Quick Life Update
Two days ago, my brother & I finally made our way back to the States after a very long trip in Thailand & Vietnam. It was bittersweet, but I’m really happy to be back home. There are so many things we take for granted, such as actual toilets, regulations on food cleanliness, & being able to eat raw vegetables without fear of contracting a parasite. Although our public education system is sliding in rankings–California & Massachusetts topping the list at 2 & 4 with best high schools–school is still free for us until college, but this is not the case for those living in Vietnam. I’m really happy I could be part of MEMO’s 9G trip this year with my family. We handed out so many backpacks full of school supplies & scholarships to underprivileged children. Yet, that’s just one of the many things MEMO did while in Vietnam. My parents have been helping out the club since it first started 9 years ago & they finally got to see all their fundraising & donations turn into life changing medical & educational assistance. If you’d like to see what we all did for the past 11 days, check out the MEMO 9G blog.
In my last post, I said that I wanted to release a bunch of queued posts throughout July & August, but I never got around to making 5 new posts like I wanted. So instead of smushing together a product review, some random pictures from months ago, & a recipe, I thought I’d just keep things straight to the point. This post is a product review. I don’t care for product review posts, so I don’t care if you read it or not. If you’re interested in makeup reviews, this is the post for you. If you’re not, just wait until tomorrow when I post a new recipe.
Now, let’s get to the filler post you’re 10/10 so excited to read. Before my trip to Asia, I received a box from Influenster with products from YSL. This is the fanciest free gift I’ve ever received from Influenster, so I was excited to use the product & review it. My opinions on the free goodies are my own & in no way reflect Influenster’s opinions.
YSL’s Touche Éclat is a beautifully designed product that promises to instantly retouch/mattyfy your makeup (if you have especially oily skin) & to minimize the appearance of pores. My pores are pretty small, so I don’t generally seek products that promise to minimize them, however, when my skin isn’t drying out, it’s oily. I felt that the Touch Éclat Perfector & Primer did such a great job keeping my face looking matte during extreme heat in Thailand. I stopped using it after I started breaking out, but as I’ve mentioned before, my skin is really sensitive. I’m partial to natural products, so even though I am a little starstruck–not quite an apt description of how I feel, but it’ll do for now–by YSL products, I can’t say I’d 10/10 recommend it. Because it is YSL, it’s going to be expensive. It’s about $55 for the Touche Éclat Perfector & $52 for the primer. Overall, the duo work really well together to help minimize oil & to mattyfy your face, but it’s not something I’d recommend to someone with sensitive skin. Applying more products to your face is going to definitely clog your pores & cause you to break out.
I really like the product, so I 8/10 recommend it if you need a quality touchup & primer duo to keep your face looking as beautiful as the second you applied your makeup, all day. The design of the products is beautiful, but the applicator for the Perfector doesn’t fit inside the compact mirror dealio, so that’s kind of a bust. I wouldn’t recommend the duo if you’re on a budget, but if you’re making the monies & need to look professional all day, YSL’s got you covered. Lastly…I just realized that I didn’t even have to blog about these products, but it’s too late now, happy filler post, y’all!!