YSL HOLIDAY 2015: KISS & LOVE COLLECTION

Yves Saint Laurent sort of makes up for the thing they did last holiday season.
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Yves Saint Laurent sort of makes up for the thing they did last holiday season.
YSL holiday 2015 Kiss & Love

Edie Campbell in the Yves Saint Laurent Kiss & Love holiday 2015 collection ad image

Last year I got mad at YSL for their holiday star product. The Yves Saint Laurent Wildly Gold palette was, in my opinion, the very worst kind of limited-edition collectible. I have to admit, though, that this year's holiday 2015 Kiss & Love palette makes up for it. Kind of.

ysl holiday 2015 kiss & love

If you caught my rage-y post about the YSL Wildly Gold palette last year, you know exactly what got me worked up. The darned thing was – and is – just too gorgeous to use. I still have it archived. Having photographed it to preserve its image for as long as the Internet lasts was not enough to allow me to mar its prettiness with a makeup brush. The Yves Saint Laurent Kiss & Love palette is just as gorgeous, all red-lip embossed gold.

YSl Kiss & Love palette

YSL holiday 2015: Kiss & Love Palette

I still think you might need to have one Kiss & Love Palette ($100 at sephora.ca and $95 at nordstrom.com) to archive and one to play with. At least because YSL has repeated the format, I might bring myself to use this year's. Or last year's. Maybe.

YSL Kiss & Love Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Le Rouge and Kiss & Love Touche Eclat

YSL Holiday: Kiss & Love Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Rouge; Kiss & Love Touche Eclat Radiant Touch

I have no problem using the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love lipstick, though, or the eye-candy Kiss & Love Touche Eclat. Using them won't mess up the packaging, you see. And they make me smile. A couple of moments of distraction from real life, you know? Beauty pause-buttons. 

Pretty pictures below...

YSl holiday 2015 Kiss & Love Touche Eclat

YSL holiday 2015: Touch Eclat Kiss & Love Radiant Touch

YSL Kiss & Love Touche Eclat

YSL holiday 2015: Touch Eclat Kiss & Love Radiant Touch comes in 01, 02 and 03

I can't not say this: the YSL Touch Eclat Kiss & Love Radiant Touch ($50 at sephora.ca and $42 at nordstrom.com) is a brightening pen, not a concealer. I don't care that even YSL calls it a concealer, it "conceals" only the slightest shadows. If you have dark circles, this won't do it for you. It'll do wonders at brightening the high points of your bone structure, though.

YSL holiday 2015 Kiss & Love lipstick

YSL holiday 2015: Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Kiss & Love lipstick

YSL holiday 2015: Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Le Rouge, Le Orange, Le Fuchsia and Le Nu

Dying over these YSL holiday 2015 Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks in Le Rouge, Le Orange, Le Fuchsia and Le Nu ($39 at sephora.ca and $36 at nordstrom.com)

YSL holiday Kiss Love Rouge Pur Couture Black Red

YSL holiday 2015: Kiss & Love Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Black Red

And omg there's also the most stunning limited-edition Black Red shade, a VIB exclusive ($39 at sephora.ca and $36 at sephora.com), and aww man, I need it.

YSL holiday 2015 La Laque nail polish in Rouge d'Or and Carmin d'Or

YSL holiday 2015: La Laque nail polish in 67 Rouge d'Or and 68 Carmin D'Or

I totally love these two firey YSL holiday 2015 La Laque nail polish shades, Rouge d'Or and Carmin d'Or ($27 at nordstrom.com). I don't usually go for shimmer nail colour, but it looks so festive and exuberant in the bottles.

The YSL Kiss & Love collection is available at sephora.ca, sephora.com and nordstrom.com (the nail colour appears to be only at Nordstrom).

I'm not quite sure how the YSL Kiss & Love array is holiday, actually. Same with the Tarte Light of the Party set, or Too Faced Grand Palais or Petite Maison sets, or Kat Von D collection... if it's already for sale, is it really holiday? Or are these just post-Fall releases masquerading as holiday in order to satisfy holiday-collection hungry makeup junkies?

Still... 

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