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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?