I love this foundation!
I have very sensitive skin and blemish prone. So I was very nervous to put this foundation on my face.... I glad I did. I light very light and build able for areas you would like more coverage. And it has a faint fragrance which I thought would irritate my skin but so far so good.
The bottle is very pretty but a bit heavy.
I have the shade B30 prefect for girls with light skin but a beige to yellow undertone. My undertone is an olive and this works for me.
It is expensive but to me worth the price!
I am so glad this was a sample for me.
This foundation was to me by a friend, so I do feel really bad about writing a negative review,,, But I feel like that shouldn't prevent me from giving a honest opinion about a foundation that costs a fortune.
This foundation in Canada is $62 plus tax,, which could easily add up to $70 if you live in Ontario,
I was willing to pay the price if I could find nothing else better.
I tried both BR30 and B30. BR makes me look like sweet potato, and B makes me look orange. The tone was right, just not the color (I'm about NC20, MUFE HD 117/120 ish).
There was nothing luminous about this foundation. I expected my complexion to glow, but this didn't make that happen.. its about satin finish.
For how light weight and "watery" this foundation is, I was actually surprised that it provided alot more coverage than I expected. it covered all my redness/uneven skin tone, and did a fair job on my hyperpigmentations from acne.
Did not accentuate the pores, but didn't hide them either which was kind of dissapointing..
I tried using both my hands and a beauty blender. With the hands, I don't know maybe I'm not skillful enough, but it was too pigmented to be spread evenly with hands.
with beauty blender however, application felt smooth, didn't cake, and the coverage was definitely build-able. But the more I built, because my pores still showed through, I looked more and more like a orange.. very ugly in texture.. so I think its best if you leave it as a sheer coverage.
I go to school in a very dry climate, and I have combination skin. The way this foundation "broke down" wasn't super patchy and ugly, but it does lose the little bit of glow it has, and tone correcting power relatively quickly. it lasted me about 3 hours or less before it started deteriorating.
For a $60 foundation that is more expensive than a Dior, Lancome, and Chanel, I expected it to almost be magical; at least do the basics VERY well - light weight, buildable coverage, hide the pores, smooth the look of the skin, and last a long time. Didn't. I would've purchased this if it were about Sephora brand's price pt.
This product has so much glycerin in it that I've had to blot twice before noon. Not a good look - love the finish when I first put it on, but unfortunately it just shines, shines, shines all day! Real bummer because BR30 seems to be a perfect match for my NC25 skin - comparing the two, NC25 looks sooooo yellow! I do have yellow undertones but BR30 is probably the best colour match I've ever had in a foundation - what a shame!
This foundation looks great in the bottle. I was matched to BD60, which was an ok shade for me. Unfortunately, this foundation does not last longer than two hours on me. I worn it to work one day and it has melted my lunch time. By melted I mean the collar of my white shirt was covered in foundation.
The finish of the foundation is also more on the oily side rather than dewy, which is not what I want at all (For reference I have normal to combination skin). So I definitely wouldn't recommend this for anyone with oily skin.
If your looking for a luxury splurge on a foundation I def suggest this product!
I use this in the winter months when my skin lacks a glow and usually tends to be dry . A lot like their concealer this foundation has light reflections properties and gives a beautiful lit from within glow to skin! The texture is like cashmere and when buffered in with an airbrush foundation brush the finish is like satin. I apply a pump to the back of my hand and use hourglasses foundation brush to buff! The smell of the foundation is like fresh cut roses! I def suggest this foundation ladies!
I bought this foundation last week and have worn it for 4 days now.
This foundation has a light to medium coverage. It's sheer to light when applied with your fingers, and light to medium when applied with a brush. I use a flat brush and this works perfect on me. I use the shade B30 that suits my light to medium yellow undertoned skin. It comes in a beauuuutiful glass bottle with a golden top. it looks very very pretty but is a bit heavy though. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua for example is much easier to carry around, but i only apply my foundation in the morning, so don't need any carrying around anyway.
This foundation covers up most of my light blemishes (i don't have a lot) and some of my hyperpigmentation but doesnt cover it completely, which i dont mind and didn´t expect from a medium coveringn foundation, and i quite love a natural look. I can still see my freckles (which i like) and some tiny inperfections, but the imperfections are easily coverd up with another layer of this foundation or a concealer/corrector.
When I first apply this, the foundation is a satin-matt finish. an hour later its a satin-glowy (in a good way) finish, and after probably 5 hours this gets a bit shiny on my combination forhead and next to my nose. Combination or oily skins will need a touch up a few times a day with a powder. If your skin is very oily, this is not for you and will slide of in an hour.
Loving this for my skin!
You will love this if you want a light covering foundation that only covers a few imperfections and a few light blemishes. if you have lots of blemishes this wont be enough coverage for you. This foundation gives a nice radiance so if you like a matt finish you're not going to like this.
Not giving this 5 lippies cause of the touch up i need to do a few times a day. I rather have a foundation that doesn't need much touch up, but that will probably only come with a higher coverage and matter foundation, and that's not what i want for my skin. I like it natural :)
I like this a lot. Very expensive but worth it in terms if value for money. You need so little product for good results. I wore this mixed with Estée Lauder DW and DWL for my wedding and it looked lovely. This is my posh foundation.
I am perpetually in search of the perfect foundation, but in reality I think I am turning into a product junkie. I've gone into Sephora so many times and for one reason or another have never tried YSL's products aside from lip gloss/lipstick.
I got this in B90, which is the darkest shade it comes in, and I've got to admit that I am quite close to declaring a new favorite foundation. I'd formerly been a devotee to NARS Sheer Glow (Tortuga) because of it's beautiful luminous finish. This absolutely rivals the finish of my former favorite, I applied with a beauty blender and lightly stippled onto my skin.
The coverage is sheer and luminous and just provides a look of natural radiating beauty, and gives enough dimension that I don't feel the need to highlight areas of my face. I really appreciate the look of naturally radiant and clear skin that this foundation gives.
I did notice a scent when applying, but it dissipated quickly. As I mentioned previously, if you have blemishes or dark spots, those will need to be concealed before applying foundation because this does not provide opaque coverage. The formula also feels fairly runny, so I do not foresee this lending itself well to layering. Another thing worth mentioning is that if you have oily skin you'll need a primer to address that, as this is not a foundation with any oil control. I had to blot about 7 hours after applying, as my nose was getting noticeably slick. That all being said, I got a full day of wear out of this foundation.
The price might be a bit high for some, at $55 at Sephora or YSL counters, but I find that to be completely reasonable for a luxury brand. The packaging is a a glass bottle with a pump, which I haven't had issues with, but might present an issue if you plan on traveling with it. This is most definitely going to be a product I will buy over again.
It might be too early to say, just because I've only been using this foundation for a week but I love it! I love the finish and for me it is a nice dewy radiant finish. Most foundations always leave my T-zone oily and dirty but this is perfect for me! I use it with touche eclat and le teint touche eclat compact to powder my t-zone and it lasts a good 6-8 hours. One of my holy grail and will buy again definitely!
This foundation is amazing, I have tried every single high end foundation there is. Literally, every last one.
This one, in my opinion is by far the best foundation I've ever tried.
I use it with Smashbox hydrating primer and it stays all day, and I can't believe I am saying this but it actually looks BETTER as time goes on.
It wears all day at my work with bright bright ugly lighting and it looks amazing.
So glad I've found this product, but it's so expensive. :(
But soo good. I have dry skin and it does not dry it out, it really is illuminating and pretty!
Dare I say, HG foundation!