I recently purchased the YSL All Hours Foundation (RRP £33.50 25ml) while out shopping in London and I can safely say that I am in love with it.
I used to mix the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation (RRP £33.50 30ml) and the Mac Studio Fix Foundation (RRP £23.50 30ml) together and I loved how full coverage it was, however, as I’ve got oily skin it would tend to crease towards the end of my night. This is obviously expected as I do have oily skin, but touch ups during the night would prevent this from happening. However, I was on the look out for a new full coverage foundation which didn’t ‘cake’ my face too much.
I was told that this foundation was flawless and beautiful on the skin so I decided to test it out. It is advertised as being a matte foundation that creates a flawless complexion. It is made up of fine pigments which help to create the flawless, even finish. It claims to stay put for up to 24 hours, not that I would want to wear makeup for that long. The oil-free formula is designed to be waterproof and transfer-resistance and helps to mattify your complexion and even reduces the appearance of pores.
We all have to appreciate the beautiful YSL packaging. I love the frosted glass bottle and the embossed gold YSL logo on the lid. It is very classy and definitely what you would expect from a high end brand like YSL. There are 22 shades in the range and I was colour matched for the shade B 60 Amber which is the same shade I was colour matched for in the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint foundation. I definitely prefer the frosted glass bottle compared to the transparent glass bottle that the Touche Éclat foundation is in.
When applying the foundation there is a slight floral scent, similar to the other YSL foundations, but it is not overpowering and I do like it. This does disappear over time and does not leave a strong scent after you blend it out onto your skin.
I applied this foundation with a flat topped brush and used my Real Techniques beauty sponge (RRP £5.99) to blend it out afterwards. The formula is nice and thick, you only need one or two pumps to cover your whole face. I prefer blending it out with a brush before using my beauty blender to go over it to ensure it is smooth and even over my skin.I’ve worn this foundation both during the day and the evening. The foundation definitely does maintain the coverage and matte finish for a long time and lives up to expectations. Would I recommend this foundation? Yes, if you’ve got combination or oily skin it will definitely suit your skin type. However, if you’ve got dry skin I’d suggest asking for a sample before you buy a full sized product as it is a matte foundation.
Have you tried this foundation before? I’d love to hear your thoughts!