Splurge v.s. Steal Napeloen Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup v.s. Inglot YSM Cream Foundation

You may remember my happy accident from a few weeks back when I discovered a great new foundation–Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup. You may also recall my post about visiting the Inglot store in Newport Beach, California. While shopping at the Inglot store, I spent so much time drooling over the hundreds of eye shadow colors and finishes that I needed a break. No, I didn’t leave the store–are you crazy? Instead I wandered over to the foundation bar where a very nice sales associate helped me. He showed me the YSM (young skin makeup) I like the sound of that! I took it home along with eleventy-zillion eye shadows and promptly forgot about it. Until just recently.

Inglot YSM has to be one of the best foundations I have ever used! It has a beautiful semi-matte finish that is neither dewy or dry/cakey looking. The coverage is extremely natural looking–it lets my freckles show through while still giving enough coverage. This stuff wears like iron! Seriously, it lasts a good 12-14 hours and still looks fresh with no T-zone breakthrough.

I was color matched to shade #41 which I think is the lightest. I can’t say for sure because Inglot’s numbering system doesn’t go in order–for example–it may start at #41, but then the next shade is #43, then #42. If you are very pale or have porcelain skin, you may have difficulty finding the right match.  I don’t get it but I don’t care because I love this foundation!


  • A semi-matte finish 
  • Lasts all the live long day!
  • Does NOT accentuate lines or pores
  • Medium coverage
  • It is an amazing $15!!!!


  • Limited shade range – 8 shades

If all of this sounds familiar, take a look at my review of the Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup I discovered at IMATS in June. 


  • The finish–it’s not matte and not dewy (which can tend to translate to oily on my skin) but a beautiful semi-matte
  • Medium coverage–it covers my redness and flaws but still lets my freckles show through
  • Texture is creamy and not too thick
  • Very natural without highlighting my pores or lines


  • Expensive –$59 is a lot of scratch and the packaging is NOT as high end as I would expect for a foundation of this quality and price
  • Limited shade range–6 shades

Left-Napeleon P Right-Inglot YSM


Inglot YSM Foundation

Do you have Déjá Vu yet?? At $59, Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup is 4 times the cost of Inglot YSM Cream foundation ($15) and they are both 1.0 fl.oz! Napoleon Perdis has only 6 shades, Inglot has 8. Now, I do have limited math skills (I’m going to blame my terrible abusive math teachers) but even I know the Inglot is a better buy!

Bottom Line: Get thee to an Inglot store or order online! The texture of the Inglot YSM is a bit thicker which I don’t mind and as you can see, it’s a better match to my skin, the Napeleon Perdis has a peachy undertone to it. One caveat–if you have very dry skin, you will want a more moisturizing formula, perhaps Inglot Cream Foundation ($18), available in 18 shades or AMC Foundation, ($21) available in 21 shades.

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  1. I bought it and still haven’t tried it! I’ve been using BB creams much more this summer but it’s time to try the Inglot for myself.

  2. I didn’t have a chance to visit the Inglot booth at The Makeup Show this year, but there is a Inglot store in Times Square that I have been meaning to visit. This just makes me more determined to get there when I’m in NYC this September!

  3. I think I need this! I just heard a rave about an inglot product about two days ago, it was about their matte liner (in the pot) looks like I need to place an order! Thanks for the review, your skin does look fantastic!!

  4. I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. I find the layout and coloring very pleasing to the eye. Two thumbs up!

  5. Hiya Cindy, Love this! Now… can you find me an affordable substitute for Vinosource Anti-Wrinkle face (and eye) cream? I LOVE that stuff, but it’s $50 bucks for a 1.5 oz tube. Ouch!

    Here’s the link http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=E1E1VLAZPE5OICV0KRTQQAQ?id=P6023&_requestid=76124

    I tried Hope in a Jar, which was great as a light summer lotion, but is not rich enough for my dry skin. Thoughts?

    • Carol,
      It depends on what you want from an eye cream–firming, treat fine lines, bags, dark circles? I can tell you this–Reviva Labs has very effective products with scientifially proven ingredients for extremely reasonable prices. I like the firming eye serum and eye firming complex, and the collagen fiber eye pads are awesome! http://www.revivalabs.com


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