As I mentioned in that last post BR10 was just a little too pink for me, when I already feel I have pink undertones, so B10 was a better match. BD10 is one of the Selfridges only shades, so I can't comment on that one.
I was surprised to find my swatch looked very yellow, because it wasn't something I'd noted upon my first test or from looking at the bottle. Remember my hand is at least a couple of shades lighter than my face and doesn't have the pinkness beneath that my face does. After I got home from collecting my sample, I got a phone-call from the YSL assistant to have a chat about the foundation, as she hadn't been able to serve me earlier. I thought that was so sweet! I love the service I've received-it's really been excellent. She also told me that she'd sold 2 weeks worth of stock in 1 day (eeek) and that if I enjoyed my sample, I would get priority to purchase, as someone who had tested it out first. She also told me she could hold the item for 7 days for me until I could pick it up and that she'd call me in a weeks time to see how I got on (which she did). Again all excellent, although I did start to panic that it would sell-out before I could even try it, it was that sought after! I couldn't wait to start using it, because the quicker I tried it and decided if I liked it, the quicker I could buy it!
Glamour magazine had said something along the lines of 'believe the hype, this foundation is magical' and I do agree with that statement! I'm not saying it's the most perfect foundation ever, but it's certainly one of the best I've ever tried (and I've tried almost everything). The colour match is fantastic and makes the product easy-peasy to apply. I like the weightless feeling, the fact it doesn't look too heavy and I appreciate getting to choose how much or little I apply. I love that it doesn't cake and the dewy finish is growing on the usually 'matte-me'. It's a pleasant change from my usual foundations and one that I could see myself purchasing again, especially given that I've worn it every day since I've started using it! I can completely understand it causing the hysteria that we first saw when this new 'gold clicky pen thing' arrived on the beauty market (!) and I'm calling it 'awesomeness in a bottle'! My only gripe would be that it will need retouching after a few hours (which could be off-putting if you were wearing it to an all day/night event), especially on those with normal, oily or combination skin, but it's a small price to pay for awesomeness right? I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has read my YSL Forever Youth Liberator review which has now had over 10,000 hits, thus making it one of or perhaps the most read post in PHP history, oooo-eeee! If you haven't read it yet, then check it out as it's another great product that I've since repurchased.