Yves Saint Laurent • TEINT RESIST Long Wear Transfer Resistant Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been restraining myself from buying anything for my personal use... I have enough makeup to last me to the hereafter. I have been buying Spring 2010 only for my work/business...ok, so I do have to swatch..lol.
Since my most recent hair change, I noticed that my skin was "off" -- not wrong, just not right. The Kevin Aucoyn #3 and #5 felt a bit masky for Spring. A friend of mine in the YSL camp told me to try this and sent me a few samples -- and that was that.
I bought the #2 which was a perfect match for my color and was capable of covering some of the few remaining melasma spots on the side of my face.
So, with this fantastic foundation I am now in the process of reinventing my colors for Spring and Summer.
Pros: great texture, coverage is medium to lt. heavy and divine. No fragrance.
Cons: $$$$ -- way too high... but then so are most good foundations.
Glass bottle -- for klutzy hands, this is not a good scenario.
other than that.. my new foundation love!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this, doesn't make me look ghostly pale in pictures and lasts all day. The coverage isn't as good as my NARS sheer glow foundation but this goes on lighter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the best foundation I have tried.
Firstly, the colour is brilliant. I am very pale so bought one of the paler shades with a peachy tint. The colour matched brilliantly. Most foundations I have tried are very yellow or orange but YSL have got it spot on with this one.
The packaging is lovely and the price is ok as it is such a good foundation.
It dries to a matte finish and is easy to apply. I actually find it easier to apply with my fingers for a natural look. stays put most of the day and I dont need to use powder atall. I hope they bring it out in the UK soon. I got this at the airport in November and will have to book another holiday if they dont bring it out over here soon!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
after all the great reviews about this foundation i had to try it.as not available in uk until jan, i got it from dubai for £27.i usualy wear el dw in desert beige or dwl in 2 but is slightly too dark for me and the 1 is too light! i got teint resist in 5 peach which is a perfect colour for me.
it goes on lovely,not as heavy as dw or dwl but covers well and skin looks fresh and flawless after applying.
have tried the ysl perfect touch but that didnt seem to last,this is loads better and stays on all day.the colours are the same for the perfect touch and the teint resist.
lovely sheer foundation that lasts all day,will buy again.very happy!
update-have taken 2 lippies off as i have gone off this foudation as tends to look bit patchy up close,colour is slightly too dark,coverage isnt great and doesnt last all day,am going back to doublewear!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
UPATE II: I decided to exchange this (although I detest the hassle of exchanging things). It's not bad, just not my cup of tea. And the coverage factor is still an issue. I decided to exchange it for Guerlain's Parure Extreme Wear yadda, yadda, yadda (why do cosmetic companies insist on giving their products such long names, I wonder? Every time I pronounce some of these names I feel like I'm giving a speech). I think it has more coverage than this one, though Lord knows the modern description of "full coverage" is fantastically generous, these days (rolleyes).
Mind you, I think this YSL fdt. might be great for summer. I'll keep you posted.
UPDATE: Ok, I just got this, and I rushed to put it on. So far, I like it. Mind you, I don't understand how people can say it has full coverage. It is very sheer. Coverage-wise it doesn't come even close to EL's Double Wear. However, I like the soft powdery finish, and since my skin has been behaving well, lately (cross fingers), the coverage is sufficient. I ordered this at Sephora.com since the store in my town does not carry YSL. Choosing colors on the internet is a (bleep), as you all know. And French foundations are a true bummer because they tend to run to baby-pink undertones. Not good for a yellow-undertoned gal like me. I chose #4, which is a bit on the pale side, but at least it's not pink, so I can handle it now that it's winter. Besides, I always prefer to go lighter than darker. Lighter shades can be corrected with a good bronzer and blush. If the shade is too dark, it's a bust. If you want a really nice effect, try dusting Smashbox's Soft Lights (I have it in Lens) over it. Looks really nice.
So. For the moment, I like this fdt. quite a lot. My skin looks (and feels) very velvety. I'll give it only 4 lippies because of the coverage issue.
And that silicone had better not pull a nasty one on me, or I'll be really POd.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
[Edit on Dec. 1, 2009]: I was able to return this with no questions asked. I went it on the day the sales lady, that originally sold me the item and was very apprehensive on the phone, wasn't there. The refund went as smooth as possible and has to be my best experience at Holts thus far.
