Foundation can be a very tricky thing during summer. Most ladies tend to opt for tinted BB creams and moisturizers. But sometimes when you’re trying to perfect that makeup base or get that all-natural no makeup look, you require a foundation that can at the least provide you with medium coverage. I’ve been testing out many different formulas lately until I fell on one of my current favorites so far; Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation.
The Formula: First and foremost the formula is practically weightless, super thin, almost watery, with a texture that’s even lighter than the moisturizer I use on my face first thing in the morning and just as light as a BB Cream. It blends seamlessly. The downside is that it may be slightly too light, even for adequate medium coverage so you will have to go in for a second round, if you have more imperfections to cover.
The Finish: YSL TeintTouche Éclat Foundation is known for being luminous; giving your skin instant radiance and it’s true. Though I’m a big fan of matte foundations here is the deal breaker: although it does in fact leave your skin with a dewy finish it actually settles and blends in so well that it mattifies too. What I’m trying to say is that you won’t get that greasy over-shiny look, but instead get a healthy glow with a solid base.
Staying Power: You have yourself a good 4-5 hours before you need to give your face a good touch up. This doesn’t mean it will produce visible signs as it wears off, it will just fade away slightly. And of course the Middle Eastern heat doesn’t exactly make it easy. It comes in a generous 30ml bottle that will last for months.
Verdict: Light, Dewy and Natural, YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation is ideal for summer, day and night and can easily substitute a BB Cream.
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