Collecting limited edition Yves Saint Laurent eyeshadow palettes is becoming a thing for me, I think. It all started with the Heartbeats Edition palette back in March and continued with the more recent Metal Clash palette released for Fall/Autumn 2015. The latest member of the family is this gorgeous Nordstrom exclusive YSL Black Addiction Couture Palette.
Nordstrom says: Get the latest rock-chic look with Yves Saint Laurent Black Addiction Couture Palette, featuring a new harmony of shades sprinkled with glitter and diamond dust.
The inspiration behind this palette is the infamous YSL Black Opium fragrance, and specifically the Eau de Toilette (EDT) version. This influence is clearly reflected in the palette’s design which is characterized by a luxurious black sparkling compact featuring pink and golden glitter. Unlike past limited edition palettes, there is no plastic resin covering the sparkling coating so you get the full effect. Isn’t it a stunner? Let’s be real: half the reason I purchased this is for the packaging.
The YSL Black Addiction Couture Palette definitely feels very Fall/Autumn like in composition. In addition to design, the shadows themselves attempt to capture the “Black Opium” essence with the inclusion of one matte blackened brown shade complimented by shimmering shades in golden and pink hues.
In keeping with my general experience with the formula of the YSL couture palettes, the shadows are extremely soft and creamy. The matte shade was a little patchy when swatched but applied beautifully on the eye. Lasting power was great (all day without creasing). I combined all five shadows in this eye look below which, like the palette itself, was inspired by the Black Opium bottle.
The YSL Black Addiction Couture Palette retails for $60.00 USD and, as mentioned, is a Nordstrom exclusive. In the United Kingdom it can be found (and I think is exclusive to) Debenhams and retails £45.00.
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