Tuesday, 19 May 2015

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink

A Foundation Review... 

First impression of the new Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation
"Feels like a Feather, Wears like an Ink"
24 hours of soft-matte perfection & comfort.
Fine-as-ink formula perfects the skin yet wears weightlessly all day.
Never cakey or heavy
Innovative hybrid stain technology provides a lightweight yet high-coverage formula, and its exclusive extendable polymers offer buildable coverage that lasts, for all-day comfort. With broad spectrum SPF 18 sun protection. Available in 21 shades.

Once again, I'll start with the packaging..
I went to the department store Farmers in NZ, it carries most of the luxury high-end beauty brands
 - to collect a 7ml, 7 day sample of Fusion Ink - colour matched to BD20 - Warm Ivory
So, unfortunately I haven't got the full size product to show, but above is a visual on the packaging..
Yves Saint Laurent...Classic Luxurious Gold
A thick glass bottle, black & clear panels to show the colour & amount of product!
Similar to the YSL Glossy Stain packaging, only bigger.. Love!
The gold cap features a dopher applicator to easily swipe zones of the face.
Containing 25ml of product & retailing at $60 usd,
you may consider indulging in this product for a special occasion 
eg. Wedding/Prom, as oppose to everyday wear.
The application & wear of this foundation..
I applied this foundation with a Beauty Blender on my right side
 & a flat top kabuki brush on the other side to test the finishes.
Extremely lightweight when applying & has a watery to velvet texture on the skin. 
Sets quickly & blends easily to a sheer coverage that corrects any discolouration & redness giving you a weightless, natural-looking, full coverage.
 The skin looks so natural with this product, as if you have nothing on, yet will even 
out the tone & correct imperfections.
If you want a Full blanket coverage, this is not the foundation for you..

       BEFORE                                                               AFTER

As you can see with the After shot, my skin looks clear & matte with a velvety finish 
giving some of the natural vibrancy back.
It evened out my skin tone & covered any imperfections, 
while allowing freckles & natural beauty shine through.
My closing opinion:
It's flawless, but I felt as though this foundation was not designed for drier skin types, 
despite the "All skin types" label, it grabbed onto the dry patches I tend to get around my nose & forehead in Winter. Other then that, throughout a 7hr work day, this foundation got better!
My face was still flawless when I got home!
I had a natural, velvety glow with that matte finish to prevent looking oily!
By around 8 hours, it was ready for a quick powder touch up.
The colour was also perfection!
A perfect match to my neck & pale winter skin.
For help with Shades -
My shade = BD20 (Warm Ivory no.20 equal to MAC NC20)

B - (Beige) Ivory with Neutral Undertones
BD - (Beige Dore) Ivory with Yellow or Warm Undertones
BR - (Beige Rose) Ivory with Rosey/Pink Undertones

E.g MAC NW20 = YSL Fusion Ink BR20

BEFORE               (Right Side - Beauty Blender)                 AFTER

BEFORE               (Left Side - Flat Top Kabuki)                AFTER

<--- 7ml/7day Sample
Make sure to ask your local YSL stockist for a sample!
Also found at Sephora, Boots, Nordstrom, YSLbeautyUS.com

LucyLoves! xx

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