Sunday, December 28th, 2008

I got a chance to get an early sneak peek at some of YSL’s Spring 2009 treats comin’ at us this February! :) I played with Palette d’Artiste for the Complexion ($62.00), Gloss Pur #4 (Pure Raspberry), Rouge Pur #146 (Romantic Pink), and Nail Touch #5 (Tender Pink Touch).

I’m really lovin’ the Gloss Pur formula–it’s creamy, pigmented, and not sticky at all. I love me a good pigmented gloss! I’m not positive whether all of the Gloss Purs have no shimmer, but it’s nice to see a gloss that’s just gloss and shine without the shimmer. The creaminess of the lipstick is lovely, and the shade is a more wearable shade of bubblegum pink.

The Nail Touch #5 is an interesting product, as it was my first time trying out a nail polish pen. I liked the experience, and it makes for a great on-the-go nail polish. This shade in particular is incredibly sheer, coming out mostly as a sheer pink–nice for the office or for those looking for something super subtle.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the rest of this collection when it launches this spring!

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

YSL’s Spring 2009 Collection

GLOSS PUR / Pure Lip Gloss ($29.00)

  • N 1 Pure Nude
  • N 2 Pure Rose
  • N 3 Pure Coral
  • N 4 Pure Raspberry
  • N 5 Pure Fuchsia
  • N 6 Pure Plum

NEW LIMITED EDITIONS

  • PALETTE D’ARTISTE / Collector Powder For The Complexion ($62.00)
  • PALETTE D’ARTISTE / Collector Powder For The Eyes ($62.00)

BLUSH VARIATION / Variation Blush ($44.00)

  • N 18 Coral Sand

OMBRES DUOLUMIÈRES / Eye Shadow Duo ($41.00)

  • N 17 Ivory Beige / Deep Black
  • N 19 Oatmeal / Petroleum Blue

EVERLONG MASCARA / Lengthening Mascara ($28.50)

  • N 7 Ever Steel Blue

EASY LINER FOR EYES / Eyeliner Automatique ($33.00)

  • N 2 Easy Brown
  • N 3 Easy Blue

FARD À LÈVRES ROUGE PUR / Pure Lipstick ($30.00)

  • N 143 Blazing Red
  • N 144 Silky Apricot
  • N 145 Paradise Pink
  • N 146 Romantic Pink
  • N 147 Hazelnut
  • N 148 Tea Rose

NAIL TOUCH / Nail Lacquer Brush Pen ($26.00)

  • N 5 Tender Pink Touch
  • N 6 Coral Touch

On-Counter: February 2009

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

YSL Pur Black Gloss sure is fun!

Above is the result of a little experiment I did last night trying to do “vampire lips” or the “just bitten” lips. Let me tell you, it isn’t as easy as you’d think! It’s not just red lipstick and then slapping on black gloss. Ultimately, what worked best was matte red lipstick (MAC Russian Red), then puckering lips up (to the max!), and applying a horizontal line of the black gloss (YSL Pur Black Gloss) on the top and bottom lip. Next, I took a glossy red gloss (MAC Boundless 3D Glass) and applied it vertically, without going too much over the black parts.

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Monday, September 29th, 2008

Look what arrived today… YSL’s Pur Black Gloss. Yes, Black. Yes, I paid $28.00 for it. No, I will probably not wear this anywhere out except, perhaps, on Halloween (kidddingg). I think it speaks for itself; I mean, what are you looking for in a black gloss? For me, novelty. YSL does a good job delivering a luxurious black gloss that’s surprisingly opaque and incredibly glossy. Most glosses always show some of the lip color through it, and this one is no exception.

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Monday, September 29th, 2008

So remember how enamored I’ve been over YSL’s new lipstick, Rouge Volupte? They’re running an art contest in celebration of their latest signature lipstick. The grand prize winner will win a two-night weekend getaway to NYC for two as well as a $500 gift card for “spending money.” You’ll also be getting some goodies from YSL (duh!). You can read more about prizes at the contests’ site.

In celebration of the launch of Rouge Volupté, YSL’s new signature lipstick, YSL Beauté is launching their Create Your Own YSL Rouge Volupté Masterpiece campaign.

Rouge Volupté is an object of desire. This ultra-sensual texture is presented in an elegant case with beautiful feminine curves. Both light and covering, the cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a sensual feeling and an exceptional gliding effect. And thanks to the colorshine complex, that magnifies the colour, the 18 shades of this new lipstick will make your lips radiant and simply irresistible.

Use your creativity and fashionista-sense to create a fabulously chic masterpiece inspired by the glamorous allure of the YSL Rouge Volupté Collection. Choose any medium: painting, sculpture, art deco, modern art, graphic art – you decide. Then get inspired by your favorite genre or artist and create your own unique gallery-worthy YSL lipstick-inspired piece of art. An expert panel from YSL Beauté will select their favorite virtuoso to receive a trip to NYC for two where the winner’s make up will be done by a YSL make up artist and the winner will receive select YSL products recommended by the make up artist. The winning YSL lipstick artist will also be featured, along with the artwork and bio, on the YSL Beauté US website!

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34.00) comes in a variety of eighteen shades. They range from pale to bright, beige to berry. The formula is described as “light and covering, the cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a delightful feeling and an exceptional gliding effect.” The packaging is obviously luxe with its golden tubes and elaborately designed ring that overlays the lipstick “shade.” On the top of each tube is a mirror, which, while small, is usable when you need a touch up.

Let me tell you why I LOVED these babies! This is, quite possibly, the creamiest, most pigmented, and deliriously glossy formula I have ever tried. All six colors were rich in color and hue, and they were spot-on in terms of what you see is what you get. So, they’re creamy (meaning they glide on like a dream), but they’re moisturizing and not in the least bit drying to boot! Glossiness? Oh, yes, indeed. It has such a glossy, reflective finish that makes you think there must be a gloss on top, but nope, that’s just the lipstick by itself.

I always wear gloss on top of my lipstick, because I love shine and glossy finishes–but I’ve been wearing these colors all by their lonesome and loving it! Of the six I have, my favorites are Caress Pink, Forbidden Burgundy, and Peach Passion. Tomorrow, after I do some swatching at MAC, I’ll be checking out the YSL counter to see if any others catch my fancy! And no, I don’t care one whit that these are $34 a pop. I consider them worth it! (P.S. – Cremesheen? After experiencing these, you have a lot to live up to!)

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