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.
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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!
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.
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
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.
Oh, here – this is the Dior Trafalgar shadow palette for comparison.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note the bit of golden sheen in each shade to give brows a little more oomph?
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).
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).
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.
The YSL Fall 2015 collection is at nordstrom.com right now; hits most counters in August.
So. Metal Clash. Couture Kajal. Nail appliques instead of polish? Thoughts?