Saturday, 12 October 2013

Picture perfect with YSL Serum Foundation

Hasn't this been an amazing autumn with so many exciting new beauty products being released almost every week? There's almost too much to choose from; tempting nail polishes, eye palettes each more beautiful than the other, luscious lipsticks - so a girl simply has to prioritise since I can't have it all... unfortunately... While I am always very happy to get a bargain, there are some things that I'm willing to spend a bit more money on, one of them is skincare and the other one is foundation. Because if you think about it, both these areas are really the basis for everything else and it's important that the canvas that you're going to decorate with lots of pretty color is as well prepared as it can be.

That's why I've prioritised and invested in one of the most anticipated products this season - the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation. It's an anti-aging foundation with the Forever Youth Liberator Serum incorporated. The Youth Liberator Serum contains the patented Glycanactif complex, which is a cocktail of synthetic sugars that helps the cells to renew themselves, to reduce skin aging and thinning. So not only does the serum foundation give your skin coverage, it also smooths and nourishes throughout the day.
 

The serum foundation comes in a beautiful, sleek glass bottle with a pump, and it's available in 7 different shades. After some testing I was matched with B30 Beige and it actually fits me perfectly and as a bonus the lovely assistant in Debenhams gave me a 10 day sample size in a lighter shade, so I can start to blend with it when I lose even more of the little I have left of my tan. I was also told that since my skin tends to get dry or dehydrated, I should wear a really plumping moisturiser to prep the skin, and possibly also a primer which is what I do anyway in the morning, so having ticked all the boxes, off I set to take this for a test drive.

The texture is nice and fluid without being watery, and to get an even application over my nose, chin and cheeks I need about 1 medium pump. I've used my fingers to blend it in, but I'm sure that it'll work just as well with a nice brush - it blends in seamlessly into the skin. The foundation gives medium to full coverage and it evens out your skin tone at the same time as it adds a lovely, natural glow (but in a matte way, there is no shininess to this foundation). For me it's more on the full coverage side, but if like me you're a bit weary of wearing full coverage don't worry - it feels as light as a feather and there is no heaviness at all. Wearing a foundation with more coverage is a big change for me after this summer of wearing very little, but I love how it feels on my skin and the even radiant glow. The finish is incredible - natural, bright and plump and it lasts literally all day without any transfer or smudging. I'm not exaggerating now, but from 9 o'clock in the morning until late in the evening it looks pristine and I haven't had to touch it up at all, in short - it's fantastic!

There is of course the question of the price and let's not be shy about this - it is a pricey product and personally I've never spent this much on a foundation ever. So Ok it is expensive BUT it makes you feel expensive too. The incredible finish that lasts all day without any touching up, the sensation of it just resting on your skin and that natural, even glow is definitely worth it. My skin looks as picture perfect as you can get and I will definitely re-invest in this when it's finished. 

52 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try out this foundation for ages - it looks really good! Your eview has helped me to decide that it looks like its worth the investment! Xx

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Rachael, oh thank, I'm so glad to hear it :o)! I hope you'll be as impressed as I have been :o). Xx

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  2. Love your review !
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really nice of you. Haved joined you on GFC and Bloglovin' and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  3. great postsies :) lololol plz check out my slightly multi emotioned blog post :3 lololololol
    <3 chloe-anna
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  4. I really want to try this! i've heard SUCH good things about it, it's meant to be incredible but can I justify spending that much on a foundation? humph :(

    CharlotteHavs

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    1. It is truly great and although I know exactly how you feel. I think that if it'll help the rest of the make up look great throughout the day and makes you feel amazing, then it's worth it, but it's definitely not the kind of money you spend lightly. Xx

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  5. I've been thinking about getting this as my next foundation and now I am convinced! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, has been really helpful
    Tania x
    Make-up-maggie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello Tania, thank you so much, that's really nice to hear. If you do end up getting it - let me know what you think of it :o). Xx

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    2. Yes I will do! Am pretty sure I'm getting it, maybe the other side of Christmas. I'm excited!
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    3. Yeay - it's really fun when you have a product like that on your wish list :O). Xx

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  6. ahh,,,and I thought being a serum foundation it would be low coverage!
    lovely review C!
    xoxo
    <3

