YSL Beauté | Collector Palette Lumière de Jour

 

YSL Lumière de Jour Palette opener

For Spring 2015, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduces the Désir de Jour Collection, inspired by the Luis Buñel cult-classic film ‘Belle de Jour’ featuring the iconic beauty of Catherine Deneuve, a woman with an outwardly cooly demure appearance, but filled with passionate undercurrents – a sentiment that is perfectly captured by the colours of this collection. One of the star pieces, the Collector Palette Lumière de Jour (CAN $55.00 exclusive to The Bay), is a softly hued pressed face powder that not only assists in setting your makeup, but will help provide you with a touch of that certain je ne sais quoi, bien sûr.

 

YSL Spring 2015 Cara

YSL Beauté | Désir de Jour Spring 2015 campaign featuring Cara Delevingne

YSL Lumière de Jour Palette closed

YSL Beauté | Collector Palette Lumière de Jour

 

YSL Lumière de Jour Palette closed detail

YSL Beauté | Collector Palette Lumière de Jour

 

YSL Lumière de Jour Palette closer

Collector Palette Lumière de Jour | The exterior of the iconic gold YSL compact has been jazzed up here with a coat of white prismatic sequins, along with a black band bearing the brand’s ‘Casandre’ logo down the middle. The powder (which is also embossed with the same logo) is a soft pink hue that leans neither too cool nor warm, thus making it a universally flattering shade, and displays an exceptionally fine shimmer that is not only an overspray, but carried through all layers.

Similar in concept to the way the Guerlain Météorites products perform, the Lumière de Jour Palette is a finely milled face powder that is designed to add a final touch to your makeup, setting everything in place. The glow it imparts to the skin is very hard to pin down and accurately capture in photographs; with my swatches below, I had to apply it with a very heavy hand in order to get it to appear – the general idea, however, is that you’re NOT supposed to see the powder at the surface level of your skin, in any case. The pink hue of the powder works well to add an overall brightness to the face, but again, the key word here is ‘subtle’ – in other words and unless your complexion is on the darker side of the spectrum, it applies as more of a sheer-invisible veil, than a wash of colour. The ultra fine texture of this powder is non-chalky and I experience no dust storm effect when swirling my brush through it, all of which help it buff easily into the skin for a seamless and flawless look. With regards to staying power, that’s difficult to say, due to the overall colourless nature of the powder, but I found that it seemed to warm up with the wearing and meld with my skin’s natural oils, but somehow still prevented my face from appearing too shiny by day’s end (even though it’s not touted as a mattifying powder) making touchups unnecessary.

YS Lumière de Jour Palette macro

YSL Beauté | Collector Palette Lumière de Jour

 

YSL Lumière de Jour Palette macro 2

YSL Beauté | Collector Palette Lumière de Jour

 

YSL Lumière de Jour Palette swatch

YSL Beauté | Collector Palette Lumière de Jour

 

This is a lovely powder and one that is quite easy to use; its ultra-fine texture and universally flattering shade make it ideal for a variety of skin tones, and does an amazing job of giving your skin that ‘lit-from-within’ radiance, and will have people asking you if you’ve had ‘something done’. From my understanding, the Lumière de Jour Palette is exclusive to The Bay here in Canada – I’m not certain if any retailers elsewhere will be carrying it, but if you happen to find out, let me know.

Available now for a limited time at all Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada and thebay.com

 

YS Lumière de Jour Palette

Press sample provided for my unbiased consideration

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