A few weeks ago I received a box in the mail that I was very excited to get. Let’s face it – anything from Yves Saint Laurent is a treat for me and I couldn’t wait to test out the new Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Blur Perfector compliments of Influenster. Adorn with the signature YSL gold and packaging, the new Touche Eclat duo looked as great in the packaging as it did in all its glory.
The Touche Eclat Blue Primer is a clear gel like product with gold reflects suspended though out. I received the mini which includes 0.33 fl.oz. worth of product, however the full size includes 1.0 fl.oz. and retails for $52.00. The blur primer is an illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of your foundation. Like most primers – it preps the skin for foundation application, creating an improved – refined appearance and minimizing the look of pores, improving skin texture making it feel smoother and evening out the skin tone. This product is packed with four nourishing oils – corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil which all help to make the skin feel soft without a greasy residue. It is packed with blur technology, the primer provides a subtle, golden shimmer for gorgeous and ultimate luminosity.
Since I don’t use foundation or concealer, I wasn’t sure how much this product would work for me since everything that I read states that it helps with foundation. However, I did notice a difference in how my skin looks after applying the primer as well as how my face products like blush, bronzer and highlight have a longer staying power. Since I tend to bathe in highlighter, I also found that when I apply it to my cheek bones, it looks flawless and I barely notice my pores. I also like that my powder or cream products apply so smoothly and evenly giving my face the look of even skin tone and overall a glowy and healthy appearance. This product is non-comedogenic and suitable for all skintones and sensitive skin.
The primer has a gel like type of consistency but as soon as it hits the skin, it reminds me of silicone primers I have used in the past. It applies smoothly and evenly and as it is blended onto the skin, it has a soft and baby powder like feel to touch. It dries quickly and instantly and leaves your skin feeling soft and I love that it is not sticky and it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. Most importantly – I haven’t had any reactions or flareups with my sensitive skin which is a BONUS. I honestly think that once I am done with the mini I received through Influenster, I will be looking into purchasing the full size.
The first time I tried this product, the results it gave me as well as the feel and texture reminded me of my beloved Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. While a tad bit sticky to touch – it blends out easily and turns into a powdery like texture that feels great against the skin. It kind of me reminds me of an odd-like almost sticky wax – if that makes any sense. This product works well to help give your face a matte finish and I love when I’m using a cream blush because applying this product on top keeps it in place all day. I haven’t used the sponge to apply the product yet and have been applying with my fingers – creature of habit I guess. While I do like the matte like effect it gives and it does keep some of my blush on all day – I think that it doesn’t help blur my imperfections on my face as well as the primer does. However, used in combination over a BB cream or CC Cream, I did notice that it gave my face an almost airbrushed effect and I liked it.
In the photo above, I am using the Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Perfector. I noticed my blush, bronzer and highlight lasted for hours that day and my skin felt very nice and soft.
Overall – I’m pretty impressed with both products and I’m very thankful I was given this opportunity to try both of them out. While I think I would definitely repurchase the full size of the Blur Primer, I may not repurchase the blur perfector since it is a similar cost to my Mally Pore Defender and I much more prefer that over the YSL. The packaging on each is gorgeous and very lux for sure. You can purchase these products on the YSL website or at Sephora, Nordstroms and other retailers that carry the brand.
Thank you Influenster for including me in this Voxbox. Have you tried any of these products before and if so – what are your thoughts? If not, have you tried similar products on the market? What are they and what are your favorites? Don’t forget to stop by my video and check it out.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were sent to my courtesy of Influenster and the Influenster Voxbox. While I have received these for free for review and consideration – all thoughts are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. I was not compensated monetarily to provide this review.