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  7. I keep seeing this popping up everywhere and it's calling to me, I think I need to go and check it out! i don't mind paying money for a good base too, it's the most important part to me. Great review x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Thank you very much! At that price I guess it's important that you really LOVE it so do try it before, but I don't think you'll be disappointed :O). Xx

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  8. I'm really up for trying this! Is it worth the money?x
    -Ellessia at Dusted Roses

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    1. Hello Ellessia - for me it really is amazing and I'm so happy I got it. I know it's a lot of money to spend so perhaps go test it and see if you can get a sample to last you a few days before you buy. Xx

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  9. I love this statement of you "Ok it is expensive BUT it makes you feel expensive too", It's so true!!! Awesome product and Id like to try it too) Thank You for sharing such a nice post! Gladly followed you with GFC and on Bloglovin', hope you can do same;)
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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    1. Hiya Alexandra, thank you so much for visiting and for you lovely comments, really made me smile! Thank you for following and happily have followed you back. Hope you'll visit again soon! Have a wonderful weekend! Xx

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  10. Want...do you know the price? love that post...
    sweet kiss from MM
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    1. Hi Maise, yes it's about €45. Thank you that's very nice of you! Xx

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  11. I've heard such good things about this, I may have to be naughty with the little left of my student loan and get it!

    It can't be another beauty blog

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    1. LOL - well, it's a wonderful foundation, and I can't say that enough - I LOVE it! Xx

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  12. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Now I followed you!! XXX

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  13. Wow, this sounds like a great foundation. I may have I give it try after I've gone through son of my others.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you do and that you'll be as happy with it as I am :O). Xx

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  14. So expensive!! I never buy expensive foundations.... hmmmm may have to cash out for this one though!! :D Great post!

    Sofia X

    sofiaadot.blogspot.com.au

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  15. this is such a clever idea! xx

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    1. Absolutely - skin care and coverage in the product - genius! Xx

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  16. I need a good foundation that is light enough...so I will definitely consider this one when I have the money :)
    Thanks for the review!

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  17. Hi! What a lovely blog! Wanna follow each other? Let me know okay=), have a nice day..
    xs

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    1. Hello Neja! Thanks a million for visiting and for your nice comment. I've checked out your blog - what amazing recipes you have and you've made me so hungry now. Am following you now. Have a great Sunday! Xx

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  18. It looks a beautiful product. I just don't wear foundation often enough to justify spending that much. There is never anyone on the counter at our Debenhams to ask for a sample either.
    Karen x
    http://www.silvermachine78@blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's really rubbish customer service, I completely understand and there's no point in in buying when you can't even try it :o). Xx

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  19. The price has put me off buying this a little bit, but I am yet to read a bad review for it so am beginning to wonder if it's worth the investment... it does sound pretty incredible :) xx

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    1. Hiya Sadie, yes you're right that's the only minus about the product, but it is a pretty important one... :/. Xx

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  20. Great review girl!

    Followed :)

    Also, I'd like to personally invite you to enter my MAC lipstick $40 MAC giftcard giveaway!
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    x Michelle

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    1. Hello and thank you so much, that's really lovely of you! I'm definitely having a look at that, I hav e along list of MAC lipsticks that I'd love to try :o). Thank you so much - following you back and hope to see you here again soon! Xx

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  21. I want that ysl foundation, it is one my list with the new clarins extra comfort foundation :) x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. Good choices - I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :o). Xx

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  22. Wow! It lasts all day with no touch-ups and still looks lovely at day's end?! Sign me up! :)

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    1. LOL - It is an amazing product and so lovely to wear! Xx

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  23. would really like to try this foundation! might ask for some samples ha! how amazing is the packaging! YSL always do a good job

    www.champagnetote.blogspot.co.uk XX

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    1. Definitely, you can always count on YSL for great quality products :o)! Xx

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  24. I've been hearing nothing but rave reviews on this foundation! I need to try it out :)

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. It's a really wonderful product and I LOVE it :o). Xx

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  25. Finally a review of this foundation! I haven't heard the general consensus yet,but based on your review, it seems like something I need to try!
    I wonder what the long term effects of this foundation are though, with the whole 'skin-aging' claims.

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. Hi Vanessa, well from what I understand the serum is supposed to support the cell re-generation function and boost the natural sugar that is in the skin that prevents sagging and wrinkles. But you're right, I think I read somewhere that scientifically we won't be able to properly measure the real effect until in a few years time. Xx

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