I was among what could probably be thousands of people who were excited about YSL creating a new foundation similar to their iconic Touche Éclat as YSL is one of my favourite cosmetics brands. Not to mention that they made a huge hype about having 22 shades which obviously would make you think that women of colour would be able to join in on the fun however, if you look closely there’s just about 6-7 shades I’d consider to be ‘dark’.
I popped over to Selfridges in London to check out the fuss and asked to be matched to a shade however, the make-up artist had a huge challenge trying to find something to suit me. The problem was that she was stuck between 2 shades; one which was too light and the other being too dark. She convinced me to try the darker one as it’d make me look like I’ve been on holiday and have a little tan but I just looked silly with it on. However, I did take it home with me to try and see what I could do with it and I’ve tried to pull off that tanned look but was an epic fail.
If I’m perfectly honest, I’ve got a great foundation that I’ll always use which is NARS’ Sheer Glow in Macao. However, my curiousity got the better of me but I’ll certainly not be checking out any other YSL foundations if their shades have such huge, stark differences with nothing else in between.