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YSL touche eclat blur perfector review

I was sent the “it” products of the summer. This stuff is selling out everywhere and I was lucky to have it sent to me from Influenster (I received it complimentary for testing purposes). I’ve been using the primer and blur perfector for a couple of weeks so let me explain a little bit about them!
YSL touche eclate blur perfectors review

First of all the packaging is beautiful and right in step with the rest of YSL products. My mom has their concealer pen which is absolutely amazing so I had high hopes for these products.

The blur primer is pretty great. You just need a little dabble or it could make you feel greasy. I love these gold shimmery flakes in the bottle. It’s oil based and really does smooth your skin, but again, only use a little bit. I think that it did make my skin look more luminous but it definitely couldn’t counteract the redness from rosacea so just keep that in mind if you also struggle with strong discoloration like I do. It also has a really nice lightly floral scent. Overall I think that it did help my makeup stay in place and go on smooth. YSL touche eclate blur perfectors reviewThe other product is the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. It’s a balm that supposedly turns into a powder to blur your imperfections. Well I have to say that I was serioulsy disappointed when I placed it on with the puff they give you and it literally WIPED my makeup off. No matter how gentle your touch it would wipe everything off.

I tried it with a large powder brush and had way better luck just patting around, almost as a highlighter. I’ve been doing this for several days and really prefer this method. It gives a little luminosity without wiping off your foundation.
YSL touche eclate blur perfectors reviewHave you tried this products yet? I’m interested to hear what you think about them. To see what others think follow along with  #YSLToucheEclat on facebook, twitter and instagram!

Thanks to influenster for sending these products for testing.


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review : neutrogena hydro boost water gel

I’ve been testing Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost water gel for several weeks now and excited to share about it! I’ve shared a favorite moisturizer here before and this is a totally different type of moisturizer. First of all the texture is not what you think of a moisturizer (at least not what I do). I’m use to lotion-type moisturizers and this is a pure liquid. When I first opened the jar it literally spilled everywhere. It has no resistance and its the consistency of laundry detergent and honestly smells like it too – fresh and clean.

neutrogena hydro boost water gel |as GOLD as it gets blog

When you use this it soaks into your face pretty quickly and makes your skin feel supple. Thats the best way I can describe it because its not the creamy moisturized feeling but your skin definitely feels better, full and smooth. I’ve noticed that my skin really does look better while using this and continuously improves the more that I use it. When you put it on it feels really cold like an aloe very but its very calming for my skin and leaves no residue or greasy feeling like some liquids or serums can.

neutrogena hydro boost water gel |as GOLD as it gets blog

What makes this different? Hyaluronic acid. It’s naturally present in the body in fluid in your joints and eyes. As a moisturizer it is said to be fountain of youth-y, as it gives volume and fullness to our skin. Its the same ingredient that many women get injected to help eliminate wrinkles – restylane.

neutrogena hydro boost water gel |as GOLD as it gets blog

It goes an incredibly long way. I’ve only just scratched a dent in the jar in the month I’ve been using it and for $18.99 I think that’s a pretty great deal!

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Are you interested to hear what other Influenster’s had to say about it? Look up #BehindTheGlow on twitter and facebook to hear other reviews.