It’s not even August and the beauty world is a buzz with talk of Fall/Autumn makeup collections. It almost makes me want to roll my eyes at myself. Almost. But then again, with Christmas in July being celebrated in some places, talking Fall/Autumn doesn’t seem so absurd. Timing aside, the first of the upcoming season’s offerings to capture my imagination was the YSL Fall 2015 makeup collection. It’s been a while since I’ve purchased this many things from a single brand’s seasonal collection, so thought I’d start off with lips.
The Yves Saint Laurent Pretty Metal Fall collection (or YSL Rebel Metal) includes four (4) Couture Kajals (Kohl Eyeliner Eye Shadow sticks), the Couture Eye-shadow Palette in Metal Clash, two (2) Couture Brow tinted eyebrow gels, the Radiance Perfection Powder Compact Universelle (a translucent powder), Rebel Nail Jewel (nail stickers with gold sequins and crystal studs), along with three (3) new Rouge Volupté Shines and three (3) Gloss Voluptés. In addition to the lip products I’ll feature in this post, I also purchased the Metal Clash palette, Couture Brow and scored a sample of the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer (this I actually got from Sephora). Those reviews will be coming soon. With my current eye shadow stick obsession, I’m surprised I didn’t pick up any of the Kohl eyeliners to be honest.
At the time of purchase, there weren’t any swatches of the lip products online that I could find but of the three Rouge Voluptés, I chose the shade Fuchsia in Grunge (35) which appeared to be a dirty purple-plum. The other two weren’t as appealing to me. Rose in Sound (34) looks to be a warm pink while Rouge in Rock (36), a deep, bright red. In person, Fuchsia in Grunge is actually a muted berry pink with hints of a violet-purple-grey undertone that gives it that grungy vibe. In case your wondering, it’s not as bright a pink as Fuchsia in Rage or red as Fuchsia in Excess.
Because my natural lips have a mauve tone to them, Fuschia in Grunge looks a little more muted on me as compared to the swatch, but I’ve very happy with the color. As is typical with the Shine range, it has a very emollient texture and glossy finish. The formula also contains subtle sparkles which I only feel (ever so slightly) upon initial application. Actually, I think this help the color cling better especially on my lips which don’t generally do well with very creamy formulas. One swipe (which is what I’ve done in the photo below) will give you a sheer coverage, you can build the opacity up to a certain point with additional passes. I enjoy the light, non-drying stain that Fuchsia in Grunge leaves behind after wear-down (about two hours). My lips look like I’ve just eaten some berries.
I also decided to go for one the glosses and the one that caught my eye was Violet Sequins (52). Again, there weren’t any swatches to help me make my final decision but I passed on Rose Lurex (51), a pale rose, and Rose Strass (53), a brighter pink-rose. Violet sequins is pure lavender-violet glittery goodness.
Because it is a “Golden” formula, it contains larger sparkles than in the “Pure” formula which is more creamy. And you can definitely feel the glitter on your lips (but it’s not too obnoxious). I’m willing to overlook that, however, because the finish is so fantastic looking. Neither formula of the glosses is sticky.
Here are the two lip products paired together (I blotted some of Fuchsia in Grunge away with a tissue before adding a very light layer of Violet Sequins)
For those sensitive to smell, both the YSL Rouge Shines and Glosses have a fruity scent – some say watermelon, some say mango. I don’t mind and kind of enjoy it.
The Rouge Voluptés retail for $36.00 USD/£26.00 and the Glosses $32.00 USD/£22.00. As of the date of this post, I’ve spotted the collection at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols and other retailers.
Are you a fan of Yves Saint Laurent? Did you get anything from the YSL Fall 2015 makeup collection? Which of the Fall/Autumn collection has you itching to splurge?
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