Product Review: YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation

Name: Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil
Brand: Yves Saint Laurent
Size: 40ml
Price: €29,30

From the packaging:
A creme that transforms into a soft powder veil. Perfects and evens out the complexion like a second skin, for a sheer, natural finish.

What I liked:
– sheer coverage
– the texture
– makes skin silky smooth
– semi-matte, natural finish
– evens out the skintone
– long-lasting

What I didn’t like:
– not many shades available
– can enhance dry spots if skin isn’t moisturized before application
– doesn’t cover imperfections
– makes you look white in pictures
– strong scent
– the packaging
– the price

During the holidays I ran out of foundation so I went to my local beauty store to get some. I wanted to try something new and after testing a few products I decided to buy YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation (what a mouthful! So, we’ll call it Sheer Powdercreme Veil from now on and that’s still too long! lol).

I believe this foundation is available in 9 shades, but I’m not completely sure as the color selection at my counter is limited. The shade I have is no.5 and is quite light, although a bit too pink for me. Still, it’s a good match, considering that most foundations are too dark for my pale skin and make me look orange.

(I know no.5 looks way too dark and off for me, but once spread, it’s actually a pretty close match.)

Apart from the relatively good color match, the thing that convinced me to buy Sheer Powdercreme Veil was its fantastic and luxurious texture. It has a creamy consistency that feels so super silky and smooth on the skin. Most foundations and creams I used made my skin very soft, but never like this! I can’t stop touching my face when I’m wearing this and yet it is so light I feel like I don’t have anything on my skin.

It is easy to apply and goes on smoothly, provided that your face is well moisturized. I find that if I don’t apply my moisturizer a few minutes before applying Sheer Powdercreme Veil, then the foundation flakes up and enhances all my dry patches! Not a nice look! For this reason, I wouldn’t recommend this foundation to anyone with dry skin.

Just like the name suggests, Sheer Powdercreme Veil is just a veil that provides sheer coverage with a semi-matte, powdery finish that looks very natural and stays put for most of the day. It evens out the skintone, but won’t cover imperfections or redness so if your skin is not in good condition to start with, you’d better try something else.

Also, if you’re going to have your picture taken, Sheer Powdercreme Veil is not the right foundation to wear. It reflects light like no other, meaning that you’re gonna look like Casper the ghost in photos taken with flash photography. I already look like that anyway, but still it’s something to consider before splurging on this foundation.

(See the white cast? It looks very natural in real life, but in photos, it’s white and ugly.)

The packaging could use some work too. I think the white tube looks quite cheap and it gets dirty very easily. I would have expected something more elegant from a high-end brand honestly, but I love the texture of this foundation so much, I don’t really care about that or the other small faults this has.

I’m giving YSL Sheer Powder Foundation a 4 simply because it has the best texture I’ve ever come across in a foundation, it’s super amazing. It is creamy and light and makes skin soooo soft! It has a sheer coverage with a powdery finish that evens out the skintone but won’t cover imperfections. It lasts almost all day, but has a strong scent, doesn’t look good in pictures and can enhance dry patches if skin isn’t well moisturized.

Rating: 4/5

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  1. says

    I don’t know what to say about that scent, cause if it’s really strong like you said I doubt that I could stand it all day. If it doesn’t cover imperfections means that it has a light coverage and I really don’t see the use of that (in my case) because everytime I use a foundation is because I want to cover something like red spots, breakouts…:)
    .-= Tavia´s last blog ..Make Up For Ever Bronze Makeup Collection for Spring 2010 =-.

  2. beautifulwithbrains says

    Tavia, the scent is strong and personally I don’t like it very much, but it fades after a while. I wouldn’t be able to wear it if it lasted all day either. And I see your point. This has a light coverage that is ok for those that have good skin. I don’t mind that since I just have some redness to cover on most days and a green concealer takes care of that, but if I have a zit or something I’d have to use something heavier. If that’s what you’re looking for, you won’t like this.

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