|It's so beautiful, right?|
It's official... this Sephora Spending Ban is driving me crazy. Last night, I actually dreamed about buying Yves Saint Laurent's Le Teint Touche Éclat. I don't know what exactly inspired this dream, but it's got to be some combination of sleep deprivation and serious self control. Anyways, I did go to Sephora today, but I did not actually buy anything (gasp!). Instead I picked up a sample of the YSL foundation, which will be the first of many samples until my Sephora Spending Ban ends. I think I will write a series of articles based on my sampling experiences. It could be a good way to keep the weird makeup dreams away, but only time will tell! Let's get to the review, though. Shall we?
Well, upon first impression (and by first impression, I mean "while sampling it on the back of my hand in Sephora") I noticed its slippery/ silicone-like feel. It also has a slightly cucumber-like scent which could be bothersome to some people. After using it on my face for the first time, I can't say that I'm a huge fan. It's a little too sheer for my taste, but that is completely a personal preference. This foundation dries down to a very natural, radiant finish. Steer clear of this one if you're looking for an extremely matte formula. I do like the finish, but I think this would be solely a winter foundation for me. Matte foundations are absolutely essential for me during all other seasons as my face tends to get oily at even the thought of warmth or humidity. I cannot attest to its wearibility just yet as I haven't worn it for an extended period of time, but I will report back after I've spent a few more hours with a full face on. For now, I think I'll pass on purchasing this one, especially at $55 a bottle. Those of you with dry to normal skin may want to give it a go, though!
*Update: I wore this foundation for a solid five hours. While this may not seem long enough for some of you, I can always tell within the two hour mark whether or not a foundation is going to work out for me. This one held up surprisingly well on my oily skin; however, it did seem to settle in my pores a bit. But like I said, I think this foundation would be wonderful for those of you with dry to normal skin.