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Reviews: Foundations

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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

2009 Foundations Overview

2009 Liquid Foundations Overview

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

Maquillage Esscence Rich White Liquid UV foundation

Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    September 19, 2012

    NEW Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat [Photos & Information]

    The Magic Light of Touch Eclat in a foundation

    Twenty years after the launch of Touch Eclat, the legendary highlighter that is sold somewhere in the world every 10 seconds, YSL introduces an innovative technology that delivers the magic of this illuminating highlighter to the entire face. 

    Today, YSL introduces Le Teint Touche Eclat.  A luxuriously unique formula that targets shadowy areas and defines contours.  A magical radiance infused in a weightless fluid. A texture that is as light as air.  A formula free of opaque powders, that evens the complexion and erases imperfections, accentuating natural facial features. 

    With Le Teint Touche Eclat, skin has never looked more natural, more radiant, more sophisticated, more Yves Saint Laurent.  Le Teint Touche Eclat casts a custom-made light on all the Saint Laurent women in the world.  

    When skin and light unite as one. 

    2012: YSL marks a turning point - incorporate the magic of Touche Eclat into a foundation.


    Classical foundation formulas contain varying amounts of opaque powders that result in a diffused reflecion - a masked effect that leaves skin looking grey and dull, especially on darker complexions.  

    Now, for the very first time with Le Teint Touche Eclat, YSL resolves this dilemma by replacing the powder with a soft focus gel.  Through a diffusing and translucent texture on the skin's texture, this unique soft focus gel soothes away imperfections without ever masking the skin, ensuring skin color purity. 

    Also unique to Le Teint Touche Eclat, instead of mother of pearl particles often used in foundations to produce a mirror-like reflection, YSL opted for the latest generation of a fluid light concentrate obtained with golden pogments that are associated with supple lamella placed side by side like an infinity of mirrors.  On the skin, these lamella form a reflective film to brighten shadowy areas and highlight the features, maximizing the potential power of light. 

    Infused within a weightless fluid, Le Teint Touche Eclat conceals imperfections and offers an illuminating result that defines the contours to reveal full luminosity.  The complexion never looks artificial.  The shine is diffused and the light is uniform.  The skin's natural color interacts with the elements in the foundation to bring out a natural-looking and sophisticated glow. 

    A Weightless Texture


    Fresh, fluid, ultra-fine and silky, it evokes the perfect texture of Touche Eclat. It instantly beautifies the skin with transparency.  The texture fuses with the skin.  The high percentage of volatile oils and moisturizing agents gives the skin instant comfort, with a caressing effect that evokes the transparent and fluid couture fashion of YSL.  The texture unfolds with finesse, sculpting and shaping the face like an invisible, custom-tailored garment.  The ultimate feminine pleasure.

    In addition, Le Teint Touche Eclat ensures exceptional color integrity. 

    A Bottle Design in Tribute to Touche Eclat

    The new foundation jewel, Le Teint Touche Eclat arrives in a distinctive bottle with sleek lines, stamped with the YSL logo and crowned with a golden cap that evokes the iconic Touche Eclat. 

    The touch of perfection.  Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Makeup YSL, designed a foundation brush to go with Le Teint Touche Eclat.  A tool specially created to ensure easy, professional application.  The specially designed synthetic fibers are neither too firm nor too soft, the  brush perfectly smoothes the complexion.  A black-lacquered elegant handle, simply bearing three opium-colored letters, YSL - a precious seal. 

    Foundation is Color 

    A range of customised shades


    YSL offers Le Teint Touche Eclat in a range of 22 shades for a customised finish for all skin tones, including black and Asian complexion that the designer YSL always celebrated.  These 22 shades were developed by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Makeup YSL. 

    Organised in families, these luminescent shades range from beiges to golden and rosy beiges, from the lightest to the darkest tones, corresponding to the 7000 skintones identified in the world.  A manifesto for today and tomorrow.  Each skin has its own light. 

    (note that only 8-10 shades out of the 22 will be available in the Asian market - I am using B20) 

    swatches 

    A salute to social and cultural preferences


    With a global understanding of women's needs, YSL creates four universal makeup strategies:

    - The golden complexion: the aim is to warm the complexion, to make it look less pale and more tanned. 

    - The healthy glow: this consists of slightly heightening, to make it look less pale and more tanned. 

    - The complexion in synergy with the skin: a foundation color chosen to exactly match the skin, for an impeccable tone-on-tone result. 

    - The brightening effect: to lighten the complexion and reduce spots. 

    I hope this sharing is helpful, and I will be following up with a review soon.  Stay tuned!

    Thanks for reading! 

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