New YSL Couture Palettes: Mondrian Mania + A How to Apply Diagram

ysl beauty's gorgeous new eyeshadow palettes and how to use them
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YSL Couture Palette No 9 Love_Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette

Eye shadow addicts, best not to get into a 12-step rehab program until July. You'll only set yourself back when the new YSL Couture Palette 2014 collection launches this June. Designed as a tribute to the famous Mondrian dress designer Yves Saint Laurent created in 1965, the range includes 11 colourways and textures including matte, satin, pearl and metallic. Here's a peek at the full collection, as well as how-to tips from YSL Creative Director of makeup for YSL Beauté, Lloyd Simmonds.

ysl couture palette 2014 collection

YSL Couture Palette collection_Yves Saint Laurent

Seriously,  how do you choose just one YSL Couture Palette ($64 at Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Murale and select Hudson's Bay; June)? I rarely wear eye shadow and I'm geeking out over at least three.

YSL Couture Palette collection of 11_Yves Saint Laurent

Nº 1 Tuxedo. Nº 2 Fauves. Nº 3 Afrique. Nº 4 Saharienne,; Nº 5 Surrealist. Nº 6 Rive Gauche. Nº 7 Parisienne. Nº 8 Avant Garde. Nº 9 Love. Nº 10 Lumieres Marjorelle. Nº 11 Ballet Russes.

YSL Couture Palette_10 Lumieres Majorelles

This is YSL Couture Palette Nº 10 Lumieres Marjorelle.

YSL Couture Palette_Cara Delvingne

This is how model Cara Delvingne wears YSL Couture Palette Nº 10 Lumieres Marjorelles in the ad campaign.

How to use a YSL Couture Palette_crop

And from YSL Creative Director Lloyd Simmons, here's a more accessible approach to how to apply your new shadows (click to enlarge, or here's a How to use a YSL Couture Palette PDF).

YSL Couture Palette No 1 Tuxedo_Yves Saint Laurent 2014

I'm not kidding when I confess that despite being more likely to skip eye shadow than not, I'm super tempted by a handful of the new YSL Couture Palettes, including Nº 1 Tuxedo, Nº 4 Saharienne and Nº 9 Love. Do any of these appeal to you? And does the how-to diagram help?