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The tale of an oily skin gal continues…

So I got my primers sorted out. While I have tried a lot of foundations that worked great in terms of coverage and finish, most are just lacking in the longevity department. Now I really need them to work with me, not just for those 15 hour days. But for crying out loud, you gotta be able to last till 5PM, is that too much to ask for? Apparently so, at least up till last year.

It seems like the Goddess of Staying Power is on my side this year. I managed to find, not one, not two, not three, but four foundations that offers great wear for oily skin. YES!

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation SPF18 (CA $64 / US $40)

I have always fancy a foundation with a matte finish, a smooth matte. The problem is, there is none out there that won’t cling onto dry spot. Somehow they manage to find a dry spot on my oily face. And most of them are just thick and heavy. No, not this foundation.

YSL says that this foundation “feels like feather, stays like ink”. This description is pretty damn accurate. It is a true matte but it doesn’t feel like anything. I like the medium and buildable coverage that it gives. It hides just enough to look natural. The matte finish & the coverage actually last for an 8 hour work day.

I won’t say I was shine-less throughout the day (nothing a little blotting paper can’t handle), but I was definitely way less oily. I was used to see shine 4 hours in but not with this bad boy (or girl); it keeps me matte for over 5 hours, it’s very impressive.

The only thing though, it has a pretty noticeable scent when you put it on. It goes away, and I don’t notice it after I blended the foundation out, but some people might be sensitive to it.

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