This entry features 3 pieces from the YSL Holiday 2012 collection - the face highlighter, the blush duo, and the eyeshadow quad. I was also given a glossy stain, but I will leave that for another entry where I feature all the glossy stains in my collection.
First of all, the packing on the face and eyeshadow palettes are gorgeous. Instead of the regular black velvet pouches, you get a silver sequin pouch. The quality of the pouch is pretty decent and totally holiday-bling appropriate.
First, we have the Artic Night palette
- which can be used wet or dry. The pigmentation is way better when used wet. My fave shades in this palette is the burgundy shade with the blue/silver sparkles, and the deep midnight blue with the same silver/blue sparkles. All the shades work well together, and you will see this palette in a look in the next entry.
The radiant blush duo in 07 is a pale peachy shade, with golden sparkles. The lighter shade is a little gritty, and I found it to be prone to some fallout. If you prefer creamy matte blushes, this is not going to be for you. But if you like some shine and a subtle color to use on your cheeks, you will like this blush duo, and it works very well to balance out the deep hues in the Artic Night palette.
Here, you can see that even with some heavy swatches, the color barely shows up on my hand. I recommend that you check this out in person before you make up your mind about it.
And lastly, we have the Polar Light palette
, which is a beautiful pearlescent white face powder with the finest pink shimmer. It is very easy to use, and you don't run the risk of looking like a glitter ball. I found that I could be quite generous in dusting this on my face, and not fear that I would look too glowy. It might run a tad chalky on someone with a very warm or tanned skintone though.
Overall, among these 3 products, I highly recommend the eyeshadow quad - great selection of colors and the colors are stunning. I also recommend the face highlighter, if you like pale pearly pink face highlighters, you will love this too.
Hope this overview has been helpful, and thank you for reading. My LOTD entry is coming up next.
Posted on November 29, 2012 at 8:49PM | Permalink
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