It’s been a while since I last posted a review, eh? (Also: I’m so Canadian!) This one I’ve been waiting to review to see how much I actually like it once the initial excitement wears off.
I heard about YSL’s newest foundation on beauty blogs for a couple months before I decided to give it a go. I’ve been wearing this for a few months now and I really love it.
The main reason I’m really into this foundation is because the formula isn’t matte so I find it looks very natural on my face. The illuminating formula really helps add dimension and highlights to my face whereas most formula tend to flatten my skin’s texture. When selecting a foundation, my most important criteria is that it doesn’t look like I’m wearing any at all. This is one reason why I don’t bother with MAC foundations, mineral powder foundations like Bare Escentuals or anything with the word matte in the name. I never find the look is natural enough and veers too close to a masklike appearance.
Yet, despite it’s natural feel, the coverage is sheer yet buildable. WTF does that mean? To me that means that I can wear this foundation all over my face without feeling like I’m wearing a mask; you can definitely see my skin underneath. Yet, the coverage is buildable enough to even out my skintone and hide dark spots around my chin and my cheeks.
Also, love love love the pump that comes with! Why don’t more/all foundations come with pumps? Makes so much sense. It’s easy to control how much you dispense, you don’t have to worry about spills and it’s much more sanitary.
A couple things I’m not a fan of about this foundation:
- a little greasy by the end of the day
- very expensive ($55)
PS: here’s my cool-ass Christmas shirt I can finally bust out:
It says “I’m not short. I’m elf sized.”