I don’t own many YSL products so I was really excited to try out their Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. I read in a magazine that it was really good at blurring out pores and imperfections; it also doubled as a primer.
Sounds too good to be true, right? In my case, it was.
The Good |
- Beautiful packaging
- Luxurious product
- Elongates makeup wear by a few hours
- Mattifies the skin
The Bad |
- Didn’t blur out my pores or perfect my complexion
- Did not add a rosy glow effect or any luminosity to the skin
- $55 + tax is pretty expensive
- In my opinion, it didn’t stand up to any of it’s claims
The Overview |
I have worn this blur perfector several times since I first purchased it, and it hasn’t blown me away at all. The formula goes on like a balm (and feels kind of silicone-y) and then dries to a powder finish. It has a rosy tint to it because it’s supposed to add a rosy-glow effect to the skin, but for me the tint did nothing. It’s possible the tint is more visible on lighter skin tones. This product did make my skin feel soft, but it didn’t blur out my pores or anything like it claims to do.
The product itself is a bit hard to apply. The applicator it comes with didn’t apply it properly, a BeautyBlender would soak up all the product, and a brush would also waste a lot of the product. Thus, I used my fingers, but I absolutely hate using my fingers when applying something like this. The product spread nicely, but again it didn’t impart any glow or color correct like it claims.
I wore this under my makeup as a primer. YSL claims that you can use this on top to set your foundation, but from the texture/formula, and the fact that I have to use my fingers to apply it, I wouldn’t use it to set my makeup.
This would probably work best for oilier skin types since it’s mattifying. If you have very dry skin then I think it will settle into any dry patches. My pores are pretty small and not that noticeable unless you’re really inspecting my face. So, if it didn’t really blur out my pores, I’m not sure that it would work on larger pores.
The Verdict |
Overall, I don’t think this blur perfector is worth the price tag. I didn’t notice any difference in my skin. If it was advertised simply as a mattifying primer to elongate your makeup (by only a few hours) then I could MAYBE understand buying this if you’re a big YSL fan or simply enjoy using luxe products. However, as much as I enjoy luxurious, beautifully packaged products, this did not stand up to it’s claim so for me; it did not justify the hefty price tag. I prefer the Marc Jacobs Undercover Coconut Perfecting Primer and Becca Backlight Filtering primer by far. You can read a comparison I did between the two here.
Personally, I expect an expensive product to perform beautifully and not just look pretty on my vanity. Like they say: it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
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