YSL has released a new foundation, YSL All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation. There are 22 shades available in YSL All Hours Foundation range. I will say off the bat that the shade ranges for women of colour is just pitiful. I mean it is 2017 and we still can’t make shades for everyone. So hopefully they add more shades ranges to this line.
What YSL says: A new 24-Hour, full-coverage foundation that instantly blurs pores and fines lines and provides uninterrupted flawless wear that looks and feels just applied, all-day.
YSL claims that the YSL All Hours Foundation 24-Hour advanced formula won’t cake, dry, flake, or fade. Transfer-proof, oil-free and non-pore clogging, this foundation stands up to makeup meltdowns by combining move-with-you flexible pigments and skin-loving ingredients for better flawless coverage and skin that feels fresh and comfortable from day to night.
I was sent the shade BR50 Cool Honey ( Medium/Tan Pink) pink undertone from Influenster. I had selected the shade B50 Honey (Medium/ Tan) neutral undertone. But I have made it work for me, I am hoping that it will suit me a little better once Winter comes.
The foundation comes in a frosted bottle with a pump, which is nice. It doesn’t pump out more product than you need.
It is a matte finish. Which I am not going to lie it did kind of scare me a little, especially since I have normal to dry skin. A matte foundation on dry skin, is not a pretty picture a lot of the times. YSL does claim that this foundation is for people with normal, combination and oily skin types.
The YSL All Hours Foundation is a full coverage foundation, usually I’m personally not a fan of full coverage foundations. Just because I do not like the whole cakey feel on my face. With the YSL All Hours Foundation I did not get that feeling, even though it is a full coverage foundation. Maybe it is because I apply it with a Beauty Blender, instead of a foundation brush. I feel like Beauty Blender soaks up a little more product.
There is a slight scent, it is YSL so one would expect that from them. I know not everyone is a fan of scents when it comes to your foundations. The scent does disappear once applied to your face.
YSL claims that this is a 24-Hour foundation, now I don’t know who wears their foundation for 24-Hours, maybe flight attendants,right. I have worn it for about 8 hours and it held up really good. You could still see my pores even though YSL claims that, it instantly blurs pores and fine lines. I will say that it does provide you with a flawless look. One thing I noticed everytime towards the end of the night ,that you do see some separation around my chin area. Living in Texas is a great way to test out foundations, we have heat, humidity. I tend to not wear makeup during the Summer months in Texas. But since I was testing out the foundation. It did really well, I did not get that feeling of scraping off my foundation as soon as I stepped out into the heat.
I alternate my primers usually, depending on what I feel like using. Usually my primer from Korres, or my Hour Glass Veil Primer.
The YSL All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation retails for $58.00. Which is a pretty penny for a foundation and you want it to be really good. It is a really good foundation, only issue I had was the shade and also the shade range for people of colour, or let me rather say the lack of shades for people of colour.
* I did receive the YSL All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation complimentary for testing