Ensure your makeup lasts longer than you on your next night out

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Advertorial: You may have to kick off your heels, but at least your face will still look flawless

Beauty Crew Editor / September 22 2017

We’ve all been there – you get to that point in the night when the balls of your feet are burning, you’ve made a significant dent in your bank balance, and your makeup is looking far less flawless than when you walked out the door hours earlier. What was once a smooth, glowing canvas is now looking a little patchy and worn out. Definitely not something one would deem fit for any selfie or group shot moments. 

Well, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté may have just changed the game (and proven that it truly does have your back when it comes to a solid night out) by releasing its newest makeup range: All Hours. 

Featuring a primer, foundation, compact and concealer that are all formulated to give you up to 24 hours of flawless coverage, there’ll be zero need to touch-up, refine, or refresh your makeup. 

Here’s how to use the products together to ensure that even if you can’t pull that all-nighter like a pro, your makeup can.


Start with a primer

Smooth the surface of your skin and minimise the appearance of your pores by starting your makeup application with the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté All Hours Primer. Besides creating the perfect canvas for your foundation application and ensuring a crease-free finish by the end of the night, the All Hours Primer also works to keep your complexion shine-free by absorbing excess oil and sweat.

YSl All Hours Primer


Build your base

Waterproof, transfer-resistant, and essentially immune to the elements, the All Hours Foundation will stay put and offer an even coverage for hours on end. Thanks to a special long-wear, resistant polymer, which is rich in perlite from a volcanic rock and is able to absorb up to three-and-a-half times its weight in water, the foundation is able to endure non-stop activity, all day and all night.

YSL All Hours Foundation

And besides offering supreme longevity, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté All Hours Foundation will give you an even, matte and full-coverage finish that doesn’t look dry or cakey, yet still feels lightweight on your skin. 

While you may have the impression that descriptors like ‘high coverage’ ‘long-lasting’ and ‘matte’ translate to a mask-like finish, you can be rest assured that the result will still look fresh and natural – on application and hours later when your night has wrapped up.

TOP TIP: If you prefer a powder compact over a liquid, try the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté All Hours Compact – either for your entire base, or just as a finisher.


Conceal imperfections

When you’re looking to temporarily erase redness, dark circles, blemishes and pigmentation, you want to know your artistic mastery of concealment will last. Luckily, the All Hours Concealer offers a heat resistant and sweatproof formula that can withstand up to 16 hours of your frivolities, while still looking undetectable and natural.

YSl All Hours Concealer

Have you suffered from foundation patchiness on a night out? Please share with us in the comments section below

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Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.