I mentioned in my previous post that I’m fairly restrained when it comes to high end splurges but once a year, I’ll purchase a high end product that I’ve lusted after (which is normally financially supported by a gift card).
On this occasion, YSL Touche Eclat Blur primer was the object of my high end affections. Our only encounters had been when I’d applied it on my hand and although I’d never ever applied it to my face, this encounter was enough to convince me that I needed it and it would change my life.
You see, despite being told I have good skin, good isn’t out of this world is it? I convinced, myself that this was a miracle in a bottle and anyway, the bit I’d applied to my hand was utterly buttery smooth and surely the gold flecks would make me look like I spent half the year at a villa in the Cote d’ Azur, it was surely an Instagram filter in a bottle, right?
So, after a particularly stressful week at work, I sprinted to my local Debenhams almost as if my life depended on it, eagerly waiting for my next night out just so I could let the magic happen.
I applied it just before my foundation and although it had an inoffensive, light but kind of sophisticated scent, I couldn’t really tell how it was any different from my Superdrug B primer, it just seemed pretty standard… One of the things that’s really telling is when your friends notice that you’ve used something different and I guess my expectation was that my friends would surely notice the radiance exuding from my skin, I mean Hello, my primer has bits of gold in it for flecks sake!
The reality was that no one noticed and more disappointingly neither could I, so hence why I wouldn’t repurchase. On reflection, I wish that I’d opted for a bottle of YSL’s Fusion Ink Foundation and although I’ve only ever tried a sample size, it’s literally one of the best high end foundations I’ve tried but as I’m now so enamoured with The Ordinary’s foundations, I’d prefer to buy 5 for the price of one.
In my humble opinion, you live and occasionally splurge eh? If you do wish to purchase, I’d definitely recommend that you try it on your face (not your hand like this me) and test before you invest!