A few months ago I started to see the presence of influenster on Instagram and Youtube become more prominent. I decided to sign up, after seeing several account accounts show items they’ve received for review.
For those of you who may not know, influenster links bloggers, vloggers and every day people with items for review. The registration is quick and easy. With time, you are given the opportunity to take questionnaires. Based on your answers, you are assigned voxboxes or virtual voxboxes for review.
I received my first box this month, Influenster #YSLToucheEclat. I had been a part of influenster for about two months prior to receiving a physical box.
Inside the box came a full size version of the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfecter. This product retails for $55.00 and can be purchased at Sephora and Nordstrom. The luxurious compact contains 0.33 oz of product and has a shelf life of 12 months. Upon opening it, my curiosity could not seem to grasp how a pink balm-like substance could be used to either replace or retouch foundation. Essentially, for its appearance, it boasted large claims.
First and foremost it was hard to believe this could be used to replace foundation; but it can! The balm has an incredible texture as it initially feels like a balm but has a powder finish once it’s applied. I find The perfector applies best with my fingers. Remarkably enough the Perfector does even out the appearance of my skin while concealing minor pores. I have to say that this is not a product for someone who leans for full coverage foundations. I would say this is a wonderful foundation or BB replacement. Like I said before, this does even out your skin tone but it does not provide coverage for sun spots, acne scars or broken capillaries. This shouldn’t be an issue seeing as a few dabs of concealer easily does the trick and I found the perfector works well with concealers highlighters, blush or bronzers.
I know I shouldn’t be surprised seeing as YSL is known for phenomenal products but the technology behind a very minimalist product is astounding. Who knew a transparent light pink balm with slight iridescent would function the same as other light coverage foundations in my collection. The perfector feels comfortable on my dry skin and not at all drying for having a matte finish.
The Voxbox also contained a descent sized sample of the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer. The full sized product retails for $52.00 and contains 1. oz. The sample I received contained .33 oz.
Once again, you can purchase this item at Sephora. The primer is clear with golden speckles for a luminous finish. It has a spatula applicator, which I found weird. I personally would have preferred a pump.
The Blur Primer is very traditional in the sense that you can feel it contains silicon; not to say it’s a bad thing. The primer leaves your skin feeling amazingly smooth and soft. The way your skin’s texture changes instantaneous. Unlike other primers, this is a flexible primer and does not leave your skin feeling stiff. I found it did take a while to set but once it does my foundation did not set. For a point of reference, I used the Diorskin Nude. This is not to say the primer does not work but rather it may not work with all foundations. I would love to try this primer with the YSL Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation. The reason this might not have worked for me may be due to my dry skin. This may work best for those with normal skin.
Overall, I am very pleased with my Influenster experience and am extremely happy to have found the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. It’s such a wonderful product during the summer when I want a fresh makeup look without the heaviness of foundation.
Have you guys tried anything from the #YSLTouchEclat line?