Colour: I'm NC25-30 and was colour matched to #4.
Coverage: light-medium. I have lots of acne and pigmentation from old ones and this foundation does not cover it completely like DiorSkin Nude or MUFE HD. Even when layering it doesn't come to full coverage. So I would categorize this as medium coverage but on the light-medium scale.
Texture: very silicone based. Not as much as say the infamous Smashbox primer. But you can feel the silicone if you were to apply it with your hands.
Application: I used both my Sephora #55 brush and fingers. Found that it didn't matter which medium you used to apply it. The outcome would be the same because of the amount of silicone in the product.
Price: Most I paid for a foundation. $64CAD at Holt Renfrew and with Ontario taxes it cost $73CAD
Reaction: After wearing it for a few days, I started noticing that this foundation was the reason for a lot of break outs. After one day of wearing it for 10 hours, I had 4 cysts on my right cheek and lots of clogged pores on my forehead. I knew it was this foundation because I suspected it to break me out so I stopped for a few days to let my face clear up then use it again. Now I have to go to Holts to return it and I called to ask about it. The Sales Assistant is very apprehensive even on the phone saying she wants to see me bare face and how I'm the first one this has ever happened to in her known knowledge. Now, if she only read MUA reviews.
Finish: It has a very matte finish and will highlight certain bumps on your face. By the end of the day, or even mid-day for really oily people (I'm combo-dry right now since it' winter in Canada), oil will show through. By the end of the day, it isn't as "dewey" like DiorSkin Nude. Even when photographing on my MAC's iSight, the finish isn't as lovely as Dior. The sad thing is that Dior breaks me out but not as bad or as quick as YSL.
Packaging: comes in a small bottle with a pump. Hard to control the pump meaning you can't really do half pumps. Rather you can only do full pumps.
Overall, I hope I can refund this. I don't really want to buy anymore YSL products.
Note: even though Sephora sells this product on their website, no ONTARIO (Canada) Sephora stores carries YSL. I have confirmed this with Sephora and checked all of their locations.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about with this. It's not yet available in the UK, so I bought it in France and, after all the rave reviews, was excited to try it. But after several days of wearing it I'm underwhelmed. The colour match is good (I use 5, peach and I'm NC25), the texture is nice and silky and easy to blend, and the finish looks very skin-like. But for an oil free foundation, I find myself getting extremely oily after a few hours, which doesn't happen with other oil frees. It looks shiny and greasy on me, not matte at all. And while it may stay on fairly well, it doesn't cover much. My spots, blotches and acne scars show through. This would be great for someone with normal skin, who doesn't need much coverage, but if you're oily or have things you want to cover up, I'd look elsewhere. It's a shame. I had high hopes for this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I tried this a few times at the YSL counter before deciding to shell out the $78 AUD for this foundation and i'm glad I did. This is a really nice foundation that doesn't break me out.
I have slightly dry/combination sensitive acne prone skin.
This feels really light on the skin, applies very easily, with fingers or a brush, I found it easy to blend. I usually prefer a more dewy finish but the finish of this foundation is a slightly matte but still natural/non powdery looking with medium to light coverage. I applied it at 9am and at 7pm, a 35 degree day and a boxing class later, it's still there. It does accentuate flakes a bit but that's what most foundations would do.
Overall i'm impressed and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a natural finish foundation that lasts.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a good foundation but not as good as it needs to be for the price. It goes on easily - a little dry and hard to blend, you have to spread it out right away - and has a beautiful finish. Coverage is sheer - tones down but doesn't cover redness and no coverage at all of blemishes or dark circles. It lasts really well and doesn't come off on clothes. It feels good on skin and doesn't (for me) cause blemishes, thought it does clog my pores, probably because of the high silicone content. It's a lot like EL Double Wear Light but costs twice as much! No thanks.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
For reference: MUFE HD 117, MAC NW15 (but I'm really slightly lighter), Sephora By Terry VIP 101
I got this in #4 and it's an excellent match. I find it very neutral and think it would work for most in the MAC 10-20 range; I struggled with ordering from the swatches online so feel very fortunate to have gotten a good match.
