So I finally got around to reviewing the latest foundation offering from YSL.
Let me just start this little review by saying that I fully expected not to like this. I tend to favour quite heavy foundations, and this isn’t even in the realm of heavy. In fact, it’s a bit like really liquidy water. A bizarre description I know, but let’s just go with it.
It comes in a super sleek bottle – a slightly slicker design than usual from YSL, and it has a screw-off cap with a little applicator attached, so you can dab at will and then blend with fingers or a brush. The formula and texture is literally light as air so you can’t feel it on your skin. It’s also incredibly pigmented so one dab with the applicator on your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose will do it.
Interestingly, it’s the kind of formula that will work well with both dry and oily skin-types as it has a semi-matte finish. Usually, I have combo to dry skin but in the last couple of weeks my skin has gone nuts in terms of oiliness, and it still works beautifully.
Coverage-wise, we’re talking medium to full – it’s not the best at covering redness so you might need a little bit of concealer on top, but overall it does a damn good job of evening out the skin tone and adding a very subtle glow. And don’t be put off by the matte element, as it’s a non-powdery, slightly glowing matte – no dullness whatsoever.
The only downside (if it can be described as one) is that it dries really fast. All this means is that you have to be super quick when blending it in. I get around this by dabbing a bit on the skin, blending, dabbing a bit, blending and so on 🙂
In all honesty, I think YSL might have outdone themselves with this foundation. It’s just beautiful and although a little bit spendy, totally worth the money. It’s available at all the usual locations in the GCC now or online from Sephora, Selfridges and Nordstrom.
If you’re already using it, let me know what you think! 🙂