Saturday, 22 June 2013

Swatch: YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder in 10

This bronzer's pretty casing is a limited edition for the summer, but the "Y-conic" powder within is a classic, according to YSL.  It claims to give a sunny glow to the skin with a matte finish.  

I love the large YSL logo embossed on the powder!

As you can see, YSL weren't lying when they said this stuff was matte - not a single sparkle to be seen.

I was somewhat surprised when I swatched this powder - it's really, really sheer (and also very soft and finely milled).  But then I thought about it a bit more, and realised that this is probably a good thing for a bronzer - better to build up sheer layers than to apply a pigmented powder and instantly look like you've been Tangoed.

Unfortunately, even though 10 is the lightest shade in the range, it's not quite right on my skin - although I think it's down to tone rather than lightness.  Like many bronzers, this one is quite warm, which looks great on warm toned or neutral skintones, but not quite so great on cool toned skin like mine.  Damn shame.

Find it at the YSL website for a very spendy £34.

Disclosure: PR sample

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1 comment:

  1. Great pictures and review, you've convinced me to buy it!


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