YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer & Perfector for Perfect Skin


Today we’re talking priming and perfecting. I had the opportunity to test the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Blur Perfector and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Summer in New York is challenging for makeup lovers because humidity is not your friend. No matter how beat your face is when you leave home, by the time you get to the subway, ‘The Melt’ has already begun. Which means, keeping your look together requires a multi-step process: priming, setting and touch ups. Let’s see how this duo delivered.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Perfector


YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer is billed as the first radiance boosting primer. I would say that billing is quite apt. This is the first primer I’ve used where I almost felt as though I could out with just the primer, no makeup necessary. The secret ingredient is gold! Not actual gold, but the Touche Eclat Blur Primer is full of tiny golden, mystical, magical particles that give your skin a nice, subtle glow.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

It goes on as a lightweight gel and finishes in an ultra fine powdery texture. My skin felt really soft after application and I was able to glide on my regular foundation with ease. The only drawback is that it didn’t hold up as well as I would have liked. As I mentioned, NY humidity is no joke and I noticed some shine-through after a couple of hours whereas other primers that I use, don’t break down as quickly.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer Detail

However, the inherent luminosity factor might override the fact that it doesn’t last all day. Life is full of trade offs!


ysl Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is touted as the first blur-on-the-go. Blur-on-the-go what you may ask and that’s a perfectly valid question. The Blur Perfector is like a top coat that you put over your makeup for setting, shine control and camouflage. It’s unique in its formulation as it goes from a balm to a powder, whereas most setting and shine control products are powders. The benefit of the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is it takes down shine but doesn’t look dry and cakey. It acts as a diffuser of sorts, by letting your skin’s natural radiance filter through while it hides pores and blemishes.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

The Blur Perfector can also be used as a stand-alone all-over complexion perfector for those days when you need a little camouflage but don’t necessarily want to add any color. I’ve not used it this way so if you do, please let me know how it works for you.


In Summary

As a duo, the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Blur Perfector work well together to deliver a solid foundation for your makeup with added luminosity. The Primer does a great job at boosting radiance and the Perfector is a great alternative for all-day shine control with zero powdery build-up.

And I can’t leave you without mentioning the gorgeous packaging! The Perfector compact is so pretty, I want to carry it everywhere just so I can whip it out for a little extra fancy for my day.

Here’s a quick snap of an everyday makeup look of mine using the Blur Primer and Perfector. What do we think?

Patranila reviews YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer retails for $52 for 1 oz and is available at Sephora and Nordstrom.
The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector retails for $55 and is also available at Lord & Taylor  and Nordstrom.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to drop a comment or shout me out on Instagram to ask a question or let me know what you think. Stay saucy!

I received these products for testing and review via YSL and Influenster. All opinions are my own.


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  1. I love how natural it looks, especially in the summer. YSL makes great products.

  2. You look great! Reading this post just reminds me of how little I know about makeup. lol! I wouldn’t know what to do with it all.

  3. Oh, I love that there was a little shimmer but as a New Yorker I totally get the humidity. I haven’t worn makeup all summer. Thanks for being so honest in this review and yes the packaging looks amazing.

  4. YSL products are so amazing! The packaging, the performance, the experience is so incredibly classy. It’s timeless! Now I must go to Saks and check this out! 😉

  5. I live in the Alabama and we have constant humidity at least 5 months of the year! I’ll keep this in mind the next time I go shopping for makeup!

  6. I JUST started using primer and it definitely helps for all day. I’m still new to the makeup thing and hear it’s supposed to help with makeup transfer, but I still get it with the primer and setting my foundation. Any tips?

  7. I recently moved to a very hot climate, 100 + degrees on an average day! So this make-up duo will be great for me to try! Thanks!

  8. I just started using primer on my face when I have a long day or big event. It makes a huge difference in the application and duration of how my makeup sets. Love it

  9. I’ve not worn much make up because its so hot in DC. I’m looking forward to the fall because my face won’t melt. I’m a newbie in the make up game so I’ve not used primer before.

    1. Patranila says:

      During the fall and winter months, I usually only wear primer when I’m going to a special event and I have to have a completely flawless face but it’s almost imperative in the summer. DC weather is a lot like NY so you should definitely check out some brands to see what you like.

  10. I got to try these out too. I loved them! I normally don’t wear too much make-up, but these were so lightweight, and made my skin feel wonderful. You look beautiful, by the way 🙂

    1. Patranila says:

      Yes! They do feel wonderful on your skin. And THANKS!!

  11. I don’t wear much makeup, but yes NY humidity can be very icky. I can see this being a problem if you experienced it not really working after a couple of hours.

    1. Patranila says:

      It wasn’t terrible but I was a little disappointed. The sparkle factor is fun though!

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