YSL Holiday '12 Northern Lights Makeup Collection + Video Details

I love the vivid colors in the YSL Holiday make-up collection and hope you will, too! Some people complain about the lack of pigmentation in designer beauty products, but you will not be able to leverage that complaint against these beautifully executed palettes from YSL this season. When wet, the shadows last ALL day while maintaining their vibrancy! Hope you enjoy the review and this fun twist on the standard smoky eye for the holidays :)

What Mr. Simmonds, the Creative Makeup Director of YSL Beaute had to say about the collection:  "During my childhood I was fascinated by the northern lights – also known as Aurora borealis – with its incredible vitality and color, which can never forget in life. You inspired me to this collection with exceptionally bright colors, laced with violet and midnight-blue hues and dotted with pearl highlights … like a grand night sky!"

Makeup Reviewed/Used in video:
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
YSL Boreal Eyeshadow Palette with MAC 239, Sigma E35, Sigma E45
YSL Shocking Effet Faux Cils Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen in Black
YSL Shocking Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in 7
YSL Cream Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in 7 [Gold] with Sigma Angled Liner Brush
Velour False Lashes in Lash in the City
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40
YSL Touche Eclat in 8
YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in 3
Becca Mineral Bronzer in Duende with Sigma Duo Fibre brush
YSL Blush Radiance in 7
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 1
Chanel Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insouciance

*Mentioned but not Used: Pure Chromatics Eye Palette in 12

Tom Ford Dominatrix
YSL La Laque Couture Premiere Neige Top Coat in 33

Betsey Johnson Pearl/Rhinestone Studs [@LBBag]

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  1. Hi Rae!
    I need your help!!! I recently ordered a YSL rouge pur couture lipstick from Sephora, and the bullet was all shaky in the tube :( Has anything like this happened to you, where you ordered a high-end product and it was like 8% defective? Would you return or just stick with it?

    1. Lauren, it's probably a shipping/packaging defect. I would recommend returning or exchanging it!

  2. Hi, I wonder if you will recommend this? Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color - Le Orange No. 13. I've been trying to look for an orange/red type of lipstick. I love your review, so useful!!!

    1. I don't own it, but it is a lovely orange! Just make sure it is the right shade you are after :)

  3. Hi, What is your take on the 2012 Coture Palete. Is it more of a bronzer or blusher. They say a highlighter. But it certainly doesnot look like a high lighter. Please let me know before I go and spend 40 pounds on it. :)


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