I was once young and foolish (not that I stopped being foolish now that I'm older.. wheeen will I never leaaarn??? Anyway, I digress) and I saw this golden tube of joy in a "Vogue" spread on current beauty favourites of a MUA. I'm not a sucker for pretty packaging and I don't tend to fall for high-end classy products... But this time.. I did. I got my mother to get this for me from the duty free shop when she went away. When I got it on my hands for the first time it was a holy grail moment. I saw myself living the miracle..No more visible pores! I put it on and my skin was so velvety, so matte and pretty! But as I was applying it, it started to clump into a mass. Let me describe it better. You know, when you use a rubber eraser to erase a pencil and small rubery residue falls from the eraser? That was what was left on my face and my hands. Rubbery residue! I tried to apply less, I tried to apply more.. My skin didn't seem to agree with the consistency of the product. Sometimes I got it to stay on but an hour later I would see the thing pushing itself out of my pores, being fairly visible from a close distance. I tried it with various foundations like Estee Lauder, Mac and L'oreal ones, but nothing worked.. I never gave up on using it, but it would fail me every time. Very dissapointed.
This product is fantastic. I have been using it for years as it does what it's supposed to do. Keeps a brilliant matt finish come rain, shine, hot or cold. Excellent product.
This is the 2nd primer I've owned, the first being the Napoleon auto-pilot one. I thought my NP was good but I had to wait a while for it to sink in. This YSL one is AMAAAAZING! Totally different to my other one. I love the smell and my Clarins Everlasting foundation glides so well overtop! Since it's more on the pricier side I would just wear this in the weekends as during the week I wear a BB cream and setting powder.
Matt Touch is an excellent primer if you have oily skin or any oily T-zone. I would not recommend it for anyone with normal or dry skin because it's oil absorbing and slightly drying. I have an oily T-zone, especially my forehead and nose, and this product works great. I use it after my serum and moisturizer have had a few minutes to sink in. I use a decent amount of it on my T-zone before appying powder foundation. It really, really helps the foundation last and prevents it from sinking into my pores. It also controls oil, not completely, but significantly better than if you wore nothing. It has not caused me to breakout so unless I find something better, I will continue to purchase this product.
Really adorable product for refining pores.... But where are all the fair shades???? I got this in nr 04, which is far, far to dark for me (I'm a NW 15/NC 15 during winter)... I can't believe that the nordic countries only offers 6 shades in this and the 04 is the lightest!!!
This is really, really I big minus - not offering a wide range of shades especially in northern Europe where people really are pale!! And therefore I'll give this product only 2 lippies.
I was so excited to try this product- the first primer I had ever used! I have combination skin, and during the middle of the day I tend to get a bit shiny around my t-zone. One good thing about this primer- it seemed to make my skin more matte and my makeup lasted longer. But that was not worth it since this broke my skin out horribly! I am a teenager, and so prone to some spots, but I started getting them in places I had never even got spots before! I stopped using it, and my skin is almost back to normal. I am so annoyed that I bought this product, something so expensive, that I can no longer use. This has inspired me to ALWAYS use testers from now on, and I advise that if you want to try this product, you should too
I've used this for 2-3 months, and had I written my review during the first 2 months, I would have given it a 5.
I am oily, leaning towards combination lately, and this primer was doing the best job amongst all other primers I'd tried: made my face smooth, mattified for a long time, it was everything I was looking for in a primer.
However, after the 2 months, I felt my skin getting weird. I started noticing a rough surface, and my face started feeling irritated and got these itchy little bumps on my cheeks.
I thought it was my face wash, changed it. Then I thought it was my moisturizer, changed that too. The irritation continued, and it became difficult putting on foundation, it was looking so bad. Plus the itchy bumps were annoying and unattractive. Finally I eliminated the YSL primer from my routine, and things started clearing up! It's been 3 weeks since then, I still have the rough texture but I haven't been getting the itchy bumps, so obviously that was the culprit :(
So if you are not sensitive to any ingredient in this primer, I'd say go for it, it really works. But if you are, stay away!
REPURCHASING!!!! Love this primer. I bought this in February and it's now the end of August and I'm about to repurchase. A little goes a long way too.
- makes skin incredibly smooth
- doesn't break me out
- makes skin matte, but not too matte as in drying the heck out of my face
- I don't think this has all the added gunk that some primers do. I had an allergic reaction to MUFE's primer .... really makes you wonder what in the world are they putting in some of this stuff.
I use this after my moisturizer and notice that as I'm applying this the "sheen" from my moisturizer goes away making my skin matte. Not the creepy kind of matte that makes your face dry, but this honestly makes it look as if I have normal skin instead of oily/combo. It stays that way throughout the day too I do still use powder during the day, but I think this works as promised and am happy with the results. Great job YSL!
OMG i went to purcase this product after reading all these reviews and i was talked out of buying this from the guy on counter as its being discontinued and so was talked into buying the top sectre pore refiner which was not only more money but hasnt helped my skin in anyway, im still shiney and really not happy.
Can anyone confirm if this product is being discontinued?
Like this very much. It's for me, similar to the one from smashbox.