YSL Couture Palette #7 Parisienne

This Summer, YSL is launching newly designed and reformulated eyeshadow palette  Couture Palette. This range of eyeshadow is created to capture the essence of Yves Saint Laurent. The range consists of 11 shades – ranging from soft shades to colorful and bold shades to play with. I have with me no 7 Parisienne to show you, hope you enjoy this post :)

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The packaging of YSL Couture Palette is the same as the previous eyeshadow palette – encased in luxurious gold casing with the iconic YSL logo. The colors presented in Parisienne is inspired by the twilight of parisian apartment. The colors in this palette are exceptionally girly in a captivating way.

The shades in this palette are very girly, sweet and the colors are easy to wear. The shades are shimmery but without giving any over shimmery look. The shades in this palette are mostly sheer, not too pigmented. It’s such an easy to use palette without having to worry that you’re applying too much products

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  • The base color is a light taupe shade with shimmers
  • Highlight shade is the frosty soft pink – I recommend to dab your brush lightly into this shade as dabing into it too hard will create a too frosty finish
  • Shade 1 is a brown – purple shade, this shade has less shimmer and it is less frosty compared to the other shades
  • Shade 2 is a light plum shade with shimmer
  • Shade 3 is a shimmery pink, at some lighting it looks a bit lilac to me.

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Swatches according to the shades: B – H – 2 – 3 – 1

 

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The shades in this palette could never go wrong. My personal favorite shade has got to be shade 3. It’s such a sweet and natural shade without being boring. I love how this shade brightens my overall look without making me looking washed out.

Although most of the time I would opt for a more pigmented shades, I would say this is one of the sheer palette that has won my heart. Wearing the shades are not a chore at all, not to mention that there’s no fall out at all. I applied the shades using eyeshadow brush and the eyeshadow sets easily and stays for a good 5 hours with no signs of fading.

I did a simple look with Parisienne. Please pardon the eyeliner on my eyelid, I wasn’t being patient to wait for my liquid liner to dry :)

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If you have not checked this range yet, you should! The range of colors are beautiful and pretty wide, so there should be one that catches your attention ;)

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Swatches and Quick Review

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Baby Doll Kiss & Blush offers an innovative formula structure, the results of a fusion of two technologies; foundation and lipstick. The air-whipped formula, with two patents pending, combines an extremely sensual color-diffusion complex and a blend of pigments for color hamony perfectly adapted to both lips and cheeks.
Kiss & Blush, an airy texture that’s a cross between lip color and a cheek blush that instantly evolves into a velvety soft veil with matte luminosity.
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  • a Light – diffusing gel: It’s special structure enables the formula to easily blend and evenly diffuse light for a finish that is both matte and luminous. This highly concentrated gel creates an extremely sensorial ad velvety texture that makes it possible to modulate color intensity, for a light, fresh looking result or super pop effect.
  • Oils and Balancing Powder: They help ensure the comfort and long wear of the texture that effortlessly blends on both lips and cheeks. The color stays put while remaining matte and radiant.
  • Pure Pigments enhanced with micro pearl lightly tinged with pink. To maximize radiance of each complexion and offer vibrant, irresistable colors with a satin finish

The shades available are:

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In this post, I have 7 shades to be swatched on the back of my hand  and I picked 4 shades to be swatched on my lip below.

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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is pigmented and true to color when swatched on the back of my hand; however when it is applied on my lip, it got quite hard to control due to the thickness of the applicator. It shows up quite sheer for the first layer, and to get the opaque color on my lip, I applied another layer. I  would recommend using a lip brush to get a more even pigmentation and neater application especially for bolder color. While on my cheek, I like to dab in three dots on my cheek and blend it out (shown on the picture below – taken from YSL press information). I have tried blending the product with my fingers and brush; I like to spread the color with my finger first and then blending it out with brush. I am using Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush (02) or Koyudo fupa02 brush for to blend the color.

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What I like about the texture of this lip & blush is that is doesn’t makes my lip feel dry. I have tried some other product which can be used for both lip and cheek which is very drying, but this is not the case for YSL Baby Doll. It feels fine on my lip – not fully moisturising but definitely not drying.

