The first time I heard of the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation was when my sister came over for coffee one Saturday morning, I thought that her skin looked absolutely flawless. I asked what she was wearing and she told me it was the new YSL Foundation - 'Fusion Ink'. It looked amazing on her. I had been using the YSL Touche Éclat foundation on and off for a couple of years but was starting to get a little bored of it.
Now, as you will be well aware, YSL foundations don't come cheap. I really didn't want to go and buy the full size bottle incase, if in a week, it becomes apparent that it isn't for me. I popped along to Boots the week before Christmas - I needed a new bottle of foundation for my Christmas party. The YSL beautician was so helpful, she colour matched me for 2 shades, one which was a little cooler - B40 and BD40 which was warmer with more golden tones. I asked for BD40 initially because that was the shade I had been using with my usual Touche Éclat. I couldn't quite make up my mind so she gave me two little samples away with me, enough for a fortnights worth of coverage in total.
I took it along with me to use for the Christmas party and I absolutely loved it. I was so impressed I went back to Boots the following week and purchased the full size bottle. I decided to go with BD40. It does look slightly warmer than my previous foundation but not so much that it looks our of place. If anything it makes me look healthier.
The YSL Fusion Ink Foundation is quite deceptive, I originally thought it was water based because the formula is so lightweight but it is actually silicone based. Because this is so sheer on application it allows you to build up to your perfect base and it dries with a velvety texture. The coverage is amazing, I have been so impressed with this product.
The packaging is very pretty. I got a surprise when I unscrewed the lid to find the applicator wand, (which mimics the wand they use for their lipgloss) the formula almost went all over me. I am not a huge fan of this feature due to the fact that I am a bit of a mucky pup - and a definite spiller. I do miss a pump nozzle. I can get past this by pouring a little on the back of my hand before using my brush to transfer it to my face.
There are 21 different shades to choose from, it would be really hard to try and match yourself to a colour chart. The best way to find out which is right for you is to go in to be colour matched professionally. Please remember not to be shy, ask for a sample to take away with you. You'll be saving yourself money in the long run.
This foundation costs £30.50 in Boots. I feel it is worth the investment.