This is a medium coverage that lasts most of the day. It looks incredible--like natural fantastic skin during the AM (with loose powder to set) but does get a bit shiny as the day goes on. I am experimenting with primers/moisturizers to see if anything will work to increase the lasting power and decrease shine (will update) for my combo skin. It does have a tendency to slide off on my chin late in the day but a little Maybelline Dream Matte powder fixes that.
While expensive and not sure it will be a HG, it's definitely worth a try if one is still searching for a great look. I would say it would be perfect for someone with normal or dry skin using a primer/moisturizer.
Update: I'm finding that liquid foundations settle into fine lines and make me look old. TBS All-in-One Face Base #2 has become HG.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
one word-exellent!!!!!!!!!!and trust me i know what i m talking about,tryed thousands foundations before......go for it...worth all the money in the world...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Update: This product is being discontinued, at least in the States. I've moved on, since it doesn't photograph well, the color I've been using isn't exactly a match, it's getting discontinued, and I broke my last bottle. YSL didn't replace this foundation with anything similar so I guess I'm out of luck once again.
I have been using this product for a few weeks now; enough time to know that this is indeed a superior foundation. I have tried so many HE foundations I've lost count. But If I had to compare one to another, Resist can be very easily compared to GA Lasting Silk in regards to coverage, wear, application, and finish; however Resist beats LS hands down in all categorizes.
Colors: I purchased two shades during Sephora's FF, #4 and #5. After reading the reviews and comparing my current foundation (GA Lasting Silk #5) I thought I leaned towards #5. But as I wore #5 throughout the day I knew that wasn't the case, even though it gave me a nice glow. Both #4 and #5 are in the same tone category (very neutral like wheat-devoid of pink) w/ #5 just a half shade deeper. They both seemed to have darkened at least a half a shade after application, which made it difficult to predict which color would fit at first. GA Lasting Silk's colors all leaned heavy toward yellow and pink; even the so called neutral #5. GA #5 was my recent fav, but I knew that the slight pink tone looked somewhat unnatural on me outdoors. YSL #4 looks perfectly natural in and outdoors on my light to medium olive complexion.
So, if you are light to medium-go with #4, and medium is #5.
Application: YSL is very comparable to GA, in regard to application. It applies and smooths out very easily, just like GA; allowing me to easily utilize my uber expensive GA designer brush. The opposite is true with Shu's Face Architect for me, which can be described as a hard to spread mousse. I would also like to share a small tip that has been helping me even more with application and finish. Spritzing my brush with water before use, really is a neat trick for spreading out thicker formulas. At the moment I've been using a big bottle of Evan Water for the job, but any spray bottle and regular water should do. Since I started adopting this method my foundation has looked even more flawless and even. This method might not work with an all synthetic brushes, but should with sponges and natural brushes.
Wear: All I can say is wow to the wear of this Semi-Matte. After the end of work day my MU looks almost exactly as it did at the beginning of the day; which I could not say with GA Lasting Silk. Lasting Silk would become flaky around my dry areas (forehead) and fade in the oilier parts. Not bad by any stretch of the word, but it does not hold a candle to Resist. For ref, I only dust a bit of powder (MUFE Super Matte) on my upper lip and sometimes on my chin.
Coverage: It's very similar in coverage to GA Lasting Silk and EL Double Wear Light. I would call this a light to Medium, buildable coverage foundation. I have lots of little uglies around my chin and such to cover, and it does very good job of evening everything out enough for me to perfect the rest with a little concealer at the end. BTW, MUFE Full Cover #4, matches Resist #4.
Finish: Okay, I have to comment on how this foundation looks on my skin, because a lot of medium foundations sit quite noticeably atop my skin. I need at least a medium coverage foundation, but I really don't want a neon sign above my head advertising that need. This has got to be one of the most natural looking semi-mattes I've ever used. Yes, I have tried other foundations that looked as good, but for only about 30 mins when the oilies start to emerge. So yes it is a semi-matte, but with the finish of a more luminous oil foundation, but is by no means oily looking. It must just melt into the skin perfectly to be able to create this great balance.
