#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.
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.
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.
Available at all YSL Beaute stores.