Pretty and perfect: Two YSL Beauty pressed powders you need to add to your collection

There are just some makeup items that are just too pretty to use.  That’s how to felt when I got YSL Beauty’s All Hours Universal Pressed Setting Translucent Powder.

This powder comes in a beauty matte black and gold compact that opens to a translucent powder with YSL embossed on it.  It was so pretty that I brought it to New York and would toss it in my bag on nights on when I needed a mirror to touch up my lipstick.

Eventually I started using the powder and I recently got another one of their powders so I’m trying not to hoard and baby them and actually put them to use.

YSL Beauty All Hours Universal Pressed Setting Translucent Powder

First up is the All Hours Universal Pressed Setting Translucent Powder (C$60), which is a powder that can be used alone to build coverage or over foundation and concealer to set liquid products and give you a matte complexion.

Open the beautiful matte black and gold compact to reveal a white pressed powder that is designed to absorb oil to mattify your face and set foundation.  It goes on smoothly thanks to translucent microspheres that lock in makeup and keep your skin looking and feeling soft and flawless for hours.

You can lift up the powdered part to reveal a sponge to apply it with. I like applying this with a brush to give me a light wash of the powder, but the applicator sponge is great to have when you’re on the go and need some touch ups.

YSL Beauty All Over Glow Powder

The second powder is brand new from the line and is designed to give you a radiant glow. The All Over Glow Powder (C$60) is a blend between a highlighter and a finishing powder and will give you a natural glow.

This also comes in a beautiful compact that features a stunning iridescent pink lid with the YSL lid.  Open it up to reveal a nude-coloured pressed powder with the same logo embossed in the powder. This powder does have a hint of iridescent shimmer in it but it’s designed to give you that beautiful glow from within kinda look.

It features iridescent micro-pearls that brightens up your complexion. Apply it either over top of foundation or by itself for an ethereal glow. You can also just apply it to the high points of your face for a subtle highlight. Lift the powder part to reveal a sponge that makes on-the-go touch ups super simple.

YSL All Over Glow Powder and All Hours Universal Pressed Setting Translucent Powder  and

So if I had to choose just one compact which one would it be? They are both stunning and clearly they are quite different, but if I must choose then I would go with the All Hours powder since I love a matte face and if you suffer from oily skin (which I don’t), I think you’ll really love it. Honestly though, the All Over Glow Powder is also such a fab powder and although both of them are wonderful, the part that really makes them stand out is the packaging.

A YSL bag may cost over $1,500, but a YSL compact is only $60. If you want to add some extra luxe into your life then I would definitely pick one of these up.

What’s your favourite YSL Beauty product?

Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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