Dec 09 2015

YSL No 11 Couture Palette (Ballet Russes) Review

 

More Yves Saint Laurent Beauty on the Blog today! Can you tell I love this brand or what? Of all of the YSL quints, the YSL No 11 Couture Palette in Ballet Russes is probably the most visually beautiful…

 
YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes
 

Inspired by the Ballets Russes, or Russian ballet, its composition invokes the avant-garde, fantastical spirit of what’s is widely regarded as one of the most influential ballet companies of the 20th century due in part to the company’s ground-breaking artistic collaborations and elaborate costumes.


 
YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes
 
YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes
 

Although, perhaps, not the most practical, the bold and bright colors of the YSL No 11 Couture Palette captivated me. I had to have it. And lucky me, I had some gift certificates to burn…

 
YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes

 

Shades include:

  • A rich and pigmented, metallic gold.
  • A royal, satin purple.
  • A sheer, shimmering, pale gold.
  • A pale, icy baby blue.
  • A red-fuchsia with pink shimmer.

 

Some swatches for your viewing pleasure…

 
YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes Swatches
 
YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes Swatches
 

With the exception of the pale gold shade, which is slightly gritty and more of a “topper” to layer over other shades, all of the shadows felt super soft and applied beautifully on the lids. As you can probably tell by now, I’m a die-hard fan of the YSL Couture Palettes.

I’m not going to lie, I did wonder how I would make these colors work on the eyes without it looking too dramatic. I think I managed to, although I did sort of leave out the baby blue, applying it just ever so slightly on the brow bone.

 

YSL No 11 Couture Palette Ballet Russes Eye Look

 

 

What do you think? Retails for $60.00 at YSL Beauty and YSL retailers.

 

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  1. The baby blue sure looks very 80s.

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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm
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      LOL. It sure does! But in a good way, no? 🙂

  2. it’s such a gorgeous palette, and the pigmentation is stunning! I’m just afraid of experimenting with so much colour like that! although the colours are beautiful!

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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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      Hehe. Don’t be afraid of colour. 🙂

    • Jen on December 9, 2015 at 8:37 am
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    So gorgeous! I love the purple and gold together on you! <3

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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      Thank you so much, Jen!

  3. It’s a beautiful loping palette but not one I would ever buy for myself, don’t think I know how to wear any of the shades.

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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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      It’s definitely not an every day palette. 🙂

  4. I’m not sure I would wear most of the these colours but it is simply beautiful to look at! 🙂 x

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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm
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      Couldn’t agree more, that’s half the reason I bought it! 🙂

  5. These shades look gorgeous! Such a fun palette to have!! I love the eye look you created as well. 🙂 xo

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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      Thank you, Katie. Hope you’re well! xo

    • Lulle.Beaumiroir on December 9, 2015 at 8:58 pm
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    This is really a beautiful palette, but the unusual combination of shades would make it a little harder to use for me. I guess I would divide it in 2 trios, the top two shades + central purple, and the bottom two + purple. That second group of shade would be more difficult for me to pull off!
    Beaumiroir

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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      Completely agree with you, that second trio is a tough one! 🙂 xo

  6. Beautiful palette but I don’t think I could ever pull off the blue shade. LOL… Hope your feeling well little mama! 🙂

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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      I’m doing well, thank you, Julie. How are you? Trying to slowly ease myself back into blogging. 🙂

    • Alina on December 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm
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    Ooh the shades are so bright and pigment but the look you created is quite wearable so I like that. Looks like another fab YSL palette. Hope you’re keeping well x

    Beauty with charm

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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      I’m doing well, Alina. Thank you for asking. How are you? I plan to pop by your blog very soon. You’ve been doing so well on there. Congrats on all of your success so far! x

  7. These eyeshadows are so colourful and vibrant! You created a beautiful look with them!

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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:53 pm
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      Thank you for the sweet comment! x

  8. Wow, really pretty shades. And they’re so bright! (:
    Nati xx
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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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      Bright is an under-statement hehe. How are you, dear?

  9. Love how subtle you made the bright shades!
    Angie
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      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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      Thank you, Angela. And my apologies for the late reply. I ended up taking off more time than I thought I would. 🙂

  10. This is so pretty! I love it contains some fun colors 🙂

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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      I’m definitely happy to have it in my collection. How are you, Laura?

  11. Quite a whimsical bunch of colours! I like the look you created – wearable with a touch of flair. 🙂

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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      Hehe. I like the way you put!

  12. It’s so colorful and beautiful! This one is right up my alley!

      • Kimmy on January 20, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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      You could so rock these shades!

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