The cushion fanatic in me went totally gaga when I found out that everyone’s beloved luxury brand, YSL came out with its own cushion foundation!
I mean, there’s nothing NOT to love about cushion foundations. Ever since they came onto the beauty scene, my traditional liquid foundations have been set aside for special occasions when I really need something heavy-duty. On most days, I pick from my hoard of cushion foundations for one that suits my skin for the day, and application is as simple as patting it on in a matter of seconds.
I also slip one into my bag so that I can do touch-ups easily at any point of time in the day. It’s so fuss-free, really.
(PS. The compact doesn’t come with any personalisation: I just happened to be able to get it done since I was at the launch party, heh)
YSL has come up with the Le Cushion Encre de Peau aka the Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation, (this name is such a mouthful) promising to provide semi-matte all day flawless coverage. Guess what, Singapore was the first to launch this, world-wide! How exciting is that?
The packaging is classic YSL in black and gold and it’s gorgeous. The kind of case that you want to bring out and flaunt while touching up your makeup!
About the YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau / Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation (this name is such a mouthful): Its formula is supposedly the same as the best-selling Fusion Ink Foundation, and what many ladies may find appealing about the YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau / Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation is that it comes in not just two or three shades like many Korean counterparts, but has a total of six shades for you to choose from.
I did notice that the YSL sponge cushion is more “porous” with bigger pores compared to some of my other cushions: This somehow makes the puff pick up more product than usual. Just go really light with the puff and there’s no need to press down too hard on the sponge or you’ll have way too much product on the puff.
[ Swatches ]
Here are the swatches for YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau / Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation from shade 10 to 60! Six different shades is good news for us ladies who aren’t so high up the fair spectrum: after testing out the shades, I was given a shade 30.
I was so excited to try out YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau / Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation and I wasn’t disappointed, it gives my skin a beautiful semi-matte finish while evening out my skin tone and corrects the redness/darkness around my eyes and nose for a natural and brighter look.
The YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation has medium coverage and does a good job of correcting the redness around my eyes as well as my light blemishes and scars. My dark eye rings can still be seen, but are covered enough that I would feel comfortable with just YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation alone without concealer.
I do like the semi-matte finish which is a departure from my usual dewy look, it really gives you a very natural *almost like real skin* texture that’s not completely matte and unnatural-looking!
I personally have dry skin and so I don’t usually use loose powder after foundation, but I do use Guerlain’s Meteorites to dust my T-zone and on my undereye (after concealer) for makeup to last longer.
YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation has got pretty good lasting power on my skin, so I’d say it does hold up to its claim of providing all-day flawless coverage! Even after the end of the day, the foundation did not oxidise on my skin, and in fact looked more natural somehow (I guess I may have applied it a little too thick at the start of the day HAHAHA)
[ Verdict? ]
I do love YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation: It’s a great semi-matte finish foundation cushion that works well on my dry skin, and I mean, who can resist that beautiful black lacquered packaging (though it does pick up smudges and fingerprints like crazy) and the iconic YSL logo on it? It’s light-weight and yet provides good medium coverage, lasts well and has that “natural skin texture” sort of look that everyone loves.
YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation is definitely pricey, compared to the more affordable cushions in the market, but I’d say it’s worth a try!
With a bunch of very good-looking people during the launch party at YSL Beauty Boutique at ION Orchard: Xiaxue, Miyake, Yutakis and Evonne <3 p="">
Last I heard, both Tricia and Evonne love the YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation as well!
YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation retails at SG$88 for the case and a single sponge, and subsequent refills can be purchased at $58.
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