Sunday, November 8th, 2009

YSL Spring Look Collection for Spring 2010

Spring Preview: YSL Spring Look Collection for Spring 2010

This season the YSL woman represents allure and passion. She is Faubourg St Honoré chic, an enigma of contrasts: intimate, sensual and decadent. She is forever… PARIS.   Now available for pre-order on YSLbeautyus.com.

Y-Mail Palette ($65.00)

This unique limited edition palette is a true collector’s item. Inspired by the YSL Y-MAIL Handbag Collection, this adorable complexion palette comes packaged in a YSL “handbag” of its very own. Available in two shades: #1 highlights the face with three light pearly shades and #2 highlights the complexion with three luminous silky shades.

  • Face Highlighter
  • Blush Highlighter

Ombres 5 Lumieres Eyeshadow ($56.00)

  • Parisian Sky #9

Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Rose Paris #27
  • Beaubourb Brown #28
  • Opera Rose #29
  • Faubourg Peach #30

Golden Gloss ($29.00)

  • Golden Petal #19
  • Golden Macadamia #20

La Laque (Nail Lacquer) ($20.00)

  • Beige Chiffon #41
  • Mauve Silk #143

Mascara Singulier ($30.00)

  • Deep Black #1

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Monday, September 21st, 2009

YSL Holiday 2009

YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) End of Year Event 2009 for Holiday 2009

The Yves Saint Laurent END-OF-YEAR 2009 make-up collection celebrates passionate colors to dazzle the year’s most festive evenings. Leaving glitter behind, Yves Saint Laurent opts for the ultimate chic of pure, vibrant, incandescent colors. From sublime red to deep plum, the shades adapt with variable textures, multiple effects and powerful combinations. Worn alone in a refined monochrome or paired in contrasting duos, they are intensely alive and designed to be freely expressed for an instinctive, ultra couture make-up look.

Glamour Product

As a treat for yourself or as a gift, two precious objects stir desire. They go everywhere, are as eye-catching as couture accessories, and they glorify lips and eyes in an instant. Gold or silver, these sparkling compacts are engraved with the emblematic Yves Saint Laurent heart. Their black vinyl straps slip onto a key ring, handbag or belt. For daytime or night time, for lips or eyes, they feature two harmonious duos for liberated, intuitive application.

  • PALETTE DUO POUR LES LÈVRES illuminates the lips with a shiny rosy-beige lipstick and a pearly champagne gloss. ($75.00)
  • PALETTE DUO POUR LES YEUX lights up the eyes with a pearly lavender used as a highlighter, and outlines them with intense violet. ($75.00)

Mini Touche Blush N°11 ($28.00)

The mini version of TOUCHE BLUSH slips into any evening bag. With its soft, faithful puff and mirror, it enhances the face’s voluptuous curves and the décolleté. The new shade N°11 – Sparkling Beige, a slightly scintillating coral beige, gives the skin a subtle ivory aura. A few caressingly soft touches suffice for instant, ultra-feminine radiance.

Collection (New Shades)

  • Rouge Pur Lipstick: N°149 – Black Tulip, N°150 – Sublime Red, N°151 – Sweet Dark Purple, N°152 – Pink Grenadine ($30.00)
  • Golden Gloss: N°17 – Golden Cherry, a rich red, N°18 – Golden Lavander, a subtle mauve ($29.00)

Collection (Repromotions)

  • Eyeshadow Duo: N°1 – Heavenly Beige/ Astral Brown ($41.00)
  • Dramatic Styling Mascara: N°1– Deep Black ($30.00)
  • La Laque: N°1 – Sublime Red and N°34 – Black Tulip ($20.00)

Availability: November 2009.

Edited: Added more images!

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Sunday, July 5th, 2009

This summer, YSL launched a new shade of Everlong Waterproof Mascara — Ever Peacock Blue ($28.50). It’s described as a “luminous blue,” though I would say it’s more like a rich navy blue with just a hint of green in it. The above photo used a primer base (MAC Prep + Prime Lash), and then a few coats of the Everlong. This was actually my first time trying a YSL mascara, and I was pleased with the length, natural curl (these lashes weren’t curled!), and thickness. I felt like the formula didn’t give into clumping at all, which has always been an issue for me as I tend to pile on more mascara than the average person, I’d say!

I liked using this colored version of Everlong, because it felt lightweight, fun, and minimalistic. It’s like a twist on sporting colored eyeliner on a lazy day. If I’m lazy or out of time in the morning, a few coats of this blue-hued mascara makes the whites of my eyes look a little whiter and opens up my eyes just a wee bit more. For me, the only downside to this mascara is the price tag, which is a bit steep for a mascara that is more of a novelty than an everyday staple. (In black, I could easily see myself using this regularly, so then it’d be worth it to me, since I’d get through on a tube in a couple of months.)

Are you a colored mascara fan? Why/why not?

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

YSL Fall 2009 Collection Sneak Peek – Part 1

YSL for Fall 2009 made our hearts flutter with its stunning promotional imagery. I’m not shocked, either! With the introduction of four new shades of Rouge Volupte, stunning quints, and new Gloss Volupte? I knew this collection was going to cause a stir. Today, let’s preview Frivolous Pink Rouge Volupte ($34.00) — my very favorite lipstick formula — which is a gorgeous shade of milky pink that runs just a touch cool, but it’s not nearly as cool or as pale as Lingerie Pink, but it is not as bright as Fetish Pink. It applies smoothly, evenly, and feels moisturizing as you wear it. This is one of the creamiest lipsticks I’ve had the pleasure of using.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

YSL Fall 2009 Collection Sneak Peek – Part 3

YSL for Fall 2009 sees the introduction and limited release of three cream blushes, available in Velvety Peach, Powdery Rose, and Silky Praline ($38.00 each). YSL describes them as…

Velvety soft, airy, as light as a cloud… A delicious texture that melts on the skin and brings a rosy warmth to the cheeks. A sensual cream blush that becomes an irresistible powdery veil on contact with the skin, accentuates the cheekbones and instantly illuminates the face. No layered effect, no mask feeling… just a touch of bare-skin color for a radiant, natural-looking glow.

I would definitely have to agree with the soft, airiness of the product. It feels extremely light to the touch, and it is certainly creamy–without being thick or goopy. I was able to play with Powdery Rose, which is a soft, pale pink when sheered out. It can be layered for more intense color or sheered out for subtle color, depending on your preferences and needs. There’s just the faintest shimmer/sheen in it, but the sheerer you wear it, the less noticeable the shimmer is. I prefer to use a stippling brush like the 188 to apply this to cheeks, because it gives you more control over the application and allows you to build up the intensity to the level you want without any fuss.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

YSL Fall 2009 Collection Sneak Peek – Part 2

YSL for Fall 2009 also features two new 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes Palettes in Bronze Gold and Midnight ($56.00 each). I was able to check out Midnight, which is a stunning selection of silver/gray matched with a bright pop of slightly cool-toned silver flecked pink and a smoky shade of plummy purple. There are a bright silver, a grayish silver, and a matte black eyeshadows also included in the palette. All of the eyeshadows are housed in a “gold” palette with traditional YSL branding. I love the packaging, because I feel like it seems more elegant than traditional plastic packaging, though it does attract fingerprints like crazy!

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