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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!
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.
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.
have you tried any of these?