I am definitely a high end make up junkie. I just can't help it, so when these lovelies landed on my door step last month to say I jumped up and down with joy was a serious understatement, and not only because it was my birthday weekend. I was extremely lucky to receive this beauties after attending a YSL early on in the week and was sent out the incredible new lip oil to have a play with.
I have found myself reaching for these on a seriously regular basis for nights out or to create a glamorous look. You may have already spied this goodies in the Whats In My Make Up Bag section of my birthday blog a few posts back, and in my very long post which mentioned the event I attended for the launch of these products, but I definitely thought these deserved a post all to them self.
All 4 items are new to Yves Saint Laurent beauty. I've blogged about YSL make up many times before, and have grown up in a very YSL cosmetics filled household with both parents stocked to the brim with smellies and mum using no other make up brand without putting up a fight, so I have huge interest in the brand and I love seeing all of the new goodies coming to the shelves. Its amazing to have the opportunity to have an invite from a brand you've used for years, to meet one of the iconic make up artists behind some of their looks and then to be gifted products to try out, I am forever grateful for what this blog has provided me with.
Now on to what this blog is all about - THE MAKE UP! YSL beauty have borough out 3 new products and a new twist to their iconic False Lash Effect Mascara.
First up is the incredible 'Couture Variation'* ten shade eyeshadow palette. This one in particular is sold exclusively in Debenhams. It is a beautiful palette that will provide the perfect dramatic eye, and definitely a step out of my comfort zone as I'm so used to the classic brown shadows, so this really gives me the chance to have a serious play with my make up. Starting from a beautiful ivory base, with incredible golds, purples and blue to create some incredible looks. I've found these eyeshadows to be very pigmented and blend beautifully. This palette retails for €58 and can be purchase in store or online in Debenhams
The other palette is just as beautiful and filled with eyeshadows that will also create some beautiful looks. I definitely plan on picking this up come pay day. Isn't it just perfect, Which one would you choose, if not both!! This beautiful brown palette is available on YSL counters and In store now for €58.
The Coture Eye Primer* is a new long lasting and non greasy eyeshadow base that not only helps to hold your shadow, but also hides imperfections on the eyelid and illuminates. I was lucky enough to receive the medium shade which has a beautiful sheen to the finish which really illuminates the shades, while the fair shade create a beautiful matte finish. I have found that this really does help in holding my shadow for longer, and I've worn it along when I am just putting on a base and a bit of mascara to look alive on lazy days, and this really adds a beautiful illumination to the lid and really wakes up the eyes. Retailing at €28 this is definitely worth it given the versatility of the product.
Yves Saint Laurent have also recreated the formula for the famous 'Luxurious Mascara for False Lash Effect'* which has been a staple in the YSL family since 2000 and quickly became a best seller for the brand. Now 15 years old the formula has been tweaked to keep the same components that we all love from the mascara but also to provide some incredible new features. The new formula includes an incredible new texture that won't dry out and is now enriched with 4 sensuous oils that will condition the lashes, argan oil, carthage oil, sweet almond oil and castor oil. this will help to strengthen the lashes and make them appear supple, soft and intense. Retailing at €32.50 and with 7 unique shades, this mascara it is definitely one to pick up.
Last but not least is probably one of my favourite new releases from Yves Saint Laurent. Volupté Tint-In-Oil* is a revolutionary new take on a lipgloss but with an oil based formula. With 6 different shades this unique lip-oil is perfect for those who aren't fan's of traditional tacky and sticky lipgloss (me!!). It glides on so easily and really has an incredible staying power. I was lucky enough to receive shade #3 Undress Me which is a beautiful clear and simple colour with a hint on a pink hue, I've been wearing it over my MAC lip pencil in Hip and Happy and its the perfect match. Enriched with 5 nourishing oils, Apricot Kernel Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Coriander Fruit Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Passion Flower Oil it really nourishes the lips and has an incredible taste as well. Volupté Tint-In-Oil retails for €27 and it is seriously worth it. I'm already planning on picking up the amazing pink shade 'Cherry Me' next time I pop to my local counter.
Hope I haven't made your beauty shopping list to much longer with these beauties, let me know if you pick any of them up.