Hey loves, I’m back with another post and my first review on this blog. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the newest foundation from Yves Saint Laurent. Yes I know it’s not brand new but it’s new to me. I received this foundation as gratis when I was working with Sephora last year. I know it took me so long to use it but I don’t really like changing up my foundation routine to often.
The claims of this foundation are that it is a light weight, soft-matte foundation. Even though it is light weight, it gives high coverage. It allows for 24 hour, even through humidity and heat.
I found that this foundation was about a medium buildable coverage. When I applied it I used a damp beauty blender. I haven’t used it with a brush, but I never use a brush to apply foundation. I’m using the shade BD65, which was a pretty good match. I didn’t even have to mix it to get the right tone. It applied smoothly and when I needed more coverage it layered nicely. This foundation never got cakey or layered funny on dry patches.
I have worn it without and with a primer. I find that it wears better with one tho. I found that in the winter months it wore nicely without setting it with powder, and I tend to have oily combination skin all throughout the year. In the warmer months, so far, I find that you really need to set it. Or it will start to shine around the 5/6 hour mark. I haven’t personally worn this foundation for 24 hours but closer to 12. I found that it wore nicely throughout the day with minimal touch ups needs.
I would recommend this foundation for more of a normal skin type. But it is amazing for that oily combo skin in the winter months. I find that it is a great everyday foundation that needed minimal help to look flawless. In the future I would definitely pick up a bottle or recommend it to my clients. This foundation will stay in my current rotations of foundations I’m using. I hope you guys found this review helpful. If you have tried it out, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
– I didn’t set my face with any powder in the picture above.