I have a few bits from the YSL Spring collection that I wanted to show you and a few of them are particularly interesting so I thought it would be worth dedicating a whole post to them as thought they might be overlooked when put alongside the other pretty bits and bobs that make up the rest of the collection. But these are quite special so wanted to give them a bit of limelight for a moment. These are the YSL Le Blush Encre De Peau or YSL Fusion Ink Blush and they’re basically a liquid cheek colour/stain product (that would work well on the lips too).
I have a selection of four shades here to give you a bit of an over view of the colours available and you can hopefully see how they’re really interesting as cheek colours – and I think they would work a treat as a lip stain too. And I mean it when I say stain, as even just after a quick swatch of these for the photos my hands were well and truly ‘fusioned’ with blush as the colour definitely leaves it’s mark.
The shades are 1,2, 3, 4 – in that order as shown on each photo.
This is great if you need something long lasting (or maybe you’re going on holiday and want a bit of colour that will sustain swimming etc without needing to reapply) as it is one of those things you can have faith will not just vanish. The texture of the liquid when applied (thick) is like a gel/gloss – although not sticky like a gloss. Then when you blend you’re left with a sheer stain of colour. This does of course mean you need to move quick and be pretty confident with the old blush application… or else risk having a bit of a cartoon-like look left behind. But the texture is light enough it’s easy to blend and not an issue as long as you feel comfortable with applying a stain in such a way.
Brush wise, you could use a duo fibre stippling brush (small head size) to lightly pick up product from the back of your hand and apply and blend to the cheek if you prefer this over using fingers. Speaking of fingers – this is my preferred way to apply and the one thing to be wary of is to wash your hands asap after applying or else you will have pinky-stained tips for a while!
Whilst this Fusion Ink Blush is designed for the cheeks, you can probably see why I think it would work a treat as a lip stain too. The packaging and the texture seems perfect for a lip product so I think it would be a good multi tasker to have in your bag – especially for Spring/Summer.
As I mentioned above I have a post planned on the rest of the YSL Spring Collection too – so if there’s anything you’re especially keen to see just let me know!
YSL Fusion Ink Blush * is Limited Edition and available from Harvey Nichols £35
*PR sample or gift