Recently, YSL had a huge sample campaign for their new ground breaking foundation, Fusion Ink. Marketed as the ‘Game-Changer in the beauty Industry’. This is some claim!
I have to say, i have had a love and hate relationship with some YSL products. I don’t find them always consistent in standard and the mascara’s, in particular are a disgrace. On this occasion though, they have really come up with a very nice product.
I managed to get my hands on BR20 (Cool Ivory) and BR30 (Cool Almond). BR 20 is a bit too pale for my skin at the moment because i still have a touch of summer colour on my face. It will be great in the winter though. BR30 is a lovely beige shade and ideal for my skin tone now.
The foundation is quite runny and thinner than most out there and there is a slightly oily feel to it, (not in a bad way though). It gives the impression that it would give a very light coverage but don’t be fooled, it covers to a medium finish. There is also a very mild fragrance to it which disappears on contact with the skin.
Three to four dabs on the skin was all that was needed for my whole face. Blending took some doing with a foundation brush. This is because the oiliness within the foundation left brush marks on the face and buffing was required to create a smooth finish. Finishing powder wasn’t needed.
What’s so great about it?
A very small amount of product goes a long way. The foundation is designed to be dabbed and blended out only were it’s needed. It gives a good medium to heavy coverage without masking the skin completely or caking of any sort.
Covers blemishes and redness very easily.
Very natural looking on the skin and is available in many shades.
Dries down fairly quickly to a matte finish with illumination.
Does not settle into fine lines.
A setting powder wasn’t needed and no concealer if you don’t have blemished skin.
Whats not so great about it?
I found it very difficult to blend out with a foundation brush. A beauty blender is the best option.
It did oxidize slightly after 6 hours on my skin.
It did not feel weightless on my skin as it claims.
If you’re looking for a 24 hour foundation, this is not going to be the one if you have slightly oily skin.
Redness and slight oil show through after 8 hours wear.
Picture on left shows the foundation on the right hand side of face only and picture on right is the finished look. Note that pores and blemishes are less visible with foundation.
This foundation reminds me of Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation. It has the same type of coverage and dries down in exactly the same way.
I do; however, love that only a small amount of foundation is required and that means a lot of money saved over the long term. It also covered my blemishes, pores and redness with ease with little to no concealer required.
I personally still prefer lighter dewy foundations such as, YSL Touche Éclat and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua because they do not make me feel like i am wearing any foundation at all, although i do need plenty of concealer handy to cover blemishes with them.
The only real problem i did have with this one is that i did still feel like i had foundation on my skin which always happens to me with medium coverage foundations.
Game- Changer! Not just yet! A very good high end foundation to add to the mix of great foundations out there! Yes.
It ultimately depends on which beauty counter you prefer to visit, as to which foundation you may end up wearing. I think you know my preferred choice but i may leap in and buy a bottle of this anyway. I am still very impressed.
The hunt for the’ Holy Grail’ foundation is still very much on.
Have you tried this foundation out yet? What are your thoughts? Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)