion by brightening shadowy areas & defining contours with the light infused formula whilst erasing imperfections & providing even coverage. The formula is weightless, it doesn't feel like you are wearing anything on your skin which is a great benefit as I hate the feeling of wearing a thick mask of foundation. The finish of the foundation is natural, it's silky soft to apply & leaves my skin looking the best it's ever been - a bold statement to make but it really does improve the look of my skin a noticeable amount. When I'm having a dull skin day I always reach for this foundation to brighten my complexion & to create a healthy glow. The product doesn't cling to any dry skin patches or imperfections, as it's a thin consistency it glides over & doesn't draw attention unlike other foundations do. My skin is left feeling really smooth & even, it's a perfect base for me to work with & other face products such as blusher blend nicely on top. I absolutely adore the packaging, the glass bottle & gold lid really make it feel like the luxury that it is! It's such a lovely product it's an absolute joy to use, it applies well with both makeup brushes & fingers & provides enough coverage without being over the top & heavy. I don't use much powder as I like the dewy effect it has on my skin, a light dusting is all I need. I'd like to pick up the YSL Touche Éclat pen next for days that I don't use the foundation so I can still achieve glowing, healthy looking skin.