About a year ago now, I purchased Teint Resist by Yves Saint Laurant after a brief hype in the beauty community. I was excited, as it promised everything I was looking for. I have been meaning to review this foundation, but have been on the fence about it. Call it a love/hate relationship. At the moment, I am quite okay with it.
On to the review!
My skin & what I am looking for:
I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and some dry patches on my cheeks depending on the weather. During the summer months, my skin gets oilier in the t-zone and normal on my cheeks. I have some hormonal breakouts and some acne scaring. With that being said, I am looking for a medium coverage foundation that will conceal my spots and scars and last all day without looking cakey or overly matte.
What YSL promises:
This oil-free foundation, guarantees unfailing wear and radiance for up to 14 hours. The luminous transfer-resistant formula forms perfectly to the skin for a soft and seamless result. The complexion is preserved from feelings of discomfort or tightening, remaining supple and silky-smooth from the morning through to night. Pigments are specifically coated for a color-true effect and the formula absorbs excess oil through the day, for a complexion which always looks and feels fresh. Medium coverage. Semi-matte finish. Oil-Free SPF 10, 1.0 fl. oz.
Price: 55 USD
The product comes in a beautiful milky glass bottle with a golden lid. Big bonus is the pump that the product comes with.
I bought this in 5 Peach. I am currently an NC25-NC30 (MAC), Fiji-Punjab (Nars). The colour match has been one of the main reasons why I am on the fence about this product. The product comes out ashy neutral and oxidizes to a peachy shade that almost leans cool toned. It takes about half an hour for it to turn into a neutral shade that I can pull off with my yellow undertones. This foundation requires quite a bit of blending down the neck for me and some added bronzer or warm toned powder. During my paler NC25 months, this foundation is too dark and noticeably neutral for me. 4 Sand may be a better match.
Here are some swatches on my NC25 coloured underarm.
|with flash, top to bottom: MAC SFF NC30, YSL Teint Resist 5 Peach blended & initial application|
|no flash, left to right: MAC SFF NC30, YSL Teint Resist 5 Peach|
Consistency, scent and application:
YSL Teint Resist SPF10 has a delicious fruity melon scent. For more sensitive skins this may pose a problem.
I found that the foundation applies easily and blends in well. I like to use my hands or a flat top kabuki to apply it. I would say this is a light-medium coverage foundation that will cover redness, but barely cover scaring or breakouts. I need to use about 3 pumps, which is quite a lot and additional concealer! The foundation sits lightly on the skin and has a semi matte finish, that will let your natural oils shine thru. I didn't find that this foundation kept my oils at bay tho. After about 3 - 4 hours, my t-zone gets oily (w/o powder/primer). This foundation is not transfer resistant.
- light medium coverage
- natural semi-matte finish
- nice scent
- very light weight
- blends in easily
- may flashback in photographs due to SPF
- doesn't control oils
- may not be suitable for sensitive skins
- price tag
- colour match
This foundation is probably most suited for girls with normal skin or if you don't mind blotting during the day. On me this foundation looks good for the first 4 hours and would need touching up after about 6-7 hours.
Will I repurchase?
Probably not, as I have seen cheaper foundations that perform better.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?