The holiday collections are rolling out fast & furious at beauty counters, and since many of you have already started on your Christmas shopping, allow me to present some of the latest from YSL (so gorg, am I right?).
Couture Clutch Eyeshadow Palette, limited edition (CAN $175.00) | Housed in a faux-leather clutch case with the iconic Casandre logo done in gold, this luxuriously hefty palette also comes with a full-sized mirror on the inner lid and 10 large-pan eyeshadow hues in a mix of matte, metallic, and pearly finishes. The colour selection puzzled me at first, but the more I looked at them all grouped together, the more I appreciated the unique range. Texture on all is amazing, strongly pigmented and very easy to blend out. Hardly any fall down upon application as well, with staying power excellent when worn over primer.
Until November 11, this palette is on sale at Holt Renfrew for $155.75!!!!
Top row (left to right):
- icy white pearl
- matte sunshine yellow
- deep plum satin with subtle blue shift
- baby rose satin
- palest pink satin pearl
Bottom row (left to right):
- metallic yellow gold
- bronze with multichrome shimmer
- matte deep ebony
- matte carnation pink
- matte bone
The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick (CAN $50.00/each) | True to their name, these are slender lipsticks that come housed in a pale pink metallic case with a black cap. The bullet is unique with its diamond shape, and while the crisp edges make it easy to apply with precision in the beginning, they’ll obviously round out with wear — although that’s not a deal breaker for me. The formula contains Mallow Flower Extract for hydrating and anti-oxidant benefits, and the texture feels ultra creamy upon application. Wonderfully colour-saturated, the finish is more satin than actual matte, which suits me just fine as I find that to be significantly more flattering. Ridiculously comfortable throughout wear, staying power is great as well, with the deeper shades lasting longer and fading to subtle stains.
- 202 Insurgent Red – red nude
- 203 Restricted Pink – pink red
- 204 Private Carmine – intense red
- 210 Nude Out Of Line – caramel nude
- 213 Transgressive Cacao – brown nude
If luxury beauty is your thing (absolutely), then these are wonderful options from a brand that definitely knows a thing or two about quality — in every sense of the word. I almost want to remove the eyeshadows from the palette and use it as a clutch (but I won’t) and both the size and quality of the eyeshadows took me by surprise … in a very good way. Happy shopping!
Available at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy & The Bay
Kindly provided by YSL for my unbiased consideration