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Yves St Laurent Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation

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      04.10.2011 16:34
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      Great foundation that is easy to apply. Well worth the £

      So I am now onto my second tube of Perfect Touch.. I love it.

      The foundation itself really does give you a smooth finish without looking like you have caked it on. As the foundation is water based rather than oil based (like so many foundations) you do not tend to get a shiny build up on your skin by the end of the day. I have combination skin and never look oily when using this foundation. This water based product will therefore not clog your pores either.

      The ON/OFF mechanism of this product I really like. Unlike other foundations which ooze out when not in use, the Perfect Touch can be shut off completely in a simple twist. I love this as I am sick of spending money on fairly expensive foundations to basically waste half as I have found it to leak incredibly easily. Unfortunately the first Perfect Touch I bought the ON/OFF switch did not work and proceeded to leak everywhere! I took it back to the YSL counter and they replaced it immediately with no fuss as it was clearly faulty. The one I have now works fine.

      The shape of the tube makes it easy to hold when applying. Rather than squeezing the foundation straight onto your face, I have found it best to squeeze onto the back of my hand then dab the brush from there. It ensures you can remove any excess without wasting it as your hand becomes your palate for the brush... therefore also lasts a really long time! You don't have to get your fingers grubby.. I brush on the foundation using the brush and use my fingertip just to smooth small areas.

      Perfect Touch I feel will now be my foundation of choice for years to come. Don't let the price tag make you feel faint, it is really worth it and lasts!

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      23.01.2011 14:49

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      My number 1 product

      I am always searching for new make-up products on the market. But this foundation is constantly my number one product. I always have one and use it everyday! I find it really hard to find a suitable foundation. I am a fair skinned redhead, with quite oily blemished skin. But this product was the perfect colour and consistency. It smells amasing too which is an added bonus! My skin smelled like peaches which is a lovely touch. It stayed on all day and even lasts throughout vigorous work and the gym! The price was the only thing i would say was it's downfall. At over £30 i would say that was a bit of a strech especially since i am a full time student. But on the upside it does last for a good while so you don't have to worry about buying another one for a good few months! But for me it's well worth the price and i will certainly be buying it again... and again.

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      12.08.2010 01:40
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      Pros far outweigh the cons with this

      After finishing my bottle of YSL Radiance Smoothing Foundation I went to boots in search of another however, as you can always guarantee, they have stopped doing that one. The lady at the counter suggested I try the Perfect Touch instead as it was apparently quite similar. I played around with the colours and decided to cough up the £31 for shade n.o 8.

      £31 is not normally a price I would pay for makeup of any sort but I convinced myself by working out the cost per wear and the fact that I'd pay £30 for a top so why not for my face to look good!

      The foundation comes in a 30ml squeezy tube which is nude in colour with a big gold screw cap. When you remove the cap, you are presented with a foundation brush head which you twist round into the on/off position to control release of the foundation - always remember to switch it back to off so you don't end up with half the contents in the lid of the thing.

      To apply this you gently squeeze the bottle until you get a little of the foundation seeping out onto the brush. Using the back of your hand rub the foundation over the brush head and then apply to your face. Once you get good at it you can then supposedly apply it straight from the brush leaving no messy fingers behind.

      Well, firstly I love the colour of this stuff. The shade is an excellent match to my skin and it is very light and natural looking - not at all cakey or orange. It feels very smooth once on the skin and leaves my face feeling silky which is nice. I get a good light/medium coverage with it. It smells reasonably pleasant - just a very mild cleanish smell.

      Now for the downsides! The major problem for me is that I just really don't like the brush applicator. I don't like foundatin brushes at all and much prefer to just use my fingers. I always think it gives a caked and streaky look which you have to blend with your fingers anyway thus defeating the purpose of the brush in the first place! The only way to get the product out is by squeezing it through the brush which is not ideal.

      My only other issue (other than the relatively expensive pricetag) is that, well, the bottle is just not as pretty as the other YSL foundations which come in the glass pump bottles!! It looks cheap in comparison.

