My love of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty coupled with a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket can only mean one thing: some sweet, sweet haulage. I’ve got a few new goodies to share with you guys over the next few weeks but I thought I’d start with this beauty from the 2016 Summer collection: the YSL Savage Escape palette.
YSL says: Inspired by boundless freedom and adventure, this limited-edition Couture Palette by Yves Saint Laurent is cloaked in sun-bleached blue suede richly contrasted by a stylized rose-gold signature. Within the palette you’ll find shimmering golden browns and blues, complemented by a warm pink highlight that effortlessly blend to create an illuminating eye look.
Can we take a moment to admire the packaging? Since I’ve been collecting them, I think this is my favorite limited edition couture compact that YSL has released. Something about the contrast of the rose gold lettering against this particular shade of blue completely captivates me. It evokes images of exotic seas and a sense of elegant ruggedness perfectly suited to it’s namesake…Savage Escape. I’m just enthralled, people, enthralled.
I purchased the YSL Savage Escape palette about a month ago and was immediately struck by its interesting composition. Since then, I’ve noticed that these shades of blue, brown and pinks seem to be trending. Bold shades offered in subdued hues. The NARS Summer collection, for example, comes to mind. Probably has something to do with the color(s) of the year, huh? Anyway, in my humble opinion, they are just beautiful!
I’ve swatched the palette in different lighting for your viewing pleasure. From left to right, we have: a warm tan/beige satin finish, a pale pink satin finish, a cool-toned deep sea blue with a soft satin finish (somewhere between satin and matte), a neutral, medium taupe-brown satin finish and an iridescent cool baby blue that has a silver shift.
You guys know the deal, I have always been a fan of the formula of the YSL Couture Eyeshadow Palettes. They’re smooth, have good color payoff and blend well. In keeping with my previous reviews of the limited edition palettes, I’ve used the collection press photo as inspiration for the eye look. It’s kind of difficult to get a full sense of exactly what shades were used as I couldn’t find a close up photo but I did my best. I used all five eyeshadow in the palette plus black liner on the lower water line and mascara.
I also included this “bad shot” because you can really see the iridescence of the baby blue shade which I placed in the inner corner of the lid.
The YSL Savage Escape palette retails for $60.00 USD. I purchased at Neiman Marcus but it doesn’t seem to be available online anymore (nor is it on Nordstrom’s website) but I did find it on YSL Beauty US site.
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