Press Preview: YSL Fall 2012 Makeup, Touche Éclat Foundation and Nail Polish

YSL Touche Éclat celebrates its 20th Anniversary and makes a friend in the new Touche Éclat foundation + YSL's Fall 2012 Makeup and Nail Colour, which includes three new matte lipsticks and a Khaki polish to die for.
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YSL Touche Éclat celebrates its 20th Anniversary and makes a friend in the new Touche Éclat foundation + YSL's Fall 2012 Makeup and Nail Colour, which includes three new matte lipsticks and a Khaki polish to die for.
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It's sweltering outside. But if you're inside, in a chilly, over-airconditioned office (climate control indeed), perhaps you won't mind yet another peek at a Fall 2012 makeup and nail colour collection, this time from YSL.

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Have you heard that YSL's famous Touche Éclat brightener pen (not a concealer), above, in its fancy 20th Anniversary packaging, has a new BFF? Launching this August is YSL Le Tient Touche Éclat ($60) -- Touche Éclat foundation.

Le Teint Touche Eclat

Formulated with 39% water, 23% oils, plus pigments and light-weight gel for soft-focus blurring, 16 shades offer variations of pink-beige, beige and golden beige. (In Europe there are actually 22 colours. According to the YSL team at the launch, some of the shades are so similar that they felt they could leave some of them for later release.)

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat_Fall 2012 makeup

The foundation is free of alcohol, which is supposed to help the colour stay true on skin, and free of opaque fillers too, so coverage won't ever look ashy. A new foundation brush is coming out at the same time; watch for the launch of a new full range of brushes next year.

YSL Fall 2012 makeup look_model Andrea Deluca_Ford_2

Also landing on YSL counters at Holt Renfrew, and select Bay, Murale and Sephora stores in August is the Fall 2012 colour collection. Here, at last week's preview, Ford model Andrea Deluca wears the look, applied by US-based YSL Beauty artist Dell Ashley.

YSL Pure Chromatics 4 Wet & Dry Eye Shadows in 10_Fall 2012 makeup

Two eye shadow compacts include Pure Chromatics 4 Wet & Dry Eye Shadows in N° 10 ($74),  a gorgeous, wearable metallic golden khaki palette. (This is what Andrea is wearing.)

YSL Pure Chromatics 4 Wet and Dry Eye Shadows 11_matte

The Pure Chromatics N° 11 is a matte palette with shades YSL Creative Director of Makeup Lloyd Simmonds says are appropriate as liner, brow enhancers, or for matte smoky eyes.

YSL Dessin du Regard in 13 Saharan Bronze and 14 Excentric Green

These two liners, Dessin du Regard in N° 13 Saharan Bronze and N° 19 Graphite Green may not be available in Canada; you'll have to get a friend to pick them up in France for you.

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in 19 Graphite Green

Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking in N° 1 Deep Black and N° 3 Bronze Black round out the eye makeup.

YSL Palette Couture Highlighting Powder for the Complexion_Fall 2012 makeup

This is the collection's showpiece, the Palette Couture Highlighting Powder ($68).

YSL Palette Couture Highlighting Powder for the Complexion_interior_Fall 2012 makeup

The embossed trio of shades -- nude pink, golden beige and rosy brown -- serves to sculpt and highlight cheeks and temples, or blends together as healthy-glow blush.

YSL Dare to Glow Silky Highlighting Veil in Tempting Gold_Fatal Red_Naughty Pink_Fall 2012 Makeup

Dare to Glow in N° 1 Tempting Gold, N° 2 Fatal Red, and N° 3 Naughty Pink ($55 each) are limited-edition luminizers that deliver sheer, subtle gleam.

Rouge Pur Couture The Mats 203 Rouge Rock_Fall 2012 makeup and nails

The collection's lipsticks are variations on the iconic YSL red, and inspired by iconic rock groups. This one, Rouge Pur Couture The Mats LipstickNº 203 Rouge Rock ($38), is the YSL red, and was inspired by Queen.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats_Orange Imagine_Rose Crazy_Rouge Rock_Rouge Scandal_Prune Virgin_Grenat Satisfaction

The full range, available in Europe, consists of six Rouge Pur Couture The Mats lipsticks: Nº 201 Orange Imagine, Nº 2 Rose Crazy, Nº 203 Rouge Rock, Nº 204 Rouge Scandal, Nº 205 Prune Virgin, and Nº 206 Grenat Satisfaction. Oh, did you catch that? They're matte.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in Canada_201_203_206

Canada will have the first, third and last shades: Nº 201 Orange Imagine (inspired by The Beatles), Nº 203 Rouge Rock and, available exclusively at The Bay, Nº 206 Grenat Satisfaction (inspired by The Rolling Stones). Add the rest to your list of requests for Paris-bound friends to bring back.

YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in 32 Rouge Expressioniste and 31 Khaki Arty_Fall 2012 makeup and nail polish

Of course you want both of these, YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in N° 32 Rouge Expressioniste and N° 31 Khaki Arty ($27 each).

YSL Fall 2012 star makeup and nail colour

You like? Have any friends heading to Paris in early Fall?