YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation

It’s been 20 years since YSL first released their best-selling Touche Éclat highlighting pen, and this Summer YSL are finally launching the perfect accompaniment to it with their new Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation* and I’m happy to report that it’s been my foundation of choice this week!

Available in 22 shades, split into rose, beige and gold colour groups the unique property of the Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation is that for the first time a unique soft focus gel formula makes up the foundation which contains no opaque powders. Opaque powders are often used in foundations to make up the coverage but can lead to the skin appearing mask-like and can look ashy and discoloured especially on darker skintones. The aims of this foundation is similar to that of the Touche Éclat highlighting pen – to brighten the complexion, draw radiance to the skin and provide a transparent layer to smooth out any flaws or imperfections.

After using a sample of the shade B30 all week I’m happy to report back with good words about this foundation. Firstly the colour match is great, it feels light on the skin and blends like a dream. I’ve tried applying it with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush but I actually think I prefer using my fingers. You don’t need a lot either, a little goes a long way. Now lets get a few thing straight – you are going to get a medium coverage at best with this foundation, it evens out the skin but it doesn’t add too much coverage. And secondly it’s no way near a matte formula – this gives a beautiful radiance to the skin, a slight glow, not too greasy but very natural looking. As I’m preferring a much lighter coverage and natural finish recently this foundation ticks all those boxes. The only area in which this foundation falls a little flat for me and the Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation still reigns supreme, is in terms of longevity. After 6 hours or so the Le Teint Teint Touche Éclat does need a bit of touching up, especially around my nose and chin where I get slightly greasier. This can sorted with a light dusting of powder but is perhaps something to keep in mind for oiler skinned gals.

This week I tended to pair the Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation with the By Terry Touchy Veloutee Concealer in a medley of French face makeup goodness. A bit of NARS Laguna on the cheeks and my base is done. For eyes I’ve been leaning towards a little more eye makeup than usual and I actually rather like it. I’ve been blending Urban Decay Toasted all over the lid and bringing it underneath then adding a touch of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero for some extra definition; L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara on the lashes of course. I’ve given my lips a slick with the Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy* and that’s it!

The YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation will be launched on 28th June exclusively at Selfridges and Brown Thomas and then rolled out nationwide on all counters from 9th July. A 30ml bottle will set you back £28 which is actually a very reasonable price for such a high end product, making it £10 cheaper than Chanels latest foundation release. So ladies I can declare that this officially takes the crown for my current 2nd favourite foundation. Intrigued? Will you be picking up a sample when it’s released?

*PR Samples


  • Simoneg

    Nice review Anna. This sounds interesting, I like the idea of medium coverage with a natural finish – perfect for summer really. 

  • Orna

    Love your eye makeup here! Really great. Hoping to get a sample of this soon, our counters are generally pretty stingy with samples though. Managed to get a La Mer foundation sample yesterday as I was picking up a replacement bottle for my mother. For €90 I’m hoping I’ll hate it!!

  • Özge

    I really liked your eye makeup Anna. Super simple, but it delivers great results.

  • Emily

    It looks great but with my super oily skin I doubt it’ll work too well aha!

  • SO excited for this to come out – especially now you’ve given it the seal of approval! x 

  • J B

    I will definitely pick one up !!!!

  • Clay Butterfleyes

    This foundation sounds lovely ! You look gorgeous 🙂 xx

  • Niks_123

    I really want tot try this now!!! It’s had really good reviews :’)

  • victoriaeightyfive

    It sounds lovely. I hear what you say about the opaque powders – I really notice this problem when I use foundation over self tan. Even if it’s matched well it just doesn’t sit quite right :-/

    Perhaps this foundation is the answer.

