Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Swatches: YSL Marrakesh Sunset Eyeshadow Palette


Meet the palette component of YSL's summer offering: Marrakesh Sunset.  It's a surprisingly wearable set of shades with a twist - and the outer packaging, as usual, is beautifully luxe.  The heavy compact encases the shadows in YSL's signature gold, with a subtle design worked into the lid.  Pretty, but not as stunning as Clarins' latest palettes.  


Inside, you get five shadows and two (shudder) foam applicators.  YSL suggest using the left two for daytime, with the central gold as a base, and then adding the right two for night time.


All five shades are very pretty - but very shimmery.  This isn't a palette for those who like their colours muted or satiny.  The left shades, mid-brown and golden pink, are very daytime appropriate.  I've been enjoying adding a pop of the purple (which has tiny purple and blue sparkles within it) along the lower and upper lashlines.  The central pale gold makes for a lovely highlighter as well as a good base, and the gold on the right is an almost coppery, rich shade which blends well with the brown and the pink.


Swatched, the shades appear a little sheer - and indeed, the first application is relatively sheer unless you really pack the colour on with a densely bristled brush.  The colours are very buildable, though, allowing you to go from a soft wash to a more intense look.

At £42, this is an expensive palette - but the eyeshadows are high quality, buttery soft and buildable.  For someone with an eyeshadow collection the size of mine, they're not particularly unique - I have a number of shades in this golden - bronze - pink range.  The pop of purple does stop the palette from being yet another neutral palette.  Find it on counter and online now.

Disclosure: PR sample

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1 comment:

  1. This palette is gorgeous... I love the mix of colours

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