YSL Spring Collection 2014* has some absolute gems in it – as you can probably see from the stunning palette packaging alone. In fact, it’s so pretty that I have it sitting here next to me on my desk as I type – just because it’s so lovely it doesn’t deserve to be hidden away in a drawer. But whilst I adore pretty packaging – an area that YSL always excel in – it’s also about the products and if they’re any good. I have a pretty coral Rouge Volupte, a new ‘Gloss Volupte’ in a fuchsia shade, the cheek palette and a deep plum eyeliner from the new YSL Spring Collection 2014 to take a look at – and decide which are the ones you need to purchase.
So clearly the palette is the real ‘wow’ piece of the collection – from the outside it’s a gorgeous pale pink and gold metallic pattern. Then on the inside the palette is like a close up of a delicate flower with undulating petals (did I really just use the word undulating!? It seemed like the most appropriate way to describe it…). The shade of the palette looks absolutely perfect – peachy pinky gold shades in a sort of mottled pattern. On the skin though the one thing I wasn’t 100% keen on, as much as I wanted to adore it in use as much as I do superficially, was the fact that there was quite a bit of silver glitter chunks running through. This may just be the top coating/overspray as the base colour is a really pretty pale peachy pink, with a glow. It’s very much a sheer cheek product – more of a highlighter than a blush really.
As for the other colours – the Rouge Volupte lip colour in Jealous Coral (no 32) is my new handbag essential – I love the corally shade and the texture of these is impossible to beat. The gloss shade I have here is called ‘Terriblement Fuchsia’ (no 49) and whilst I’m not really a ‘gloss’ person, the texture of these is impressive. Very smooth and plumping, but with not a hint of stickiness. They do feel lovely to wear and have lovely colour pay off (especially look great when layered over other lip shades).
Finally the liner – in a deep plum shade, that whilst I wouldn’t usually choose this on a whim myself, the shade is actually really flattering and much softer than the usual black to wear. Making it more of a smokey look rather than harsh black line. This liner is waterproof and does.not.budge. when you have applied it. Perfect for the waterline to keep the definition in place all day long.
Even with the sparkle that can show through the cheek palette is easily my favourite from the collection, closely followed by the Rouge Volupte lipstick. But if you pick up one thing, make it your mission to get this palette – it’s a guaranteed sell-out (looking like that may have already happened on Feel Unique…!)
YSL Spring Collection 2014* Available from Feelunique.com