Review: Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation

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I’ve mentioned this foundation in my makeup routine post last week and I wanted to talk more about why I love it. Yes, it’s that amazing to have warranted a post of its own. In terms of texture, coverage, and longevity, the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation (Le Teint Encre De Peau) is nothing short of amazing. The packaging and the frosted glass container looks dashing as well.

Feels like a feather, wears like an ink? And just so. The texture of this foundation is light, luxurious, and soft as a feather. The application may feel unusual with its teardrop applicator, but I’ve since then realised that this method minimizes wastage. I dot the applicator on my face and blend with fingers. The formula is a bit runny and feels oily, but it sets into a beautiful, velvety finish that’s very natural looking.

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I pretty much apply the foundation like a BB cream on most days, which achieves sheer coverage. A little goes a long way. Even though it’s lightweight, the foundation is pigmented enough to cover blemishes and redness in one layer. It is buildable and does so without feeling heavy or looking cakey. Plus, colour match is perfect and it just disappears into my yellowy skin tone.

The most raved feature of this foundation is its staying power. It lasts all day for me, without a primer or a setting powder. I don’t use any powder anyway due to having dry skin. While this foundation isn’t particularly hydrating, it isn’t drying either. And I’m happy with that. (I’ve recently tried Dior Diorskin Nude Air Foundation, which is in the same serum-type foundation category, and that one clings to dry patches like crazy.)

When it comes to bases, I usually go for quick and easy routes aka BB creams and the likes. And yes, I may have been treating this foundation as a BB cream, which is probably why I enjoy using it so much. It also helps that it’s incredibly soft on the skin and looks natural all day. Also, I’m getting addicted to its scent. Heaven.

Have you tried the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation yet?