YSL's Fusion Ink Foundation has been generating a lot of buzz for some time, pre -release. Now it's finally here . Being as it's billed as a lightweight , long wear matte, that's right in my wheelhouse . Needless to say it's been at the top of my to test list . It even claims to control the humidity of your skin. My skin's humidity will put the dewpoint to shame, so......
Does it live up ? Absolutely.
Fusion Ink is a very thin liquid. We're seeing a few new foundations like this lately and more will be coming. It feels like waterlight silk going on your skin. Quite lovely , really and not what you expect from a foundation.
Once on it it's very perfecting with a soft focus matte look. The matte is not flat nor dry and gives more dimension than you might expect with a matte. The coverage is light to medium and a little buildable. If you have acne blotches or dark spots, you'll probably want concealer , or if you like a little more coverage , then layering your favorite BB or CC under does really well.
The long wear claim holds up as well. I had oil breakthrough on my nose after a couple hours, but there isn't a foundation that stops that during Summer. But overall wear was very good , with it still looking good after all day into late evening. With my makeup melt, for me this was excellent. Potential wear time is up to 24 hours.
The brand also has exclusively developed 2 actives to better connect the foundation with the skin:
- Lipophilic active: it can absorb 4 times its weight in sebum
and remains active for longer, thereby contributing to a natural,
matte skin texture.
- Hydrophilic agent: a clay-like active formed of a blend of
minerals, carefully chosen for its ability to control the skin’s
humidity over time.
There are 16 shades and the glam gold bottle has a wand applicator inside . I'm not terribly into the applicator, called a Plume, but it's meant to take the perfect amount of product to drop onto hands or touched onto face.
YSL Fusion Ink Foundation is $ 60
Shade shown is BD10 Warm Porcelain