Fragrance: First thing I noticed when applying this for the first time is, what was the chemist thinking when he picked this nasty Cucumber chemical fragrance. Alas, there is a con with this great product, but not enough to ditch it. The narly fragrance lasts about 10secs and I sort of got use to it after about a week; so no biggie.
Summary: Overall this has to be the most superior Semi-Matte, Medium coverage foundations I have ever tried. The fragrance is a downer, but not enough to dissuade me from using it. For reference I live in the dry climate of SF, and my skin is acne prone, yet I've had no problems with breakout or dryness. I travel a lot, and I will update once I have tested this in other climates. So far, I can say this is a HE foundie that is truly worth its moderately expensive price tag.
Update: On my 2nd bottle and Season now with this Foundie. Still better than any I have used for my skin type. Works well in pretty much any climate, from Alaska to Florida. Of course I always wear a bit of La Posay Roche Nutritic & Jan Marini SPF prior to application, and adjust in accordance to the climate I'm in at the time. One con I have to relay is that towards the end of my 1st bottle it became a bit clogged and tended to squirt out unpredictably; making for a big mess at times.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
At first application, this is the best foundation I've come across after Korres' Wild Rose. But after a few hours, my whole face became oily and unattractively shiny. The color didn't change, but the texture did, from matte to sheen. I still like it and with some powder, it performs better than other liquids out there. Just keep in mind that the YSL shades are way lighter than other brands. So, a 7 is light/medium not nearly a true medium as the label states.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I believe I have found a HG liquid foundation. Due to the raves, I bought this in #4 and it is a near, perfect shade match. I would keep it for that reason alone, as I have never found a shade perfect match in a liquid foundation, but this lives up to the hype for me.
It goes on beautiful ( I use damp Beauty Blender sponge), wears well, does not change color and stays on all day.
I could never find a color match in EL Double Wear, so when I heard this being compared to DW, I had to try it. To me, this looks more natural that DW... It's my skin... just much much better, with redness covered. DW always looked like a mask on me.
I have combo skin and this does NOT keep my t-zone matte all day, I do have to touch up with powder, but it keeps my face looking better, and almost matte more so than any other foundation ever has.
I love the pump bottle... two pumps covers my whole face perfect. This will last awhile, and I am glad because it is also the most I have ever paid for a foundation. In this case, it's worth it. I will re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am somewhere in between NC 20-25 and tried this in both 4 and 5. I prefer the 5 (peach) as the color 4 caused me to have to use some bronzer to make it the right shade. This foundation provides good coverage, I have a lot of redness, acne scars, etc on my face so I am always looking for something that covers well.
I also have very oily skin, this lasts on me pretty much for a whole work day, I do have to blot about twice a day but at least the foundation stays put. I did not notice any change of color as the day progressed. I would like to see how this foundation holds up in summer. I was using Armani's long lasting silk foundation but I feel this covers better and lasts just as long. An excellent foundation.
Update- I went back to 4 since the 5 was more beige toned then I needed, I need more yellow to tone down the redness. If you want a good view of what the colors look like go to the YSL website and they show swatches of the foundation, makes it easier to choose a color.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Having read the reviews I had such great expectations, but unfortunately the product did not live up to them... It is just an ordinary foundation on me, nothing special about it. I used the lightest shade (I love YSL because of this, there is always a shade which is as light as I want it to be). The consistency is like pure silk indeed and the smell is the usual YSL fresh melon-like smell. The finish on me is definitely powdery, without being totally matte though (in a way it reminds me of those creme foundations that turn into powder upon application, although Teint Resist is not creamy, but fluid). I find the coverage to be very light to light, and medium when layered. If I want full coverage, I will have to apply several layers and it will look quite powdery (I am really surprised by the reviews talking about even full coverage). I would say that it is a more blendable version of YSL Hydrafeel compact foundation, although it did not control oil so well (so I don't see the "Resist" factor here...). After a couple of hours I felt my skin oily (I had used powder to set it) and from then on I had the same problem that I have with many other fluid foundations; after the first touch-up, I need another one almost