Saturday, 7 April 2012

Product Alert: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat

Stop the press! Serious I would. Quick post to let everyone know about the latest offering from YSL. Upping it's game, YSL is launching a new foundation! I apologise but I am crazy about foundations, especially when it's a good one! First of all, let me show you what it looks like.
Creative Director Lloyd Simmons and YSL have harnessed the properties of it's cult product Touche Éclat to create Le Teint Touche Éclat. With it's impressive 22 shade range, there will be a shade to suit every colour skin tone.

There's a detailed scientific bit to this new foundation. I will explain as briefly as I can. Traditional foundations use a combination of alcohol, opaque powders to create a diffused reflection and mother-of-pearl particles to create a mirror like reflection. Well not so in this new offering. Opaque powders are replaced with a soft focus gel to blur imperfections without creating the mask-like result. And instead of mother-of-pearl, YSL is using Fluid Light Concentrate obtained with golden pigments that form a reflective film to bring lightness and glow to the skin. And without alcohol, this foundation uses volatile oils and moisturising agents to diffuse the product whilst giving extreme comfort. 

I had a quick chat to Lloyd at the presentation and he explained that he wanted a product that as a MUA he'd be happy to use all the time on shoots to create beautiful effortless skin. I tried it on myself together with a few fellow male MUAs and the foundations are undetectable but skin looks refreshed, even-toned and glowy.
 
There's 22 shades split into Rosy Beige, Natural Beige and Golden to suit all skin tones. 

Le Teint Touche Éclat is pre-launching at Selfridges and Brown Thomas on the 28th June 2012 and going nationwide on 9th July 2012.

RRP £28.00

I can't wait to start using this on actual clients to really see if it works as well as I think it does. As it was a world premiere, pictures have yet to be released but I will do another post as soon as I get more info on it. Stay tuned guys, this seems like a winner if you like dewy-finished foundations!

16 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds amazing! I think I will hold off purchasing another foundation until this is released. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you like it, let me know how you get on with it once it comes out ok? x

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  2. This is interesting, from a price point of view as well - cheaper than Chanel, MUFE, Guerlain, Givenchy and other high performers. Would you say this was medium coverage?

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    1. From just testing out, I would say it's very light coverage but buildable according to Lloyd. Instead of bufing in, he suggested patting with foundation brush where you'd like more coverage.

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  3. WOW the bottle looks great and I loved your description. Can't wait to hear what you think about it. I can't resist a good foundation, especially if they promise "dewy" :-) Ana xx

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    1. I know it's beautiful right? I can't wait for holidays to be over so I can trial it!

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  4. I love the sound of this - a dewy foundation that gives a radiant look. I especially like how it does not contain alcohol which I find tends to dry out my skin.

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    1. Oh if you don't like alcohol then this might be a good one for you. I hope you like it. x

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  5. Sounds great, can't wait! In my opinion this should be really similar to Armani Luminous Silk. Which I adore!

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    1. Hi Noemi, it's different but has some simliar qualities. The finish is definitely not as shiny as the Armani one. Try it when it comes out. I love it.

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  6. Would you say a combination or oily skin person should avoid this or is it worth a try?

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    1. Hi Christina, so far from using it for about a month, I would say this would be good for combination skin. I have noticed that although moisturising and dewey, it doesn't make skin oily and shiny. When it is launched, you should approach a counter and ask for a sample to try before deciding. Thank you for the question. x

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  7. It sounds great, I hope I can wear it with my (very) dry skin though.

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    1. Hi Melissa, I would still prep your skin properly with a slightly more hydrating moisturiser before applying this but this is lovely. Thank you for the comment x

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