      Aside from these little qualms I have, I love this foundation and would definately recommend it. The coverage, colour and smoothness of the foundation are superb and last all day. Although it does cost a fair bit more than other high street products, I think it is worth that little bit extra and as it lasts quite a long time (a few months daily use) this softens the blow.

      If you are going to buy this then I'd strongly suggest going to a YSL counter in Boots or Debenhams and trying out the colours - don't just guess.

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      13.10.2009 13:55
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      A great product highly recommend, easy to use and get great results when used properly

      As and ex Yves Saint Laurent employee this review will come across as biast but i can honestly say i am a make up fanatic and this is genuinely one of the best foundations i have ever used. After reading a couple of the bad reviews for this product i have decided the lack of love for this product is probably down to not using it properly. If you do purchase this product i would 100% recommend that you visit your local Yves Saint Counter and have a lesson on product application and product care from the helpful consultants. This foundation though gives the most natural glow which can be touched up throughout the day, the product can be built up in areas that needs it whilt still looking natural. The brush is easy to maintain when used properly and the product is the perfect partner for everyones favourite Touche Eclat! In my honest opinion this product should be tried by everyone as it benefits all ages and all skin tones.

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        06.10.2009 15:52
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        A good foundation for all day use and touch up

        This sounded perfect as I LOVE touche elcate, and tried the promotional tube of the miracle serum which really helped me skin. I went to the counter and the beautican matched my skin which was perfect and all through the winter the colour was great.

        However I was disappointed withteh packaging. The bottle leaked through the brush and it was difficult to keep the foundation in the 'bottle'. The bursh was very good the first couple of weeks which i used it. It was slightly streaky but nothing a good rub wouldnt solve. however as soon as the bottle started to leak I couldnt get the right consistenct anymore.

        The price of this product was £30. This was reasonable for the product as it is YSL and has this '3 in 1' appeal. I also recieved a free beauty bag if I bought 2 products. However, after two weeks it was not worth the money.

        Although I would recommend this product if the product doesnt break!

        The foundation itself stayed on all day. It did get slightly greasy but I put a small bit of bonzer over the top counter act it. The colour was brillaint and it doesnt smear of rub off. I was very impressed.

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        24.09.2009 21:06
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        Definitely give it a try if you can afford it.

        I have been on a quest for the perfect foundation since I was in my early teens, with no luck. This is until I went on a trip to London for the day, and decided to try one last time. I decided to treat myself to an expensive one, so turned to the Yves Saint Laurent counter, mainly because they're the ones behind the genius of the Touche Eclat stick!The saleswoman spent a while finding my perfect shade from the range, and settled on this shade, in this foundation.And I fell in love.
        It feels very very light on your skin, and you do not feel like you have foundation on at all. It looks very natural but yet still has good coverage. Unless you have very shiny skin, you probably won't need an powder over the top, and it lasts a long time (which is a huge plus for me, as all other make up I seem to try comes off within a few hours!)
        It is fairly easy to apply, once you learn how much product you need for your face you just you use your hand as a palette and brush it on, blending with your fingers.
        It is expensive, however I would suggest that it's an excellent investment, and you can save on powder!It also lasts quite a long time so you get your money's worth.
        Definitely recommended, but I would suggest going to a Yves saint Laurent counter to have help finding your perfect shade.If you pick the wrong one, it is an expensive mistake!

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          16.07.2009 10:39
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          Nothing special. Not worth the price

          I'm a big big fan of touche eclat and really wanted to like this too..but have to say this has been a bit of a disappointment :o(

          Can not justify the price tag of £30.00!

          First of all the packaging: It's really hard to control how much foundation to get out of the bottle as you have to squeeze it. Has an awkward built in brush, which is quite possibly the worst foundation brush I have used. Will leave face streaky. So I used a different foundation brush when applying this (mac 187).

          Foundation in itself comes in 8 shades..as someone who is used to the colour range at MAC, the colour selection is not great.

          However I went for shade no 4, which is seemed to be an ok match for me. The foundation itself is quite fluid and very light, has usual YSL melon scent which is lovely. Even though it is light, it gave me good coverage. Also this is in no way chalky or drying, so great in that sense.

