ysl touche éclat blur perfector review, ysl touch éclat blur primer review

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Imperfectly perfect beauties unite! Any ladies in the house with oily skin and open craters, I mean pores? let me hear you say way oh…I scream way oh, look at my pores oh! But really, although my once-oily skin metamorphosed to combination (thanks to hormonal shift), open pores remain to be the bane of my existence. Will YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector and Blur Primer beat the odds? scroll down for deets!

ysl touche éclat blur perfector review, ysl touch éclat blur primer review

Let’s start with Touche Eclat Blur Primer. I received a sample size 10ml (via Influenster) which is good enough for few days of use. If you stare closely, you will notice gold flecks which claim to illuminate the face. But before you panic, it isn’t glitter critter because once you rub it onto skin, it blends nicely leaving a smooth, almost flawless canvass. It is subtly fragrant which adds to the overall luxe feel. While pore size is relative (genes, age, skin type are some of the factors), this product did cover my pores to a minimal extent and helped the foundation stay for five hours before I experienced slight dewiness. 

ysl touche éclat blur perfector review, ysl touch éclat blur primer review

Next is Touche Eclat Blur Perfector, the one I’m more interested in. C’mon, look at the lovely packaging, it screams luxury, what with the gold and light pink combo! Made of solid silicone, this product sounds like manna from heaven, the solution to my lonely big pores. It came with a velvet pouch (not in photo because I usually throw those things away, my bad!) and sponge that doesn’t fit in the compact (it would be nice to have a compartment underneath for easy access). In a nutshell, this newest addition to YSL transforms from balm to powder when you dab it in problem areas to blur the imperfections, hence the name. Although it’s light pink, it really is transparent when you apply it. 

There are three ways to use it: by itself as overall perfector, which if you have perfectly normal skin is fine and dandy but if you have uneven skin tone and suffer from blemish, it isn’t enough; over foundation to set makeup or blur pores, which is true albeit for few hours (3 or 4 hours give or take) because my good’ ol craters started to party like rock stars after that; and finally to mattify or combat shine throughout the day. I don’t like to be the sole villain but this product didn’t sit quite well on my face. While it did mattify and reduce my pores initially, I looked extra greasy after three hours. When I dabbed it on to touch-up, it just accented the pores without mercy. Fifth hour into wearing it, my makeup slid and melted. Sad. Story of my life.  So is it a major letdown? at this time of the year, heatwave and all, I say yes but I’ll surely revisit this come fall and winter! Let’s see how my skin will adjust by then.

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  1. August 6, 2015 / 7:40 am

    That's too bad the Blur Perfector doesn't hold up. It would be a perfect duo otherwise

  2. August 6, 2015 / 8:53 am

    The Blur Perfector reminds of something similar from Mally Beauty. It was too easy to put too much on, and then – slide city! I'm looking forward to getting that Primer sample from Sephora, though!

  3. August 6, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    For my dry skin, the Blur Perfector will be wonderful especially in the winter, as you said. I've been trying it as a primer, and I like using it that way too.

  4. August 6, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Between the gorgeous packaging and the gold flecks, I am swooning!

  5. August 6, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    I have oily skin and I loved them both. The blur perfector set to a beautiful powder on my oily t-zone. I think this will be better for dry skin though because you can skip powder and use this balm. I know I will use it a lot more when its cold outside!

  6. August 6, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    There are very few mattifying primers that have sold me 100%. You should try the new MUFE mattifying primer, it replaced Al Mat, and it definitely works well.

  7. August 6, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    That Blur Primer!!!! It sounds awesome. Sorry to hear about the perfector 🙁

  8. August 6, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    It's nice to read a balanced review of both of these products, thanks! Maybe the Perfector will work this winter!

  9. August 7, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Hopefully the Perfector works for you this winter, because it'd be such a waste of a beautiful product otherwise! Who am I kidding, even if I didn't like this (which I do), I would keep it and just stare at it all the time lovingly… hahaa.

  10. August 7, 2015 / 1:43 am

    How disappointing, especially with the price tag!

  11. August 7, 2015 / 1:45 am

    I need something like that Blur Perfector!

  12. August 7, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    That compact looks absolutely amazing! I would want it just for the packaging 🙂

  13. August 7, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Bummer about the blur perfector being a slide surface. I had wanted to try it. Think I'll give both these a skip.

  14. August 7, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Ah – that's terrible it did that to you – the perfector. I didn't notice anything like that happening… but I only had blush and highlight and bronzer each time I used it since I don't use foundation. I always enjoy reading about how different products work so differently for others. That is why I would probably not repurchase the perfector, so expensive and I wouldn't get as much use out of it as I do my Mally. 😀 Sorry it didn't work.

  15. August 7, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Hmm the blur perfector was what I was most looking forward to, but I have oily skin with large pores, and now I'm worried

  16. August 7, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    If I was paying that much, I'd want to be BLOWN AWAY

  17. August 8, 2015 / 4:08 am

    My pores are biggest skin issue, so the idea of these is very appealing.

  18. August 10, 2015 / 2:24 am

    Thanks for the honest review. I'd be interested if your view of the product changes as the heat subsides.

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