I had read so many blogposts raving about this product, but is is hard to know just from some pictures whether something is going to work for you. But when a close friend told me how amazing it was and I could see it in person it gave me the final push to make the purchase. Thankfully I did have some gift vouchers left over from my birthday. I am a student after all!
YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation
So I may have found my perfect foundation. And it is beautiful.
Buying a nice foundation, or any expensive makeup is not really something you want to rush into. You need to be sure that the texture and colour are right so that you don’t end up wasting money on something that looks beautiful on the dressing table but serves no purpose in your makeup bag.
Once I had decided that I wanted to try out the foundation I went to a YSL counter in House of Fraser where I was colour matched by a professional. I was then given a little sample bottle of my shade free of charge to test out over the next few days. As it turns out my summer holiday tan faded quicker that I had hoped and less than two weeks later the sample shade was slightly too dark. So I went back to the counter where I was colour matched again to my perfect shade, Beige Rose BR30.
Being able to try the foundation out and make sure I was picking my perfect shade made finally handing over my card a whole lot easier. I knew I was buying something that I loved and would use.
The foundation itself is a lovely light texture that looks so natural. I love that it covers blemishes and makes my skin look clear and healthy but you can still see my little freckles on my nose! Its dewy is so easy to blend with a brush or a beauty blender. This is also the first foundation that I own that I have properly been colour matched too. Having the perfect shade for my skin really does make sure a difference in the final appearance of the foundation.
And I have use this a lot. Nearly everyday probably. And it is the only thing I will use for the evening or a night out.
I don’t usually wear foundations or anything too heavy on my skin during the daytime as I like to let my skin breathe as much as possible. But I have been reaching for this foundation on days where my skin is playing up a bit or I just need that extra confidence boost. It looks so light and natural, you can’t really tell I am wearing anything. And for the evenings I apply a bit more and after a whole night of dancing it will still look perfect!