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YSL Fusion Ink : My new favourite or a complete fail?

A foundation files with a bit of a twist today. A few months ago I picked up the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation. A luxe, high end foundation that claims to perfect the look of skin. Is it as good as it sounds? Or has it been a bit of flop? You'll have to keep reading to find out.

For those of you who might not have heard of the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation before, it is a revolutionary hybrid stain foundation that is simultaneously lightweight yet provides high coverage. Just like an ink, this foundation has long wearing capabilities up to 24 hours. Providing high coverage without looking cakey or heavy, the formula feels weightless on skin and blurs imperfections. Imparting a soft-matte finish, perfect the look of skin. 

After having a couple of different samples of this foundation, and then having it applied during a make up application for my bridal shower, I decided to cave and spend the $89 to own it myself. Throughout these samples I was impressed that it seemed to get better the longer you wore it.  

It is unlike any foundation I have ever used before. It is a really light weight, almost watery consistency. It has a spatula tool to get the product out (which I should start by saying that I hate. Give me a pump over this any day). To apply it, you essentially get some on the spatula and then 'swipe' it onto your face and blend in your desired way. I use a sponge to blend it in, as I do with all my foundations. It blends easily, thanks to the consistency. It starts as a light coverage, but can be built up if needed to. 

Ok, it's time for the brutal honesty. I tried so many times to get this foundation to work at home but I haven't been able to. No matter what I end up doing the foundation just does not sit right on my skin. Yes, I have tried every primer and moisturiser under the sun to try and get the foundation to work well. 

Let me explain - after applying (which it blends easily into the skin), it immediately begins to separate, as if it is disagreeing with the primer or moisturiser I am wearing (which it clearly disagrees with everything). Even when I continue to blend it into the skin, it sits on top of the skin, looking very obviously like a separate layer. As you can probably see in the photos above it constantly looks like it is separating from my skin and sitting in my pores. If I put in the extra effect to blend and then waiting for it work with my oil it can look pretty good, but let's be real - I don't have time to put that much effort in to get a foundation to work. 

I had really high hopes for this foundation, especially after my love for the Touché Eclat Radiant Touch, which is a love of mine. This foundation has definitely been a bit of a fail in my opinion. 

Have you tried the Fusion Ink Foundation before? What are your thoughts? Amazing or a fail? xx

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