Badass. That's the word for the star item in the YSL Fall 2014 makeup and nails collection. Rocker-chic or biker-chic works, too, as a description of the sleek, leather-topped palette. Or mine.
ysl fall 2014 makeup and nails
The YSL Fall 2014 makeup and nails collection includes the usual array of gotta-haves for the amped-up intensity of a post-summer face. See: badass model Cara Delevingne.
From left: YSL Gloss Volupte in 106 Cuir Grenat ($35, available at The Bay and Bloomingdales ), YSL Collector Palette Fetiche ($64, available at The Bay and Nordstrom), YSL Babydoll Mascara in Rock Ultra Black ($36 available at The Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue), YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 40 Beige Peau ($38, available at The Bay and Bloomingdales), and YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 210 Nude Acoustic ($39, available at The Bay and Bloomingdales).
The more I look at the limited-edition Collector Palette Fetiche in its I-break-the-rules black leather, the more I love it. Hawt.
Again, the YSL Fall 2014 Collector Palette in Fetiche -- distinctive name, non? As per the YSL Ready-to-Wear how-to-wear-it eyeshadow chart here, the base shade is the top left, iridescent Bright Copper. The highlight is the top right, a luminous Warm Gold. Accent shades are Opulent Brown (centre), a gorgeous deep Amazon Green (bottom right; looks a bit blue here because of the way the light hit it), and a matte Infused Black (bottom left). The palette comes with a little insert that suggests shade-combination options to try.
YSL Fall 2014 Rouge Pur Couture The Mats ($39, available at The Bay and Bloomingdales) in 208 Fuchsia Fetiche, 207 Rose Perfecto, and 210 Nude Acoustic. These matte-finish lipsticks are limited-edition; I need 208 Fuchsia Fetiche stat.
YSL Fall 2014 Gloss Volupte ($35, available at The Bay and Bloomingdales) in 210 Beige Nu and 106 Cuir Grenat (the shade is a deeper, browner red than it appears here.) These are core shades, as is the YSL Glossy Stain ($38, available at The Bay and Bloomingdales) in 40 Beige Peau.
Limited-edition YSL Fall 2014 La Laque Couture in 52 Bleu Galuchat and 53 Taupe Graine ($27 each, available at The Bay and Nordstrom), both sexy, deep rebellious shades with a pebbled leather-like finish.
"Inspired by leather or inspired by OPI Liquid Sand? You decide," says our mani-geek Karen, who used three coats to get the finishes you see here.
Does anything call to you? Anyone else caught by that sleek, sexy Collector Palette in Fetiche with its full-grain black leather top?