    Though with spf 19 I bet there’s camera flash back? 🙁

    Vic x

  • dionne thompson

    I’m a fan of the highlighter form so i’ll have to pick up a sample when it is released, it’s a must! In fact I haven’t picked up the highlighter in a long while, I’ll have to pick that up as well! 
    Also it looks lovely on your skin : ),uk

  • I’m surprised it’s so affordable for a high-end foundation! I’ll definitely have to check it out, especially because of the range of undertones.

  • Farzana Islam

    So pretty.  :) 

  • Oh, this looks gorgeous! I’ll definitely be picking up samples.  xoxo

  • I haven´t try this foundation but if it´s as good as the classic touch eclat I must have to try it!!! thanks for the review

  • Alina Vinik

    your eye make up looks stunning! is that the burberry line?

  • Please let us know what eyeshadow and blush you used for this picture. Stunning!

  • Unevenlemming

    Yes, oh yes I’m already bugging my YSL person for it.It has such a good finish! x

  • Nathalie xoxo

    You look so lovely! Could not help but immediately recreate your eye combo and I love it! Looks sultry, but not overdone 🙂 x

  • Holy smokes, you look down right STUNNING. I literally stopped scrolling & had to open this post!
    This foundation intrigues me, I would love to try it. Looks great on you!

  • Shenley Gallimore

    I think i will get a sample but if it’s not lasting 6 hours on you i doubt I’ll get along with it.

  • Yay you got it! I’m so excited to see it. I’m so glad to hear its good! I will certainly be picking this up. I’ve been wanting a lighter foundation for summer. I use YSL Tient Radiance which I looove.

  • Xoxnadinex3

    whatever makeup you’re wearing on your eyes in the top picture, you look AMAZING 

  • Zoe

    I want this so bad, it sounds amazing, and looks stunning on your skin! Loving your eyes here too.

    Zoe xx

  • Redrubyheels

    Fantastic I’ve been waiting for this to be released. Glad to hear you have been enjoying it. I’ll be sure to pick up a sample when it’s released. 

  • Sounds amazing! You really do always look flawless. 🙂

  • Sounds great! I definitely need to try this foundation! Love your eye makeup 🙂

  • misspeony

    amazingg foundation!


  • Octoberchic

    I really want to try it now, I’m not too eager with the price but I certainly want to try it. By the way, you’re stunningly beautiful!

  • Becky

    Ah I headed to store a while back to check the release of this. The woman behind the counter was surprised I was aware of it, clearly she was not familiar with the world that is bloggers ;-). I cant wait for this to be released and get my hands on some. 

    beckys makeup

  • Dd

    You look so cute .

  • India-Robyn

    Hi Vivianna!
    I seriously need your help! – I have been watching your beauty video’s and must admit I love them! (You are such a sweet girl) – I am a b3o in Chanel and a NW25 In MAC.. I was wondering if you could help me out, and suggest if you think this might be okay for me ?

    My blog is 

    Thank you ! xxxx

  • Violet

    Hi Anna! I want to try out the Jemma Kid Light as Air Foundation. Do they have a counter anywhere in the Uk since I’m not sure of my color. Im MAC NC45 just incase you can help maybe suggest a possible color match.

  • Your eyes look SO green! xx

  • I was given a YSL foundation sample with my wedding makeup. I don’t think that the YSL foundations are at all designed for oily skin, it felt greasy straight away on my skin and even when I persisted with the sample my face just felt like an oil slick! I love the Touche Éclat highlighter so am intrigued by this foundation offering but I would have to get a sample before investing. Rebecca x

  • I love how you did your makeup in this post 🙂

  • Drew@Northampton Wedding Makeu

    Foundation is one of the important element for makeup.It’s directly effect in our face. So it’s necessary to to choose an ideal foundation for our face. That’s why I am always use

    Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation because it’s really suites in my face. Thanks to the admin for sharing this article.

  • Millie

    Can’t get over how amazing it makes your skin look! 🙂

  • ChrisAndyO

    I think you should whip out the eyeliner more often – It looks great on you, Anna!

  • You look beautiful Anna!

    Lorna | xx