Nov 11 2015

YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette (Love) Review


Hey beauties! How are you all? I’m back from my break. Well, sort of. I’m busy as heck, as you can imagine. I thought I’d ease into things with a quick review of the YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette (also known as the “Love” palette). And just so we are all clear, no I am not some “super mom” applying makeup within the first days of giving birth. I actually snapped the pictures for this post before hand. Anyway, some of you will remember that for my birthday, Mr. Bear gifted me this YSL No Couture Palette in Love which is beautiful composition of peaches and pinks.

YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette Love Review

At first glance, this doesn’t really look like an eyeshadow palette, does it? The shades included are (clockwise from left to right): a shimmery light peach with satin a frosty pink-lavender, a satin plummy pink, a barely there shimmery peachy gold and a satin shimmer fuchsia pink. With all of this pink…the name “Love” palette really does seem appropriate. BTW, Mr. Bear swears he didn’t get it for the name…and I believe him because he wouldn’t have a clue that palettes have names. Lol.


YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette Love Review


I note that all of the shadows have shimmery finishes. This makes the palette a little less versatile, especially for those who like a matte crease. Most of the other YSL palettes I own either contain a few satin shadows or at least one true matte that balances the more shimmery/frost shades. In this palette, for example, the plummy pink is a satin, yes, but it is not quite flat enough or dark enough to deepen the crease as much as I’d like.

YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette Love Review
YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette Love Review Swatches

Although I used all of the shadows in this eye look, the pinks definitely dominate. On my skin tone, the peachy shades don’t really make a huge impact…but they are super pretty for highlighting the inner corner, lower lash line and center of the lid.

YSL No 9 Couture Eyeshadow Palette Love Review

Overall, I’m happy with the palette as I don’t really have anything like it in my collection. But this is definitely one for those with specific tastes as it’s not neutral enough to be universally appealing, I think.

Retails for $60.00 at YSL Beauty and YSl retailers.

Are you guys getting sick of my YSL palette reviews, yet? Lol. Don’t worry, there’s only more for the foreseeable future. 🙂





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    • lindalibraloca on November 11, 2015 at 6:57 am
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    Haha, of course he wouldn’t know about palettes having names, he would be some kind of superman if he did!
    These colors look lovely on you.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  1. This palette looks amazing! So pretty!
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  2. These colors look gorgeous together, and perfect for fall!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  3. Such beautiful shades. I also don’t have any of these colors in my collection (;
    Nati xx

  4. Congratulations on your new baby! 😀 I hope you’re enjoying motherhood!
    The colours in this YSL palette are so sophisticated! And of course you pull it off wonderfully. 🙂

  5. I love these colours, perfect to create some Autumn looks 🙂 Hope your little lady behaves well and lets you get some sleep at night 🙂 xx

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  6. How is motherhood treating you?! Have been thinking of you! This is a beautiful palette to look at but I don’t think the colours would work for me. Beautiful on you though! xx


  7. Nope, never will be sick of your YSL palette reviews, keep them coming girl! LOL! I can never pull off these shades but wow, they are gorgeous on you.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Sangeeta on November 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    The shades are very very pretty.

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