#1: If you’re after a… feathery-light foundation

Cushion foundations have remained ever so popular with beauty addicts because of their lightweight texture and ease of application. If you are the fussy type or prefer aesthetically-pleasing beauty products, look no further than the latest Le Cushion Encre De Peau Leather Edition ($92/14g) from YSL Beaute. Drawing inspiration from couture leather design, it blends the understated glamour of crocodile skin into its classic black-and-gold case, serving up a luxurious and sophisticated packaging.

Thanks to a formula that feels light as a feather — and one that removes grease and hydrates the skin at the same time to ensure a balanced complexion at that — it is suitable for all skin types. Take it with you for touch ups on-the-go; the gorgeous design boasts the cool cachet of an It accessory.


2. If you’re after a… long-wear foundation

Does your foundation fade or become flaky, with your pores showing by midday? We recommend the YSL Beaute All Hours Foundation ($98/25ml), which delivers full coverage — concealing pores and flaws — and a formula with hydrating plant extract that promises long-lasting wear. Its matte shine control is better suited for oily or combination skin types; if you have dry skin, moisturise well before application.

Also available is the All Hours Foundation Stick ($88/9g) from the same range, a handy cream to powder formula that saves you the trouble of fixing your makeup when you are in a rush.

YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation
YSL Beaute All Hours Foundation $98/25ml

3. If you’re after a… luminous, dewy glow

Irregular hours can cause your skin to lose its radiance. Enter:  the YSL Beaute Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation ($79/30ml) which delivers a natural look, with a light to medium coverage. Its watery formula gives your skin a dewy glow, imparting with it a radiant finish. The lightweight texture also means you can apply the foundation easily just using just your fingers.

The Touche Eclat Le Cushion ($92/15g) from the same range has a unique micro-net delivery system that makes it a multi-tasking product for ultimate convenience. You can use its dual flocked sponge applicator to either highlight or conceal, or go for anything in between.

YSL Beauty Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Foundation
YSL Beaute Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation $79/30ml

4. If you’re after a… quick fix

Are you constantly time-starved and don’t have the luxury of applying your makeup step-by-step? Then YSL Beaute’s Youth Liberator Serum Foundation ($109/30ml) is the product for you. Infused with a patented Colour Tune-up Complex, it provides more moisture than your average foundation — one layer is enough to give skin a luminous, dewy sheen, imparting a natural look.

Due to its watery nature, it is easily absorbed by a sponge; to reduce wastage and for more coverage, we recommend using a brush during application.

YSL Beauty Youth Liberator Serum Foundation
YSL Beaute Youth Liberator Serum Foundation $109/30ml


Available at all YSL Beaute stores.