Oh YSL…..how I love your expensive ass. Today I am taking a run at 2 new products to the Touche Éclat line, the Blur Primer & the Blur Perfector.
I am already a huge fan & swear by the Touche Éclat concealer pen so these new additions to the line intrigued me. Years ago YSL carried a mattifying balm in a tube that I loved. Ultimately it was discontinued but it appears that its back & better.
First up is the Blur Perfector
Claims: “A blur perfector compact that perfects the skin while retaining its luminous glow”
Retails for- $55.00
- You can use this in a few ways; you can wear alone, to finish/set your makeup or utilize it as a mattifying touch-up. All of which work.
- Light in texture
- Stupid pretty packaging that is sturdy as well
- Very concentrated, a little will go a long way
- Suits many skin types & tones
- Travel friendly
- I didn’t experience any clogging of my pores or breakouts
- Non cakey
- It is expensive
- The balm can melt in extreme heat
- As of now YSL does not offer/sell extra application puffs. As a germaphobe this concerns me.
- I personally like it over my makeup. Wasn’t a fan of it under.
Overall I had to really think of a list of cons for this. The texture is a trip & may be a learning curve to some but I dig the light balm to powder texture. My t-zone gets pretty oily & I think I prefer this over my blotting powder & sheets. Now if you are having a “treat yourself” moment this is a damn good item to fill that need.
Now onto the Blur Primer
Claims: ”An illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of foundation”
Retails for- $52.00
- It plays well with pretty much anything I use over it
- Silky texture
- Although I was worried about the gold flecks, they didn’t seem to bother me. They simply melted onto the skin.
- It did have a “blurring” effect on my pores
- Smells lovely, could be the corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil
- I didn’t really notice any illumination
- A steep price tag for 1 oz. of product
- I feel my Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is actually a bit better for me
Overall its not too bad of a product, but I don’t think it is something that is groundbreaking even for aging or dry skin, there are definitely other options on the market. I still prefer the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (oily skin I tell ya) & price point for me. There are plenty of alternatives to this niche product. Unfortunately this one I can do without.
So let me know what your thoughts are on this tag team review!
*I received these products complimentary from Influencer for testing purposes