When you hear the name YSL, you should know you are in for a treat. This brand has long now held its position as one of the top luxury brands. No matter if it’s the clothes, the purses or the makeup, they always come out with amazing stuff. This review will be on the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer.
An illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of foundation.
What it does:
Touche Elcat Blur Primer preps skin for foundation application, creating an improved, refined appearance: pores seem to be minimized, skin texture feels smoother, and skin tone is more even. It’s enriched with four nourishing oils— corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil – to leave skin feeling incredibly soft without a greasy residue. Packed with blur technology, this universal primer provides a subtle, golden shimmer for ultimate luminosity. This product is non comedogenic, and it’s suitable for all skin tones, including sensitive ones.
- Primer may be applied under foundation to create a perfected canvas or worn alone to maximize radiance.
- Apply one pump of primer on the back of the hand.
- Using the Yves Saint Laurent foundation brush or your fingers, apply with gentle sweeping motions from the center of the face outward.
- Leave to melt into skin for 10 seconds before applying foundation.
My Experience with YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer:
Packaging: Absolutely gorgeous and “display worthy” on your vanity. The primer comes in heavy glass bottle with a pump and gold details that complement the beautiful specks of gold shimmer particles running throughout the primer.
Texture and Feel on Skin: The primer is a silicone-based gel primer, hence it does feel very slippery going on the skin. One pump is enough for the whole face and half a pump if you want to apply it to targeted areas. This primer once applied just melts into the skin and makes it feel so soft and supple. You need to wait for a few seconds for it to sink in completely into the skin and after that your skin feels and looks heavenly. There is no residue on the skin, no greasiness or stickiness; only silky smooth skin. It feels super lightweight on the skin.
Look on the skin: This primer, true to the claims, does blur facial pores and smooth out the texture of your skin and gets it ready for your foundation to glide on. I did not find the claim that it evens out skin tone to be true as this is a transparent primer.
The specks of shimmer do distribute evenly on the skin and the quantity of it that you get in a pump is not too much and they are very minute in size, hence you do not even up looking like a disco ball. The specks of glitter do get covered if you apply a full coverage foundation over it.
About the radiance imparting claim, I did not notice much of that. At most, I did see a little bit of glow, but that was it. This primer sat very comfortably on my dry skin even without a moisturizer underneath. It did not stick or accentuate the dryness of my skin and I feel that foundation when applied over it just glides effortlessly. This primer did improve the wear time of my makeup. My skin stayed flawless looking; my foundation did not settle into pores and did not crack over my fine lines. I also noticed that my face did not get too shiny or greasy by the end of the day.
Fragrance: This primer has a faint makeup-y perfume-y scent. It is not bothersome and fades away after a short while. One con I should mention here is that even though this is labelled as non-comedogenic meaning it will not block facial pores, you should take extra care and be thorough while cleaning your face. Whenever I use this primer, I feel like just using a makeup wipe or washing my face isn’t enough, and it’s only when I clean my skin with Clarisonic, does it really feel that I got this primer out of my pores. I do it so as I do not want to run the risk of breaking out due to clogged pores with silicone.
Overall, yes, I am absolutely in love with this primer. This makes the skin look and feel amazing and that’s a reason good enough to buy it. I totally recommend this!
Pros of YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer:
- Luxurious packaging.
- Very lightweight on the skin.
- Blurs pores and fine lines.
- Makes the skin feel silky smooth.
- The specks of glitter are not a huge cause of concern.
- Increases wear time of makeup and makes it good throughout the day.
- Does not make the skin look oily or greasy.
- Does not stick to or accentuate dryness of skin.
Cons of YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer:
- Very expensive but that is to be expected with a brand like YSL.
- I did not notice much radiance, maybe just a little bit of glow.
- Does not even out skin tone as per claim.
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