LYS Beauty recently launched their inclusive brand with a full range of products, including the LYS Serum Foundation. This foundation has become one of my holy grail products. Read on to see why you need it in your life (or, at least, in your makeup collection)!
About LYS Beauty
LYS stands for “Love Your Skin.” The brand is black-owned, cruelty-free, and uber clean—it’s free of gluten, talc, fragrance, mineral oil, and SLS. All of their products are also vegan and filled with good-for-you, plant-based ingredients. This means that many of the products, including the LYS foundation, can also double as skincare. LOVE!
Cost + Packaging of the LYS Foundation
All products in the LYS line retail for $30 or under, and the LYS foundation is no exception. The foundation costs $22, and comes in 35 inclusive shades. I purchased shade LN3. If you are a light, muted olive skin tone, this is one of the closest matches I have ever found!
All of LYS’s packaging include the triangular delta symbol, which symbolizes your ability to change the way you think about, talk to, and love yourself, at any point in time. I absolutely love this philosophy! The foundation bottle is shaped like a triangle to support this brand pillar. I also like the foundation’s reflective gold cap. The bottle looks very pretty on my vanity, and it doesn’t get super dirty.
The bottle includes a pump. Truthfully, the pump feels slightly less luxe. But, I’m almost done with my first bottle of foundation, and the pump has held up nicely, and has never clogged or gotten stuck.
Texture + Application of the LYS Foundation
The LYS foundation is a serum formula. It is lightweight, and I would consider it medium coverage. But my favorite part is how it perfects the skin! After application, and throughout the day, the LYS foundation leaves a radiant finish, without making me oily. That is a feat for any foundation, but especially for those of us with oily skin. The foundation just looks like I have luminous, radiant skin. Now that is what I want in a foundation! Watch the video below to see how it applies.
The LYS foundation lasts all day on me in the winter, with no need for touch-ups. Now that it is warming up, it does fade a bit around my nose and upper lip, which are the parts of my face that are most oily, as the day goes on. So, if you have oily skin, you may want to keep powder on hand, just in case.
I also love how the LYS foundation can layer. If I have worn a mask, or forgot to powder midway through the day, I just reapply the product over everything else I applied earlier in the day (even over powder products!), and it looks good as new. Very few foundation formulas let you reapply, especially over powder, and make your makeup look as fresh as if it was first applied. This alone makes it a winning foundation in my book!
Swatches of the LYS Foundation
If there weren’t enough reasons to love the LYS foundation, the shade range can add one more pro for the line. With 35 shades that span from deep to fair, there is certain to be a match for numerous skin tones.
I have a muted, warm olive undertone. This is one of the best foundation matches I have yet found! Here it is swatched next to my other close foundation matches. (See my review of the Rare Beauty foundation here.)
Should You Buy the LYS Foundation?
The answer to that is a resounding YES from me! I purchased this foundation in February of 2021, and have used it nearly every day since. In fact, I’m almost ready to purchase a new bottle. I highly recommend this foundation! Will you be trying it?
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