Yes another base
With the addition of this I think that brings my foundation total up to... I can't even bring myself to tell you I'm too ashamed. The YSL Youth Liberator is the latest release from the brand and boy do YSL know how to do bases. Last summer I purchased and adored the YSL Le Teint Touche Elcat foundation which in comparison to the new release is a lot lighter in coverage but still gives that natural glow to the skin. The price seems to have gone up drastically and this was a purse wailing £36 but even at that high price point it still is amongst the likes of the Laura Mercier Silk Creme and the Giorgia Armani Luminous Silk.
Like I said this is a lot more coverage and generally I do tend to go for something around medium coverage, my skin isn't particularly awful but it hides some nasty scars that are yet to heal. A serum consistency that contains skincare benefits to help brighten and enhance the complexion whilst creating a more even and flawless base without looking heavy or caky. At first this reminded me of the MAC Studio Sculpt but it is a lot easier to blend in and doesn't oxidise at all throughout the day which can happen sometimes with the MAC offering. Just for reference I'm B10 in this and that is the palest shade and the shade range for this is pretty disappointing compared to the YSL Le Teint Touche Elcat (I'm also B10 in that).
I apply one pump on this and dab it around my face and then use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to build coverage in the areas I need it and then blend around the rest of my face to create an even base. It is so easy to build up a really high coverage with this and that is one the reason why I tend to really love YSL bases because no matter how much you apply you still look natural. The serum consistency means this doesn't cling to any dry patches at all but it also works just as well on a more oily skin type too so an absolute brilliant all rounder for a combination complexion. The wear time is a good 8 hours without any top up and in fact I wore this when I popped up to Manchester to see Jen and by the time I got home nearly 12 hours later (damn delayed trains) it was still clinging on.
So YSL you've done it again and won me over, have you tried this?