YSL All Hours Review

October 4, 2017

YSL released a new foundation for the fall of 2017 and I was lucky enough to try it courtesy of Influenster.
The All Hour Foundation (0.5 oz) is a full coverage foundation and it retails for $58 at Sephora. The foundation has octinoxate sunscreen SPF 20, claims up to 24 hour wear flawless matte coverage, oil free, and transfer proof!
I've always loved full coverage foundation . Many of you know my love for KVD's Lock It Tattoo Foundation is eternal so I was super excited to try this foundation. Plus can we have a moment for YSL beauty packaging? What a beautiful bottle and I love the stripe!

The YSL All Hours Foundation comes in 22 shades which is slightly overwhelming. In the Influenster survey they asked for your Sephora + Pantone Color IQ which to be honest I haven't looked at in years but after lots of deliberation I finally found that I am 3Y06 which is my Urban Decay shade. However I didn't use that Color IQ number when I did the survey relying on some number from 2014... So I ended up receiving the shade Warm Honey which was quite too tan for me. I wanted a shade I could wear in the winter and spring so I bought Warm Caramel a light/medium shade with a golden undertone. This shade worked much better.  I do think my skin is a little too tan for Warm Caramel and not tan enough for Warm Honey so honestly if I had the money to drop on another $58 bottle of this I'd buy Warm Almond so I could work with all three foundations but c'est la vie. I think if you're hesitant on your shade go with a shade that you can bronze up and you'll be fine. I just got the Shade and Light Contour Palette and I've been using the darkest contour color subconscious.
The formula of AHF is great, a little cakey for my taste, but still beautiful. Plus hello, transfer proof! Not boyfriend proof though a view pecks on the cheek and like any foundation, comes right off. The coverage is great - a couple half pumps and you're good. In terms of coverage its on the lower end of high coverage foundation.

So would I repurchase another bottle? Unfortunately I would say no. This foundation is beautiful and has great coverage but truthfully I don't wear high coverage foundation on a daily basis anymore and hardly wear it on the weekends either so I couldn't imagine buying another shade. 

Additionally I don't see much of a difference between this formula and another full coverage foundation like KVD's Lock-It minus the fact that one foundation has 0.84 oz (compared to 1 oz) and a $20 higher price tag (YSL AHF). However, I do like this foundation and think its super beautiful just wish the price tag wasn't so high. I would be inclined to buy a brush from YSL for this foundation.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Photos by Bianca Beck Photography


  1. I'm a huge fan of YSL's Touche Eclat Foundation, but I've always been a little weary of full coverage formulas since I don't find them very practical for daily use. It does sound great for someone who needs and likes high coverage foundations though!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    1. I've tried a couple other Touche Eclat products but I need to try the foundation. Thanks for stopping by Jenny!

  2. I enjoyed this review. I have never used any YSL products but would definitely consider!

  3. I haven't tried any YSL foundation yet and personally I prefer the lighter coverage of BB creams. I love how honest and detailed this review is. Great job!


  4. I appreciate your honesty in this review! The foundation sounds great, but I totally agree that the price is a bit high. I may consider trying it during my next Sephora visit though!

    Looks by Lau

  5. Nice review! Never tried foundation from them and to be honest my next choice it would be from Estee Lauder and hope it will be a good choice. xx


  6. I'm a huge fan of YSL's beauty line but I haven't tried this one yet because of the price tag, but it sounds great! :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY


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