Jumping off from Monday’s post in which I featured some of the goodies I’d purchased from the Yves Saint Laurent Pretty Metal Fall collection, let’s talk about eyes. Specifically, the YSL Metal Clash Couture Eye shadow Palette.
The packaging, you guys. Although not actually metal, it’s still pretty awesome. Made from some sort of plastic resin, the studded YSL logo is set against a dirty silver backdrop. It speaks to the inner teenager in me who grew up in the early 90’s sporting too much black eye liner and just too much black in general. But the ultra luxe and beautiful compact also appeals to the now more adult (hopefully) version of myself .
The shades inside are equally as beautiful. The antique gold is what caught my eye first…glimmering with old world opulence, it is complimented by a deep burgundy red (satin), a barely there lilac (frost), a dark plum (satin) and a chocolate brown (satin/matte). It’s like Fall incarnate. I swoon. Note: the burgundy shade is showing up a touch more red in the photos than it is in person.
Overall, I was also impressed with the performance of the eye shadows which I found to be even better than those in my No. 4 Saharienne palette. They are soft, smooth and very buttery which may lead to some minor crumbling when touched but this is not the case when they are placed on the lid. To demo the shadows, I used the press release featuring Eddie Campbell as inspiration.
To start, I placed the burgundy shade all over crease as a transition color, then deepened with the plum and chocolate brown (which I also used to smoke out the lower lash line). I then highlighted the inner corner and brow bone with the lilac and, finally, used the gold as a base, taking it onto the upper lid as well as applying it strategically to emulate the press photo. The eye look I came out with isn’t quite the same, and somewhat deeper, but you can get an idea of how the eye shadows perform. There was some fall out associated with the gold shade which I did use with Fix+ to achieve the desired intensity.
Come October, I think this palette will become my new obsession. I’m just head over heals for it!
The YSL Metal Clash palette retails for $60.00 USD/£42.50. As of the date of this post, I’ve spotted the collection at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols and other retailers. Not yet available in The Bahamas.
What you do have you eyes on for the upcoming season?
P.S. Today I’m wearing the burgundy and chocolate brown shades in the crease along with lilac all over the lid and it’s stunning, you guys. A staple smoky eye for Fall!
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