Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Influenster YSL Review

A few weeks ago Influenster informed me that I was selected to receive a YSL box with a new Touche Eclat Primer and Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. You know I love trying new products and this was no exception.

I was super excited when the box came in the mail. Confession, this is my first time ever trying YSL products. Ooooo snazzy

I opened the package to find 2 fill size products, in shiny gold boxes. Shiny...

The first thing I tried was the Touche Eclat Primer, (please don't ask me how to pronounce it, I understand 0 French. When we go to France later this year, all I need to know is "can I get that with the sauce on the side". Which is apparently the worst thing an American can do. Oy... back to the face stuff).
According to Sephora the Touche Elcat Blur Primer preps skin for foundation application, creating an improved, refined appearance: pores seem to be minimized, skin texture feels smoother, and skintone is more even. It’s enriched with four nourishing oils—corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil—to leave skin feeling incredibly soft without a greasy residue. Packed with blur technology, this universal primer provides a subtle, golden shimmer for ultimate luminosity.

I used the little paddle thingie and put some of the primer on my cheeks, forehead and chin, and blended it in with my fingers. Then I applied my regular foundation with a sponge over top of it. I use this one by Benefit. 

The primer felt nice on my skin, and I really liked that it had little gold sparkles but they didn't show on your face like some horrible 1990s glitter body spray. "Glitter is the herpes of the craft world". Still one of my all time favorite quotes.

Next was the Touche Eclat Blur Prefector. Sephora says: This portable perfector is Yves Saint Laurent’s first ever blur perfector encased within a compact. It transforms from a balm to a powder upon application to soften the skin’s imperfections—creating a transparent yet subtle, rosy-glow effect. Use it alone as an allover complexion perfector, to set makeup, or as a mattifying touch up to sweep away shine and hide imperfections. Featuring one universal shade that complements all skin types, it instantly minimizes the look of pores so that skin feels smoother and the complexion appears more even. 

I tried the Blur Prefector both under and over my foundation, I tried it first on my bare face then over top of my foundation. does it work? I think so, I felt my face looked like it had fewer imperfections. My only problem was the consistency. It's supposed to turn from a balm to a powder upon application but it always felt a little greasy to me. 

All in all, these were really nice products and I'll continue to use them. Here's a pic of me after the application. I like to think the blur you see is from the YSL Blur Prefector but sadly, it's probably just my blurry phone.

These products were sent to me to review by Influenster. As always, the opinions expressed here are my own. Linking up!

I do deClaire


  1. Oo nice! I've never tried YSL products before but these sound interesting!

    1. They weren't bad. I'm, not that big of a fan of the "balm" but the primer is nice.

  2. I want my stuff to come in fancy gold boxes!!! I really need to find a good primer, I don't even use one currently!

    1. Primer is something I think I should use more often but just don't. This one is really nice, now I actually have to wear it.

  3. This came at the perfect time! I was hearing about the YSL primer and really want to try it, thanks for the review, lovely!
    Thank you for linking up with Turning heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    1. Thanks! I really did like the primer, it's a great product. Give it a try!