|Above: The YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation is housed in a lovely ombre bottle…so chic!|
|Above: Dots of the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation before blending out in semi-outdoor lighting.|
|Above: Swatches in as natural daylight as I could get at 6:30 PM…please note that BR60 is labeled incorrectly and should be BR50 like it is in all other swatch images.|
|Above: Swatches in semi-outdoor lighting.|
|Above: Close up swatches of the “B Range” in indoor lighting.|
|Above: Close up swatches of the darkest B shade as well as shades in the BR and BD range in indoor lighting.|
Bottom Line: The YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation (which retails for $69) is sold at YSL counters everywhere, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Barney’s NY, Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Lord & Taylor.…I haven’t yet seen it on the Sephora website, but I am guessing it will be making an appearance there soon. My first impressions of this formula are as follows: It has a silky texture, offers buildable medium coverage, has a hydrating and dewy finish, wears comfortably, is lightly scented (typical YSL base product scent) and, when applied with a Beauty Blender, seamlessly blends in, becoming one with the skin. During my initial trial, I didn’t set it with powder to get the most accurate sense of its lasting power and found that it didn’t start getting overtly glowy (thereby requiring a touch up) until my 6th or 7th hour of wear. Additionally, the inclusion of the YSL Youth Liberator Serum within the foundation (for brighter, plumper skin) and SPF 20 protection make this a formula with noteworthy skincare benefits. Although I enjoyed my first experience with it, I will withhold official judgement until I’ve used it a few more times.
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