The Spring collections have been rolling out for several weeks now. Ridiculous, I know. But I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been eagerly browsing the new releases online since the end of December. In addition to the Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon blush which I featured last week, I also picked up a few things from the YSL Spring 2016 Makeup Collection. As an enthusiastic YSL fan, how could I not?
Yves Saint Laurent says of the Boho Stone Collection: Yves Saint Laurent woman par excellence. Her intuitive sensuality and assertive femininity; an inspiration to the admirers that follow in her wake – entranced.
Evoking Spring with pastel greens and pinks, the two palettes in this collection were a no-brainer for me. Had to happen. I’m a bit of a collector when it comes to the YSL couture eye shadow palettes and, well, the face palette was just too pretty to pass up.
The Face Palette: Gypsy Opale
YSL says: Each shade of the radiant face powder can be used separately to correct any uneven skintone or all shades can be used together for a soft and sophisticated touch of brightness. Uninhibited and modern, introducing the limited edition Boho Stones Couture Palette. Inspired by the free-spirit of a bohemian lifestyle, pink opale creations float throughout the palette that is trimmed with gold.
The Gypsy Opale palette is comprised of four powders, three of which are matte: green, lilac-purple and a pink housed along with a champagne/beige shimmer. I didn’t bother to feature swatches because, swirled together, you can barely see any of the powders against my skin tone. Even when I tried to swatched them individually, the only shade that really showed up in a photograph was the pink. The powder reminds me of a cross between my Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow (a little less pigmented) and my Guerlain Meteorites Compact. I’ve worn it several times and find that it can be used as a setting powder to add luminosity to the skin or as a very subtle highlight. However, I think it would only work for fair to light skin tones (maybe up to medium). I wouldn’t even bother to try to use the shades individually (maybe the pink as a blush…maybe).
The Couture Palette: Indie Jaspe
YSL says: Boho Stones Couture Palette. Inspired by the free-spirit of a bohemian lifestyle, green opale creations float throughout the palette that is trimmed with gold. A beautiful rich silver plays center stage, as sage greens and peach add richness to the eyes.
The silver is definitely the star of the show. It may seem strangely placed between peaches and greens, but somehow it just works. The formula on these shadows (peach, pale gold, sage green and blackened green) are satin/shimmer while the silver is a glitter (but not one of those wimpy glitters, it’s got some substance to it). As always, I’m happy with the quality: smooth texture and decent pigment. Swatches of Indie Jaspe (first photo is without flash, second photo is with flash):
The Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Spring Collection – Hippie Green
YSL says: Color party. For spring 2016, let the light in your eyes radiate in glorious bohemian color. YSL Beauty brings a new drama to MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS. Like wearing vivid, delicate feathers on your lashes, the new collector shade can be worn alone, or on top of your usual MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS. Create an accent on a single layer of lashes – upper or lower. Extreme color. Full bohemian spirit. The shade is strong, stand-out, and perfect for those who like to show-off.
Funny thing, when I created the “eye look” below using the Indie Jaspe palette and Hippie Green mascara, I don’t think I’d even seen the press photo of Eddie Campbell for the Boho Stone collection (unlike my review of the YSL Metal Clash palette in which I intentionally tried to replicate her eyes). But, perhaps, I did catch a glimpse at some point and it was lodged somewhere in my subconscious because the look I ended up with does bare a striking resemblance. It’s more likely, however, that the palette’s composition just natural lends itself to being organized in a particular way. I used all five of the shades: the blackened green in the crease, the pastel green and peach on the lid, and the pale gold in the inner corner. The focus of the look, however, is the lower lash line on which I patted the silver glitter shadow before adding a layer of Hippie Green mascara. And trust me when I say that Hippie Green is fantastically vibrant. Don’t let my sparse lower lashes fool you (there was only so much product I could get on there), this mascara packs a punch! I wish I could have done it justice!
The Indie Jaspe palette retails for $60.00 USD/£48.00, Gypsy Opale for $47.00 USD/£42.50 and the Hippie Green mascara for $32.00 USD/£25.00. The YSL Spring 2016 collection is sold out on YSL beauty U.S. but some items are still available on Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Debenhams.
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