Hello, everyone! One of my favourite high-end makeup brands is Yves Saint Laurent, and I have loved their foundations for a long time (read my Touche Éclat review here) so when I heard that they were releasing a new foundation, I had to try it. I originally tried a couple of samples to make sure I got the right shade but this was last year and I kind of forgot to actually purchase the full-sized product. However, this year I decided to splash the cash and buy the YSL All Hours foundation.
Yves Saint Laurent always have the most stunning packaging, it makes it feel extra special because it looks so beautiful. This foundation comes in a glass, frosted bottle with the YSL logo embossed into the lid. As the bottle is glass, it may not be the most travel-friendly but that’s not a huge deal to me. I love that the YSL logo is gold, it makes the product look high-end.
If you’ve ever used a YSL beauty product, I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the smell. Honestly, one of my favourite things about YSL products is that they all have the same, fresh smell that makes you feel special for having it in your collection.
With this foundation, you get 25ml per bottle which is a little bit less than standard, as you tend to get 30ml for a foundation and it will set you back £36. Personally, I don’t mind paying the extra money because I know that it will be worth it, but I’m sure there is a drugstore dupe that is cheaper if you don’t want to spend that much money. To apply, I just put a pump or two onto a wet sponge and I then blend it onto my face. You can apply the foundation with a brush for a really full-coverage look but I prefer to use a sponge as it looks more radiant.
So, the All Hours foundation is matte, full coverage and supposedly stays on for 24 hours, and also has SPF 20. I’m not the biggest fan of matte foundations, so I use a wet beauty blender to apply the foundation to give more of a dewy finish. I also use the Mac Fix+ once I have finished my makeup to give my skin a bit of a glow. As I choose to use a wet sponge to apply foundation, it’s not as full-coverage but it definitely hides all of my blemishes and any dark circles, so that’s a winner for me. It’s like your skin but better.
The All Hours foundation is probably my favourite as it makes your skin look so flawless and it’s just such a lovely product, from the packaging to the actual foundation. For reference, I use shade BR20. I definitely need to try out the All Hours primer as I have heard great things. I would recommend this if you like you have the odd makeup products that makes you feel special when you use it. It does look gorgeous on and it makes you feel good when wearing it.
What’s your favourite foundation?