After intially thinking that this foundation would not be suitable for me as it contained chemical SPF, I recently tested out the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation after receiving a deluxe sample from Sephora (they honestly they do the best gifts ever!), and was delighted when I didn’t break out! It contains Octinoxate as it’s active ingredient and gives protection of SPF 18, so makes a great daytime foundation. I chose the shade B40 blind as was ordering online and it is actually a pretty good match for my NC30-35 skintone, although I would say that it is more suited to NC35 as it a little warm for my winter skintone at the moment.
It comes with a plastic stick applicator which you can either use to apply straight to your face or on the back of your hand. I have never seen such an applicator before, and even though I would have preferred to see a pump, it actually makes it quick and simple to apply. The foundation itself is extremely lightweight and blends seamlessly into the skin and feels as though there is nothing there. I am not really one for light coverage foundations, so was surprised when this light-as-air foundation gave me such good coverage. I would say it gives a medium level coverage, that evens out the skintone well and covers redness and small imperfections well. Obviously larger blemishes and scars would need extra concealing, but as a base, I am very impressed with this. The finish is semi-matte which is perfect for my oily-combination skin and feels so natural to wear, not heavy or cakey at all.
After being dubious about this to begin with, I have been pleasantly surprised by this foundation – it doesn’t break me out, doesn’t slide off my oily t-zone, covers well and feels weightless. It actually contains special sweat and sebum-controlling agents too, so it would be a great choice during the summer when you don’t want that feeling of heavy make-up on your skin, I am looking forward to testing it out then too!
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