I was very interested to test this new formula, and was lucky to get my hands on it when I did; as I was informed that prior to its release there had been waiting lists all over the world for this product, and in fact it has quickly become one of the best selling foundations - globally.
As soon as I enquired about the product I was given facts and figures to go along with it, and a lot of 'Scientific' spiel about its highly innovative technology. The reason YSL are doing so well with this foundation seem to be because they have released a number of 'technologies' at once with this foundation. Unlike many, many other foundations, it contains no powder but instead uses a gel medium base. This is useful for a lot of reasons. It stops your make-up drying out and it creates a better base for your other products. Lasting all day with a good finish. It also claims to contain 'liquid gold' which is the reason for its 'glow'; which is unlike other foundations that uses particles of pearl for this same result.
As sceptic as I am with new foundations I wanted to try this one out as I love Touche Eclat. I chose a shade that seemed invisible against my skin (BD20) which is one of the lighter shades of the 'gold tone' shades. As I find a shade like this will go from season to season and through the summer months can be touched up with bronzer to give more of a sunkissed glow. ( I use the lightest shade of Body Shops baked bronzer).
The packaging on the product is lovely, really luxurious and everything you would expect from a brand like YSL. But as always the proof is in the pudding, and so the only real test of quality is how well the product works.
I have been using the foundation for well over a week now and am a complete convert. It does exactly what it says on the tin, long lasting with a non powdery finish. There is also less need to wear a concealer under or over it as it does an amazing job of making your skin tone flawless, it even hides most blemishes perfectly, which is a rare treat in a foundation. It has a dewy finish without powder applied, but when you prefer to wear powder it has a satin finish that will not look too matte.
A little also goes a long way here, the pump provides enough to cover the whole face and down the neck with just one pump.
As far as I am concerned, other high end brands will struggle to top this, and it has a great value at £28, which is less than many others - especially when we consider that the Touche Eclat concealer on its own is £25. YSL are providing us with what seems like excellent value.
So if you are in the market for a new foundation, have loved the original Touche Eclat or simply want to know if it lives up to the hype; I highly recommend giving it a go, you wont be disappointed.