The Summer Season: Corals (April)

The Summer Season: Corals (April)

With April behind us, what better time to do a recap of the shades featured thus far in the Summer Season?  Here are seven corals that are perfect for summer…  More to come, of course!

  1. Cle de Peau #26 Lipstick
  2. gloMinerals Passion Fruit Lipstick
  3. Guerlain Gaby Rouge G Lipstick
  4. Illamsqua Brink Lipstick
  5. Korres #18 Peach Lipstick
  6. Korres #45 Coral Lipstick
  7. Urban Decay 5150 Lipstick

What are your favorites?  Have you found any great corals lately?

YSL Golden Sand (03) Terre Saharienne

YSL Golden Sand Bronzer

YSL Golden Sand (03) Terre Saharienne ($50.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a rich, golden tanned bronzer from YSL’s Solaris Collection. YSL is releasing three shades of Terre Saharienne that are both new and permanent — Sand (01), Copper Sand (02), and Golden Sand (03).

Golden Sand is a rich, golden bronze with an orange undertone. It has very, very faint shimmer, which translates into more of a subtle sheen that reflects light in an incredibly delicate way. This shade will work best for those of warmer and deeper skin tones, because the slight touch of golden orange in it may translate into an orange-y mess on those with paler and/or cooler skin tones. You can layer it on for an intense look or use it sheerly for a naturally bronzed look — you can see me wearing it in this look.

The packaging is classic YSL — the gold “metal” compact that flips open to reveal a large mirror and compact with YSL emblazoned in the middle. The back reveals all the pertinent information like its weight (0.35 oz.) and the active sunscreen ingredient (octinoxate 6%) — which is SPF 12. I like it for a more matte version of a bronzer — it’s not completely matte, but it’s not shimmery either. It’s also very finely milled, smooth to the touch, and easy to blend on the face.

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