YSL – Le Teint Touche Eclat

A few posts ago I reviewed a Tarte Foundation (Maracuja Miracle Foundation). (click here to see that review).  And I loved the foundation, the texture, the lightweight yet full coverage finish.  Outside the color (Light) seemed to be perfect on me, and under fluorescent lighting the color seemed off but overall still matched.  Unfortunately a picture was taken of me and I looked unnaturally yellow.  🙁  I was so disappointed when I saw the picture.  The finish was flawless and beautiful, but the color was awful.  I was devastated to see that the lighter color (Ivory) had pink undertones which doesn’t work for me, and the lightest color (Fair) although being the right undertones was just entirely too light.  Now, if I could have afforded it, I could have bought Fair and mixed it with the Light, but I couldn’t afford another $42 bottle of foundation.  Luckily Sephora has a great return and exchange policy and since I was within 60 days I decided to exchange it.

With my Sephora purchase I received a sample of Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation SPF 19 in the color Beige 30.  Immediately seeing the name beige made me nervous usually those are so off in coloring on me, but I found out it was the perfect color for me.  Blending perfectly down my neck.  I used the sample 2 times and noticed myself wanting to use that more often than my tarte foundation.  It left a nice luminous finish, didn’t turn patchy on my dry skin, and matched perfectly in all lighting!  After about a week of contemplating I decided to exchange my loved tarte foundation for this one.

I love love love love it!  The color is a mix between the tarte colors Light and Fair, matching me perfectly.  The foundation is very liquidy which glides on nicely with a medium but buildable coverage.  It is so lightweight that I often forgot I was wearing foundation at all.  It left a light luminous finish, but with the ability to remove that luminosity with a simple matte or shine control powder.  I didn’t need to set with a finishing powder on my dry skin, but in the spring or summer I might need to.  We’ll see.

Tarte ysl

Overall, even though it cost me an additional $13 for this foundation, I love it.  And even better, my favorite tarte concealer blends in much easier with this foundation!  It doesn’t look as off as it did with the tarte foundation.  So glad I exchanged it.  It just goes to show that sometimes those free samples are a life saver!

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