Thursday, 26 September 2013

YSL Autumn Look: Blush Radiance and Rouge Pur Couture in Prune Avenue

YSL's Autumn look collection has some interesting combinations of products in it - there's a bright eyeshadow palette, which could be paired with the bright lipsticks for an edgy, colourful look, and there's also a neutral palette, which can work with the lipsticks for a more polished, classic look.  I received one of the new shades of Rouge Pur Couture lipstick, the deeply vampy Prune Avenue, and the Blush Radiance in soft mauve-pink shade 10.

The blush is really, really pretty - it looks like a pink battenberg cake.  Two of the quarters are softly shimmery, and two are a deeper matte pink.  The pan isn't really big enough to use the two shades separately, and swirled together they make a pretty mid pink with a very subtle sheen.

The lipstick, Prune Avenue, is pure vamp.  A deep, rich, purplish claret red, it makes for a lovely autumn lip.

I really like the Rouge Pur Couture formula - it glides onto the lip, sets down quickly, and lasts three hours or so before it starts feeling a little dry.

Together, the blush and lipstick make for a beautifully warm, rosy look which goes well with a fluffy jumper.  I love autumn and winter - blankets, cuddling on the sofa, fires, deeper lipstick shades, mulled wine - all warm, comforting things.  These two products go perfectly.

Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Prune Avenue costs £25, and Blush Radiance in 10 costs £31.  If I had to choose only one of them to buy, it'd be the lipstick - I always feel that blush is one of those products you don't need to spend a lot of cash on, and as lovely as Blush Radiance is, it's not anything wildly different from most other blushes on the market.

Disclosure: PR samples

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  1. they look lovely on you and a great combo. really interested in the blush.
    ali x

    1. Thanks Ali! The blush is lovely - I think I've worn it four times this week!

  2. The lipstick really suits you, looks fab with your lovely red hair :)

  3. Hi Gemma, the lipstick is gorgeous and it really suits you-but what a terrible name YSL have come up with for it!!!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    1. It's a bit weird, isn't it? I'm not sure what I would call it though... something with Plum in maybe. What would you call it?


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