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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