Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most expensive, boujee French luxury fashion houses in the world. Not only does YSL sell very extravagant bags and other accessories, but also various beauty products. And one of their latest foundations has taken the beauty world by storm – the YSL All Hours Foundation. It has sent beauty gurus into shock… One – because of its apparent “full coverage” and two – because of its price tag.
So, I thought I’d order one for myself and review it…
- Product: YSL All Hours Foundation
- Shade: B10
- Finish: Matte
Review | YSL All Hours Foundation.
The design of the YSL All Hours Foundation is very bougie. The bottle is frosted with the text outlined in a slim black line down the middle and has a black lid with the YSL logo. This Yves Saint Laurent foundation comes with a pump lid, which makes application easy.
Usually, I expect 30 ml when purchasing a foundation, however the YSL All Hours only had 25 ml. Depending on how much I have to use during the application, this could be small negative.
When first applying the YSL All Hours Foundation I was blown away. The coverage was amazing. I have dry, red, freckled skin which can sometimes be difficult to cover, but I only had to apply one layer with a minimal amount of product.
Now that I know that a little goes a long way with the YSL All Hours Foundation, the fact that you only get 25 ml of the product doesn’t worry me.
I applied it with a flat blending brush and didn’t see any streakiness or brush marks in the foundation. The texture is semi-thick with a little bit of fluidity. At first, it had a dewy undertone, and once dried it changed to matte. I did also notice some oxidization as it dried but it was almost unnoticeable.
The foundation is described as suitable for all skin types which always puts me off because it’s like saying – “one-size fits all’, but it wasn’t drying on the skin (usually the “suitable for all skin types” products are drying for me), and in fact, it left my skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Yves Saint Laurent is currently owned by L’Oreal and complies with L’Oreals animal testing properties. YSL Beauty doesn’t specify clearly if they are a gluten-free or vegan-friendly brand, although it is Dermatologically tested and is non-comedogenic.
The shade range is disappointing. There are 22 shades, 19 of them are for lighter-skin tones and 2 for darker-skin tones.
The price of the YSL All Hour Foundation is high, after all, it is a high-end product. Sometimes, I like to splurge and buy myself nice things. Especially when it comes to makeup with exceptionally good quality.
There are many positives that come with this foundation – the coverage and quality are great, it looks amazing, and you don’t need to use a whole lot of product.
As far as the product itself goes – I’d have to say it’s one of the better foundations I’ve used.
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