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YSL Golden Glow (13) Couture Palette

YSL Golden Glow (13) Couture Palette
YSL Golden Glow (13) Couture Palette

YSL Golden Glow (13) Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, neutral eyeshadow palette with subtle, warmer shades. The eyeshadows are supposed to be “intense” in color, long-wearing, and crease-proof. I like the way YSL’s Couture eyeshadow formula looks on the lid, but it is a formula that really needs a primer to last through the day–so if you typically wear primer, and you don’t already have neutrals covered, you might like this one. The eyeshadows are very soft, lightly dusty but “melt” a bit, where they meld with the skin and don”t just sit on it and look dry. Overall, the pigmentation was semi-opaque to opaque with most shades blending easily. They all faded noticeably within six to seven hours on me, though.

Golden Glow #1 is a light-medium taupe brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer finish. It had great color payoff paired with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. theBalm #32 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Artificial Earth (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) (P, $39.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Glow #2 is a pale, white gold with a frosted shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, but blendable, texture that initially looked dry on the lid but seemed to “melt” and look more pearly after about a minute. The color wore well for six and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Blow Fish (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Flower #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Taiga #1 (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pelican (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Glow #3 is a dark brown with a soft, satiny sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage, while the texture of the powdery was looser and more powdery. I had trouble blending this shade out on its own as it tended to adhere where it was initially applied. Over primer, it blended much better. I noticed fading with this shade after seven hours. Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Busted (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Mekong (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S622 Black Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Zagreb (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Fetiche #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Secret Lovers (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Ankh (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Glow #4 is a muted, medium-dark gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was good, though not fully opaque, while the texture had a slight dustiness to it, the color applied evenly and blended out easily to the lid. The color started to fade after seven hours on me. MAC Patina (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Barefoot (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry Gold #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Go for the Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sample Sized (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Night Golds #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Amber (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Navy #4 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). YSL Avant Garde #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Joy Toy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Glow #5 is a medium-dark taupe with very subtle, warmer undertones but has a “cooler” tone overall (the shimmer makes it appear cooler, I’d say) paired with a lightly frosted finish. This shade had fantastic pigmentation that applied really well to bare skin–even, smooth, and blendable–but only wore for seven hours on me before fading noticeably. Clarins Rosewood #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Trance (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Upgrade (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Delicate Acidity (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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YSL Rosy Glow (14) Couture Palette

YSL Rosy Glow (14) Couture Palette
YSL Rosy Glow (14) Couture Palette

YSL Rosy Glow (14) Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.16 oz.) contains a mix of warmer neutrals with satin to frost finishes. The eyeshadows are supposed to be “intense” in color, long-wearing, and crease-proof. The palette largely performed as past Couture palettes have, which is with decent pigmentation, softer/dustier textures, and below-average wear but does improve significantly when used over a primer. While I typically like the end result of how the formula looks on the lid, this palette had one major miss–the light gold–that was just sheer and messy to work with, which is not at all the “intense color” promised.

Rosy Glow #1 is a light, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though the slightly dusty texture made it prone to sheering out more readily on the skin unless it was applied over a primer. It was easy to blend and sat well on the skin. The color started to fade noticeably after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Lust (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sweet Allure (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pale Mauve (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Morphe Faint (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Kimber (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow #2 is a light gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, shimmery finish. It had sheer coverage, which was not buildable and did not perform significantly better over primer. This was so frustrating to discover in the palette, because at this price point, all five shades should perform well. It was dusty, messy to use, and lasted for five and a half hours. Dior Exuberante #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Fall Collection 2012 #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Party (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow #3 is a slightly muted, dark brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was soft without being too powdery or too firm, so it applied with good coverage to bare skin but still blended out with ease. The color faded noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear. LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink Chocolate #4 (P, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Going Nuts (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Fine (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow #4 is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a fine, golden shimmer. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin. The texture was soft, blendable, and sat well on the skin. This shade wore for seven hours before fading noticeably. MAC Artistic License (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #2 (P, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Future (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ringleader (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Paradisco (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). The Estee Edit Gleam (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Freelove (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosy Glow #5 is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft, lightly dusty but smooth and blendable on the skin without looking dry or powdery when applied to the lid. The pigmentation was fully opaque and didn’t lose its intensity when blended. On me, it lasted for seven and a half hours. Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Mocha (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Silk Robe (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Copper (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 14 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P, )(85% similar). MAC Aurora (LE, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Persona Bossy (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain for Fall 2016

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

High coverage liquid lip color with ultimate shine, comfort, and all day wear. Vinyl Cream dresses lips in full coverage color and high-impact vinyl shine. The diamond shaped applicator allows for perfect lip contouring and color glides on evenly in just one stroke. The creamy formula provides 10 hour wear and all day comfort so lips look and feel beautiful.

