Wednesday, 2 August 2017

My Perfect Summer Coverage Base by YSL Beauty


This summer I've been trying out a lot of different bases, broadening my horizons to the likes of BB creams, CC's, tinted moisturisers, serums.. the whole lot! If you're anything like me, the ideal formula for a base in the summer time is a light-medium coverage but with a very lightweight feel on the skin. Because of that fact, this foundation by YSL has quickly become a must have for me! The Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation has a unique formula that provides my perfect amount of coverage, colour (there are loads of shades to choose from) and a beautiful finish, which I would describe as velvety/ matte. This was a surprise since the formula seems quite runny and dewy when first applied. One layer of the foundation is perfect for me for a more natural 'your skin but better' look but it is easily buildable. The best way I can describe it is it provides a nice pigmented veil over the face to even out your skin tone which is the main reason I like to wear face makeup. Sometimes I mix this with The Ordinary Serum Foundation which I have in a much paler colour, to tone down my Fusion Ink because the shade I have is only perfect for when I am fake tanned (I use Bondi Sands Ultra Dark if you're wondering) and they mix really really well! Also if I'm having any bad breakouts I'll target them with a skin toned concealer to avoid caking my whole face in lots of makeup it doesn't need or want. 

Another reason I also love this foundation is its staying power, most days I don't wear primer or setting spray (I know I should but I like to be as quick as possible) and it still lasts throughout the day for about 7-8 hours, with powder on my oily t-zone which I'd recommend doing with any base! I am also a massive fan of the packaging, here's why... the beautiful frosted glass container feels really sturdy and it has that lovely ysl luxury feel. It also has a spatula-like applicator which I use to apply dots around my face and then blend out with my fingers or a beauty sponge, which means you don't apply too much and waste it. This formula is marketed to be resistant to heat and humidity, ensuring long-wear but I've not had any kind of heat with living in the UK! However, I am planning on taking this to Gran Canaria next month so I'll be able to test this out.

In a nutshell, I would highly recommend this foundation to anyone who is wanting a great natural looking, long-wear semi matte base but I would beware if you have dry skin as I have noticed it clings to dry patches. I most likely will switch up my foundation when the colder months set in and my skin starts to get dryer with the weather, but for summer YSL takes home gold with this one in my eyes!

 Which skin type is it good for? 
 ✔ Normal 
 ✔ Oily 
 ✔ Combination 

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And here's the foundations trusty side-kick... the Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen, which has been a long time favourite of mine now. The perfect light-weight formula to brighten up under the eyes, just don't expect a thick coverage concealer because this is not. The formula includes tiny light particles and mineral extracts to create a nice healthy, natural, luminous glow and hide those show-tell signs of lack of sleep and shadows on the face. I love the handy little pen style that you can easily throw in your handbag if you need an extra highlight or refresh during the day. 

 Which skin type is it good for? 
 ✔ Normal 
 ✔ Oily 
 ✔ Combination 
 ✔ Dry

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  1. I'm not to sure how this would work for me, as I have dry skin, but it sounds like a lovely finish!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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