          Overall, will not buy this product again, even if it came in a bottle as the foundation itself is nothing special. Not worth the money.

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          08.07.2009 08:33
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          Overall great value for money

          I was persuaded to give this foundation a try by the crafty lady at Debenhams. She promised it would be the perfect partner for my beloved Touch Eclat - and she was right! It comes in a 40ml squeezy tube with a posh gold lid and a brush at one end. You can lock the tube closed when you're done (I recommend you do - I left it in the "on" position and took it out of my bag later to find foundation all over the inside of the lid!).

          The instructions tell you to squeeze a bit onto the back of your hand until you're an expert but being one to fly in the face of convention I went straight to brushing it onto my face. It smells absolutely gorgeous and glides on easily, staying blendable longer than most foundations I've used. You don't need a lot to give a nice coverage. I found it helped to just pat my face gently after brushing to smooth out the (very light) brush marks. The finish is dewy without being shiny and does stay like it for hours. You can top up during the day without carrying around a sponge or brush which is a definate plus. I am extremely pale and the ivory colour is one of the few foundations which has blended with my skin, giving me the option of just using the foundation where I need it rather than smothering it all over!

          It is expensive at £30, and I'm usually loathe to spend that on an item of make-up, but it really has performed well and I'd be happy to buy it again. It's lasted over 2 months so far, and still feels quite full, so not bad value for money at all!

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          03.06.2009 01:55
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          Brillian d foundation with a silly useless brush.

          I am of the impression that foundation is a very personal thing. one ladies diamond is another ones cubic zercona. So, from my personal experiance and skin type here goes.....
          YSL perfect touch foundation is by far the best I have ever used. However, I am going to ignore the fact that it comes with a brush attached to the end, I find this a bit of a hinderence rather than a unique selling point. So, the foundation itself....its a very light weight product that offers an illuminating and med coverage. It has a reflective quality that is great for many skin types in my opinion I am in my mid 30's very very pale with not alot of wrinkles. I am blessed with blemish free skin, but a contrast between my skin colour and my rosey cheeks.
          I achieve a good coverage, but this product will not cover spots or blemishes, but if thats not what is required will offer an amazing illumnous finish to a reasonably clear complection.

          I find the brush a total waste of time. However much I brush away at the foundation, i am left with a streaky finish. I brush the foundation on, then finish either with a gentle hand or a good quality foundation brush.

          The best I have used, but the brush needs to go.

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          13.05.2009 23:50
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          An Expensive Mistake

          **Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation**

          I put this product in as a suggestion ages ago ad finally came through yesterday for me to review so here we go. I was given my bottle of YSL foundation as a duty free present from family. I have used YSL products before and I am Touch Eclat fanatic. I have bought the Teint Eclat de Soie foundation which is in a glass bottle. Yves Saint Laurent is an expensive brand for make up and I personally have found it to be one of the higher priced designer make up products. I stumbled upon my bottle of this by accident as it was bought for me by mistake instead of the Teint Eclat Soie Foundation that I usually purchase.


          **Who are Yves Saint Laurent**

          Yves Saint Laurent was an Algerian born French designer who was born in 1936 and died in 2008. Yves Saint Laurent the Brand was set up in 1962 by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. The clothing is known for its grandeur and elegance. Gucci bought the brand in 1999 and the house of Yves Saint Laurent no longer exists but the brand still does under Gucci. YSL sells very luxurious items from clothes to bags and perfume and cosmetics.


          **Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation**

          This foundation is advertised by YSL as a revolution in foundation as it is a brush foundation that delivers a flawless finish. The spin on it is that it allows you to achieve a make up artist finish and a simple coverage suitable for all day. It is supposed to rehydrate the skin to keep it supple and radiant. This should then allow for a smooth and radiant coverage for the whole day. They offer a range of shades to allow a good match. There are over 10 shades to choose from and it is recommended for all skin types.


