A little while ago, I purchased the Touche Éclat foundation by YSL beauty and since then have found to ABSOLUTELY love it! It made my May favourites blogpost and I have to admit, I have to force myself not to use it everyday, as I’ve almost finished the bottle. Read my review: here. Ever since trying my first YSL beauty product I have been desperate to get my hands on further ones and with loving the foundation I thought it would be safe to give the Fusion Ink foundation a go!
A week or so ago Boots had a great deal, (which was something along the lines off), ‘Buy any two YSL products and get £10 worth of points’ – so with this deal looming and the fact that I had every intention of picking up another foundation I took advantage of this deal with also picking up a Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick, in the shade: 44 Nude Lavalliére. Unfortunately I didn’t go into my Boots store until the late evening, so no one was available to help me shade match but with already being matched to shade: BR10 (from Touche Éclat) and with knowing already that this matches my skin I went with my gut instinct and purchased one of the palest shades I could find, which is B10 – which just so happens to be the perfect shade for me also.
This foundation yet again comes in a beautiful piece of packaging, with the application method being, in my opinion the best thing about it! The design sort of reminds me of a mixture between contemporary blocked shapes and a 1930’s piece of art deco art but either way I really like the combination of both black & gold. As for the application method I really, really like it! As you take off the gold lid to reveal a second black round screw lid, from which you then unscrew this to reveal a tear drop shaped, flat spade wand applicator, which is also great as you can directly apply the foundation to your face without getting it all over your hands plus you have so much more control with how much product you use and therefore how much you actually waste!
In my opinion the formula to this foundation has a medium consistency, as it isn’t especially thin nor thick either. In terms of blending this into your skin I’ve tried a numerous different types of buffing brushes and with those I have to say that I’ve actually found the finish to be quite disappointing. The denseness within these brushes seems to swirl the foundation around on the surface of the skin rather than blend it in as it should. I’ve also found that when using a brush it pushes the foundation into those problem areas, i.e. patches of drier skin and really emphasises these problem areas rather than covering them up. With different brushes I’ve also tried a damp beautyblender and actually find this to work very well! True to the beautyblender’s reputation it blends this foundation smoothly and softly. I will say that this foundation in my opinion has quite a dewy formula, which means that it does crease and line very easily after first application – so using a setting powder is an essential! Coverage wise, I would say that with one layer you get a medium coverage but problem areas, such as blemishes and spots can be still very visible, you can definitely however apply more and build this foundation to achieve a much more flawless coverage. I personally recommend using two different concealor’s (close to skin tone for problem areas and a lighter shade for under the eyes) instead and building up the coverage with a layer of powder, as this also works great for everyday make-up!
What do you think to this foundation? Do you like YSL beauty products?