YSL – Fusion Ink Foundation – Review

The search for the perfect foundation, the one that stays put, doesn’t cause you to break out, become oily or dry.  The perfect colour, which doesn’t leave you with tide marks…the never ending quest by so many of us out there…or is it?
Having had a love/hate relationship with my YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat over the last couple of years, I’ve gone back to MAC and then reverted.  When I heard YSL were launching a new foundation, I wanted it.  I may be a little late to the party, simply because I refuse to share a review of a product, such as foundation, without really giving it a good test drive.
I’ve been wearing Fusion Ink for every day (give or take) for five weeks.  I’ve worn it to work, on a night out, and to a gig.  My verdict; I love it!
The texture is so light and leaves a powdery finish on the skin.  It is ultimately weightless and you do not look ‘caked’.  You can build up the coverage if you wish; I tend to just use one light application for work, or build it up if I’m going out.
The longevity is far superior to that of the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat, and I am not left super shiny by mid-morning.  I do however need a touch up if I am going anywhere after work; I wouldn’t say it is 10 hour proof or anywhere close to that.  I still set the foundation with my MAC powder, and would definitely recommend this.
After the gig, which was very hot and sweaty, as you can imagine, I didn’t look half as bad as I expected to, and when I removed my makeup, there was still plenty of product left on my skin.
The colour is also great, but be warned!  Do not go to your nearest YSL counter and pick out the same shade as your Le Teint Touche Eclat, Fusion Ink is much darker.  I am a B40 in Le Teint Touche Eclat, and now a B20 in Fusion Ink.  Confusing? Very; my first of two dislikes of the product.
My second dislike is the packaging.  Yes it looks very pretty, but I was very disappointed when I removed the lid and found my much expected pump to not be there.  Instead you have a dip stick (I don’t know the technical term) but ew…hygienic?  I think not.  If you are lazy like me, you won’t want to slather the foundation onto the back of your hand, resulting in loss of about a quarter of the product, you will use the stick to put the typical 5 splodges on your face.  I want a pump.  Is it too much to expect as standard?
Apart from my two little gripes, I’m very pleased with this foundation, and I know it will definitely be a re-purchase of mine.
Have you tried Fusion Ink?  Are there any other new foundations you’d recommend?
Lauren xx

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