When I first blogged about the YSL Touche Blush in my flirty and girlie makeup look post, a few of you asked me to review it for you. Well, your wish is my command...
YSL Touche Blush in Rose
First of all, I must say that I think the packaging is ingenious, it's a great innovative design of product, applicator and mirror that is great for on the go touch ups but that, sadly, is where my love for this product ends. The powder itself is very fine but it is dispensed in little sparkly blobs and since it has virtually no pigmentation, it is practically useless. In the actual pot, the colour of the blush is gorgeous; a light, slightly dusky rose pink with a hint of sparkle. It does leave a very faint pretty sheen/sparkle on the skin but nothing that is particularly noticeable or gives a flush of colour; I couldn't use this alone as a blush. I'm trying to use this up at the moment and have been wearing it over Well Dressed or Dame blush by MAC.
To apply this blush, I smile and then pat it onto my cheek bones and stroke it on my cheek out towards my hair line. It takes an absolute age to build up. I'm actually really tempted to just pull the sponge part off and get my brush in there... hmm.
I actually expected a lot more from YSL with this blush and for the £29 price tag, I certainly don't think it was money well spent. If you're looking for a blusher from YSL, might I suggest the YSL Blush radiance in shades 04, 06 and 02 which are fantastic for daytime wear and combine four shades to give you a natural look. They're very similar to the Givenchy Le Prisme Blush quads, although I've only tried the shade no1 which is a typical mixture of pink hues, so I can't really comment on the rest of the shade range as a whole.
Have you tried this blush? What are your favourite products from YSL?