In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to be bringing you a few of these green-themed posts today. First up, the most expensive per swipe green color corrector that I tried during my crazy testing: the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizer ($38, 0.08oz).
Price Index: $475/oz
it's not fair to compare this to most of the other items. Anyone
familiar with YSL's famous Touche Eclat will understand what I'm saying.
This has the same type of brush applicator as the non-color correcting
items. With that comes a very thin formula.
Color-wise, this is a light mint with a distinct white base. It swatches more opaque than it wears:
one of the lightest in tone, which makes it perfect for my NW15 skin.
However, it's a very light, emolient formula- like most products
dispensed in a click pen.
The Wear Test: I
knew as soon as I started playing with it that I wouldn't be maximizing
this product's potential because of my needs for a heavy-duty redness
reducer. I felt incredibly wasteful trying to cover as much of my skin
as I needed to with such an expensive item. I was also indecisive- does
one brush and blend with the applicator? Or brush, then blend with
fingers? Or another brush? I tried different techniques without a lot
of great success.
I couldn't photograph it well because it was THAT thin.
the best parts of this one is that it didn't give my skin an overall
green tint when blended, but I also questioned if I was blending it
away. I was really disappointed with it for my purposes- it was way too
sheer. However, I knew this going in with my Touche Eclat experiences in
the past. Because I felt like it blended out so much to be effective
for my needs, I hesitate to be too critical.
This is by far and away the most expensive product per ounce. It's no
wonder that it's meant for spot correcting rather than heavy-duty or
large-area correction (my needs). I'll be looking at the other
Neutralizers for spot correcting since the formula feels awesome- but I
won't be repurchasing this one.