          **The packaging**

          It comes in a plastic bottle with a long gold lid to make it seem classier. The bottle is coloured like that of foundation and has simple engraved gold writing on it. You twist the top off to see a brush applicator for the foundation to come out of by squeezing the bottle. The brush can be twisted into an on or off position to help stop the foundation coming out unnecessarily. I have shade number 4 sand which was bought for me and I think is a tad to dark for my pale skin when I am used to ivory colours.


          **Applying it**

          To apply you need to make sure you twist it into the on position and twist a few times on the first use to get the foundation flowing. You need to be careful on the finger not to over press the bottle as it will squeeze the liquid out onto the brush. Squeeze it too much and you are likely to end up with enough foundation for a trowel! You are then meant to apply directly with the brush and gently sweep it over your face and rub in. They recommend you turn this back to the off position to stop the liquid from leaking. They suggest the better you get at applying the more you can apply directly to your face.

          **My opinion**

          I am afraid I find this stuff yucky and cakey in it consistency and as I was bought it and the colour shade isn't a perfect match considering this is called perfect touch! But having looked at the range the colours all seem a bit darker than the usual foundation I have bought from YSL. I found the brush to big and even squeezing the bottle gently forced too much foundation out of the bottle onto the brush. I found it harder to apply the brush gently over my face and had to do a couple of war type smears then use my fingers to blend the rest of the foundation in. Also it did not blend easily into the neck area and I had to rigorously blend this to ensure I did not have an orange face and white neck. The coverage of this foundation is also far to thick for me when my skin is fairly blemish free and only needs a light coating. Another problem with this is I forget to keep turning it into the off position and now the foundation is all over the inside of the top and basked in the brush. Once on it does look good though and give a radiant look. However it takes too much time to apply and check that it has been blended in properly.

          **Recommend**

          I wouldn't really recommend this product as I didn't feel the colour ranges suited me and it needs time to apply properly to eradicate any make up lines and it is messy to use. I think the name YSL would lure in the buyers but I feel it is a let down considering the expensive price tag. I won't be buying it again but I would repurchase the Teint Eclat de Soie which is a similar price (£31) as it matches my skin tone better. In the money tight era I have given up using the product and moved onto a nice bottle of Clinque foundation. My reasons for this are it isn't as messy to use and the colour matched my skin tone better and about £15 cheaper than this product and the other YSL foundation. However this may suit some people who like a heavier coverage

          **Still want to be extravagant**

          A bottle of this costs £30 and my other foundation by them costs £31 from Debenhams. You can buy elsewhere but the price won't be that much cheaper except maybe by a few pounds. If I were you I would save your £30 and spend it on something else!

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            13.05.2009 15:49
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            Very reliable member of my "makeup team" YSL - please don't ever discontinue this!

            To sum up in one sentence: a great, medium coverage foundation with a useful built in brush that won't irritate your skin.

            Now - some more detail.for you:
            The foundation comes in a squeezable 40ml bottle with a built in brush attached. You twist the brush 180 degrees to the On position and squeeze a little onto a palette/the back of your hand, rotate 180 degrees back to the Off position then use the brush to apply. If you don't like the brush, which I know some don't, it's easy enough to just use your own brush or sponge instead. However, I find the brush is pretty good and it's great if you're on the go as it means less makeup brushes to pack.

            Coverage is pretty good and it gives a nice satin type finish, covering most imperfections and making your complexion look nice and even. There's quite a strong fragrance to the foundation. Though the smell is pleasant (it smells a little of melon) I worried about the perfume irritating my skin, which is sensitive and easily 'annoyed'. I'm happy to say though I've had no problems with this at all - my skin loves it!

            It's available in 14 shades, so most people should be able to find a shade that suits them. YSL say that this foundation "protects against UVA rays".

            Depending on where you buy it, this usually costs around the £25 mark. I know this might sound a little expensive, but I find this lasts for ages - especially once you get the hang of dispensing the perfect amount of foundation each time, as you need very little.

            Overall I'm really pleased with this foundation - I've already re-purchased and will probably do so again.

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          A brush foundation that gives you a flawless finish without getting your fingers dirty!