The finish of YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush looks velvety to me; they are not fully matte nor glossy to me. The swatches on my lip in the pictures below are  my favorite  shades from this range so far. I am not really into bold lip color usually but #5 Rouge Effrontee has got into my favorite shades list from this range.

On the lasting power, I find that it varies among the colors. Some shade stays longer on my lip & cheek while other fades more quickly. YSL baby doll left a stain on my lip and cheek – On the cheek, the shade fades after 4-5 hours, but the stain looks more obvious on my lip and the stain stays on my lip for a longer time. On my lip, the stain lasts for more than 5 hours.

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Thank you for reading!

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is retailing at S$50 and now available in YSL Beauty ION Orchard 

 

Disclaimer: Some of the information in this post are extracted from YSL Press Release Information. However my opinion expressed is honest and unbiased.

YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator – Information and Review

YSL is releasing a new base product – CC Cream Light Creator. For this product, the YSL team has added a unique active complex canned Glycanactif. CC Cream youth liberator is the first hybrid CC Cream with Glycanactif. This active ingredient is claimed to be able to unifies the complexion surface and correct imperfections, evens out imperfections irregularities, refines skin texture and reveals its radiance day after day.

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Here’s the features of CC Cream Light Forever Light Creator:

  • Correction and Uniformity

CC Cream Forever Light Creator helps regulate imperfection and unify the complexion.

  • 24 Hours Hydration

Enriched with hydrating agent, the formula ensures 24hours hydration for the skin

  • Prevention and SPF 35/+++PA Protection

Its dual anti UV protection and anti oxidant action helps combat the appearance of color defects in the future

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Review

I received these products last week and I have been trying this product for about 9 days and here’s what I feel so far:

Packaging:

YSL CC Cream Youth Liberator is packaged in a long sleek squeezable tube. The product contains 40 ml of product. The design is simple and light.

Texture & Finish

YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator is very light in texture. The texture is so light that I don’t really feel that I am wearing foundation. The coverage is light but it manages to cover my pores. These days I applied 2 layers of YSL CC cream on my face to give me the kind of coverage I want. It gives a healthy glow  to your complexion; natural coverage and it evens out my skintone.

Shades:

YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator comes in 3 shades: Rose, Apricot and Lavender. The description below is taken from YSL CC Cream press release information:

  • Rose : To give the complexion a fresh and rosy halo
  • Apricot : To recreate the golden radiance of a beautiful skin
  • Lavender: to give a natural skin looking radiance

Here’s the swatch of both shades. Rose is a beige shade with pink under tone and Apricot is more tinted and it looks more golden.

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Here I have taken pictures of me wearing different shades on a different day:

Here’s how shade “rose” looks on me

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Rose is a beautiful shade which brightens my skin. The product delivers the promise to give a complexion a fresh and rosy halo. I can see the rosy glow it has on me, However I do feel that this shade is a bit too light for me. The shade still matches my neck well, but once I compare with my arm, I can spot the difference and it kinda looks unnatural anymore.

And here’s how Apricot looks on me

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At first, Apricot looks a bit too dark on my skin tone. But after applying it onto my face and blends it out evenly, I find that Apricot suits my skintone better. It is certainly not brightening, but it evens out my skin tone and makes my skin looks healthy.

 

Mixed: Apricot & Rose

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After trying out rose and apricot on their own, I decided to try and mix the two together. The amount of Apricot I applied is 2/3 and rose is 1/3 and I mix them together. The shades comes out to be very nice and it suits my skin tone perfectly. I can see how Apricot complement my skin tone and covers my redness and pores. At the same time, shade rose does its job by giving me that beautiful glow that I love a lot. Other than using it as a base product, I was also using shade rose as a highlighter. Rose is lighter than my actual skin tone, in the picture above I applied it on my under eye area. As a result, my face looks fresh and healthy :)

Here’s the amount of Rose and Apricot I use for my 3rd look

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YSL CC Cream Forever Light Creator is going to be available in March and will be retailing at $79

Disclaimer: The products were sent to me for review purposes. Some information above is taken from YSL press release file. My review is based on my experience; honest and unbiased.

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

YSL La Laque Couture Spicy Collection Swatches

YSL is adding new collection of their Nail Polish range. La Laque Couture Spicy Collection consist of 1 gold flaky glitters and 6 cream shades. The shades released in this collection varies; some shades are very unique, it is something that I have not worn before whereas some other shade are quite similar to some of my nail polishes in my collection.