every hour. Nevertheless, the color stayed true and, regardless of the touch-ups in between, in the end of the day my face was quite decent. So, I give it 3 lippies because of that and also because I paid only 35 euros for it here, which is really a bargain for a HE foundation. The packaging is wonderful (rectangular semi-transparent matte glass pump bottle with a golden lid). UPDATE: I continued using it to finish it and give it a second chance, due to the reviews here. I was even more disappointed. This month, due to lack of sleep, during the PMS days my skin was feeling a little bit harsh. Well, I was unable to blend this foundation. It felt too dry, it sat around my nose and accentuated my pores. It was totally visible that I was wearing a heavy foundation, although I don't find the formula heavy at all. I was frustrated, so I cleaned my face and I applied the only liquid foundation that I had available, Parure Extreme. What a difference! It went on like a dream with coverage that was invisible! ( But I can't stand the color unfortunately, the lightest here is 02 and I am asked if I have been sunbathing... ).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I can't tell enough how much I love this product. It's incredibly light and feels like silk upon application. It doesn't leave streaks, sinks right into the skin, leaving a flawless, weightless finish. It doesn't have a foundation smell either - just a fresh scent. It can be applied with fingers, a sponge, or a foundation brush - whatever is your preference. The coverage is amazing - i didn't even apply a concealer - and it covered my rubra faceii and blemishes entirely. The color match is absolutely perfect for my light skin with warm undertones (#5). Moreover, it lasted 10 hours looking fresh (and i live in a VERY humid climate), didin't slide off my oily nose entirely. It doesn't settle in lines or become cakey. I love the packaging as well, I think it would be really comfortable to travel with. Definitely a HG!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I just bought this at Sephora. So far I'm loving it. I have super oily skin and this holds up way better than anything else I've used lately. I thought Prescriptives new mineral makeup, liquid version, was gonna be hg for me but it broke me out. So when this came out thought I'd give it a try. I've tried so many foundations lately I was getting very discouraged. My skin is so weird, oily, fine lines, everything oxidizes. I'm getting depressed just thinking about it. Anyway this foundation is beautiful on my horrible red oily skin. It makes my skin look the way I wish it truly was and feels super light. I'm crossing my fingers that it won't break me out cause as good as it makes my skin look I don't know if I could part with it. Finish is matte yet luminous, and yes I know that sounds strange. I got #4 and I'm nc15/20----update12/9 I still like this although I am loving dior nude. Anyway the problem I have with this is it gets oily after 2 or 3 hours of wear. Not terribly oily but enough that is bothersome. Its great foundation but dior is working better for me right now.update: Ok I still like this but I am in love with diorskin nude it feels so good on my skin and great coverage.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
6 reviews & all 5s !!! I'd like to find out myself, in this case, curiosity kills the wallet.
I am always on the look out for a better foundation, I mean 6 reviews & all 5 lippies, I braced the lousy weather today & drove to the nearest Holt-Renfrew.
In short, I am not disappointed, I never used any YSL foundation before. Either #5 & #6 will suit my NC 35 (still some tan left from summer) skin. I decided to go with #5, a misleading named "peach", .the colour is not at all peachy, no brassiness either, it is actually a neutral yellow-beige. The first 3 minutes or so, it does look a bit too light for me, but as it settles down & the product melted into the skin .... the skin appeared evened out, melasma appeared less obvious (totally coverage will depend on concealer) but I am happy with the overall result, totally naturally, satiny poreless finish.
It lasted for 6 hours for me today until I arrived home, the colour stayed truly, minimal oxidation; breakout is never an issue , so I cannot comment on that.
I was lemming for the Armani lasting UV foundation, but I am glad I put this one up instead. The square clear glass jar with shiny golden cap looks better than the Armani.
Retails for Cad $64 at Holt.
Update: today I went & got the #6 as well, as the #5 was too pale for now, a 1:1 ratio mix is perfect, truly does not oxidize for 6 hours & I don't powder in between, truly one of the best IMO.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a very beautiful foundation and I love it. The coverage can be whatever you'd like it to, it has a beautiful finish, is the most natural looking foundation I have yet to use, and it lasts all day (though I do have to blot a few times a day, but who cares?). The only complaint I have with this foundation is that if it is touched by water, it turns very light and starts to slip off. So, as I do love this foundation, the search for my HG is still ongoing :(