I have tried many YSL products over the years, with my very first highend mascara purchase being the YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara and it’s still my absolute favourite high end mascara to date. I was delighted when YSL very kindly sent over the YSL Complexion Wardrobe as it contains a couple of products which I already know and love, but mostly products I was yet to try and I couldn’t wait to get testing everything out over the last month or so.
YSL Complexion Wardrobe
YSL Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow 40ml £36
The YSL Instant Moisture Glow is part of their Top Secrets range and joins the YSL Complexion Wardrobe, and previously I’ve only ever tried one other product from their Top Secrets range; the YSL Lip Perfector and the YSL Flash Touch Wakeup Eye Care. The YSL Top Secrets range is one of their skincare collections described as being ‘an innovative skincare’ range for makeup lovers that offers multitasking products for your complexion.
I have never heard of the YSL Instant Moisture Glow before, even though it’s one of the brand’s bestselling products, so I had absolutely no preconceptions prior to trying it which is pretty rare these days as I always like to research products prior to trying them, but I have been so wowed by this product.
“A new secret is now revealed instant moisture glow, a take anywhere, ultra lightweight blur perfecting moisturiser bursting with hydration for up to 72 hours. Applied all over the face before make up, instant moisture glow instantly hydrates the feeling of the skin and locks in moisture. Applied throughout the day, it offers a burst of hydration on the go to leave the skin looking radiant.
Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow has an ultra-sensorial texture that durably hydrates the feel of skin and carries the blurring technology of an invisible foundation. Within seconds, skin adopts the feel of softness of satin.“
Instant Moisture Glow is a peachy toned gel which really does feel like a moisturiser as you work it into the skin, but you don’t need very much at all so I think this 40ml tube will last for a decent amount of time. It feels like a moisturiser, but once it’s absorbed into the skin it feels as if I’ve applied a pore minimising primer as my skin is left feeling very soft and silky smooth, without the slimey properities of a silicone based primer but my skin is left feeling incredibly hydrated and looking blurred. I don’t know how I’ve never heard about this before, it’s a godsend for dry and dehydrated skin like mine – I love it so much, and it locks in moisture as well as my makeup.
YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer 30ml £29.50
The YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer is a product I’ve tried previously in a deluxe travel size and I really enjoyed it so I’m thrilled to have a full size within my collection, and yet again it’s one of YSL bestselling products so it makes sense to be included within the YSL Complexion Wardrobe. The Blur Primer is described as being a blurring and illuminating fluid gel primer, and is packaged within a beautiful weighty clear glass bottle with a gold chrome lid, and a gold pump.
“Our 1st light infused primer that evens the look of skintone, blurs pores and fine lines, and helps your make-up last longer. This new generation primer combines an advanced technology to create an ideal canvas. The magic light of Touche Eclat in a transparent gel, allows light to diffuse through optimally. A perfect complexion instantly illuminated, visible pores appear reduced, skin texture looks smoothed and skin luminosity is boosted. Apply under foundation or wear alone to create a perfect looking canvas.“
The Blur Primer is a clear gel with stunning golden shimmer particles suspended within it which when massaged into the skin, really do add luminosity to the skin. It does feel a little bit slimey for maybe a minute after it’s absorbed but after a minute it doesn’t leave any residue whatsoever and my foundation applies really nicely over the top. It works well at blurring my skin, adding radiance and keeping my makeup in place for longer and is one of my favourite makeup primers especially for my skin type.
YSL Touche Éclat Illuminating Concealer Pen £25.50
I have used the YSL Touche Éclat for years and again it was one of my very first highend purchases I made when I got my first full time job when I left sixth form, and it’s a product I always have in my collection and repurchase whenever I run out. When I first bought it when I was 18, there was only one shade which was then increased to two shades but now there’s an amazing eleven shades to choose from. I featured the YSL Touche Éclat here on my blog as part of the YSL Dazzling Lights Collection, in the shade Rose Lumière and the shade I have in the standard version photographed above is shade 1.0 Luminous Radiance.
“Conceal, highlight and contour with the iconic YSL illuminating pen. Expertly developed by YSL Beauté, the Touche Éclat concealer pen disguises dark circles and highlights your best features, adding instant radiance to your face. This must-have pen used by makeup artists is the one beauty essential that no woman should be without.”
