Showing posts with label ysl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ysl. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation Review!

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation ($55) is a newer foundation by YSL that is inspired by their best-selling Touche Eclat Illuminating Pen. It's described as a weightless, illuminating foundation that will even out the complexion and enhance the skin's natural beauty. Contains SPF 19.

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation is available in (17) shades: B10, BD10, BR20, B30, BR30, B40, BD40, BR40, BD50, BR50, B60, BD60, BR60, B70, BD70, B80 and B90.

BR (Beige Rose) shades are for those with cool/pink undertones, BD (Beige Dore) shades are for those with warm golden undertones and B (Beige) shades are for balanced/beige undertones. It's really helpful to take a look at the Sephora site for a better description of each shade.

I purchased this foundation without doing any research and purchased the shade BD40 as Sephora describes it as being for light to medium skintones with golden/honey undertones. It ended up being way too light for my current medium MAC NC35 coloring. It's better geared for NC20. After reading reviews it sounds like BD50 would've been a better match for me.

BD40 swatched and blended on the back of my hand.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 'Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils' Longwear Cream Eyeliner in Deep Black!

YSL 'Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils' Longwear Cream Eyeliner

The Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils Cream Liner is one of Yves Saint Laurent's newer additions, along with their latest Shocking Mascara and Shocking Eyeliner Pen.

What's peaked my interest about this cream eyeliner, is it's said to be waterproof, smudgeproof and (24 hour) long lasting. What product labeled "lasts for 24 hours" isn't tempting, anyway?

"creates a spectacularly intense line without creasing or flaking. Its soft, silky formula formulated with quick-drying oils creates a lightweight base for smooth application without skipping. Beautiful and mess-proof, it stays put for smudge-proof, all-day wear."

YSL Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils is available in 6 shades: #1 Deep Black, #2 Ashy Black, #3 Bronze Black, #4 Sea Black, #5 Cherry Black and #6 Jade Black. Depending on where you're ordering from, you can become easily confused with the names. For instance, on the Nordstrom website, #2 Ashy Black is called #2 Black Grey or #5 Cherry Black is called #5 Black Burgundy. The numbers always stay the same, though.

#1 Deep Black is an intense black for those who prefer their blacks to be very dark.


Friday, January 21, 2011

YSL Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick Review, Photos & Swatches!

YSL Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick

YSL Tender Peach Rouge Volupte is a creamy and vibrant, medium pinky-peach with a shiny finish. The color is opaque with one swipe.
An object of desire, this award-winning lipstick is wrapped in a romantic, elegant gold case that exudes luxury. Each signature shade saturates lips in captivating color that’s intensely pigmented, and imparts an irresistible glossy shine. The long-lasting, comforting formula is highlighted with a unique Color-shine Complex that leaves lips visibly smoother, plumper and more radiant. Light, silky texture smoothes on a veil of satiny, sensual color that’s altogether alluring . Companion mirror on top of case ensures easy application any time. SPF 15. -
The quality is what you'd expect from a YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick. It's buttery soft and creamy and applies to the lips like a dream. Despite it's creaminess, it feels very light - almost slippery on the lips. It also has the signature mango scent.

YSL #26 Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick

Here is YSL Tender Peach Lipstick on my lips. My lips are lightly lined with MAC
Stripdown Lip Liner.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Lovely Haul! MAC, Inglot, YSL, OPI!!! With many thanks to Sarah (iheartcosmetics)!!

Hi Guys! I have lots of posts to share with you. :) So If I do a million posts today, I apologize but I try to take advantage of my free time by blogging!

I wanted my 1st post to be about the giveaway I won!! I have never won a giveaway, so I was so overjoyed about winning Sarah's 500 Follower giveaway. I couldn't believe all of the nice things I was going to receive!! It arrived a few days ago and it came on such a perfect day because I was in such a sad/upset mood and it really turned my day into an awesome one.

Sarah is such a sweet girl.. It was incredibly generous of her to purchase these things (which are so expensive!) for her bloggers. If you aren't a follower of her blog, you should definitely check it out. She has really good, useful posts about makeup, self-tanning, etc. We have very similar (if not the same!) tastes in makeup, so I love reading her new posts. Thank you again, Sarah!! I ♥ YOU!

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Here are some pictures and swatches of my prize!

