Beauty

My Asian Skincare Story

Yes, this is definitely my review of the long anticipated and much praised Yves Saint Laurent cushioning base. If you’re not used to cushion foundations, please start by simply clicking the “cushion foundations” tab in the top menu, though I’m let’s assume that by now most beauty fans round the world are already familiar with the concept.

Please, don’t ask. I don’t know how it just happened. I think I must benefit from the emotions of pain and disappointment secretly, because despite my previous experiences with cushions from the homely house of L’Oreal, I keep purchasing the damn things. You know, it’s like when people decelerate to view car wrecks, these are both repelled and drawn by the gory mayhem. I’m like that with cushion foundations from the many L’Oreal brands. First was the Lancome Miracle wreck of a cushion. Came the Asian version Then, that was the same, but under a different name. Maybelline and L’Oreal pads were so unspeakably dreadful which is determined not speak about them.

Shu Uemura’s cushion compact filled with wall insulation fiberglass was that. As was the new Lancome Miracle pillow cover version. Biotherm’s cushioning, famous mainly because of its capability to leak from the case, is, mercifully, not available in Japan. Bobbi Brown’s shaky attempt was too skinny, for my own incredibly low requirements even.

And then there were Yves Saint Laurent and its magical Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation. Just like a good lemming that I am, I obediently marched to the nearest YSL counter (which just happened to be at Tobu section-store) on March 18th (the discharge date in Japan) and got me one.

  • Regulates body temp
  • Unflavored gelatin – ½ teaspoon
  • July 2016 – L’Oreal purchased It Makeup products
  • Has a wonderful herbal smell
  • Straightening Gels & Creams
  • Dove DermaSeries Fragrance-Free Body Wash, for Dry Skin
  • 18 of the 42 pit bull terriers were under six months old
  • Og Mandino

The L’Oreal Inc beancounters in Paris must be laughing all the way to the lender. They know they have me by the balls. Or cushion puffs. Or both. I had a chance to play with this cushion a couple of weeks before the release day and I had been very cautiously positive.

The color seemed fine. The stamina was fine, too. The finish was acceptable. Only the price wasn’t. Holymotherofbatman that thing was bloody expensive! Breathtakingly expensive. Stroke-inducingly expensive. 7500 tax plus yen. And here I will just collapse and self-combust, or something, because it seems that I said that I actually such as a western just, L’Oreal branded cushion foundation. Nobody is surprised more than me. So, let’s get this YSL pillow party started, shall we? The products come packed in a shiny gold container.

I imagine it meant to evoke the feelings of luxury, but instead made me think of old girls who try too hard. Real luxury doesn’t need to show off. As you can plainly see, I purchased a color number 10, or rather B10, as it is named by them in Asia. Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation comes in 6 shades generally in most Parts of Asia, though only 5 are for sale to purchase in Japan. The small is dark and platinum.