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