I received a Marc Jacobs Beauty VoxBox from Influenster and had the opportunity to try a new mascara for free. Prior to receiving this mascara, I had never tried any makeup products from Marc Jacobs simply because of the price. There have been products that I’ve wanted to try, but Marc Jacobs Beauty is a pretty pricy brand. Needless to say, I was really excited to try the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara!
As some of you may know from a previous blog post/video, I had the opportunity to review two new Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) makeup products. If you missed my initial unboxing post/video of these products, you can see it here. I received these products from the Influenster VoxBox. The two products that I will be reviewing today are the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector and the Touche Eclat Blur Primer.
Touche Eclat Blur Perfector
The first thing I noticed about this product was the beautiful packaging! I love it and think it looks very elegant with the pink and gold. This product is advertised as going from a balm to a powder. I’ve never used a product like this so I was very excited to try it out! It’s a blur perfector compact that perfects the skin while retaining its luminous glow. This product can be used three ways: alone as an allover complexion perfector, to set makeup, or as a mattifying touch up.
I decided to use this product to set my makeup after applying foundation and concealer. I found that the sponge applicator was a bit annoying to use this product. I think it would be easier to apply with a brush. However, I’m not sure how it would work with a brush since it goes from a balm to a powder. After using this product several times, I just thought it was a meh product. I didn’t hate it or love it. I found that my makeup/skin didn’t look any different when using this product than when I didn’t use it. This product is $55, which is an outrageous price in my opinion. I would never spend this amount of money on this sort of product and after reviewing it, I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone. There are plenty of other products out there that are cheaper and do just as good, if not better of a job than this product.
Touche Eclat Blur Primer
This product is described as an illuminating primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of foundation. I noticed that this primer has golden shimmer and I was worried how this would look when I applied to my skin. However, it luckily didn’t seem to make a difference and I didn’t notice my face looking shimmery or shiny. This primer has a thinner, gel-like consistency and feels a bit greasy. I found out the hard way that less is more with this product. The first few times I applied this product, I realized that I applied too much. I noticed throughout the day that my skin was a oilier, especially in my nose area. I then started applying a very little amount and that seemed to do the trick! This primer does absorb quickly into the skin, which is always a plus in my book. It also feels light-weight.
This product is expensive at well, retailing at $52. Again like the blur perfector, I don’t think this product is worth the price at all. This primer didn’t wow me. It was just okay. I’ve used several other primers that are cheaper that I like much better than this one. I can’t imagine ever spending this amount of money on an everyday product like a primer.
Overall, I really wanted to love both of these products because I was excited about both. However, they unfortunately are just so-so products to me that aren’t worth they expensive price tag. Now, i don’t want to completely discourage you from trying these products because I have read good reviews on them on Sephora.com. If you are interested in trying these products, I would definitely recommend trying them out in the store prior to buying them.
Let me know if you’ve tried these products or plan on trying them in the comments below!
I was lucky enough to be selected for Influnsters L’Oreal Paris VoxBox. In this VoxBox I received the complete 4 step line of L’Oréal Paris Ultimate Straight. The full line includes: Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Shampoo, Boosting Pre-Conditioner, Conditioner, and Perfecting Balm. I hadn’t used L’Oréal Paris shampoo & conditioner before so I was excited to test these products!
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