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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22 comments

  1. Sounds very similar to Benefit's Dr Feelgood? Maybe a bit less heavy feeling though as I felt like I was smothering myself in silicone when I used Feelgood back in the day!

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  2. The packaging is so pretty! YSL are great with that. They way you are describing how it feels is just dreamy. xoxo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Oo this sounds great! Would you say it could be used as a primer for underneath foundation? ysl always do the prettiest packaging! Love Jen, www.jennifersjournal.co.uk xx

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    1. No but they do have a new primer which is very nice

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  4. Yes, same question as Jennifer's! Can this be used beneath makeup or a tinted moisturiser? xx

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  5. So would you recommend this for a daily use though it's a silicone based product?

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    1. Totally fine for every day touch ups

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  6. How do you feel this would work on drier skin?

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  7. This looks so pretty, love the pink packaging!
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  8. this is actually the cutest packaging, it looks adorable!

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  9. I Like your blog very much! I found your posts very interesting! And also I like your beautiful photos! I know that blog requires much time, but keep doing it!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  10. Sounds exactly like benefits dr.feelgood to me.

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  11. I love YSL Touche Eclat products, can't wait for this!

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  12. So to blurr lines and pores you can put your foundation over this like you would, Benefits POREfessional? Im always looking for something to make me look younger....

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    1. No it goes over the top of your foundation or you can wear it's on it's own

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  13. I like the fact you can wear it on its own. Very nicely reviewed you made me want to buy it! : )

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  14. Hmm... This is definitely similar to Dr Feelgood, in that the formulas are similar, (as is the concept). I guess if you already use Feelgood you may as well at least try this as I don't think Feelgoods formulation has changed and it's quite an old product, whereas I'm sure cosmetically speaking technologically this may be a superior product, (not just due to its price & high brand). However in my experience none of these "primer-like" products are particularly suited for usd on top of foundation. Still I can't ignore the fabulous packaging, so pretty.

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  15. Love the packaging

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  16. Can this be purchased in the US? I checked Sephora and they don't have it

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  17. Do you by any chance know when this will be available in the US. It's for sale on the UK YSL page, and at Harrods, but neither ship to the states :(

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  18. Ooh this looks interesting and lovely. Would have loved to see a photo of you wearing it and/or swatches

    Diana xx | www.londongirldiana.com

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