YSL’s LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT REVIEW
With the entire beauty industry catering to the 20 somethings, who do you turn to for honest, no bs advice?
Here is my new series on the “Over 40 Foundation Reviews.”
This series is for all of us gals that the beauty industry has forgotten about, much less speak to. That’s ok. I’m here for you girlfriend.
After 40, we start to notice the fine lines and wrinkles that weren’t there a day before. Loss of elasticity and “radiance” are a thing of the past.
Did that foundation you put on add 2o years to your look?
So what do you do? You toss that sh*t, that’s what!
I have many foundations that I love that contain silicone, but today I am going to talk about the YSL’s “LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT“ foundation.
This is what am using currently, and while I don’t use it every day, I do use this for special occasions.
There are a few ways to apply your foundation to keep you from looking older but the first thing you want to look for are ingredients that add a nice “radiance” to your skin. Silicone is one of those ingredients.
Silicone will help give you a hydrated, youthful and skin like finish.
I am a sucker for glass packaging. It’s one of the few things on the planet that I think feels luxurious and high end. YSL’s packaging does not disappoint.
I know some of you are weary of glass packaging but I can tell you that I have dropped this on the hotel room’s marble sink and it didn’t shatter.
The gold cap is nice and the pump disperses just a right amount of product. High marks.
The combination of silicones in this product passes the dreaded sunlight test.
The “sunlight test” is a test I do to see if a product looks good outside on a bright, sunny day. If it does, I think that is the key selling point for what anyone over 40 is looking for. Am I right? We all can’t all live by candle light alone… (although I wish!)
Since my hands are always dry, here is one-half pump that is spread out.
Artistry Note: 1 full pump should be enough for your entire face. 1.5 -2 pumps for hyper pigmentation or skin imperfections.
Any more than 2 pumps and you are defeating the purpose of an ageless foundation. If you need more coverage than that, see a dermatologist. Don’t cover the skin, treat it my love pet!
Notice how luxurious and hydrating it looks on my dry hands. High marks.
Don’t let the sheerness of the photo fool you. This product is very build-able and the silicone makes it great to use with your fingers for added skin like appearance.
For educational purposes, here is 1 full pump so you can see that has a level of coverage that you can get.
Blend-ability is beautiful, especially when using your fingers.
While I do use a brush with this product, fingers are also a great tool with silicone foundations.
The heat of your fingers can “melt” the product into your skin for a more natural appearance. After the foundation is melted into you skin, use a stipple brush to “buff” and stipple to your desired perfection.
Notice after blending it in with fingers, it starts to take on the texture of skin: (half of my hand has YSL foundation, the other half doesn’t.)
See how great it looks?
You can barely see the noticeable line of demarkation of where the foundation stops & starts….This is what a truly beautiful foundation should do.
If your foundation doesn’t do this, this might be your problem and why you may not get the results you want.
After I have completely worked the foundation in with my fingers, here is the final look (on my super dry hands)
…that is the power of silicones!
And while I know it’s common for beauty bloggers to show you their before and afters (just being honest here), I feel completely insecure posting this for the entire world to see, I will do it in the name of a review. HA!
As you see, it covers a few spots and my rosacea prone nose (I am also allergic to chemical sunscreen) The foundation also smooths out my skin. This is the work of a silicone based foundation at it’s finest!
Because of the silicone, it bends and flexes with your skin, giving you a skin like appearance that looks like second skin.
WHO WILL LOVE IT:
- Over 40-Hell, even men!
- People who want true beige foundations. Color range is fantastic and spot on! Not too yellow, not too pink. Just right baby bear!
- Dry skin tones.
- Combination Skin tones.
- Oily Skin Tones-(Although you may not like how the texture of a silicone foundation feels on your skin, it’s perfectly fine to use a silicone based foundation for oily skin. Because of the molecular structure, silicone will NOT clog pores).
- Lazy gals who want a sunscreen & foundation in one.
- Gals who like the look and feel of luxury products on her bathroom vanity.
WHO WILL DISLIKE IT:
- Gals who are allergic to chemical sunscreens
- Gals with sensitive eyes (chemical sunscreens irritate eyes when applied too close)
- Gals who are sensitive to silicones (very rare but it does happen)
- Budget conscious gals. Price is around the $60 mark.
CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN ALERT: 7% Octinoxate
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG-10, Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Polglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprytyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Discdium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylgycerin, Fragrance, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isononanoate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.
While I personally have an allergy to chemical sunscreen, I do wear this for special occasions and only a few hours at a time. I have used this product on several clients, including my over 40 crowd. The product itself receives high marks from me all the way around. I just wish it didn’t have a chemical sunscreen in it. That’s my only complaint.
Artistry Notes: Because this foundation does contain a chemical sunscreen, APPLY YOUR CONCEALER first and then apply this foundation on your cheeks and forehead and stay far away from your eyes. That will help with any burning or irritation you may get from wearing chemical sunscreens in foundations.
Here is my finished look: (now off to get my lip waxed! Why didn’t anyone tell me? HA!)
I hope you found this review of the YSL’s LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT helpful.
Are you over 40 and have you used this foundation? Let me know your thoughts too!