There was so much hype around the YSL All Hours Foundation that the All Hours concealer and primer almost got lost in the shadows. Where I already have a beloved YSL primer (Touche Eclat Blur Primer $57 CAD), the all hours concealer really peaked my interest ($42 CAD) because the reviews have been amazing. This even almost has a perfect rating (4.5/5) on Sephora with 135 reviews.
The concealer comes with a standard dome foot applicator. Perhaps the Tarte Shape Tape concealer has spoilt me but I wish the dome foot was larger. I dip in about once per eye.
I like how the front of the tube is transparent so you can see how much of the concealer you have left as you go through the product.
3 Almond is suitable for fair-medium skin tones with a yellow warm undertone. This shade is perfect for me (NC 35 skin) in terms of matching and even slightly brightening up my under eye area. The formula glides on evenly and blends out flawlessly. I get a medium coverage that does not feel thick or heavy. It lets my under eye area breathe and lasts all day.
Now, onto my concerns: most importantly, I wish this concealer was more hydrating under my eyes. It’s not extremely dry to the point where I see any flaking but it does look dry enough for me to not bake my under eyes. Secondly, the coverage is medium when I use a lot of concealer (one full application per eye) so although most high end brands do a lot of “light to medium coverage” products, I wish this had more coverage. Lastly, this is no stranger to creasing under my eyes after about 3-4 hours of wear. By the end of the day, my under eyes creases are looking like craters (and I’ve tested this alone, lightly setting with powder and also baking).
So in summary, the good: shade, comfort and longevity . The bad: dryness, coverage and creasing. Net, for the price my list of quarms is far too long so although a decent concealer, this is notbeauty swatched approved.