I have been utterly captivated by YSL's Spring Beauty collection, so much so that I have only realised that I have yet to post my thoughts despite using the products almost religiously.
As you may have seen by now the YSL Spring Beauty line up was fairly expansive with four new lip shades, a face palette, a blush and a good few polishes, here is what I purchased...
The first item that caught my eye was the YSL Flower Crush Palette which is not only one of the most beautiful compacts that I own - the outside is a medley of pastel pink and gold that mimics the design of a rose. Oh its beauty does not end there, once open you are greeted with a rather fetching pink and rose gold blush which is etched with what I take is either the fine lines on a petal or the vines of a leaf.
In the pan YSL Flower Crush Palette does appear to be an almost coral pink laced with gold which is the reason I purchased it, my thought process was that it would look fantastic with a light tan should I ever see sunshine. Sadly those plans have been scuppered as once applied and swatched YSL Flower Crush Palette is indeed a light, almost shell pink that packs just the right amount of shimmer to illuminate and sculpt the cheekbones but will be too pale for those with a deeper complexion to be used as a blush. Shade aside the formula is almost perfection, a soft powder that almost feels gel like on the skin, is a dream to blend and apply (it is one of those rare finds that you could sweep on without a mirror) and is long wearing - around 8 hours on my oily skin. Despite being a shimmer based formula those with fine lines or enlarged pores need not worry as it doesn't settle into either - rather it gives a flattering, soft focus lit within glow. Sadly this has sold out online but I spotted it on a good few counters at the weekend so no need to panic if your heart lusts after this.
My other purchases were two of the new and limited edition Yves Saint Laurent Spring Look Rouge Volupté Shine Lipsticks. I kid you not when I say all four offerings are truly beautiful but being a creature of habit I plumped for two coral based hues: Jealous Coral and Pink Neillia (both of which are in-stock via Feel Unique - link). Is there any lipstick out there more indulgent or luxe than the YSL Rouge Volupte offerings? I think not. Look at that packaging fit for a King wouldn't you agree? I always feel so special when using a Rouge Volupte not just because the outer shell is beyond fabolous but the formula is divine too. A soft, glide on texture that doesn't cling to dry patches, feels light on the lips with great colour pay off. With the Rouge Volupté Shine offerings you have all of the above benefits coupled with a non-sticky high sheen finish. In a word? Love.
Jealous Coral is what I would deem your typical coral - a bright blend of pink and orange that has a yellow undertone making it a great universal and flattering shade. If you are a fan of YSL's Peach Passion but wish for something a little deeper this is the one for you. The other shade I purchased leans more pink and is what I'd deem a deeper coral yet all the while reaming bright. I also deem this shade as a great alternative to red as it has all the drama and wow factor of a bright red hue while being a pink tinged orange. Out of the two shades I have Pink Neillia is the most original.
Did you purchase anything from this collection or do you have anything in mind?
- As a side note please ignore my lips...eww.