YSL Touche Éclat Neutralizer Colour Corrector Pens £25.50
Even though I love the original Touche Éclat, I’ve somehow never tried their range of Neutralizer shades which are a relatively new addition to the YSL Complexion Wardrobe. There are three shades to choose from within the Neutralizer range which are each designed to counteract different skin concerns; Apricot, Green and Violet, and each shade has a pretty colour coordinated tint to the traditional gold packaging making them easy to distinguish if you own multiple shades. YSL recommend using the neutralizer shades to counteract the skin concern, and use alongside the original Touche Eclat to add highlight and radiance to the skin.
“Balance out skin imperfections & create the perfect base for foundation application. Introducing the iconic Touché Éclat pen, now available in 3 limited edition colour correcting shades for balancing out skin imperfections, and creating the perfect base for foundation application. Apricot – use it to neutralize dark spots and improve skin uniformity, Green – use it to neutralize redness on the skin and minimise blemishes and Violet – use it to neutralize dull or sallow skin.”
Some colour correcting concealers are pretty weak in terms of pigment, and when blended into the skin they disappear without actually counteracting anything but these three neutralizers are very pigmented. I like to use these on top of my primer before applying my foundation in order to perfect my skintone so I don’t have to apply an heavy layer of foundation, and I use all three shades sparingly in the places I need colour correcting but as they’re so pigmented I can only use them when I’m wearing foundation.
I didn’t expect the neutralizers to pack a punch as the original Touche Éclat is quite sheer in comparison but they’re fantastic and I hope they make them permanent additions within the YSL Complexion Wardrobe.
YSL Touche Éclat Glow Shot 13.5ml £23
The YSL Touche Éclat Glow Shot is one of their most recent launches, and joins the Touche Éclat range in the YSL Complexion Wardrobe with three different shades to choose from. They are packaged within squeezy plastic tubes with an angled applicator allowing you to apply with your fingertips, a makeup brush or beauty sponge to form an intense glossy highlight and the perfect dewy finish.
“YSL Touche Éclat Glow Shot offers three versatile shades of strobing cream – a concentrate of particles that form an intense, glossy highlight. Glow Shot’s unique skin illuminating formula has a long-lasting, lightweight texture for a perfect, dewy finish. Daylight is for lighter skintones to create an ultra shine effect, Sunrise is for medium-light skintones to create a rosy glow whilst Sunset is for medium to darker skintones to create an healthy glow.“
I have the shade Sunrise which is the prettiest pale pink shade which I was worried might be a little too deep for my pale skintone as it’s designed for medium-light skintones, but I needn’t have worried as it’s great match as shown in the swatches above. It’s a very luminous cream highlighter which gives the skin a really noticeable glow and I love using it layered over my foundation to highlight the high points of my face or on bare skin for my no makeup, makeup days.
YSL Souffle d’Éclat Loose Powder £38
The YSL Souffle d’Éclat Loose Powder is a product I’ve never seen featured on blogs or YouTube before but I was definitely intrigued as I’ve been loving using loose powders for setting my makeup and for highlighting too. There are four different shades to choose from which are designed for different skintones, and the packaging is beautifully luxurious with a large plastic jar and a gold metallic lid. The powder comes with an Yves Saint Laurent powder puff, as well as a sifter to distribute the powder with an impressive 15 grams of product working out at £2.53 per gram of powder.
“Complete your look with our Souffle D’Eclat – looser powder that gives you the perfect finishing touch. From the first application, skin’s beauty is highlighted in a luminous veil. The formula enhances your complexion’s natural radiance, sets and perfects make-up, delivering an even finish. For all skin types, even sensitive. Micro Mother of Pearl particles enhance complexion’s natural radiance, while the airy powder hugs the skin, sets and perfects make-up, delivering a reliably flawless finish.“
The four shades in the YSL Complexion Wardrobe are; Rose, Apricot, Peach and Golden, and I have shade 02 Apricot which I wrongly assumed wouldn’t match my skintone as I thought the palest shade number wise would be the best shade for me. Huda Kattan did some great swatches of all four shades on her blog and I have to completely agree, it makes the skin look flawless and it’s like a photo filter for the skin in a jar.
It’s extremely soft, and finely milled which I find is best applied with a big fluffy brush but can be used under the eyes and all over the face to set my makeup. Why are more people not talking about this powder?! It’s the best highend finishing powder I’ve tried, and it’s made me want to check out the other shades next time I’m near a YSL counter as I think I might need Rose in my life also.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products from the YSL Complexion Wardrobe?! What’s your favourite YSL Complexion Wardrobe product?
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