Makeup + Skincare

Trying YSL Beauty For The First Time – My Initial Thoughts

26th July 2015

I went to YSL in search of a new foundation. A friend recommended them to me. Having checked out their Fusion Ink foundation, I’m sad I didn’t try something from this brand sooner.

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Fusion Ink Foundation

Having been unhappy with my foundation for years, I decided to change brands. I used to use MAC Cosmetics full cover foundation religiously. However when they changed their formula, it became sheerer and achieved a less flawless finish. I’ve since tried several alternatives from MAC, Benefit and No7. None of which I felt compelled to repurchase.

I bought the Fusion Ink foundation and it’s the best I’ve used in years. YSL don’t use powders in their foundation and it glides on. The finish is similar to a powder, which I love. It’s full cover but I have to use very little to achieve a flawless coverage. It lasts well throughout the day in all conditions. It’s made using oils which evaporate away after application, leaving only pigment behind. Also the formula smells amazing and has a lightweight feel. As a result, I’m completely converted.

YSL Lip Products

Finally I also picked up a lipstick and lipgloss. I’m equally as impressed. I love the shade of the burgundy lipgloss in shade Prune Organdi. It’s scented lightly. The applicator works well and I love the shape.

The lipstick is also scented and has great colour payoff. I love the light blush pink nude shade (Pink In Paris). It’s highly wearable.

In conclusion, whilst YSL were a new brand to me, they are one I’ll be keeping a close eye on.

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  • Sylvia Said
    26th July 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Wow, their foundation sounds amazing! I’m still using MAC’s studio fix fluid foundation, but I’m about ready to throw it out the window lately! Maybe I’ll have to take a look at this next time I’m at the mall~
    She Will Be

    • Amy
      28th July 2015 at 9:03 am

      Ah I had the exact issues. Would really recommend it! xx

  • Amy Liddell
    26th July 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Ahh these all look so gorgeous! YSL’s packaging is so luxurious!

    • Amy
      28th July 2015 at 9:03 am

      It is lovely! 🙂

  • Emily
    27th July 2015 at 6:52 pm

    YSL products have such a luxurious look & feel. I’ve only ever used one product – the Touche Eclat highlighter, and I loved it. I would love to try #5 on your list!


    • Amy
      28th July 2015 at 9:02 am

      They really do! Me too, I love that shade.


  • Alice Elizabeth
    31st July 2015 at 8:24 am

    The YSL Touche Eclate is a cult classic and my fave!

    Alice | Sheer Beautiful | Bloglovin’

    • Amy
      2nd August 2015 at 11:54 pm

      I’ve actually never used it, but have heard amazing things so need to add it to my list!