I got this foundation as a sample in a bottle so I can't say much about brush application of it (I am generally not a fan of foundation brushes). But the coverage is very soft, natural and dewy looking, covers pores perfectly and matifyes the skin. Although it is different, for me it is as good as Guerlain's Extreme Parure (my HG). Very pleased with it, if not brush as a method of application - it would be gratned HG status.
I think that this is a great foundation. It isn't a heavy foundation and is rather sheer which is great for a light coverage. Due to this, it has a nice illuminating effect and really helps to brighten up my skintone and make it look healthy and is also barely noticeable.
However there are two downsides. The first is the terrible applicator. The brushhead is a novelty but extremely unsanitary. It would be nice if this was packaged differently as I found that the brush applicator wasn't that useful for the flawless finish, you really needed to buff your face to get rid of any streaky marks.
The next downside is the price. At £30 it's not a lot of product for money and really makes me hesitate about buying it. The price, no doubt reflects the brush gimmick which is too much of a hassle to get rid of, or pour into another container. If you can deal with the bad applicator and price then it would be a great buy. Alas, my funds don't stretch to this product and I'll probably find something better out there.
Superb finish and even coverage from this product on 40 "something", combination skin. This makes my skin look firmer, dewy but far from shiny and makes my pores less noticeable. Color selection can make all the difference with any foundation. Was using number 5 color for summer but needed to lighten for winter. Had to go right down to number 1 and blend in a little of number 5 to get the perfect color. The colors in between were just awful on my fair skin tone. If you have to buy two of these to get the right shade it will be worth it as you will feel more confident and definitely look younger - not like you are trying to look younger. I would probably prefer the product without the brush as I prefer to blend with my fingers however have found that if I use the brush in a quick criss-cross action that I get pretty good results. My combo skin needs a little powder in the t-zone, so I just use my Jane Iredale Powder-me SPF for a lovely sheer finish. One request to YSL - if you ever change this product, please add a min of SPF 30.
I bought this product for the first time a while ago in duty free. It seemed nice in the store and I was happy, however once in natural light my face looked like it had been juxtaposed onto my body (read; orange face, white neck). I swore vehemently I would never use YSL foundation again.
However, the other day I saw a YSL tester tube in a nice shade and the lady at the counter cajoled me into trying it. It was flawless. Seeing as it was half price decided to grab it, only to find on purchase, horrified, it was the same foundation as the original. I guess I must have got the wrong shade the first time round (this was a 1, and very porcelain). It's beautiful, soft and pale but not chalky. I have red cheeks and it covers them gently without making me look washed out. I gave it a 4 because it's ludicrously expensive and I prefer it a bit dewy, but it couldn't look more natural. No breakouts thus far, so definitely recommended.
Another innovation brought to women by YSL. As an YSL addict i can say that this foundation lives up to the brand's reputation: innovative, unique, precious, A-class. Absolute DO! Also check out the unbelievable YSL's Hydra Feel compact foundation for which i was disappointed not to find a review
I bought this due to all the positive reviews here on MUA, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. Not with the foundation itself, but rather the colour choice. The colour nearest to my skin was no.9, but it is darker and more orange than my skin tone, and leaves my face looking dull. No. 8 was too pink, and the ones above that were too light. Other than that, I think the foundation is very good. I actually really like the brush, but I've never used a brush with foundation before, so the experts among you may disagree. The coverage is medium, but as it has light-reflecting qualities, a little goes a long way. Skin is left looking dewy and fresh. It is very long-lasting too. I think the price is about right, considering you get 40ml. I just wish they would bring out more colours, as I'll either have to wait until it's summer to see if I can use this, or will have to mix it with another foundation, which seems a waste and defeats the purpose of the brush. Make sure you are happy with the colour match before you buy this!
EDIT I'm taking my score down 2, because I've realised on me this oxidises very, very badly, and turns me a deep shade of orange. I did try to mix it with a lighter foundation but it didn't work, it just made everything orange!
This foundation was sort of an impulse buy at sephora when I was at vegas. My local sephoras don't carry YSL so when I hit the sephora in vegas, I brought this with the extra bill in my wallet, it was prolly either this or I'd would have went to a casino and lost it lol.
Now, the foundation itself I'm quite pleased. The colour match is prolly a bit too light for me, (like i said it was an impulse buy so I didn't have much colour in mind) I brought the 6 golden beige. It leaves your skin very soft, have a very nice soft smell to it, and leaves your skin quite matte, so a little dusting of powder to set is all you need.
But the packaging, omg. horrible. I know the brush is suspose to be convenient, but it leaks, and you waste so much product using the brush. besides you can't wash the brush, so it's really unsanitary to use it (even if you dont apply the brush directly on your face but on your hands as suggested) the foundation will stay on the brush and then dry out so it's a complete waste.
I was going to use it by taking out the brush head everytime, but that thing is impossible to twist open, and once you do, yo'ull end up spilling it on yourself and waste again. So i got fed up and depotted the entire foundation on to an empty dispenser I had lying around. It was messy transferring all the product to another tube, and I wasted a bit while doing so, but you'll end up wasting less than if you used the brush.
I'd prolly buy this again, but please for 53$+? it deserves a better packaging.
I loved this product the first few times i tried it. It is very natural looking, you can see and feel your skin breath. I love it because if you can get the colour match it doesnt look like your wearing makeup! BUT BUT BUT ....IT BROKE ME OUT! :( i was sos upset about this because i thought i finally found the perfect foundation. Id reccommend this foundation if you dont have sensitive acne prone skin! but because of that im taking away a lippy. Also im taking away a lippy for the brush....its too messy and often squirts out more than i need and then i cant put it back in the tube..so it goes to waste...very annoying! also its quite pricey
I love this product, and have recommended to so many friends. It gives my face a nature look, most of the time people can't even tell I ware foundation on my face. It brights up my skin tone, and keeps my skin moisturized for a whole day. I think it makes me look at least 5 years younger. Even though it's a little pricey, but definitely worth every penny you spend.
LOOOOOOVE this foundation! I've been using this one for over 2 years --and it has kept my skin in tip top shape. It evens the skin tone, does not cause any break out problems. It makes you look flawless!!!!