YSL PRETTY METAL FALL 2015 COLLECTION

photos of the #gimmethat Metal Clash eyeshadow palette and #grabbyhands Couture Kajal 3-in-1 Khol Eyeliner Eye Shadow sticks... #resistanceisfutile
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photos of the #gimmethat Metal Clash eyeshadow palette and #grabbyhands Couture Kajal 3-in-1 Khol Eyeliner Eye Shadow sticks... #resistanceisfutile
YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Metal Clash eyeshadow compact

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: aptly named. This is the Metal Clash palette. Killer.

The YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Metal Clash eyeshadow palette is another badass-beauty win for the brand. (Note: the collection is called YSL Rebel Metal in other parts of the world.) And although the interior is really pretty, that exterior, although not actually metal (it's some sort of resin or plastic) is everything. Hot. Here, let's just look at the photos.

ysl pretty metal fall 2015 collection

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Palette Metal Clash eyeshadow compact

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Palette Metal Clash Couture Eyeshadow Palette.

Don't care what's in the YSL Metal Clash eyeshadow palette ($64 at Holt Renfew and $60 at Nordstrom.com) from the Pretty Metal Fall 2015 collection. Just look at it! 

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Metal Clash couture palette eyeshadows

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Metal Clash eyeshadow palette

Okay, I care what's in the compact. At YSL pricies, one must. And oh my -- this is the YSL Metal Clash 5-colour eyeshadow compact interior. There is some debate about how similar the palette is to the Dior Trafalgar eyeshadow compact from last Fall, so I'ma give you a couple of different views.

Edie Campbell for YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015

Edie Campbell for YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015

First, though, here's the look on Edie Campbell, the face of the YSL Pretty Metal 2015 campaign as well as the current YSL Black Opium print ads and television spots. #versatile

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Metal Clash eyeshadow palette open

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Metal Clash couture eyeshadow palette closer look from a slightly different angle in the same light.

Clockwise from top left, the shades are described as ashen gold, light lilac, dirty red burgundy, chocolate brown and dark plum.

This Metal Clash swatch image is via @wisteriaful on Instagram.

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Metal Clash palette eyeshadow

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Metal Clash Couture 5-Colour Ready-to-Wear Eye Shadow... extreme close-up, again from a different angle in the same light.

Oh, here – this is the Dior Trafalgar shadow palette for comparison. 

Dior Trafalgar palette similar to YSL Metal Clash... but not really

Dior Trafalgar eyeshadow palette via more.com

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Matte Radiance Powder and Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Poudre Compacte Radiance Perfectrice Universelle Matte Finish & Blur powder + Metal Clash eyeshadow palette

And back there lurking off to the left in the above photo is something special (with a crazy long name): YSL Poudre Compacte Radiance Perfectrice Universelle Matte Blur & Finish Without Additional Coverage ($59 at Holt Renfrew and $47 at nordstrom.com).

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Univeral Radiance Matte Blur Powder

YSL Universal Matte Finish & Blur Radiance Powder

Or we can maybe call it the YSL Universal Matte Finish & Blur Radiance Powder? Or YSL Universal Radiance Matte & Blur Powder? Either way, my first impression: it's like a powder version of Chanel Le Blanc Chanel. Invisible on skin, mattifying without looking powdery or flat.

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Couture Kajal khol liner

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Couture Kajal 3-in-1 Khol Eyeliner Eye Shadow sticks

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Couture Kajal sticks

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Couture Kajal 3-in-1 Khol Eyeliner Eye Shadow shades

These YSL Couture Kajal 3-in-1 Khol Eyeliner Eye Shadow sticks ($39 at Holt Renfrew and $35 at nordstrom.com) are killer. From the left: 1 Noir Ardent, 2 Bleu Cobalt, 3 Bleu Petrole, and 4 Vert Anglais. I'm drawn to greens like this right now -- they make hazel eyes look so interesting. But the third one, Blue Petrole... wow. Little swatch below.

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Couture Kajal swatches

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Couture Kajal swatches

See? Bleu Cobalt is gorgeous, but I'm more drawn to Bleu Petrole and Vert Anglais. As for texture, the YSL Couture Kajal is smooth, and firm enough to give you excellent control without being super-waxy. The wear is pretty good, but I think oily lids might like a primer and shadow to minimize transfer issues as the day goes on. 

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_YSL Couture Brow in Glazed Brown and Ash Blonde

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Collection: Couture Brow tinted brow gel

And yes, YSL Couture Brow ($39 at Holt Renfrew and $35 at nordstrom.com) tinted eyebrow gel in 1 Glazed Brown and 2 Ash Blonde. These promise buildable colour, semi-opaque pigments, and a gel-like hold.

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015_Couture Brow tinted gel in 1 Glazed Brown and 2 Ash Blonde

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Couture Brow tinted gel

Note the bit of golden sheen in each shade to give brows a little more oomph?

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Rouge Volupte shades

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Rouge Volupté shades

The Pretty Metal collection includes the following new YSL Rouge Volupté ($39 at Holt Renfrew and $36 at nordstrom.com) shades, from left: 30 Rose in Sound (pink with coral undertones), 35 Fuchsia in Grunge (bright pink with a dose of violet grey), and 36 Rouge in Rock (blood red with a hit of burgundy).

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Gloss Volupte shades

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Gloss Volupté shades

And three sparkly YSL Gloss Volupté ($39 at Holt Renfrew and $32 at nordstrom.com) shades from left: 51 Rose Lurex (luminiscent rose), 52 Violet Sequins (a sheer, grey-toned violet to wear alone or layered over something else), and 53 Rose Strass (metallic pink).

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 couture metal manicure

YSL Rebel Metal Fall 2015 Couture Metal Manicure nail stickers

Finishing touch for nails: YSL Rebel Metal Couture Metal Manicure nail stickers or appliqués with gold sequins and crystal studs. And they're not available in Canada; I think yes for the US, though.

YSL Pretty Metal Fall 2015 Nail Applique stickers

YSL Rebel Metal Fall 2015 Couture Metal Manicure nail appliques in action

The YSL Fall 2015 collection is at nordstrom.com right now; hits most counters in August.

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So. Metal Clash. Couture Kajal. Nail appliques instead of polish? Thoughts?