It’s nearly Easter and I officially have no Eggs. Not chocolate, nothing. Slightly off the point I know but all I can think of while I’m writing this is that I NEED chocolate – only something small though as I’m trying to be good, of course. So I’m about to go out and raid the Tesco Easter aisle – but before I do I thought I’d let you know about a fantastic offer House of Fraser has just started, and tell you all about the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer.
Ok so this is my first YSL beauty product in what feels like forever. Well actually since last August when I purchased the Fusion Ink Foundation which I adore. The Touché Éclat Blur Primer looks really interesting, it’s a clear silicone based primer, with tiny gold particles suspended in it. It’s just beautiful to look at, but I also don’t want to end up with a sparkly face. So let’s see how it performs…
This is what YSL has to say – ‘Yves Saint Laurent`s Touché Éclat Blur Primer is a light-infused primer that evens and smooth`s pores and fine lines helping your make-up last longer. This new generation primer combines an advanced technology to create an ideal canvas. The magic light of Touché Éclat in a transparent gel, free of dulling opaque filler, allows light to diffuse through optimally. A perfect complexion instantly illuminated, pores are visibly diminished, skin texture is smoothed and skin luminosity is boosted.’
The particles are super super tiny, this is the best shot I could get of them. But surprisingly even thought they’re suspended throughout the bottle, this does not translate to a sparkly face at all, Yay!
I’ve rubbed the product into my hand just so you can see how non sparkly it is. You can hardly see any of the particles, and can only just catch some of them in the right light. I’m wearing it now and I can tell you underneath foundation they are pretty much non detectable, but you are left with a more illuminated complexion. I’m really glad because this is definitely a fantastic primer. I’ve currently been using BD Trade Secrets Primer which is great, but this one easily tops it. The YSL Blur Primer just feels so much more luxurious – of course it is more expensive (£29.50) but definitely worth it in my opinion. It has such a light texture that you don’t feel like you’re wearing a primer, it doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on the skin like some primers do. I haven’t had it on very long so I’ll report back later with my thoughts on if it’s helped my makeup last longer. I can tell you that it’s worked wonders on disguising my enlarged pores and left my skin with a lovely smooth finish.
And now onto the offer I mentioned! House of Fraser have just started their latest Beauty Confidential promotion, where they’re giving you £10 off one your your favourite beauty products, when you buy one of theirs. It’s valid on 30 of their most popular products (including this YSL primer) and the offer will run from 02/04/15 – 19/04/15.
I hope you enjoyed my post! I’d love to hear what your favourite YSL product is? xxx
This post is in collaboration with House of Fraser.