From sundown cocktails in the city, to alfresco date-night dining, all-night summer partying means you need to put your best face forward. Yet acing your base can be a tall order, especially when the British climate swings from warm to washout or mild to muggy in a matter of minutes. Don’t panic though, because we’re here to let you know about the latest secret weapon that ensures your look goes the distance. Courtesy of make-up genius Yves Saint Laurent and aptly titled All Hours Foundation, £33.50, it’s one of those clever products that genuinely lives up to the hype, because it really can withstand a long (and boozy) night out.
Packed with fine pigments and skin-blurring technology, its breathable yet budge-proof, making it easy to achieve a flawless complexion that can forgo hourly touch ups. It’s also a worthwhile investment for those who tend to suffer from problematic or oily complexions thanks to hero ingredient perlite. Hailing from Volcanic rock, it does a stellar job at absorbing water, three and half times its own weight if you want to get technical, so no matter how hard you party (and sweat) your skin still looks gorgeous when you nip to the ladies at 3am.
It gets better. Packed with antioxidants and skin conditioning complexes, it helps to improve your skin’s texture over time, while Kombucha (a fermented black tea extract, in case you’re wondering) ups the luminosity factor. So, your skin looks as though it has a lit-from-within glow, as if you were genetically blessed to have flawless skin, regardless of last night's champagne or today’s 7am start. City dwellers will also appreciate the added SPF20 which helps to wage war on all the pollution that’s flung at skin on a daily basis. And if that wasn’t enough, the colour range is also worthy of a shout out too. With 22 shades to choose from, all skintones are covered, whether you’re Emma Stone or Naomi Campbell.
Fancy giving it a go? We’ve teamed up with Yves Saint Laurent, who are offering 5,000 readers an opportunity to win a 7-day sample of their amazing new All Hour foundation on 2nd August before it hits counters on 30th August. The samples come in all 22 shades and are 5ml. Simply click here to get your free sample now. You’re welcome!