Foundations review

Foundations review

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I have a “foundation obsession”! Actually I can say I’m obsessed with every new release – serums, moisturizers, lip glosses… and, as I said, foundations.


These are some of my favorite ones, though I’m always trying new foundations. I’ll certainly write about other ones here, but now it’s about these three products: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, Dior Forever Flawless Perfection and Chanel PERFECTION LUMIÈRE.


I have to say that I think they’re all excellent. Each has a particular trait. My opinions, from left to right, are:

1) Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat – by far my favorite. It has 16 shades to choose from, so you will find the right one for your skin for sure. Having sensitive skin, I can only say this is my top choice for a foundation – it really acts like a moisturizer if I can say so, leaving your skin like velvet, dewy, well covered but in a very light way. If you are thinking of investing in a good product… this is the one, believe me!

2) Dior Forever Flawless Perfection – with 13 shades for you to choose from, it’s also very good. I’d recommend this one if you want high coverage. You have to spread it really well to avoid a cakey effect.

3) Chanel PERFECTION LUMIÈRE – 14 shades, offering  full coverage. It’s a bit like the Dior one, but not that heavy. I’d say it’s between the YSL and Dior foundations. Though the YSL one can be spread with your fingers, this one – like the Dior one – has to be really thoroughly spread. I recommend a brush.

As  I said, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat is my favorite one and suitable for my skin, but if you need full coverage you’ll like the Dior one, followed by Chanel. Both leave a matte finish. Warning: all the three leave “marks” on mobiles 🙂 

My tip: some years ago I read that wearing one shade darker than your skin makes you look younger and appear friendlier to people 🙂 Now I follow this tip all the time!

All products shown here are mine
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Denise S. is the owner of the personal blog Denise's Planet. MA in British Politics & Economics, French Philosophy and American Literature. She loves the word love, buying beauty products and many shoes, plus adventures, learning languages (Greek is planned!), traveling, making friends, discovering new cultures, dancing, reading, cooking, old movies, painting and all that makes life more beautiful and happier!


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