Jan 20 2016

YSL Spring 2016 Collection – Boho Stone


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?


YSL Spring 2016 Collection Boho Stone


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.


YSL Spring 2016 Collection Boho Stone


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.

YSL Spring 2016 Collection Gypsy Opale Face Palette

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.

YSL Spring 2016 Collection Indie Jaspe Couture Palette

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):

YSL Spring 2016 Collection Indie Jaspe Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
YSL Spring 2016 Collection Indie Jaspe Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

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.


YSL Spring 2016 Collection Boho Stone Hippie Green Mascara


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!

YSL Spring 2016 Collection Boho Stone Press Photo
YSL Spring 2016 Collection Indie Jaspe and Hippie Green on Eyes

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 MarcusNordstrom, and Debenhams.





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  1. I wish I have the bank account to buy high end products all the time, Kimmy but I don’t so I live vicariously through your posts. Love the green on your lower lash line, stunning!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. The Spring releases are so pretty this year! Love the look of the eyeshadow palette! And the coloured mascara is such a good way to be a bit daring with colour without going OTT 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  3. I think the packaging is stunning but I don’t think I would actually wear green mascara or the eye palette. Pretty to look at though! xx


  4. It is such a lovely print on the packaging, and the look you did (and the model wears) is pretty as well, but the pastel colors just don’t do it for me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  5. Too much pastel for me but that silver eye shadow – wow!

  6. Whoa, that silver! It’s gorgeous! Love the packaging of these, they’re both so stunning 🙂 xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Lulle.Beaumiroir on January 26, 2016 at 9:18 pm
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    The compacts for both these palettes is so gorgeous! I don’t think I would have much use for the face palette, I already have the Guerlain Météorites in shade 01 and I expect the result to be similar. The eyeshadow palette looks quite different swatched than I thought from just seeing the promo pictures. The spring feel is a lot more present than I expected!

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