Review: YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation

Hi beauties! When I first got into makeup, bases were never something that interested me. I didn't know what to buy or where to look, so imagine my excitement when I found a foundation that seemed decent at the time (the famous Studio Fix Fluid, in my case). However, recently I've gotten a lot more into it and just bought loads. I've literally been on a hunt for the perfect foundation and after trying many different bases - brace yourselves - I think I found the perfect foundation for my skin. Wait, did she just say perfect? Yes I did. I know, big claims but hang on, I'll tell you why.

I've been lusting after the YSL Youth Liberator Foundation for probably over one and a half years but the one thing that always put me off was the price tag. I'm usually not one to splurge on foundations (I prefer eyeshadows and lipsticks) so the €68,99 german price tag (altert: the foundation is way cheaper in the UK) was pretty shocking but last week I bit the bullet and went for it! And let my tell you I am so happy I did - I absolutely adore this foundation.

Before I get into the product itself can we just take a moment and talk about the packaging?! How gorgeous is this bottle? It comes in a pretty heavy and very luxurious feeling, dark grey/see through glass bottle. It also as a pump - yaay - and a secure lid, which makes it great for traveling. It's definitely one of those products you don't want to hide in your drawers.

But the product itself is just as beautiful. The YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation is a medium to full-coverage base which, despite the coverage would suggest, feels very light-weight on the skin. According to the description it claims to have skin-firming benefits and hydrates the skin for up to 24 hours to give a smooth and nourished appearance. It also claims to be long-wearing and anti aging.

Now being 21 years young I can neither confirm nor deny the anti aging and skin firming claims but what I have noticed is that whenever I wear this foundation my skin seems airbrushed and poreless, plus the radiant finish reflects the light which makes your skin look more youthful. As for longevity, the longest I've worn this foundation was about 12 hours. It didn't set into my expression lines or creased and at the end of the day it still looked radiant and beautiful.

The foundation has a slight scent to it, which smells delicious and even though I'm usually quite sensitive to perfumes in foundations it doesn't irritate my skin at all. It also doesn't kling on to any dry patches and is very easy to blend (I use a round-top buffing brush, Zoeva and Sephora do a great one).

Like I said before the foundation is quite pricey and retails for $69 in the US and £38 in the UK. But if you are from the US or Germany and don't want to spend this amount of money you can also purchase it from - it's a lot cheeper that way. All in all I think that despite the price tag the foundation is definitely worth a try. I'm absolutely in love with this foundation and it's already part of my holy grails. Have you tried this foundation before? What are your thoughts on it? xo, Marie 


  1. Oooh I've completely forgotten about this foundation, I haven't worn it for ages, I must pull it back out! Thanks for the reminder!
    xxx Claire

    1. Hihi you're welcome! :) It's the best, I'm head over heels in love with it! xx, Marie


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