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.
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