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41 Eau de Rose 

This is described as Delicate Rose Petal Pink. The shade is very girly and the shade is opaque in two layers.

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The swatches of Eau de Rose is taken by Monica.

 

42 Safran Sultan

With La Laque Couture no 42 Saffran Sultan, YSL creates an atypical, intensely warm shade that is both surprising and chic. Essential for an inimitable, shade for an avant-garde YSL look.

According to the press release, YSL describe this shade as a royal yellow. It looks like a yellow mustard cream shade too. This is a very unique shade and I have nothing like this in my stash.

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43 – Opulente Cannelle.

YSL describe this as a rich coral shade. I find that this shade is a mixture of a deep rose shade combined with brown. This shade reminds me of Moroccan houses with the exotic feeling. This is my go to color whenever I don’t feel like having a red nails but at the same time I don’t wish to have a nude nails too.

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44 Ambre Gingemembre

YSL describes this shade as oriental orange. Somehow this shade reminds me of pumpkin too.

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46 – Poivre Noir 

This color is describes as piquant plum. This shade is gorgeous and I love it so much. It is a deep plum shade which is suitable for all occasions.

 

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46 – Piment d’Ailleurs 

YSL describes this shade as torrid red. In the swatch below, I applied Feuille d’Or on my index finger.

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47 Feuille d’Or

By just looking at the bottle, I am hooked onto this glitter shade. The glitter is gorgeous and it is looking festive. The texture of this nail polish is nice and it is easy to apply. Unlike some other glitter polishes, this glitter shade is not sticky and the gold sprinkles adds a touch of festive feeling to my nail.

Some tips from YSL on applying Feuille d’Or:

  • Applied over the opulent shades of La Laque Couture Spicy Collection. APply a fine coat over the entire nail, or just the half moons or the tips.
  • If you wish, apply a second coat to intensify the gilded look.
  • Feuille d’Or top coat can also be applied alone on bare nails for a 24 karat effect.

 

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My Final Thought on the nail polishes in La Laque Couture Spicy Collection:

YSL never fail to impress me on their nail polish quality. The nail polishes are easy to apply; the brush are wide so it helps nail polish to be applied evenly and more easily. The shades are opaque in two coats and it does not feel thick when applied. Most YSL nail polishes last on my finger perfectly for about 3 days – I type everyday with my nails touching the keyboard and I do houseworks too. I am glad that YSL is always consistent with the formula of their nail polish. I can say that YSL is my favorite designer nail polish brand.

 

 

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

 

Disclaimer: The items swatched above are sent to me for for my consideration. Some information above are extracted from YSL press kit. My thoughts expressed in this post is purely my opinion and unbiased.

 

 

YSL Pivoine Crush Palette – Swatches

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Hello again!

After writing a short review on YSL Rosy Blush in my previous post, here is YSL Pivoine Crush Palette from the Spring 2014 Collection.

The Pivoine Crush is a 5 color eyeshadow palette. The packaging of both the eyeshadow and the blush in spring collection has the same design but different color. While the Rosy Blush has a soft pink flower petals design, the eyeshadow packaging cover is designed in a brighter pink which looks like a fuchsia to me.

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Shadows, lights, pure colors. Five couture shades and endless possibilities to be the artist of your own eyes. Tones of fuchsia pink, coral and black cherry to color and play with contrast. A pearly champagne shade to highlight and give spring freshness.

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The eyeshadow comprises of 5 eyeshadow with pink as its main theme, the shades are very spring appropriate. I feel that this palette is wearable; the bright pink shade may looks too much for an everyday look, but I guess it would be nice to apply this in the middle of the eyelid as an accent color.

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The swatches from left to right:

  • Bubblegum pink with blue undertone. This shade would be a nice shade for accent color on the middle of the eyelid.
  • Coral – this shade makes a great base for medium skin tone.
  • Medium pink with silver shimmer – this is my personal favorite shade from the palette. I use this as my base eyelid color.
  • Pale sandy – this one makes a nice shade for highlighting the brow bone
  • Dark purple with a hint of brown and packed with golden shimmer

 

I hope the swatches are helpful :)

Have you checked on this collection ? What would be your picks from this collection?

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

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