COMBINATION/OILY SKIN FOUNDATION

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It's been a long while since I've reviewed a proper foundation. I've recently reviewed a few cushions which I am currently crazy obsessed about so I keep buying them and trying them however with foundations if I really like one foundation I get really stuck to it. However now that my skin type has changed, it also calls for a change in skincare and makeup. 

Having combination skin mostly means that I have had to ditch my more moisturizing foundations because my tzones were getting seriously oily throughout the day. I then began to search online for reviews on foundations that cater to combination/oily skin types and I ran down to Boots and tried them out. 

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10

I picked up two foundations which were the Double Wear foundation by Estee Lauder and the Fusion Ink foundation by YSL. As you can see from the photos I have a tester of the YSL foundation and a full size version of the Estee Lauder's Double Wear but that's only due to the fact that Estee Lauder ran out of all the samples for all shades that were close to my skin tone. 

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10

Once upon a time I remember a good friend who endlessly praised the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. A foundation that I was not so keen on until now. I picked up the Estee Lauder foundation in the shade 3W1 Tawny. Unfortunately I could not get any testers of the foundations as they had run out so I had to go straight for the plunge and purchased the bottle for £29.50 from Boots. 

Estee Lauder claims that the Double Wear foundation has a staying power of around 15 hours. I don't know about you but I don't think I have ever had my makeup on my face for 15 hours. The Double Wear foundation is a lightweight foundation which caters to create a flawless complexion and promises to be smudge proof and stay fresh all day long. 

Estee Lauder have a very wide shade range of about 31 shades available in this foundation so there is a little perfect bottle of Double Wear specially for any skin tone. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place

Packaging

The Double Wear foundations comes neatly packaged in a metallic blue box. Inside the box you will find a smallish sized (10ml) frosted, matte glass bottle. It does not feel very heavy in your hands but definitely not one that is in particularly travel friendly. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place

One of the things that everyone complains about with this foundation is that it does not come along with a pump. It needs a pump...it needs something otherwise you'll always end up pouring out too much or too little. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place

Formula

When I took the foundation out the bottle and tried it for the first time I found the liquid to be very thick however it was easily spreadable and seamlessly blends into the skin. The foundation is non sticky and it almost feels like you got nothing sitting on your face after you've applied it. The Double Wear foundation has high powder content so its dries super fast.Trust me once this foundation has set...you can't mess with it. The same goes for anything that you put on top of the foundation, I use cream contour and it can be a nightmare to blend it out when my contour is sitting on top of the Double Wear foundation. 


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place

Coverage

It's no surprise that this foundation provides up to medium - high coverage. If your trying to steer away from looking cakey then I would not recommend using more then one layer of this foundation on your skin. One coat of this foundation is enough to cover any dark areas, redness or blemishes on the surface of the skin. 

Finish

This foundation leaves behind a semi matte finish. It's almost like the second skin kind of effect but beautifully flawless.

Application

I like to apply the foundation with my fingers as I find that I can easily blend it into the skin more easily and have more control over the application however you can apply it anyway you want whether that is using a brush or a sponge. 

The great thing about this foundation is that with combination/oily skin types we have to set our foundation with setting powder but because the foundation already has a high amount of powder within it you don't really need it but I still go ahead and apply some setting powder just for anti-shine security.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place


Durability

I apply my makeup at around 6am in the morning before I go to work. I do not see the need to be touching up my makeup throughout the day as the foundation stays in place pretty much all day and the best thing is my tzones do not get oily at any point of the day when I have this foundation against my skin.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place

My Thoughts

I love this foundation. It's everything that I currently want in a foundation plus more. My main concern was to combat oily tzones throughout the day whilst also having a medium amount of coverage and this foundation does those two things greatly. The only issues that I have with this foundation is that I wish it came along with a pump however you can purchase alternative pumps from MAC or even off eBay and this foundation makes it impossible to budge the cream contour that I apply on top of my foundation...like contouring was not stressful enough.




Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation

The YSL Fusion Ink Foundation claims to deliver lasting flawless coverage for an estimated amount of 24 hours. It's a high coverage matte foundation that comes along in 16 shades which correspond to the same shade names as the touche eclat. 

This is my first YSL foundation, I've only ever used concealers/highlighters from YSL so I went to get my colour matched at Boots and the lady gave me a sample of the foundation in B50...which is completely not my colour, if anything it's like 5 shades lighter then my own skin shade. 


Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation

Formula

I almost fell completely in love with the foundation as soon I got my hands on it. The liquid is more lightweight then any other foundation that you have known of. It's a non sticky liquid and spreads easily and almost leaves a slight velvety feeling to it.

Coverage

The Fusion Ink Foundation provides up to medium - high coverage. You can easily build this foundation up without worrying about looking as though your caked in makeup. If Estee Lauder left you thinking their double wear was the only foundation that could you give you the perfect second skin then your wrong...the fusion ink does a better job. The foundation is able to cover dark areas, redness and any other imperfections easily without the help of a concealer. 

Finish

The foundation leaves behind a matte but non-powedery finish. If oily tzones is one of your concerns then you would want to set this foundation with some loose powder. I found that after 3-4 hours of this foundation my nose was the shiniest thing on my face.

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation


Application

Again here with the YSL Fusion Ink foundation I found it best to apply the foundation with my fingers rather then using a sponge or a brush. 

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation

Durability

The foundations claims to give you 24 hour lasting flawless coverage and I feel as though they truly exaggerated that statement. You will get a decent couple of hours of perfect wear before your tzones decide to throw a party. 


Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation

My Thoughts

The YSL Fusion Ink foundation is unfortunately one that I am going to have to give a thumbs down too. Firstly I was colour matched with a shade that was 5 times lighter to my skin tone and my tzones still get oily even after setting the foundation with some setting powder within a couple of hours. But not all is bad the foundation is ultra lightweight and provides excellent coverage within one application.

Lancome Travel Size Foundation Brush

Also not to forget my trusty travel sized Lancome foundation brush which I got as a freebie from my lastest purchase at Lancome :-)

Lancome Foundation Brush


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1 comments

  1. wow, the EL foundation looks amazing!! I really wish it has a pump :( but, the coverage is really great, hope to try it soon :D Really nice review <3

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