Over the years I've gone from having one foundation that seemed to match my skin, to trying out a fair few to see which ones actually work with my skin. As someone who has had problem since the age of 12, I used to think that applying as much foundation as possible would do the trick to conceal my flaws and help me feel confident. Since then, I've tried out different coverage foundations from high street to high end brands and seem to have found a few items that suit my skin. This is where the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation £33.50* comes into play.

When applied with the YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer (£29.50 for full size)* underneath they're a match made in heaven. Before going in depth about the foundation I'll provide a bit of information about the mini primer itself. It's a blurring and illuminating gel-based primer that makes visible pores reduce instantly, the texture of the skin is incredibly smooth, and with someone who prefers matte finishes, it allows just enough luminosity without making me look oily.

It's their first light infused primer that blurs pores and fine lines, helps your makeup last longer and even the look of your skin tone. YSL claim that it allows light to 'diffuse through optimally' as it uses advanced technology to create a perfect canvas. The gold flecks are pretty although they don't appear in the foundation as the bottle is so tiny and I don't yet have a macro lens. Regardless, it contains four nourishing oils and provides comfort to the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and soft. You can apply it to the face to wear on its own but since the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation was in my hands, I have tested it out underneath and can tell you that it has the staying power it claims. My skin has never felt so soft and when this little bottle runs out I'll for sure be heading to my closest YSL counter to pick up the full sized bottle.

It's a full coverage foundation that's available in 22 shades, that's weightless on the skin but provides staying power to help it last all day long. I chose the shade BD10 as I'm fair skinned and it matched incredibly well using their shade matcher online. I've heard a lot of great things about this product, given that its a best-selling product from YSL but also in the beauty community who have a lot of positive things to say about it. The 'magic light-reflecting formula' is the signature element in the Touche Éclat concealer pen and now the foundation, to provide radiance to your complexion. An improved version of the 2012 foundation, it creates a fresh-faced look, making you appear like you've had your eight hours beauty sleep and are refreshed for the day.

Last year, YSL introduced the new generation of the Touche Éclat foundation with an advanced formula that has the power to create the illusion of energised skin and a flawless complexion. It's now infused with an "Anti-Fatigue Complex" to banish under-eye shadows and dispel dullness due to the Ruscus Extract which helps combat visible signs of fatigue, boosts micro-circulation and soothes the skin. 

The foundation is so easy to blend and feels like you're applying a CC cream. I'm a big fan of full coverage foundations, like the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation but this feels lighter on the skin. This foundation arrived a week ago and I've worn it every day since so feel like I can give my thoughts confidently now. I'm yet to try it without the Blur Primer but they seem like such a dream team and I'm so deeply in love with the combination. Even the packaging screams luxury and it's taken a proud place on top of my makeup storage too. At the age of 23 I unfortunately still have blemishes from time to time, pigmentation on my cheeks and an oily t-zone and this foundation is the closest solution to perfect that I've found yet. I still apply my Nars Creamy Concealer on my nose so that the product stays in place past 10 hours wear and powder on top with my Mac Select Sheer Powder to set in place. As I do have combination skin I usually apply a setting spray but the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation has worn well with and without.

If you liked this post, make sure to check out my YSL Black Opium EDT and Black Opium EDP review out!