Yves Saint Laurent Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing Foundation - A foundation that combines high-performance makeup and state-of-the-art skincare to capture the light on every face. Exceptionally supple and light, the texture covers the skin with a smoothing and rejuvenating veil leaving a satiny, natural, and luminous finish.
I picked this foundation a long time back, and I kept meaning to review this but never did. As I was typing this post, though, I discovered (exactly 5 minutes back), that this isn't sold anywhere! I guess YSL discontinued it, and while I can tell you how fabulous this foundation is, I have no clue where you can buy it :P :P Sephora does carry the YSL Teint Radiance SPF 20 foundation, but that's a different product (you can check that review over at Eye Heart It).
Packed in a heavy glass bottle, the YSL Teint de Soie Radiant Smoothing Foundation comes with a pump dispenser - the cap and the pump adding the typical YSL gold touch to the bottle. The foundation itself is lightly fragranced and provides medium-heavier coverage. When I picked this up, there weren't a lot of shades available, and this was the closest match. Like the YSL Teint Eclats, these too don't have names for the shades, just numbers.
A fabulous foundation for oily-combination skin types, this gives an almost matte finish without making the skin look too lifeless. I use a stippling brush (MAC 187) to apply this, and it does an awesome job of covering up the tons of spots and marks that I have on my skin.
Since it's a heavier finish, I prefer(ed) using this foundation for the winters. While I like almost everything about this foundation, there are a couple of things I don't:
- Despite having a relatively lower SPF, it tends to show up a little ashy in photos and depending on the ambient light, in real life too.
- Sort of similar to the earlier issue, I find the shade selection a little lacking. I need a shade with a little more of yellow to it, but this was the closest match available at the counter (in India).
- And of course, lastly, it doesn't seem to be sold anywhere anymore :D