The Touche Eclait in 01 is my HG concealer for undereyes, it erases all signs of fatigue for me and really brightens the area. It's so lightweight that there is no chance of it creasing throughout the day. Now I have found what could quite possibly be my HG foundation too!
The foundation in question is Teint Resist and it retails for £28/30ml. Yves Saint Laurent themselves say: "Unfailing beauty for your complexion. Yves Saint Laurent created Teint Resist, a long wear, ultra comfortable and transfer resistent foundation for an endlessly flawless radiance at any time of the day... or night'. 'Ideal for normal, oily or combination skin. Dermatologically tested'.
It's available in roughly 10 shades - some places tend to stock less for some reason - and I use 01 Ivory (obviously, huh.)
The Packaging:I love that this one has a pump, although it does stick a little sometimes which gets rather tedious when you have to press 10x over before any product is released. Obviously I don't care enough to exchange it, though. Besides the pump I will say I'm not overly impressed with the bottle. It's awfully plain, no graphics in sight besides the lid and paired with the gold pump it looks almost - dare I say it - tacky? I also wish it were rounded, as it doesn't feel too nice to hold, but whatever, it's the product inside I care about. Just an observation.
The Formula:This one's a thick liquid. Tip your hand upside down and it won't drip yet it's easy to blend. It looks slightly yellow in the image above, but on my face and neck its a perfect match. It has that signature Yves Saint Laurent scent - watermelonish in my opinion - that many love although it personally reminds me of Veet hair removal cream! It's fresh and pleasant enough though and definately a welcome change from the usual plasticy smell many foundations carry.
Application and Finish: Clean skin, pre foundation.
So as you can see from the before image, my skin is in pretty good shape. Its generally blemish free, but has freckles that give it an uneven appearance. It's normal too, no dryness or oiliness 99% of the time. When it comes to foundations I like matte or satin finishes. Sometimes I will reach for a dewy one, but most of the time I like to start with a matte base and add highlighters sparingly on top, which for me gives the most long lasting and natural finish.
I don't like to mask my freckles, only diffuse them and this foundation does exactly that. It genuinely looks like my-skin-but-better which I love. It applies smoothly and is easy to blend, I use the Cover FX Pointed foundatin brush usually then use my fingertips to rub into the nose and eye areas.
Once applied I cannot feel this foundation on my skin at all. Not one little bit. It's pretty undetectable to the eye too, especially with a colour match this good. When they say transfer restistant - they mean it. You could rub and rub at your face and this stuff wouldn't budge, yet is easily removed at night with regular cleansers. Is it as long lasting as it promises? Completely. This one lasts all day on me with absolutely no change.
Yves Saint Laurent - I think I love you ;)