Review | YSL All Hours Foundation
This is what it says on the YSL website:
What it is:
A 24-Hour, natural matte foundation with buildable medium-to-full-coverage that instantly blurs pores and fines lines, for uninterrupted flawless wear that looks just-applied all day. All Hours Foundation is now available in 33 shades to strike the right balance of undertones. It is made in France with the finest pigments and ingredients that respect and care for the skin and provide the perfect natural matte finish – not too matte and never shiny, so you look naturally flawless. All Hours is oil free, non comedogenic and dermatologist tested.
Soft-matte SPF 20 medium to full coverage for all skin types waterproof
What it does:
All Hours 24-Hour advanced formula won’t cake, dry, flake or fade. The transfer-proof, oil-free and non-pore clogging formula comes in 33 shades. Flexible pigments and skin-loving ingredients provide flawless coverage that stands up to makeup meltdowns. The weightless texture leaves skin feeling fresh and comfortable all day, like you have nothing on.
Instantly blurs and erases imperfections, pores and unevenness thanks to the highest concentration of ultra-fine, oil absorbing pigments that cover and smooth perfectly yet resist sweat and humidity. No touch ups required.
The formula is infused with a black tea anti-oxidant complex for additional skin care that combats the signs of dullness and fatigue, while protecting skin from pollution.
So, back when this foundation first launched it got a lot of hype. I feel like almost everybody raved about how amazing it was, so of course I had to try it for myself.
However, I’ve tried several “overhyped” products before, and a lot of the time those products don’t really work out for me the way I’d like them to, so I didn’t really excpect this one to blow my mind either, but I’ve gotta say that I’m very impressed by it.
Now, the reason that this foundation impressed me so much is because it never looks cakey on me. If I use one layer or if I build it up to a full coverage, it always blends nicely into my skin and it does stay on all day. Even on my nose where foundations usually break apart and fade away very quickly, this stays on like nothing else I’ve tried, which is a huge plus. It also feels very lightweight on the skin. Now, it still feels like I’m wearing makeup, but it doesn’t feel heavy, and I don’t really notice it throughout the day, so I don’t really mind that too much, but it is something to keep in mind if you’re interested in trying it out.
Now, when it comes to the claim that it never gets shiny, and that you don’t have to touch up your makeup throughout the day, I can’t say that I fully agree.
Not that it gets too bad, and it is very easy to touch up with a little powder, or a blotting sheet, but it does get a little shiny after a few hours, so I definitely think that is something to take notice of.
But, the good thing is that it doesn’t really transfer, so you don’t remove any of your foundation when you do feel the need to touch up, and it also doesn’t cling to any dry patches, at least on my skin, so I do feel like it would work for all skintypes.
So, overall I do recommend this if you’re looking a medium to full coverage foundation, that still looks natural on the skin.
It’s available at sephora for 54$.