Tag: YSL swatches

YSL Ombres Duolumieres in 37 Review and Swatches

For those of you who don’t know – YSL are launching the new version of their quints, and you can take a look here.

But today I want to tell you about one of their duos – YSL Ombres Duolumieres Jaune Ardent/Bleu Torride, and this lill’ palette is just perfect for summer, as you get a blue, and a yellow!

Let’s take a look…

YSL Ombres Duolumieres in 37 Review and Swatches 1The colours are very beautiful, and are true to what you see in the packaging. You can get a sheer wash of colour, or build up the intensity by layering, using over primer or with a damp brush or sponge.  The sponges that come on the palette are actually great for packing on shadows.

I personally love using the blue on top of any blue eye shadow with a lot of mascara, it looks great on brown eyes. Or with a damp thin brush an eye liner. Yellow could be used for a

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat 20th Anniversary Design and Three New Shades. Review and Swatches

Here, as promised on Twitter, are the photos and swatches  of YSL’s Touche Eclat Anniversary Design and three new shades 2.5, 4.5 and 5.5.

You can read all the details about the products and see twenty tips on how to use them here.

Here are the photos of the anniversary design without and with flash. As you can see, it has a very pretty pattern on.

As for the new shades, here is how they look like swatched

YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder Review, Photos and Swatches

I can’t believe that I forgot to write about one of my favourite makeup products of this summer.

It’s a bronzer… And I am talking about Yves Saint Laurent’s Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder (£31) in  N° 5 Cinnamon Sand.

It comes in a velvet pouch, the design of the palette is warm brown.

I’ve been using Terre Saharienne bronzer non-stop this summer. And I am really sorry but I can’t find the photos of this bronzer when it was untouched,  looks like I’ve accidentally deleted them.

It is such a shame that the YSL logo is almost gone by now, I really loved it.

Cinnamon Sand is a medium shade, there are two more: N° 4 Apricot Sand and N° 6 Bronze Sand.

I find that the shade that I have is perfect for light to medium skin tones as it is not dark but not too light. The shade is buildable so you can make it more intense. It is not orange at all and looks

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

Yves Saint Laurent Blue Lip Gloss Pur Review and Lip Swatches

Remember my post about the blue lip glosses? So today I want to tell you about one of them – the blue Gloss Pur in #11 by YSL which is from their summer 2011 makeup collection.

I like Yves Saint Laurent glosses and already reviewed one of my Golden Glosses which you can see here.

But let’s go back to this blue baby. So what is so special about it?

The fact that it is blue! Now obviously, it doesn’t look blue on your lips but the fact that it is blue in tube makes it so special. It reminds me of the Dior gloss from the spring collection which looked grey/silver in the tube but nothing like that on the lips.

But you know what you are using and that makes it special. I have so many glosses and this one is definitely one of those that stand out when I go through my collection, it catches the eye immediately.

On the lips it