i can't say "No" to a foundation, that claims to be long lasting and transfer-resistant (in the first place - because almost every foundation claims that in their "promises - list").
this is Yves Saint Laurent's Teint Resist foundation. it has an spf of 10 and is oil free. a bottle of 30ml costs 39€. the packaging is typically YSL. cubistic and minimalistic frosted glass bottle with a gold cap and pump, the emblem on it looks really old school - i don't like the combination of it's colours.
the pump is great, very exact and it doesn't pump a ridicoulous amount of product.
i really like the scent of watermelon, although that is quite strong and could bother you sensitive noses ;)
i have it in shade #4 - a light neutral shade with yellow undertones, probably around MAC NC20. it doesn't oxidize on me.
it has a liquidy texture, but not runny.
it's blendability is ok, i don't say that it's especially spready. it feels very light and weightless on the skin.
the coverage is of a lighter medium. it gives a satin finish - not dewy but not matte, and sadly not flawless, too. it seems to seep into every unevenness and creates a thin layer of coverage on top, so of course it can't give you the look of an even skin.
the staying power is just ok, i find myself still getting oily after about 6 hours and this foundation will start to fade by then. it's also not as transfer resistant as i would like. so i tend to use it for mixing purposes, not on it's own, although the colour is a good match.
all in all no rebuy product for me, as it doesn't hold its claims. i would recommend it if you have an even and smooth normal skin and want a long lasting foundation to cover up some discolouration.
|a blob of YSL Teint Resist in #4 on the left and MAC Pro Longwear NC 20 on the right.|
|directly after applied - you see it doesn't look very smooth|
|about 10 minutes after application|