Since running out of my daily Benefit the POREfessional face primer and my Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation, I resorted to trying new things. The POREfessional wasn't my number one favorite all-around because I mainly use it where my pores are immensely noticeable (which is down my T-zone). I love the Chanel foundation, but the only issue I had was that it was very light coverage. It was like another layer of skin. I do like light coverage, but there can be days where my skin is acting up and concealer isn't even enough. While searching for a foundation that would be similar in texture and formula to Chanel, I spent weeks researching because I did not want to splurge on something that did not work for my skin.
While making a few trips to Sephora, the employees were extremely nice and helped me decide on which samples to take home to try out. I've heard many good things about YSL foundations, but the only foundations that got many praises and reviews were the Touche Éclat which was an illuminating foundation, something my oily skin does not need. Luckily, am employee offered that I try this YSL Fusion Ink Foundation. The formula is very liquid-y just like the Chanel foundation, but apparently YSL's foundation is a serum which makes the foundation last longer. I cannot tell the difference in texture between serum and a light, liquid foundation, but I can definitely see the results of the serum lasting longer.
YSL foundations have a variety of shades, yes it is pricey, but I can guarantee you that this brand and its foundations are worth the hype. They make foundations for all different skin types, which is a definite bonus. The Fusion Ink comes in a glass bottle with a small little spatula applicator. I tend to dab the spatula either on my face or my fingertips, then I blend it out with a foundation brush. A little goes a long way with this foundation because it can easily be light, medium, or high coverage depending on how much product you use. I tend to go for a light-medium coverage depending on my skin. With this applicator, it is easy to control how much you apply. If you are going for high coverage, it does not cake or look like you have a huge layer of foundation on in any way due to the serum formula. 
The other base product I picked up from Sephora is this Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. I know, the packaging looks different from the beautiful glass pump that most people rave about. I bought the limited edition jumbo 2-ounce size. To be honest, I didn't really do much research on this product, I've only came across many reviews through YouTube videos raving about this product. I was in need of a new primer, and I saw that this one was oil-free, so I decided to try it out. I didn't know much about other oil-free primers, but this primer comes with SPF and it creates a very smooth base that allows my foundation to glide on perfectly. It's a white primer, but it goes clear once you blend it in. It's very light-weight and has a liquid-cream texture.


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