I took my camera in this week because my SD card reader is showing an error message. The nice people at Best Buy didn’t even TRY to fix it, they are just giving me a new camera! I’m confused why they didn’t fix it but I’m just going with it, and that gives me NO excuse but to finish up a bunch of posts I had waiting in the wings this week. When I was getting ready this morning, I wore this foundation and immediately decided since I had taken pictures of it already it would be the next thing I reviewed. I love it, have been wearing it constantly, and would feel like a jerk if I didn’t share! Read on to learn more about YSL Fusion Ink Foundation!

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A revolution, fine-as-ink foundation with broad spectrum SPF 18 that perfects the skin while it wears weightlessly for 24 hours. Get all-day comfort, broad spectrum sun protection, and a soft-matte finish with this featherweight foundation that suits every skin type. Its innovative hybrid stain technology provides a lightweight yet high-coverage formula, and its exclusive extendable polymers offer buildable coverage that lasts for a flawless finish. Special sweat and sebum0controlling agents allow for 24-hours of coverage- even through humidity or heat, and its sensorial and volatile dry oil complex allows it to set in seconds. Formulated with pure-micro-coated pigments, it delivers lasting, radiant color, and the face-zoning applicator allows you to perfectly apply it to the face for precise, easy-to-use application that’s never cakey or heavy. Allure Best of Beauty Winner!

Let me be the first to say how much I love all of these new foundations that are out in recent months. It seems like the new trend in liquid foundation is to have an ultra thin, lightweight formula that is like your skin, but better. Gone are the days of the thick, heavy foundation that sits in fine lines. I had absolutely no intention of trying or buying this formula until I made another purchase at Sephora and when it came in the mail, a sample packet of this foundation was included. This was a couple months ago in the thick of the summer. I open the little foil packet and applied it with my fingers and went about my business. After realizing how soft my face was all day and how flawless my skin looked, I knew I would have to own it for myself. ysl fusion ink foundation 2My Sephora in store only carried two shades, but the shade pictured here, BD20 Warm Ivory, actually ended up being perfect for me. There are 21 shades online, and the shades range from super light (I’m pale and I wear the 5th lightest shade) to pretty dark. I think it will be easy for most people to find a match. The way I apply it is by taking the wand and applying a streak to my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. I blend it all in with my fingers and then reassess the foundation situation. If I want a little more coverage, I will go through the same steps again. When I wear this, I wear it alone and don’t use powder. I also apply it with my fingers. I have tried using a brush or a beauty blender, and actually prefer the way it looks when I use my fingers.

fusion ink foundation swatchThis foundation feels really silky on the skin. After application, I can’t feel or see it, but my skin looks perfect. For reference, my skin type is combination/dry. Is it long wearing? I would think so because I basically can convince myself I’m not wearing any makeup when I’m wearing this. My skin looks perfect but literally doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything at all. I’ve worn this during the humidity of the summer, during a season change, in cool weather, and while power walking at the gym, and it’s stood up to it all. Color me impressed!

fusion ink foundation swatch 2The only not so amazing thing about this foundation is the price tag. At $60 it will make you choke a little bit. If you are anything like me, you’d rather pay half that amount for a great foundation. But hear me out- if there’s ever one beauty item you should splurge on, it should be your foundation. It sits on your skin all day and your face is what people look at first when they see you. It’s a good splurge item or something to save for when Sephora is having a sale. For me personally, I justified it because it was the week before I had my baby and I was ultra mega stressed. I really needed to treat myself and I had the funds set aside to do so.

Would you splurge on this? Have you tried it?

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23 Comments on YSL Fusion Ink Foundation

  1. Arielle
    October 22, 2014 at 5:59 am (3 years ago)

    This packaging is so unique! I’m also glad they have so many light shades to choose from. For a pale gal, I feel it’s so hard to find the perfect match.

    • justina
      December 31, 2014 at 12:26 am (3 years ago)

      It really is unique packaging. I have a hard time finding the exact perfect shade sometimes too.

  2. Kat Dinges
    October 23, 2014 at 10:40 am (3 years ago)

    I have such a hard time picking out foundations and trying to find the right formula for me, lol. I really need to buckle down and just GO to Sephora and try EVERYTHING. I definitely need a good quality one in my stash!

  3. Tina @ My Highest Self
    October 23, 2014 at 11:11 am (3 years ago)

    I would splurge if it would work for my oily skin! Thanks so much for the review on this foundation.

  4. Aleya Bamdad
    October 23, 2014 at 11:38 am (3 years ago)

    It’s worth the price if it looks and feels great.

  5. Never Say Die Beauty
    October 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve heard lots about this foundation, but since I have dry, dry skin I am passing on this one. I hope they’ll make a dry skin version someday!

  6. Nidia - Lit From Within
    October 23, 2014 at 2:56 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s a little spendy for me, but it sounds great. The name actually is a turn-off a little bit for me, weirdly enough. I don’t want to put ink on my face! Even if it’s flesh-colored.

  7. Sheila
    October 23, 2014 at 3:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I think great foundation is worth paying a little more for.

  8. Jess Scull
    October 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I am dying to try this! I may have to splurge during the VIB sale – Thanks for the review!

  9. Phyrra
    October 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm (3 years ago)

    The finish looks very nice, even though it is pricey.

  10. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    October 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I played around with this in the store but thought it seemed watery. I’ll have to bring home a sample and try it on my face before I splurge on the whole bottle.

  11. Destany
    October 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm (3 years ago)

    It sounds very nice! The price is kinda a turn-off, but if it works +++

  12. Kimberly
    October 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

    I could use a product like this. But that price point is as scary as some Halloween masks!!!

  13. Lisa Heath
    October 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Foundation is the one main item next to skin care that I will splurge on!

  14. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    October 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I will splurge on foundation, great looking skin is everything!

  15. Kath Thefabzilla
    October 24, 2014 at 12:45 am (3 years ago)

    Great review. I put utmost regard on quality so I don’t mind splurging if it’s worth it

  16. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
    October 24, 2014 at 1:43 am (3 years ago)

    I saw it when I was in the USA and I ummmmed and ahhhhed over it for so long. I decided not to get it because of the hundreds of dollars I had already spent but I’m thinking I should have given it a try.

  17. Leelo R
    October 24, 2014 at 3:01 am (3 years ago)

    I have to try it! Thank you for this review!

  18. Honeygirlk
    October 24, 2014 at 4:51 am (3 years ago)

    I am always so thankful that I don’t use foundation because I love to splurge on awesome things and I know I would splurge on this.

  19. Anastasia
    October 24, 2014 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

    Honestly, this foundation just didn’t work for me. After I applied it, everything was great – flawless finish, perfect coverage, but after a few hours my face turned into an oil slick like never before. I tried it a few more times with the same result, and unfortunately, had to return it back to Sephora.

  20. StephanieLouise
    October 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I just had the new Dior one applied to my skin & it was gorgeous…but the price…ouch. I might have to splurge on it though!

  21. Miranda | Slashed Beauty
    October 24, 2014 at 11:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Too rich for my blood 😛 I wonder if the Maybelline is a good dupe!


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