After my Tarte Amazonian Clay disaster, my search for a new foundation continued. Along the way I’ve discovered two ‘drugstore’ options I’m crazy about (expect reviews of those soon). But today I’m talking about YSL’s Touch Eclait foundation. They recently changed their formula. If you can’t be bothered reading my full review, TL;DR it’s amazing!
I went to Debenhams and got colour matched at the YSL counter. The girl who helped me find my shade commented that this is the ‘most reviewed’ foundation on the market. I thought that was a bizarre claim. Firstly the reviews need to be positive for that to be of any interest. Secondly all that really means is that they sent it to more bloggers than anyone else, although I have no idea how you would measure this.
YSL Touch Eclait Shades
Sales claims aside, I got a perfect match for my skintone which is pretty rare for me. I would say this is the closest match for my skintone I’ve ever had, even when matched in person. The product does an amazing job of blending to match you. There are 19 shades which seem to cater for pale skintones but less so for dark.
Testing A Sample
Once we had sorted my colour, I was given a free sample to use for a week. I love that they have a generous sized sample as it gives you a chance to use the product with your other makeup and really put it to the test.
Touch Eclait is a full-coverage foundation. The new formula is thick in consistency and it has great coverage. Despite this, it’s not cakey at all and the finish is flawless but luminous. It feels lightweight to wear and I absolutely love how it looks on the skin.
Other makeup layers well on-top of it without issues. Whilst Touch Eclait doesn’t appear dry or caked on skin it does settle into lines slightly more than I would like. That’s my only real criticism.
Touch Eclait wears well throughout the day and doesn’t shift. I use two pumps and blend out with a beauty blender to achieve the result I like.
Whilst this product is priced at £33.50 and more expensive than the other two high street foundations I’ll be reviewing, it is worth it in my opinion. I love the formula. And found almost all of the brand’s claims about the product were fair.
Have you tried the new YSL Touch Eclait foundation formula?