Meet The Liquid Foundation That’s Also Dancer-Approved
One reader tells us why the YSL Beauty Touche Eclat Le Teint is her new go-to foundation to take to her dance performances and beyond.| February 13, 2017
Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we have Esther (@estheriseating) and her review of YSL Beauty’s Touche Eclat Le Teint and Neutraliser in Vert Green and Apricot Bisque. Esther is a makeup junkie who dabbles in dance and portrait photography. She’s also terrible at jokes, but will celebrate immensely when she comes up with the occasional pun.
I happen to be one of those people who are obsessed with the “no makeup” makeup look. When thinking about my base, I go straight for products that promise (and have proven) an all-natural finish. For me, the ultimate goal is perfect looking complexion with barely a trace of product.
Thus, prior to receiving the YSL Beauty’s Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation, I’ve always used BB creams as they sit a lot lighter on the skin compared to regular foundations. Not going to lie, I was skeptical about it due to previous experiences with terrible foundations. But those assumptions were completely smashed once I give the product a go.
The Le Teint provides medium coverage, blends easily and sets weightlessly on my skin. Throughout the day, the foundation holds on surprisingly strong despite the hot and humid weather. Being a dancer, I’ve also slapped the foundation on for shows and I can safely say that it braves through all the perspiration like a warrior. It doesn’t cake, feels moisturising and keeps its even texture even after many hours. I simply love it and highly recommend it.
Next were the colour correcting concealers: Touche Eclat Neutralisers in Apricot Bisque and Vert Green respectively.
These come in pen applicators and product is released into the brush tip by clicking the ends. Colour correcting concealers have long been on my want list because of my uneven skin tone. (And thanks to the KULALA Beauty Club, I finally got my hands on some!)
The Apricot Bisque claims to highlight on top of its colour correcting function. When tested, it did brighten the dark areas under my eyes, but didn’t offer much more as a highlighter, unfortunately. Nonetheless, applying the concealer all over my cheekbone area under foundation did give my skin a subtle, healthier glow, and I do like the product for that.
Next up, the Vert Green which targets any redness on the face (around the nose, blemishes etc.) and neutralises the skin tone as its name suggests. After applying them under the Le Teint Foundation, I realised that for particularly tan skin like mine (I’m about a medium shade), the key is in using the concealer sparingly. The neutraliser comes out a very light pastel green and that contrast can throw off the balance on your skin if not blended well. Thus, don’t go too crazy. Just a tiny swipe and blend ing usually does the trick!
If I had to pick a favourite from the pack, the Le Teint Foundation wins by a landslide. It is just too effective in meeting my needs as a physically active, beauty-conscious female. However, I do give credit to the neutralisers for doing their job relatively well. That said, you’ve just earned yourself another fan girl, YSL Beauty.
Thanks, Esther! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. All photos here were taken by Esther.