ysl all hours foundation

Have you tried the YSL new foundation?…  I have!

Here’s my review of the NEW YSL All hours foundation.

YSL claims

“The 1st YSL night & day foundation: own the night and the day with a flawless matte complexion which stays put.

Up to 24H long wear: this innovative formula is waterproof and transfer resistant, with no compromise on comfort. No need to touch up even through non stop activity.

Full coverage: a rich level of fine pigments create a flawless even coverage without a mask like effect.

Matte shine control: throughout the day, this oil free formula keeps complexion shine free and reduces the appearance of pores.

Urban protected skin: enriched with a skincare complex and UV filter this active foundation protects skin against external aggressions leaving it looking fresh and smooth.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Dermatologically tested – Non comedogenic”

Available in 22 shades

0.84 fl.oz. 25ml



I went to a local YSL counter and asked the consultant to match my colour, she asked whether I prefer a yellow, pink or neutral cast to my foundation I explained that it depended on the foundation some are too yellow so I opt for the neutral….but definitely NOT pink. She tried a neutral and a yellow and I went for the yellow, my shade is BD50 warm honey.

The BR shades are pink tones, B are neutral and BD are yellow toned.

The consultant explained that they do oxidize on the skin, which I thought they would as I find the YSL Touche eclat foundation does the same.

I was happy with the colour match so bought the foundation and she also advised the All Hours Primer which I also purchased.

ysl all hours foundation


I’m always on the hunt for new foundations, I’ve tried sooooo many and whilst some are better than others nothing makes me want to repurchase and be loyal to it like Estee Lauder Doublewear.

I like my foundation to disguise the pigmentation on the sides of my face, but not feel too heavy on my skin, I HATE it when foundation transfers on to my hand, my phone… anything. I don’t like to wear powder as I like my foundation to set and I don’t really mind going shiny through the day. I am 37 and very conscious when products crease around my eyes and mouth.

So this foundation has its work cut out.

ysl all hours foundation


Even though I bought the primer I wanted to test the longevity of the foundation so applied it without primer and without any radiance boosting products.

The packaging is a chic frosted glass bottle with black lid and writing and a gold YSL logo….there’s a pump yaye!, this is a massive bonus to me as its the one thing I dislike about Doublewear.

I applied it with my usual real techniques buffing brush, I like to apply a thin layer and buff it into my skin and then stipple over the areas I need more coverage, where my pigmentation is and sides of my nose.

It has a feint YSL smell, but nothing as strong as the Touche eclat foundation, so that’s good, I used two pumps to cover my face, I was happy with the coverage, my pigmentation can always be slightly seen but that doesn’t bother me, I could have layered up for more coverage.

I left the foundation to see what finish it gave and after a few minutes it left me with a beautiful satin matte finish which looked amazing.

I didn’t want to use any powder to see how the foundation wore, so I applied my usual makeup and observed closely throughout the day.


It does oxidize on the skin a little so just be aware when choosing a shade, I went slightly shiny throughout the day as I usually do (but had no primer or powder) I didn’t notice it transfer on anything and it lasted really well. It didn’t seem to crease around my mouth or around my eyes, it felt beautiful and light on my skin.

This is definitely staying in my makeup bag and once I have given it a thorough testing I can see it making it into my professional kit too.


Have you tried this foundation? Would love to hear your thoughts





  1. Lynsey
    September 29, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Ohhh thanks for this Lucie! Does oxidise mean it goes lighter or darker?
    I will definitely be giving this one a go.
    Do you offer make up lessons? I loved the bridal make up you did for me.

    • admin
      September 29, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Yes Lynsey this foundation does go a little darker. Aww that’s lovely, it was so lovely to be a part of your special day. Yes I do makeup lessons 🙂 x

    • admin
      October 2, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      It’s definitely worth a try, YSL are pretty good with samples too, let me know what you think x

  2. Hannah
    October 24, 2020 / 8:56 pm

    This has been so insightful, thank you! Would you recommend going a shade lighter due to the fact it oxidises? I am very fair and am afraid it will oxidise too much.

    • admin
      October 24, 2020 / 7:54 pm

      I would yes, definitely if you are very fair you can always bronze up but if its too dark there’s not a lot you can do x

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