Monday, 13 October 2014

YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau Review

Heyyy pretty ladies!

Sorry it's been so long - I've been travelling around, moving house and been so incredibly busy this last month!

But I'm BACK!

This is a review I've been meaning to do for ages on YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau.  If you read my posts you'll know I'm a firm favourite of YSL's last 'model' of foundation - Le Teint Touche, and use it religiously.

So when they brought out this new foundation called  YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau on August 10th I was one of the first in line. As always, they have brought out a beautifully packaged product with their signature gold top and strong square glass bottle.

 YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau
Wearing  YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau

Shade - 
So there's a pic of me above with YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau in shade b40 the picture you can see it comes out quite  a nice shade. HOWEVER, do remember that the YSL shades are not universally the same shades across the different YSL foundations which is quite frustrating - in Le Teint Touche I wear b50.  But, they do have a large selection of colours and I think do cater to a lot of skin tones.


 The texture of the foundation itself is something I'm finding hard to get used to.  It's a liquid, but when you apply it it has an almost matte finish and feels like powder. I like how it's not 'tacky' or 'sticky' and you can almost get away with not applying powder after.  This is a far cry from the 'gel' style foundations I'm used to setting with heaps of powder.  Because of the texture, it means the finish won't ever be light or super natural, but I do think it is great for a night out and full makeup look like in my picture above.

 YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau also has very heavy coverage, so don't buy a shade too dark otherwise blending into your neck / jaw will be near impossible combined with the fact it has a powder finish.  This is one of the biggest drawbacks for the YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau.  However, if you take your time and choose the right shade it may end up being one of your favourite foundations.

Ok, so I feel like I've been hard on this foundation.  It's because it's forerunner, YSL le teint touche is still my absolute favorite so I think it was always going to be impossible to match up to it.  All that being said, I would still probably buy this foundation  again as it has a really good coverage and is great when you're getting ready quickly as you don't need powder which is a great time saver. 

 YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau retails for £30.50 and is available from all the usual - big Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser.

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