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YSL Indie Jasper Couture Palette

YSL Indie Jaspe Couture Palette
YSL Indie Jaspe Couture Palette

YSL Indie Jaspe Couture Palette ($60.00 for 0.18 oz.) contains five shades in warmer gold, peach, two greens, and then a cooler silver sparkle. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “intense color” that is “long-wearing and crease-proof” — to the tune of “12-hour hold.” This formula runs dusty/powdery, so there’s a dryness that just don’t work well on bare skin as the eyeshadows tended to sheer out and fade quickly.

Indie Jaspe #1 is a light, peachy orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft and finely-milled, but it was dusty and prone to sheering out. It started to fade after seven hours on me (not even close to 12-hours!).
Chanel Jardins Eclatants #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Scandal #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Grain (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Dior Electrify #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indie Jaspe #2 is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, dusty texture that sheered out easily with some fall out. The color wore well for six hours before fading noticeably. Tarte Escape (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Pants (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Overdressed (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Ounce (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Too-dle-oo (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Tea Time (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indie Jaspe #3 is a sparkling silver. It is more like a loose glitter/sparkle than an eyeshadow, as none of it sticks well to skin–I had a ton of fall out within a couple of hours of wearing this–and it’s better patted over a tacky base or glitter adhesive, though it was impossible to make opaque for me. BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #11 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Revolt (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Oyster (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #2 (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indie Jaspe #4 is a muted, dark olive green with warm undertones and a soft, satin shimmer finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled texture that was just a smidgen dusty. The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading. Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Blackout (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Seaweed (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clarins Forest #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indie Jaspe #5 is a pale, minty green with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was a little dusty. It sheered out on the lid, unfortunately, and it didn’t adhere well to bare skin–really needed a good, tacky primer to shine. It lasted for six hours. Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Harmony (Right) (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Jealous Girl (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm #36 (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86P) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). City Color Hint of Mint (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Game Changer (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Atlantica (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain

YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain
YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain

YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain ($36.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. MAC Knockout (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Orange de Chine (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Glossy Stain formula is supposed to have the “texture and shine of a gloss” with the “long wear of a stain.” I’ve long been a fan of the Glossy Stain formula for a long-wearing gloss with (often) good pigmentation. It had good color payoff with a little translucency that gave it that stained look where the natural lip color comes through slightly. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage that made lips look fuller and smoother (lines were less noticeable–and I was pleasantly surprised the color didn’t gather heavily in the lines!). The texture feels very thin and watery initially, but after a couple of minutes, it develops into a moderately tacky, more gel-like consistency that is thicker and much glossier. On me, it was still going strong after eight hours of wear and was neither drying nor hydrating. The formula has a fruity scent to it, which wasn’t too noticeable when worn.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Tangerine Boho (42)

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YSL Peace Green & Love Pink La Laque Couture

YSL La Laque Couture
YSL La Laque Couture

YSL Peace Green La Laque Couture ($28.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a light-medium aqua green with warm undertones and fine, pearly shimmer that shifts from warmer copper to light pink. It was a thicker, but watery, polish that was hard for me to apply evenly, as the polish would pull to the edges and create an uneven surface, even if I laid my hands flat to try and help the polish level. It had semi-opaque coverage, and I didn’t notice the shimmer create visible lines/streaks. It lasted for seven days with minor tip wear. Cult Nails Thrive (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On (LE, $7.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Rescue Beauty Lounge Liberty (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

YSL Love Pink La Laque Couture ($28.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with fine, gold shimmer that shifts from a warmer, orange-gold to a lighter, paler gold. The consistency was thick but running, and the polish tended to pool along the edges without self-leveling as it dried down. It was hard to get streak-free coverage as the shimmer created fine lines that were sometimes visible–depended on the light. Two coats of polish yielded mostly opaque coverage, but you can see some of the nail line coming through. It wore for seven days with minor tip wear on me. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Femme (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Gemma (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer Peace Green
YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer Love Pink
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