Monday, December 5, 2016

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation: Review and Swatches

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Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation Shade 20
Not too long ago, YSL added a cushion foundation to its makeup family and it is called the Yves Saint Laurent Le Cushion Encre De Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation ($75 CAD). Housed in a stunning black and gold compact bearing the ever-so-iconic brand logo, the Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation promises a buildable coverage with a radiant finish. To read my review on the formulation, click......
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation Shade 20
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation
Packaging:
The YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation comes in a stunning refillable gold and black compact. The lacquered lid is embedded with the YSL logo and there is a mirror on the underside of the lid. The compact itself has two layers: the top holds a sponge applicator and the bottom holds the cushion layer soaked with the actual foundation. To use, simply tap the sponge applicator into the cushion well. Tap lightly for a light coverage or press harder a full coverage. In terms of packaging, the design of the compact and the cushion is pretty standard but YSL did a wonderful job creating a very luxurious and expensive-looking compact.
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation Shade 20
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation in "20"
Formulation:
With a thin but silky formulation, the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation provides quite a nice coverage and a little product goes a long, long way. The formulation has a very subtle floral scent and there is an SPF of 23. Aside from the very buildable coverage, the foundation is fairly smoothing and it has a slightly dewy finish. The wear is a little lackluster; I didn't experience bad fading or excessive oiliness but there were some creasing near the corner of my nose and bunching of pigments around dry patches, which are usually indicative of a formulation that doesn't jive too well with my combination skin.
Yves Saint Laurent Le Cushion Encre De Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation in "20"
All in all, though, this is a nice cushion foundation but my personal recommendation would still be the Teint Idole Ultra Cushion from Lancome. YSL offers only six shades in this range and I have here number 20, which is actually a lot lighter than the swatch they showed on the Sephora website. I'd say that this is comparable to an NC/NW 15-20. As you can see, I did just the lightest swatch and the coverage is already very good.
Yves Saint Laurent Le Cushion Encre De Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation in "20"
Availability:
YSL is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.
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