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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.

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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick for Spring 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick

Made with 65% oils, the deeply hydrating texture instantly melts into lips providing a pop of color, instant hydration, and all day comfort. After 4 weeks, lips look healthy and more nourished. 6 oils for 6 benefits: hydration, high shine, comfort, ultra-melting, luminosity, and smoothness. With the addicting signature YSL mango scent, these lipsticks are good enough to eat. Now in 12 brand new shades, from modern neutrals, playful pinks and intense berries, there is a Rouge Volupte Shine for every moment.

Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

Now online

The Details

Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick, $37.00 (New, Permanent)

  • No. 41 Corail a Porter Coral
  • No. 43 Rose Rive Gauche Rose
  • No. 45 Rouge Tuxedo Red
  • No. 47 Beige Blouse Rose beige
  • No. 49 Rose Saint Germain Raspberry pink
  • No. 51 Rose Saharienne Pink
  • No. 42 Baume Midi Minuit Sheer
  • No. 44 Nude Lavalliere Beige
  • No. 46 Orange Perfecto Orange
  • No. 48 Smoking Plum Plum
  • No. 50 Fuchsia Stiletto Fuchsia
  • No. 52 Trapeze Pink Cool pink

YSL Spring 2016 Collection

YSL Spring 2016 Collection
YSL Spring 2016 Collection

Boho Stone Collection. The Yves Saint Laurent woman par excellence. Her intuitive sensuality and assertive femininity; an inspiration to the admirers that follow in her wake – entranced.

Online now at YSL, January 2016 at all other retailers

The Details

Face Palette, $47.00 (Limited Edition)

Each shade of the radiant face powder can be used separately to correct any uneven skintone or all shades can be used together for a soft and sophisticated touch of brightness.Uninhibited and modern, introducing the limited edition Boho Stones Couture Palette. Inspired by the free-spirit of a bohemian lifestyle, pink opale creations float throughout the palette that is trimmed with gold.

Gypsy Opale Pink opal

Couture Palette, $60.00 (Limited Edition)

Boho Stones Couture Palette. Inspired by the free-spirit of a bohemian lifestyle, green opale creations float throughout the palette that is trimmed with gold. A beautiful rich silver plays center stage, as sage greens and peach add richness to the eyes.

  • Indie Jaspe Peach, gold, silver, green, mint

Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, $36.00 (Permanent)

  • Tangerine Boho (42) Pink coral
  • Rose Folk (43) Coral

Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, $32.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Hippie Green Green

La Laque Couture, $27.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Peace Green (70) Green jasper
  • Love Pink (69) Pink opal

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YSL Le Nude (70) & Black Red (71) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Le Nu (70) Pur Couture Lipstick
YSL Le Nu (70) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Le Nu (70) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “basic nude.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with noticeable translucency, which will let your natural lip color come through. The consistency was lightweight, thinner but still creamy, and applied evenly but the color gathered in lip lines after three hours of wear (total wear time was four hours). MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Jubilee (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Feel the Love (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Devon Sunset (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Romantic (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Famous (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Shy Girl (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Garance (P, $58.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $37.00) is lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

YSL Black Red (71) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that glided on effortlessly and covered well. On me, the color lasted for nearly six hours, was comfortable to wear, and was hydrating, too. This shade is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora VIB Rouges (no idea if they’ll ever release it to VIBs/BIs). NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Fire Roasted (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Lee (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Visionary (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary |
YSL Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “rich color” paired with “intense hydration … in just one stroke.” They have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a lightweight, comfortable consistency that is creamy without being too slippery or “wet” in feel. They glide on without tugging and are lightly to moderately moisturizing for me. The texture is a little thinner, so I don’t think they’re quite as pigmented as claimed, and some colors would pull into lip lines over time, but the creamier consistency made it easier to smooth out if I noticed it. These have a fruity, floral scent to me but no discernible taste.

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YSL Corail Urbain (51) & Mauve Nihiliste (58) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Corail Urbane (51) Pur Couture Lipstick
YSL Corail Urbane (51) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Corail Urbane (51) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium peach orange.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and fine white pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, though there was still some translucency where the natural lip color came through slightly. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time, but I had some of the color pull into lip lines after two and a half hours of wear. Cle de Peau Lotus Flower (P, $65.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak (P, $17.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak (DC, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Isla (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Truth (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Mango Sorbet (P, ) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Lettre (216) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Make Me Gorgeous (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Lover's Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pipa (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Smashbox Easy (P, $21.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Matthew (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Nude Beach (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

YSL Mauve Nihiliste (58) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “deep mauve.” It’s a medium-dark, magenta purple with subtle, warmer undertones paired with lilac and white pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The color lasted for four hours, was comfortable and lightly hydrating over time, and didn’t pull into lip lines like Corail Urbain did. Clinique Grape Pop (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Forever (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Dior Rose Caprice (475) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (P, $36.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary |
YSL Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “rich color” paired with “intense hydration … in just one stroke.” They have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a lightweight, comfortable consistency that is creamy without being too slippery or “wet” in feel. They glide on without tugging and are lightly to moderately moisturizing for me. The texture is a little thinner, so I don’t think they’re quite as pigmented as claimed, and some colors would pull into lip lines over time, but the creamier consistency made it easier to smooth out if I noticed it. These have a fruity, floral scent to me but no discernible taste.

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YSL Grey Splash, Eau d’Argent, Misty Green, Wet Blue Full Metal Shadows

YSL Grey Splash (01) Full Metal Shadow
YSL Grey Splash (01) Full Metal Shadow

YSL Grey Splash (01) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark gray with a metallic sheen. It was sheer with a thin, watery consistency that made it difficult to layer or apply evenly. The only way it worked decently (well, that’s probably a stretch) was to apply a thin layer with my fingertip and keep it as a sheer wash of color. One out of four pulls seemed to grab enough of the actual color product to apply semi-opaque coverage (that’s the lucky one you see as it is applied on my lid), and from there, it started to flake away after six and a half hours. Literal chunks of silver-gray pulling away from the skin and leaving gaping holes behind. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Eau d’Argent (02) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a brightened white with sparkle and finer silvery-white shimmer. It is sheer, watery, and thin. It flakes off easily, wears poorly, and is incredibly challenging to build-up. I would apply a layer, let it sit, wait for it to dry… wait a little longer, just to be safe, and try applying another layer, but to even out the layers, it ends up causing the underlying dried layer to flake away. It had already half-flaked off after a mere two hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Misty Green (09) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium grassy green with warm, yellow undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. The finish was a lot less metallic than the others, and my experience with this formula has shown that the less metallic, the better-performing. This shade wore well for ten hours, and it didn’t flake off, just slightly creased. It was semi-opaque applied to the lid and didn’t totally sheer out when blended, though there was some emphasis of lid texture. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Wet Blue (10) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark blue with a silver-ish sheen and overall frosted finish. It had more opaque color coverage if you can manage to apply with your fingertip just-so, but in practice, I found it difficult to really get consistently opaque, even color–especially when blending, it seemed to flake off as it dried down fairly quickly. It started to crease and flake after eight hours (not even close to the 16-hour wear it is marketed as!). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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