Sunday, January 24, 2016

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush: Review

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YSL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush: Review
When it comes to foundation brushes, I am really not a fan. Streaky, wasteful, and sometimes scratchy on the face, foundation brushes simply have no place in my makeup drawer. However, I've recently tested out the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush ($54 CAD) and I have to admit that I am beyond impressed! Specially designed with a Y-shaped reservoir, this foundation brush promises a flawless and seamless application. So what makes this brush so impressive? Read all about it here........
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush: Review
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush
This is an absolutely gorgeous foundation brush with a lacquered black handle embossed with the golden YSL logo. The brush bristles are fairly short with a flat-top design. The special feature is the Y-shaped reservoir about three millimeters deep embedded on the surface of the bristles (you may want to crank up the brightness of your screen to spot it in the photos below). The purpose of the design is so that the brush can hold on to, but not absorb excess foundation during application.
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush: Review
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush
Not so coincidentally, one of  the main reasons I don't use foundation brushes is because the bristles literally sop up all the foundation, leaving very little product to spread on the face. Fortunately, this design allows some foundation to stay in the little reservoir, preserving more product for actual application. With that said, the bristles will still eat up some foundation, but that's just the nature of densely-packed bristles.
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush: Review
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation Brush
In addition to this reservoir feature, this is actually one of the best foundation brushes I've tried. The synthetic bristles are incredibly soft and I noticed that each hair is tapered, which helps prevent streaking. I tried this with the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and the result was flawless! The brush gives an opaque application and because of the flat-top design, it works better at stippling although as I've mentioned, it doesn't create any streaks even if I use it in a sweeping motion. So in conclusion, whether you love or hate foundation brushes, this product is going to wow!

Availability:
YSL is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.
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