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





Urban decay heat palette

Let me start by saying how much I really love this palette. I own the Naked 1 and 2 palettes and to be honest they get carried around in my kit, are put out at most jobs and never used, the only 2 colour’s I seem to use are Sin (which I bought as a full size single) and half baked which is a beautiful gold colour.

I think this is due to the fact that there seem to be quite a lot of frosted colour’s in there and I prefer matte I thought the palettes seemed pointless if I was only going to use 1 or 2 colour’s so didn’t entertain Naked 3 or the smokey palette.

When Heat was released I was drawn in by the range of colour’s as lots of clients ask for very warm pinks and oranges, but I was a little hesitant as I thought it might just be something else I carry around and not use.

If I’m being totally honest I bought it on a whim, not really looking or testing the colour’s, there seemed to be so much buzz about it I just wanted to say I owned it.

When I first started using it WOW! I fell straight in love with it, every single colour I will use. The shades I would use for transition (the colour to blend out the dark into the light) and for deepening up the crease are all matte, which is a must for me and the colour’s that are shimmery are bright and pigmented for the lid.

The colour pay off with this palette is great and the eyeshadow’s apply really well they have a beautiful buttery texture which means very little fall down.

The palette is priced at £39.50 and contains 12 x 1.3g /0.05oz eyeshadows, a decent sized mirror and a brush (which I never use).

If you are in two minds about this palette, honestly go for it you won’t be disappointed!

Do you already own this? If not buy it now!… Share your love for it in the comments section below.