Happy Monday beautiful!
I've been a member of Influenster for about two years now and have loved the experience thus far. I've had the ability to learn about great products that I might not have tried had I not received them to review. When I received the test to determine if I'd be a match to review the Yves Saint Laurent Vox Box, which included two products-the 'Touche Eclat Blur Primer and 'Touche Eclat' Blur Perfector, I was extremely excited because I've never tried any of the YSL beauty products before. I've always wanted to, I mean who wouldn't?! They look so luxurious with the gold accents that any woman, including myself, would feel like royalty using them! However, they are really pricy and I struggle with purchasing an expensive product that I'm not familiar with and if you're like me, hopefully this review will be helpful to you if you've been eyeing these products specifically. I've been using both products nearly every day since the day I received them in the mail about two weeks ago and here are my honest thoughts on each:
'TOUCHE ECLAT BLUR PRIMER' - This product claims to blur imperfections, minimize pores, smooth and even out skin texture, and enhance the radiance of foundation. Did it do all of the above for my skin? No. It did minimize my pores and left my skin feeling ultra soft with subtle hints of gold specs, which I loved, especially since it's summer, so it gives a sun-kissed look in the sun, however, that does go away after the foundation is on. At least it did for me-I used the Tarte Amazonian foundation, which is full coverage, so that could be why it vanished. I didn't notice that it did anything with my skin's natural redness around the nostrils or acne blemishes; I still had to use concealer to help with those areas and my skin still looked bumpy where I had acne once applied. Would I suggest you use it? That would all depend on your skin type and makeup routine/goals. I do have sensitive skin (eczema and acne prone skin) and I didn't experience an allergic reaction, so if that's a concern for you, I wouldn't be concerned. If you're looking for a primer that will create a smooth and even surface for your foundation, I wouldn't suggest it if you have acne, it didn't help with the texture of those flareups, as mentioned. However, if you don't have acne prone or irritated (red/patchy) skin, I'd say try it, you might like it, since it does create a nice consistent smooth finish and serve as a great base for your foundation.
'TOUCHE ECLAT BLUR PERFECTOR' - A balm in texture and appearance which changes to a powder formula once applied to the skin. It claims to blur imperfections, minimize pores, smooth and even out skin texture to create a more uniformed appearance with a slight rosy-gold effect. Did it do all of this to my skin? Yes. I used it as a finishing powder under my eye area to set my concealer and for my t-zone for the shine, but it could be used alone without any foundation. When using this product, I noticed that I didn't have to touch up my forehead (which is always shiny that you can fry an egg on it most days, haha) as often as I typically would. Since it provided a nice matte finish, my pores weren't as visible, which are pretty large above my cheekbones/under-eye area. It did leave a rosy finish, which helped enhance the concealer I used under the eye (and prevented it from creasing), forehead and chin, which I liked. My only complaint is that I would've wished that there would've been a compartment within the compact for the sponge applicator it comes with so I wouldn't need to carry a separate brush in my makeup bag to touch up, but that's minor. So would I suggest you give this product a try? Yes. I does what it claims to do and the packaging is gorgeous!
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful, especially if you were considering purchasing these specific products. Have you used any Yves Saint Laurent beauty products before? If so, what are you favorites and why? I'd love to know. I have my eye on one of their legendary lipsticks, that packaging is life!
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions mentioned are my own.
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