Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG-10, Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Polglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride,, Phenoxyethanol, Caprytyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Discdium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylgycerin, Fragrance, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isononanoate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.

-Octinoxate 7%

SPF 19

Color: B10 (fair complexions with light peach beige undertones)

Product Description: “The light of Touche Éclat foundation targets shadowy areas and highlights the contours of the face. With no opaque powders, its perfecting texture evens the complexion and helps conceal your imperfections, while enhancing your skin’s natural beauty. Illuminating foundation. Dimensional radiance. Weightless perfection”.

My Experience: So, I’m a fan of the legendary Touche Éclat highlighter. It’s sleep in a pen and actually minimizes my under eye circles without settling into fine lines. Needless to say, when a foundation based on that formula was released, I swooned. I had to wait to get my greedy little paws on it, though, since the SA at my local Boots was on holiday for a few days. And I rather adore this foundation. It’s water based, so it doesn’t add any additional oil to your face, which is good if, like me, you have an oily t-zone. The texture is light and silky, and blends superbly with fingers or a foundation brush. I prefer to use my fingers, because I always end up using more product with a brush. One pump is enough for my whole face. Keep in mind I have pretty good skin. Coverage is light, maybe slightly better than a tinted moisturizer. I prefer the weightlessness of tinted moisturizers, so that’s a plus for me. It didn’t completely cover the hyperpigmentation on my chin, so you will either need to layer more foundation in certain areas or use concealer. It builds nicely, though, so it keeps everything looking seamlessly smooth. It smells of melons, which I’m not fond of, but it’s subtle enough that I don’t mind. Wear is very good. Over a primer, this lasts several hours with minor powdering touch ups. In fact, I think this looks better the longer you wear it. It melts into the skin and looks wonderfully natural. It’s brightening and dewy, but there’s no glitter or shimmer to the finish. It’s like a second skin, but one that’s more healthy and vibrant than your own. The packaging is sturdy but simple, and is equipped with a pump that dispenses just the right amount of product. I do, by the way, lightly powder my t-zone after I apply this, but that’s it. I don’t want to detract from that lovely natural sheen. Now, this foundation is expensive, but it’s cheaper than, say, Chanel, and I think it’s better. This is probably my favorite foundation. It’s a winner.

The Skinny: A lightweight, light coverage and beautifully illuminating foundation that imparts a healthy glow. Lasts for several hours over a primer and looks like a luminous second skin. Pricey but worth it.

Cost:

UK: £28 from Boots

USA: $55 from Sephora

Rating: 5/5

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