Monday, 23 March 2015
YSL Touche Éclat Blur Perfector
We were expecting this product to launch on the 1st April but it seems it's already hitting the shelves as so many of you have asked us to review it because you have seen it in stores already.
What is it?..
It is a beautiful baby pink and gold compact containing a soft, silicone feeling, translucent balm.
The purpose of the balm is to blur out imperfections such as pores and give the skin a smoother appearance.
It's basically like using an Instagram filter on your face but for everyday life!
The balm is a mixture of solid oil and silicone which evaporate on contact with the skin to give a powdered, silky texture.
It's targeted at people who want to touch up their skin throughout the day to ensure it has a natural matte finish with a smooth appearance. Basically it's for people who are bored of using a powder but still want the matte finish.
The compact comes with a small velour sponge for application.
YSL claim it can be worn on it's own on a makeup free day or on top of foundation as a touch up product.
What do we think?..
It feels beautiful to the touch. Soft balmy and instantly absorbed. Doesn't feel greasy as you may expect.
I tested this on my skin with no foundation on first of all. It felt gorgeous, softened the appearance of pores and gave my skin an even matte veil. Great if you are having a no-makeup day but just want to smooth the skins surface. It doesn't translate as pink on the skin whatsoever.
I then tested on my skin with a foundation underneath. I applied using the sponge at lunchtime to touch up. I found that even with a gentle patting motion of the sponge it did disturb my makeup underneath a little.
I felt as though after patting it on I had to just buff a little with a brush to make sure my foundation or concealer was blended back in. I much preferred to apply it using my fingers, softly patting the balm into the areas which I required smoothing and mattifying. The warmth of my fingers also helped to blend the product into my skin.
It does soften the appearance of the skin and also smoothes the appearance of pores. It performs better on a combination or oily skin (obviously as it's mattifying). On a dry skin it seemed to make the foundation adhere to the dry patches.
It does make your skin feel like absolute silk though.
£31.50 and available now in stores and online.
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