Today, I bring you a review of a foundation that I purchased a couple of months back. I would begin my saying, that I was drawn to this product because of its packaging and obviously the brand name. For those who may not know, YSL stands for Yves Saint Laurent , a French designer who established a luxury fashion house, a brand that is into everything and anything fashion, beauty and skin care related.
I must say, this foundation packaging is one of the most appealing, I have come across. Its retail price is in the neighbourhood of £27 to £30, (its definitely one of those figures).
Honestly, I wasn’t really feeling this foundation when I started using it. To begin with, I found it difficult to get a suitable shade for my skin tone. I was torn between getting a BD70 and a B70; I later went for the B70, because the former made my face look quite red. In that light, I would say that, more shades need to be developed especially for brown skin tones.
However like I said, I still did not find satisfaction with the B70, as it had this chalky-looking finish on me. The product is a bit too liquid and does not have that much consistency and continuity (if that makes any sense) In other words, it has a coarser than silky texture, you can discover that if you try using your hands to apply the product rather than a brush. I guess that explains why it is not so oily, which in my opinion, is a plus for the product, with the exception of the textural issues of course.
As a result of the chalkiness, I decided to try it out as a highlighter and believe me, it is better off for that purpose especially on the under eye, as it is a bit watery, and creates a smooth surface for the highlight setting powder. It works quite well with the much talked-about Ben Nye Luxury Banana powder and I don’t use it as a foundation anymore.
I am not suggesting in anyway that this product is bad, this is just my experience and at least, I found a better use for it. The experience could be different for you. There is no harm in trying out new products, if you can do that at your disposal; I guess that’s the fun bit in the Beauty and Make-up world, the potential for creating a collection. I am sure you make-up addicts and artists know what I mean.
I hope you found this useful. I would like to read about your experiences, if you’ve tried this product.
Look out for the YSL Touché Éclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen Review
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
-Yves Saint Laurent-
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