Thursday, October 25th, 2012

YSL 15% Off Cosmetics + Free Shipping Coupon Code

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012


YSL Fall 2012 Collection – Contemporary Amazon

She moves through Paris as she would an urban jungle, exuding a tailored take on the basics. A matte yet luminous complexion, smoky gold eyes, red lips and garnet lacquers for daring sophistication.

Pure Chromatics ($55.00)

  • No. 10 Greens/olives
  • No. 11 Grays & navies

Contemporary Amazon Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara ($30.00)

  • Graphite Green Green

Dare to Glow Illuminator ($28.00)

A silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer, Dare to Glow is an essential for women seeking that gorgeous glow. The melting, ultra-fresh gel texture leaves skin soft and comfortable. Enriched with optical mother-of-pearl particles, Dare to Glow forms an impalpable veil for a natural-looking shimmer on the skin.

  • Tempting Gold Gold
  • Fatal Red Red
  • Naughty Pink Pink

Rouge Pur Couture – The Mats ($32.00)

  • Orange Imagine Orange
  • Rouge Rock Red-plum
  • Grenat Satisfaction Burgundy

La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($25.00)

  • Khaky Arty Khaki
  • Rouge Expressioniste Red

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, YSL

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012


YSL Summer Look 2012 Collection

Terre Saharienne Collector ($50.00)

  • 1 Harmonie Tanned
  • 2 Harmonie Sunkissed

Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof ($30.00)

  • 2 Burnt Brown
  • 4 Majorelle Blue

Dessin Du Regard Waterproof ($28.00)

  • 8 Luminescent Gold
  • 9 Azure Blue

Golden Gloss ($30.00)

  • 51 Golden Shelle
  • 52 Golden Pebble
  • 53 Golden Pearl
  • 54 Golden Sand

Pure Chromatics ($52.00)

  • No. 7 Feminine
  • No. 8 Earthy
  • No. 9 Smoky

Availability: Now @ YSL

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012


YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Launches

Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres. The answer for women who want it all. Those who refuse to compromise. Women who want to have lips infused with the most gorgeous colors and a totally new kind of shine. To reveal the true beauty of their lips with sublime sophistication
and transparency.

Skin-deep color and a wet look that lasts and lasts. Not exactly lipstick, not exactly gloss, and so much more than a simple lip stain, Yves Saint Laurent is a whole new way to make up lips.

A technological breakthrough, Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres is a must-have with an exceptional hold. Fresh and light, the texture does not run, streak or fade. Lips are infused with color. The pleasure is reinforced by an extraordinary feeling of comfort.

Shades

  • No. 1 Violet Edition
  • No. 2 Brun Glace
  • No. 3 Brun Cachemire
  • No. 4 Mauve Pigmente
  • No. 5 Rouge Vintage
  • No. 6 Camel Croisiere
  • No. 7 Corail Aquatique
  • No. 8 Orange de Chine
  • No. 9 Rouge Laque
  • No. 10 Rouge Philtre
  • No. 11 Rouge Gouache
  • No. 12 Corail Fauve
  • No. 13 Rose Tempera (Nordstrom Exclusive)
  • No. 14 Fuchsia Dore
  • No. 15 Rose Vinyl
  • No. 16 Pourpre Preview
  • No. 17 Encre Rose
  • No. 18 Rose Pastelle
  • No. 19 Beige Aquarelle
  • No. 20 Rouge Enamel (Sephora Exclusive)

availability: April 2012, $32 each (spotted at Nordstrom already)

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012

10 Worst Beauty Products of 2011

These are some of the biggest flops I tested out during 2011!  Creasing, poor pigmentation, grittiness, dryness, you name it, you’ll find it on this list!

  1. MAC Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad
  2. Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations Eyeliners
  3. MAC Street Art Eyeshadow Palette
  4. Dior Blue Tie Palette
  5. YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick
  6. MAC Evil Eye Eyeshadow Quad
  7. NARS Celebrate Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
  8. MAC Miss Piggy Pink Eyeshadow
  9. Clarins Barocco Gold Shimmering Powder
  10. MAC Big Bounce Shadows

What was the worst product you tried out this year?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

YSL Juicy Grapefruit (03) Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick
YSL Juicy Grapefruit (03) Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick

YSL Juicy Grapefruit (03) Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick

YSL Juicy Grapefruit (03) Volupte Sheer Candy ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is, first and foremost, a balm. I say this to help set expectations, because for all of the fancy packaging, it is a lip balm, which means sheer color (YSL describes the color as “a sheer veil of brilliant color”). It is also described as lightweight with ingredients that will keep “lips feeling soft and hydrated for up to eight hours.” Juicy Grapefruit is clear when I wear it. It’s described as a “sheer, fresh baby pink” but it’s a glossy shine and not much else. I would expect to see more color in some of the darker shades in the range, but I haven’t tried them personally. Like other lip products in YSL’s line-up, these are mango-scented.

This product was a total miss for me–I was curious to see how it would work out, and the real point of these is something that’s moisturizing (and perhaps, lightly tinted), but it’s not moisturizing at all. I would apply this, and I would feel the need to reapply after an hour, because it would disappear in that time. I applied it before bed, and my lips felt chapped when I woke up. I don’t have high maintenance lips at all, but these made me feel like the queen of thirsty lips. I would actually describe this as drying, because after an hour of wearing this, all I wanted (and needed!) was more balm.  I tried using this and nothing but this for three days, and after those three days, my lips were on the verge of making a run for it.

It has a really emollient base, common to YSL’s Volupte line-up, and it glides on effortlessly, because it’s really creamy (without being thick or opaque). It feels nice on, and it doesn’t feel drying initially.  The packaging, too, is just like the Rouge Voluptes but with different coloring, and my favorite part has always been the filigree of YSL logo that wraps around the middle (but it will hold fingerprints). It’s always nice when a high-end brand uses high-end packaging to complement their product line. These were the only high points of this product–this was one of the more disappointing products I’ve tried in the past few months.

Remember, I can only review based on my personal experience with a product–if this formula worked for you, by all means, enjoy it for the both of us! :)  I’ve seen plenty of positive reviews on this product, but I didn’t experience it myself, unfortunately!

The Glossover

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YSL Juicy Grapefruit (03) Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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If you purchase, make sure there is a return policy! This wasn't moisturizing, needed constant reapplication, and always left my lips feeling more parched than the time before.

Product

4/10

Pigmentation

5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

2/10

Application

3/5

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