Aug 8, 2012

YSL Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing Foundation with SPF8

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.

YSL Makeup Foundation Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing with SPF 8 FOTD Looks Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Indian Darker Skin

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).

YSL Makeup Foundation Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing with SPF 8 FOTD Looks Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Indian Darker Skin
YSL Makeup Foundation Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing with SPF 8 FOTD Looks Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Indian Darker Skin

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.

YSL Makeup Foundation Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing with SPF 8 FOTD Looks Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Indian Darker Skin

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.

YSL Makeup Foundation Teint Eclat de Soie Radiant Smoothing with SPF 8 FOTD Looks Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches Indian Darker 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
Overall, a great formulation for oily-combination skin, especially one that needs a little help with covering up pigmentation.  I keep this for days when I really need a lot of coverage - most days I am happy with a sheer finish.  I was a little disappointed with the limited shades available, but I think I will have better luck with the new YSL Teint Eclat foundations (reviewed by over at Michelle's blog).

8 comments:

  1. Which one do u use for sheer finish?

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    1. NARS tinted moisturizer or Chanel Perfection Lumiere (not really sheer, but it's sort of easier to work with).

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    2. Actually, you can sheer any foundation with a little help from a damp sponge, but I am too lazy :P

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  2. After trying every single department store foundation to find a perfect shade, I have now decided to embrace the tinted moisturizer. A little spot concealing and TM makes my skin glow and then I just set it with a mineral veil. Everythng else looks ashy on me!

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    1. Is the same here, Vidhya!! Would you have any recommendations for a good concealer just for spot concealing..am still on the lookout for a good one..

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    2. I'm loving Revlon Photo Ready. I didn't even go in search of dept store brands cos this one was pretty perfect for my skin. I'm in medium deep.

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    3. I also love maybelline age rewind neutralizer for under the eyes.

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    4. Oh that's nice..I have wasted so many tubs and tubes of foundations buying without swatching/matching - I have just stopped buying drugstore brands because of that..:(( The Maybelline neutralizer sounds perfect for me :D Thanks!

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