Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Makeup Review

As some of you may know from a previous blog post/video, I had the opportunity to review two new Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) makeup products.  If you missed my initial unboxing post/video of these products, you can see it here.  I received these products from the Influenster VoxBox.  The two products that I will be reviewing today are the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector and the Touche Eclat Blur Primer.

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Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

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The first thing I noticed about this product was the beautiful packaging!  I love it and think it looks very elegant with the pink and gold.  This product is advertised as going from a balm to a powder.  I’ve never used a product like this so I was very excited to try it out!  It’s a blur perfector compact that perfects the skin while retaining its luminous glow.  This product can be used three ways: alone as an allover complexion perfector, to set makeup, or as a mattifying touch up.

I decided to use this product to set my makeup after applying foundation and concealer.  I found that the sponge applicator was a bit annoying to use this product.  I think it would be easier to apply with a brush.  However, I’m not sure how it would work with a brush since it goes from a balm to a powder.  After using this product several times, I just thought it was a meh product.  I didn’t hate it or love it.  I found that my makeup/skin didn’t look any different when using this product than when I didn’t use it.  This product is $55, which is an outrageous price in my opinion.  I would never spend this amount of money on this sort of product and after reviewing it, I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.  There are plenty of other products out there that are cheaper and do just as good, if not better of a job than this product.

Touche Eclat Blur Primer  

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This product is described as an illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of foundation.  I noticed that this primer has golden shimmer and I was worried how this would look when I applied to my skin.  However, it luckily didn’t seem to make a difference and I didn’t notice my face looking shimmery or shiny.  This primer has a thinner, gel-like consistency and feels a bit greasy.  I found out the hard way that less is more with this product.  The first few times I applied this product, I realized that I applied too much.  I noticed throughout the day that my skin was a oilier, especially in my nose area.  I then started applying a very little amount and that seemed to do the trick!  This primer does absorb quickly into the skin, which is always a plus in my book.  It also feels light-weight.

This product is expensive at well, retailing at $52.  Again like the blur perfector, I don’t think this product is worth the price at all.   This primer didn’t wow me.  It was just okay.  I’ve used several other primers that are cheaper that I like much better than this one.  I can’t imagine ever spending this amount of money on an everyday product like a primer.

Overall, I really wanted to love both of these products because I was excited about both.  However, they unfortunately are just so-so products to me that aren’t worth they expensive price tag.  Now, i don’t want to completely discourage you from trying these products because I have read good reviews on them on Sephora.com.  If you are interested in trying these products, I would definitely recommend trying them out in the store prior to buying them.

Let me know if you’ve tried these products or plan on trying them in the comments below!

-Michelle

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