(Reviewed) YSL All Hours Soft Matte Foundaion

I Popped into my local Debenhams Store Beauty Counter and discovered the YSL All Hours soft Matte Foundation.

Talk about feeling exited!

The very lovely Beauty Assistant gave me a demonstration, we discussed a colour match for my skin tone and then offered me a small sample of the product, she told me that it has been very popular with customers and has had with amazing reviews, it goes without saying that I want to spread the word asap.

Product Overview

Product:  Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation
Price:  £33
Places to Purchase From:  Debenhams and the Official YSL Makeup website (both available on line)
My Shade:  BR50 Cool Honey (I do tend to go a shade darker than my actual skin tone)
My Rating:  10/10

Looking at what YSL have to say

I’ve done my homework and research for this makeup product and I really am very impressed, I will most definitely be purchasing a full size ‘All Hours’ foundation very soon before they all go.

The following quotes are taken directly from the Official YSL site:

“A full coverage foundation that provides uninterrupted flawless wear.”

“Soft-matte.  SPF 20.  Medium to full coverage.  For all skin types.  Waterproof.”

“Made with the finest pigments and ingredients.  All Hours is oil free.  Non – comedogenic and dermatologist tested.”

“Longwear with 24 hour full coverage.”

My Trial Test Period and Findings

I have been using this liquid foundation for the last week and I have fallen in love with it.  It covers my blemishes with such ease and with only one thin coat, I would like to add.

The results speak for themselves, the foundation lasted all day, and maintained a flawless finish.

Whilst applying I felt confident that there was no rush to get it finished, as it remained silky and fluid allowing it to be worked with ease.

A half & half photo for comparison, as you can see, it’s covered up my little imperfections rather nicely 😉

I love the matte finish, for me that’s a huge plus, it dulls down my shiny T-Zone, making it a perfect base for the rest of my makeup, especially for any contouring and shading that needs to be applied.

A bonus with this foundation has to be the added “Black Tea anti-oxidant complex” perfect for sorting out those free radicals polluting our skin, we need all the help we can find during middle age when our skin is more susceptible to such matters.

I have also noticed that whilst using the All Hours foundation, as with my YSL Touche Eclat Foundation, it does not clog my pores, keeping those spots and blockages at bay.

I have complete confidence in this foundation, it really does live up to the hype, my makeup still looked perfect at bedtime.

Shades to Choose From

There are 22 in total.

Starting from the top left hand corner and working along the colours towards the bottom right hand corner:-

B10 Porcelain
BR20 Cool Porcelain
B20 Ivory
BR20 Cool Ivory
BD 20 Warm Ivory
BD25 Warm Beige
B 30 Almond
BR 30 Cool Almond
BD 30 Warm Almond
BD 35 Warm Caramel
B 40 Sand
BR 40 Cool Sand
BD 40 Warm Sand
B 45 Bisque
BD Warm Bisque
B 50 Honey
BR 50 Cool Honey (the shade highlighted and featured in this review)
BD 50 Warm Honey
B 60 Amber
B 70 Mocha
B 80 Chocolate
B 90 Ebany

In My Opinion

The ‘All Hours’ foundation is a fantastic makeup product from YSL, it provides incredible results for a flawless finish and covering up any blemishes thus providing he perfect base for your makeup.

It is great value for money, a bottle this size will last me a year quite easily by using once a day, with the odd top up application for evening wear if needed but to be honest, I couldn’t imagine any reason to be reapplying.

Please feel free to drop me a comment below:


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