I opened everything while I was at work. She included a very cute, witty card that's displayed on my desk now. Lol, I love cards.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighter Review!

ysl touche eclat review 

YSL Touche Eclat #1 Radiant Touch

Item Description: Light, luminosity, radiance. The award winning, must-have, take anywhere instant highlighter that banishes shadows, erases signs of fatigue and leaves your skin looking radiant. Touche Éclat is 8 hours of sleep in a pen - the one item no woman can be without.

Touche Éclat is ideal at any time of the day over bare skin, under or over foundation, crème or powder. Use this best-selling pen-brush around the eye area, the hollow of the chin, the contour of the lips and the sides of the nose. Just slip it into your bag to ensure a brilliant glow, anytime, anywhere. Suitable for all skin types.

Touche Eclat comes in four shades to suit your individual skin tone:
ysl touche eclat swatches
1) Luminous Radiance (for fair/ light/ medium complexions with pink undertones)
2) Luminous Ivory (for fair/ light/ medium complexions with yellow or golden undertones)
3) Light Peach (for warm and golden beige complexions)
4) Luminous Toffee (for deep complexions)

ysl touche eclat swatches
Here are swatches of all of the shades, courtesy of Karla Sugar.

YSL Luminous Radiance

This is an item I've been wanting to try for the longest time. While I was waiting in line to check out, the rack with miscellaneous travel items caught my eye. I immediately picked up the touche eclat and swatched it on my hand. The only shade available at that Sephora location was shade #1 Luminous Radiance, which is a universally flattering light, peachy-pink shade.

It has a very creamy, milky consistency. The brush is actually very soft, and isn't exactly useless like most of the brushes of similar applicators. I use 1-2 clicks and dot it under my eyes after I've already applied concealer and foundation, and smooth it out with a small concealer brush or I pat it in my skin lightly with my ring finger until it's blended.

I also like to run it down the bridge of my nose and under the arch of my brows for a subtle highlight.

Some people argue this is not a concealer, but it does conceal a bit. The coverage is very minimal, so if you have severe darkness, it should be used in conjunction with a concealer. It's like a light concealer and highlighter all-in-one. In contrast to Benefit High Beam which is also a pearly pink highlighter, Benefit only highlights, it doesn't conceal, and its also a lot more luminescent than the Touche Eclat. Touch Eclat is a lot more natural.

It really does make me look more awake and it does an awesome job brightening so no darkness shows through. I was looking at a tutorial on the YSL site which was very helpful. You can also apply this around your lips to make them more defined.

Overall, great product. I'd love to try shades 2 and 3 as well.

Price: $40, 0.1 oz.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

YSL Faux Cils Mascara Review!

ysl faux cils mascara
YSL Faux Cils Mascara

ysl faux cils mascara review

I've been now using this mascara every day for about a week, and I can already say that I absolutely love this mascara. I'm so thrilled that I decided to splurge on this mascara. I believe this could possibly be my new favorite mascara.

What I really love about this mascara is that it lengthens and gives amazing volume. There aren't many mascaras out there that do both. Also, instead of having to wait in between coats, I can apply the wand to my lashes continuously and it will continue building volume until I've reached my desired look.

YSL Faux Cils Mascara review
 Here are my lashes with YSL Faux Cils Mascara.

I find that with a lot of volumizing mascaras, if you keep applying, you will get short, fat lashes that will sometimes stick together. But this is absolutely wonderful. Of course with loads of volume, you will have a few clumps, but I don't have any major clumping with this mascara. Just thick, plush lashes.

It has a fresh floral fragrance that I really love. Some may not care for it, but I really enjoy it, and I can actually smell it on my lashes.

I actually received a compliment on my lashes by a gal at the local drugstore a couple days ago and I stood there for like 10 mins giving her mascara recommendations. And, I had a couple friends and family members ask me if I was wearing fake eye lashes. That really wow's me because I never get compliments on my lashes! Oh yeah, and when I let my friend use it, she was like Whoa!! What mascara is this!? So yeah, this mascara rocks!!! haha

UPDATE: I stopped using this as my every day mascara because lately it's been transferring under my eyes. So sad, because this would have been my HG mascara.

The only other downside is that it dries out very quickly. To keep the mascara from drying out, it's good to rinse the brush under hot water for around 30 seconds and put it back in the tube (without drying it off). It will extend the life of your mascara.