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Jul 22 2015

Pretty Metal Fall 2015: YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette

 

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.

 

YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette - Pretty Metal Fall 2015

 

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 .

 
YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette - Pretty Metal Fall 2015
 
YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette - Pretty Metal Fall 2015
 

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.

 

YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette - Pretty Metal Fall 2015
 
YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette - Pretty Metal Fall 2015

 

YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - Pretty Metal Fall 2015

YSL Metal Clash Palette Swatches – No Flash


 
YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - Pretty Metal Fall 2015

YSL Metal Clash Palette Swatches – Flash


 

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.

 

YSL Pretty Metal Fall

 

YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette Demo Eye Look - Pretty Metal Fall 2015

 

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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  1. shaimaa

    Love every thing about it , the colour and the packaging .

    Great Post !

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, sweetie! I highly recommend. 🙂

  2. Di (@ShinyGlitterBug)

    What a stunning palette! So luxurious looking, it reminds me of The Great Gatsby movie actually, like it belongs in that era!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    1. Kimmy

      I can totally see that, you are so right! xo

  3. Charline Has a Blog

    Oh wow that packaging! :O
    Such pretty colours, YSL eyeshadows are so great!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    1. Kimmy

      They are great. I’ve spied a few on your Blog as well. Fellow YSL lover over here. 🙂

      1. Charline Has a Blog

        You have a good memory, yes I do have a few, I really enjoy them! x

  4. Christina lovethatlippie

    So beautiful Kimmy!!! Gorgeous eyes too!! Xo

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you so much, Christina. xo

  5. Shireen L. Platt

    I usually shy away from colour but gosh, this palette is too pretty and the packaging makes it a must have in every beauty lovers collection. Great review, Kimmy!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you for the lovely comment, Shireen. The packaging just draws you in, doesn’t it? I really couldn’t help myself, hehe.

  6. Brenda BusyBee

    I love this! The palette looks so luxurious (as you would expect from YSL) but the shades are just stunning! I love the look you have created 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Travalo Perfume Atomiser

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Brenda. This look is quite dramatic but I’m happy to report that I can create a more subtle eye with these colours as well. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a small palette like this so much.

  7. Renata Burden (@SpeakinBeautyUK)

    Wow! This palette is simply stunning as is the look you created with it. This will be absolutely perfect for fall. I must add it to my wishlist and have a look at it next time I’m shopping. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    1. Kimmy

      Definitely check out next time you’re out, hun. As I said the gold works better applied damp, but once you get it going, its stunning!

  8. Dagmara (@mummyscorner)

    The palette is stunning and I love the look you created with it! I seriously need tosplurge on some YSL makeup 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. Kimmy

      When you’re ready my dear, I definitely have recommendations. 🙂 xo

  9. stashmatters

    oh my word, this is gorgeous! I love your recreation of the promotional image!
    I really like that deep plummy shade and the shimmery lilac – they’re different than colours I already own. So nice to see Autumn palettes!

    1. Kimmy

      The plummy shade and lilac actually pair so well together, add a little transition shade and you’re set. Thank you for the kind comment, sweetie. x

  10. iamserenel

    that gold is spectacular, love the look you created Kimmy! I adore the packaging on this, it would be enough to look at that and I’ll be sold on the YSL product hehe 😀

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, sweetie! The gold shadow is definitely the star and the thing that draws one to the palette, I think. x

  11. Becky Z.

    The colours are soooo pretty!!! it looks gorgeous on you! ♥ it’s going on my wishlist. ;D I envy how you can afford all these high end products :p

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Becky! I definitely recommend the palette if it’s in the budget. 🙂

  12. plus+beauty27

    Oh my! Such a gorgeous palette!! I love it! It’s going to be great for fall! 🙂 xo

    1. Kimmy

      Part of me wishes it were Fall right now so I can rock the smoky purple eye on a daily, hehe. xo

  13. Natasha

    Wow this is a stunning palette, I wish my eye makeup would look as amazing as yours, thank you for the inspiration !! Xx hope you’re having a wonderful day x

    1. Kimmy

      She is a beauty, ain’t she? Thank you for the well wishes, Natasha! I hope you’re having a fantastic day as well! xo

  14. Jhem Arzaga

    Another lovely product from ysl!
    The gold shade is really pretty! They are all pretty but I like the gold one most.

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

    1. Kimmy

      The gold is definitely the star of the show! 🙂

  15. Alina

    Love love love this palette, the shades are stunning and you created such a gorgeous smokey eye with it x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Alina. I tried. Hehe. 🙂 xo

  16. ingrid

    Such a beauty !!! I think I will go bankrupt before the end of the year 😉 Beautiful pictures hun!

    1. Kimmy

      I’m in the same boat, sweetie. Bank account is crying, hehe. Thank you for the kind comment. xo

  17. LindaLibraLoca

    That is such a pretty look, be it on you or the model.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Linda. That’s so sweet! x

  18. Nataile Brown

    Even though I can’t get away with wearing most of these shades because they make me look sick, they look great on you! I really like the look you put together. So pretty for Fall & Winter. 🙂

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Natalie! I’m sure you could wear these colors. xo

  19. Lisa @ Midwest Glam

    Their palettes look so luxurious! I’m really surprised at how pigmented the shadows are. They’re gorgeous! As is the look you created! I seriously have to add some YSL to my collection.

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Natalie! I’m sure you could wear these colors. xo

    2. Kimmy

      I’m impressed with the pigment as well. I haven’t tried that many YSL shadows and only own two other small palettes, but this one is the best so far!

  20. Jaa

    What a sexy and sultry eye look there, Kimmy! Great job! You totally made the palette look a hundred times better when you applied it on your eyes! What a perfect combo for Fall. 😀

    1. Kimmy

      Aww. Thank you, Jaa. You should have seen me going back and forth between my eye and the press photo, it was hilarious! xo

  21. Laura/Pink Frenzy (@Pink_Frenzy)

    Lately I have been so obsessed with YSL makeup goodies and this little palette is not helping at all 😀 It looks gorgeous and so pigmented x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    1. Kimmy

      I’ve always loved YSL but lately I, too, am more obsessed with the brand!

  22. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life

    What a luxurious looking stunning palette! I love the antique gold and burgundy together!

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you, Ingrid. It’s so opulent, isn’t it? 🙂

  23. daydreamingbeauty

    What an absolutely gorgeous palette!! I love the eye look you did. linking up from the Monday Makeup link up on Fabulous and Fun life! 🙂

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you so much, sweetie! And thank you for visiting. You have me lusting after that Butter London Lip Crayon in Teddy Boy. 🙂 x

  24. Lena L

    I’m late to see this post, but have to leave a comment! So pretty!!
    That purple & the dusty gold combo is just glorious. Love the look you created!
    I love the packaging, too. I’m quite fond of YSL in general, but always get swayed to spend on some other couture brands like Chanel. That’s gotta change! ;p

    1. Kimmy

      Thank you so much Lena! I feel the same. There are so many lovely products from brands such as Burberry, Tom Ford and CT that I see featured and am impressed with but never seem to take the plunge. I want to explore more of Burberry and Guerlain for sure, though. 🙂

  25. Ingrid Stump

    Holy. Smokes. What a seriously gorgeous palette. Seriously. I looooove what you did with it! Oh my goodness. This was not even on my radar, and now I’m not going to be able to stop thinking about it.

    1. Kimmy

      Aww, thanks sweets! I really do adore this palette and its one of my favorite purchases of the year for sure. Sorry to tempt! xo

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