Thursday, March 12th, 2009

YSL Treasures of Africa for Summer 2009

The NEW SUMMER LOOK 2009 is a tribute to a vividly imagined land that invites us to discover the treasures of Africa. The Yves Saint Laurent woman defies the fiery rays of the sun at its zenith. In the season’s visual, her lips are natural and just slightly colored to emphasize the tantalizing power of her monochromatic, deep blue eye shadow. Hovering between darkness and light with radiant, contrasting colors, she proclaims the power of supreme seduction. The sensuality of the sun illuminates her skin with golden hues, while her intense eyes affirm her presence, and her lips are sheathed in fleshy transparency.

Tresor d’Afrique Poudre de Soleil Collector (Collector Sun Powder) ($72.00)
A mysterious wooden case, like a souvenir brought back from an unforgettable trip, this monogrammed compact contains a real treasure, an XXL sun powder. The Cassandra-logo engraved in the middle looks as if it has been written in the smooth sand of an arid shore. The shade and formula of this Collector Sun Powder are identical to those of SUN POWDER N2 – Golden Sun, with an SPF 10 and Ampli Light + pigments. This bestselling shade heightens and illuminates all skin tones with beautiful transparency.

Tresor d’Afrique Palette 5 Couleurs Pour les Yeux (5 Colour Harmony for Eyes) ($62.00)
Purple, indigo and turquoise encounter yellow and ocher to boldly dramatize eyes. Matte or iridescent, these luminous, long-lasting, highly pigmented shadows are easily modulated to dress up the eyelids. Through every metamorphosis you choose, they can be combined in twos or threes, or stand alone for a powerful monochrome effect. This color palette features two foam applicators: a thin one for defining the lash line, and a broader one for shading and blending.

Tresor d’Afrique Palette 5 Couleurs Pour les Lèvres (5 Colour Harmony for Lips) ($62.00)
As multicolored as African jewelry, this alliance of five intense, vibrant colors is designed for precious, radiant, summer-y smiles. The three lip shades – fuchsia, pink and orange – and the two glosses – pink ivory and garnet – are gorgeous on their own or layered for results that are always unique, always flamboyant.

Water-Resistant Eye Shadow ($28.50)

  • N1 – Pink Sand – a delicate, flesh pink ideal for natural-looking radiance.
  • N2 – Amethyst Grey – an elegant gray with subtle purple highlights.
  • N3 – Golden Fern – a soft, khaki green enhanced with gold sparkles.
  • N4 – Copper Radiance – a deep, warm brown highlighted with copper sparkles.

Poudre de Soleil Sun Powder in N4 – Iridescent Sun ($48.00)

Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick in N32 – Frozen Mango, N33 – Wild Blackberry ($30.00)

Everlong Mascara Waterproof in N5 – Ever Peacock Blue ($28.50)

Touche Éclat in N3 – Light Peach ($ 40.00 )

Long-lasting Eye Pencil in N3 – Ocean Blue, N12 – Paradise Blue ($28.00)

Shiny Lip Plumper in N2 – Glossy Plum ($26.00)

Nail Touch in N2 – Beige Touch, N4 – Pearly Touch ($26.00)

Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush ($52.00)

Availability: On-counter on May 4, 2009

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24 thoughts on “YSL Treasures of Africa Collection for Summer 2009

  1. Sarah

    Oh! What a beautiful collection! I’m not happy they’re not doing those typical sun collector palettes I’ve come to collect every summer though, or maybe that’s a blessing for my bank account! After all my list of summer wants is mounting, lol!

  2. Ilaria

    the picture is wonderful!

  3. cloudburst

    I love YSL’s colour stories, but I find them way over priced. That being said their nail polish is excellent.

  4. MIssNice

    The Blue and the Hot Pink eyeshadows are Amazing!!

  5. MIssNice

    The Blue and the Hot Pink eyeshadows are Amazing!!

  6. CeeBee

    Both the eye and lip palettes are gorgeous – I could have a lot of fun with those!
    The sun powder on the other hand looks a little… well… like every other sun powder I’ve seen. Be interesting to see how it swatches though, sometimes it hard to tell until you apply it.

  7. Lisa

    I can’t wait!!!!!

  8. Susie

    gorgeous…Love the eye fresh!

  9. Patrice

    I LOVE IT!!!!!! It’s funny cos that’s the kind of look that I’m looking for right now….Strong vibrant blue eyeshadows, golden sunkissed skin and neutral lips. I can’t wait til May. :( bummer.

  10. Jennifer

    Treasures of South Africa is more like it. *sigh*

  11. HoneyBrown1976

    That model just screams Africa.

    Great colors, failed advertising!

  12. Ruth

    I’m not really impressed, YSL never really did anything for me.

  13. lovely packaging….

  14. Arika BH

    Amazing! I love the way these palettes look and those Sun Powders! Im in love with these colors and the amazing boldness. Also the packaging is beyond chic. I would feel like a Bond girl pulling out one of these sleek, gorgeous compacts. I have to get something from that collection. That image from the ad is jaw droppingly gorgeous.

  15. IZzySA

    Gorgeous collection.. A must have for summer!

  16. I love those eyeshadow quads!!!! I can’t wait to purchase those!

  17. Sal

    That blue is AMAZING. Me wantie.

  18. YSL doesn’t ever really do it for me, but the Tresor d

  19. Sabrina

    Wow… I will have to get the eye and lip compact.. PS guys, thats not pink eyeshadow.. It’s the lip compact 😛 I love YSL so much. The collections and make up are just phenomenal!!! I used to be obsessed with MAC, but now.. YSL is the one for me :P.

  20. marina

    this collection was available in may

  21. marina

    *in april