YSL Eye Shadow Duo in 35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown Review, Photos, Swatches

So I’ve promised to review some products from the YSL summer 2011 makeup collection that I’ve mentioned here.

I’ve already reviewed the new Volupte Sheer Candy lip balms which I adore  so now it’s time to write about the eye shadow palette and the blush.

Today I will tell you about the eye shadow duo in  35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown (Terre Halee/ Brun Embrase).These eye shadows come in a signature gold YSL packaging with two sponges.

And I actually use the sponges when I apply the eye shadows as they pick just the right amount of the product.  I  don’t like brushes like MAC 217 with these eye shadows because they don’t pick up the right amount of  the product which leads to a very sheer application. This is why some people may think that YSL eye shadows are not pigmented. They are, you just have to find the best way to use them. You can also try using them with a slightly dampened brush.

Here is the palette in different light

As I already said, I apply with the sponges from the palette and then blend with a blending brush.

As for the texture, these eye shadows are

New Shades of Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. Plus Tips from Lloyd Simmonds

The cult product Touche Eclat which was originally launched in 1992,  is now available in several shades.

Jourdan Dunn

I actually really like this part of the press release: “Golden radiance, inspired by sunlight, and developed to reveal a woman’s most precious quality.”

As you probably know,  Touche Eclat a concealer, corrector and highlighter in one product. I also like the idea that you can use a darker shade for contouring on fairer complexions, or a lighter shade for highlights on darker skintones.  I will have to try that out.

The shades are:

  • No.1 Luminous Radiance: The ultimate highlighter
  • No.1.5 Luminous Silk: For fair complexions with pink undertones
  • No.2 Luminous Ivory: For fair complexions with golden undertones
  • No.3 Light Peach: For warm and golden-beige complexions
  • No.5 Luminous Honey: For Mediterranean complexions
  • No.6 Luminous Amber: For Mixed African complexions
  • No.7 Luminous Mocha: For dark complexions. Specially designed for the UK market.

I’ve got so many great tips on how you can try using your Touche Eclat that I just have to share some of them. All tips are from

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadows in R.S.V.P Review And Swatches

I am a huge fan of Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eye shadows and I already reviewed two shades here and here.

As I already said, I plan to get all of them because they are so amazing, my favourite cream eye shadows (from those that I’ve tried).

So here is the third shade that I have which is called R.S.V.P. and is described as a sparkling champagne.

Here is how it looks like compared with the regular size.

I adore those Benefit sets so I’ve got myself  yet another one recently and the mini R.S.V.P was a part of it. It is tiny but I actually love that because it saves a lot of place in my makeup bag. And I always take at least one Benefit eye shadow with me when I am travelling.

Since I’ve already written several posts raving about this product –  al I won’t repeat myself  and will just show you the swatches. I also though I would compare R.S.V.P with

Clinique Black Honey Makeup Collection for Fall 2011

So here is one more Fall 2011 makeup collection which is already available (in the US, so far, so the prices are in $) and which is called Black Honey.

Black Honey is actually a  classic from Clinique so I am not surprised that they released a whole collection inspired by it.  Although, unfortunately,  I don’t have the Black Honey lipstick myself, it is gorgeous according to swatches.

This collection includes four wearable products which would look nice on pretty much everyone.

  • Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad in Black Honey ($25)
  • Gradient Powder Blusher in Back Honey ($29.50)
  • Dual-Ended Almost Lipstick & Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 ($21.00)

This is what is written about it: “Cult favorite Black Honey gets even more seductive in an exclusive 2-in-1 lip duo. One side brings you original, emollient-rich Almost Lipstick; the other features a coordinating can’t-buy-it Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 for extra shine. ”

  • Brush-On Cream Liner  in  Black Honey ($15)

I would actually really want to try the cream liner and the duo lip product as I am sure they’d be ah-mazing for Fall!

What Was The Last Product You’ve Used Up?

With so many different products it seems that I never ever finish anything. But this week I actually finished one product. Well almost finished, I say almost because there is a tiny amount of it still left but it’s almost impossible to get anything out already.

I am actually shocked because it’s a foundation and I’ve never finished a foundation before. I guess that fact that I’ve used it on some other people several times helped, too.

It’s not the most glamorous view as you can see

I finished a bottle of Max Factor Second Skin which is probably my favourite foundation. It works amazing on myself and the price is very affordable so what is not to like?

After I like the sample that I’ve got, I bought all the other shades and I am very happy with it. You can read my detailed review here.