Wednesday, 18 June 2014

YSL Couture Palette in 03 Afrique

YSL have some new eyeshadow palettes out, and they're rather gorgeous!  Five shades of eyeshadow with a super soft, almost crumbling texture, with a glimmering finish, they're available in ten different colourways, from acid brights to soft neutrals.  This is 03, Afrique, a blend of shimmering golden peachy browns, with an accent of golden plum.

Swatched, you can see the really pretty range of finishes in the palette - the bold peach and bronze are both almost metallic, with a high shine finish, the golden plum has a subtle sheen to it, and the pale gold and pale pink have a slight sparkle.  Both of the pale shades are perfect for highlighting the inner corner and the browbone, and the three stronger shades are perfect for layering up for a golden, shimmering smoky eye which flatters my green eyes and looks very summer appropriate.  Use a light hand, though - the texture is so soft that heavyhanded wielding of a brush will result in lots of fallout from the palette, and a waste of precious shadow.

The cost of this gorgeousness is unsurprisingly rather high - £39.50 to be precise.  Compared, though, to the standard Pure Chromatic palettes, they're not too bad - a mere 50p more gets you five shades instead of four.  Find them at the YSL website now.

Disclosure: PR sample

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1 comment:

  1. These shades are what I gravitate towards. I like the pretty finish & the quite neutral colours. YSL packaging is always so luxurious & pretty


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