The YSL Youth Liberator Foundation

At the beginning of the month I picked up the YSL Youth Liberator Foundation after hearing nothing but good things about it. This automatically makes me feel slightly sceptical, even though I haven’t tried a single product from YSL that I haven’t loved. Thankfully that’s still the case as I hate to ruin a good run.

After much deliberation I’ve come to the conclusion that this has to be my second favourite daytime foundation. Why? YSL Touche Eclat still reigns supreme in my world, especially with my crazy dry skin I’m currently sporting. But once my skin returns to it’s normal self, or even better, it’s slightly oiler self in the warmer months (am I the only one that likes to have slightly oilier skin?) then this will be a winner.

I have the shade B30 which is a good match for my current grey/olive state and apply it with my real techniques stippling brush. It has quite a build-able formula but I find it can look too much when built to a medium finish on extremely dry skin. But a little? A little can still do wonders for your skin, I apply a really light layer and use concealer where I need it, giving a beautiful luminous glow, correcting any dull, grey tones and still setting to an almost satin finish. It’s amount like a more glow giving Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk but with added SPF, so it’s a much better daytime option.

So to round up? If you like the G.A Luminous Silk then you’ll probably like this. If you want to see it in action then click here.


  1. Georgina Fox
    31 Dec 2013 / 1:14 pm

    The bottle is so gorgeous!

    I think I'd prefer a bit of a higher coverage though..

    Georgina at

  2. Zazie Bibi
    31 Dec 2013 / 1:31 pm

    ooh i'd love to try all the ones you mentioned.. but my wallet doesn't haha! 🙂

  3. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    31 Dec 2013 / 1:45 pm

    This for me is without a doubt the best foundation I've ever used. Pricey – yes, but worth every penny! Have an amazing new year and all the best for 2014 :o). Xx

  4. Emma Lentz
    31 Dec 2013 / 2:10 pm

    This is my absolute new favourite foundation! Although I try and use it sparingly as it's so expensive : (

  5. Rachel
    31 Dec 2013 / 2:13 pm

    sounds like an amazing foundation, must try! great review 🙂

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  6. Lillian ParisianToBe
    31 Dec 2013 / 2:47 pm

    It sounds amazing. Better than GA Luminous Silk? x

    Lillian from

  7. Emily Magee
    31 Dec 2013 / 3:13 pm

    I really need to give both this and luminous silk a try!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

  8. Mercuteify
    31 Dec 2013 / 3:37 pm

    I want to give this a try but I find most luminous foundations slide right off my oily-combo skin!

  9. Mads
    31 Dec 2013 / 4:11 pm

    This foundation sounds fantastic ! Great review !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

  10. Elena
    31 Dec 2013 / 4:13 pm

    I never tried GA Lum Silk before because I'm always worried that they may not have my color since a few people said the color range for darker skin tones is effy after shade nine but it's on my wish list! I've heard so many good things about this foundation has well and I'm always worried when a product is hyped up too! You just never know if it truly deserves to be "hyped." One question, do you think this works well for sensitive or oily skin types? I don't have dry skin.

    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  11. Emily Allen
    31 Dec 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Ah really want to try this, all I've been hearing is good things as well hehe glad you're pleased with it xx


  12. Liesa
    31 Dec 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Nice review, would like to give this one a try then! I have dry patches on my face as well now, and I do like it better when my skin is slightly oilier too. Much easier to work with, I think. xx

  13. Laura Through The Lens
    31 Dec 2013 / 5:01 pm

    I've heard so many good this about this, i really need to give it a go!!


  14. Chelsea Leigh
    31 Dec 2013 / 5:38 pm

    i've been coveting this for a while now!

  15. Talisa Tossell
    31 Dec 2013 / 6:15 pm

    I've heard great things about this foundation, is it better than the concealer?

  16. Amber Hunter
    31 Dec 2013 / 6:30 pm

    I've also heard wonderful things about this foundation! I don't know why but "youth liberator" in the title almost puts me off but the finish looks absolutely lovely. Thank you for your review!
    Lovely Notions

  17. casuallyawkward
    31 Dec 2013 / 6:39 pm

    I ordered this foundation a few days ago and cannot wait to get it in the mail. I have heard nothing but good things and am so excited to finally get my hands on this beauty.

  18. Celina
    31 Dec 2013 / 7:31 pm

    I've heard so many good things about this foundation. I'm tempted to try it out for myself but it's hard to justify the price tag when I have foundations that work perfectly fine for me. The packaging is just so beautiful though!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  19. Simplybeautifulelegant
    31 Dec 2013 / 7:53 pm

    great post!

  20. Beth Bradley
    31 Dec 2013 / 8:21 pm

    I really want this but the woman at the counter matched me to the completely wrong shade :/

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  21. Georgia Nicolaou
    31 Dec 2013 / 9:32 pm

    It looks like an amazing product!


  22. Becky Fearn
    31 Dec 2013 / 9:33 pm

    I really like this but find it can be a teensy bit too much for my oily skin so I think the GA one will be a bit better!

    B xx

  23. Claire
    01 Jan 2014 / 1:04 am

    At first I wasn't too sure about this foundation but I've finally decided that it might be love, plus the packaging gets me every time it's so luxurious though I wouldn't expect anything less from YSL 🙂

  24. Maddy
    01 Jan 2014 / 10:52 am

    It looks lovely, and I have to admit that I like having slightly oilier skin too! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  25. Tween Berrie
    01 Jan 2014 / 2:47 pm

    love to try this! 🙂 xxxx

  26. Megan Lillie
    01 Jan 2014 / 4:40 pm

    I really want to try this but my local counters refuse to let me have a sample, I'll have to hunt someone down that will!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  27. Ana Leote
    01 Jan 2014 / 4:43 pm

    I have to try this one!


  28. Film Tanawan
    02 Jan 2014 / 12:34 am

    Always looking to try new products and i've never heard of this foundation before. Thanks for the post! xx

  29. Eleri Roberts
    02 Jan 2014 / 11:31 am

    This stuff sounds glorious! Great post 🙂 x

    Eleri Roberts

  30. Claudia
    17 Jan 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Sounds great, I've wanted to try this in so long, I think this will have to be my next make-up splash I think!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  31. sadaf khan
    29 Jan 2015 / 11:48 am

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