YSL… Autmn 2010

Official Signage:
The colors follow the current ‘plum/purple’ trend, with a little brown and a little gold and a little turquoise for good measure. Note the lips on the model. She is supposed to be wearing the new dark color for fall, Rouge Volupte in #106. It’s described as a deep plum. It’s not…

Does that look plum to you? No. It’s more of a black based cool toned purple. Sounds beautiful, but wears a bit Goth for my tastes. It’s nearly impossible to wear this lipstick alone on any skintone, unless Goth is what you’re actually going for. The model’s lips are tempered with a Golden Gloss (likely the new taupe color offered for Autumn) in the center.

Alone, the lipstick swatches like this:

With a little gloss in the center, it wears like this:

The color does ‘not’ go berry (the gloss in on my lips is forcing it to shade ‘up’) on its own. The good news is, it doesn’t go black either. It stays that shade of purple for the duration of wear.

I wore it today with the eyeshadow duo in #29:

Of note is the brown color in the duo… it’s shot through with a bit of purple sparkle. To keep that sparkle effect, you can’t really blend the shadow. You have to pat it on to maintain the color integrity. I discovered this last night while playing in the colors.

I didn’t take a picture of my face today… boooo to me. But I will tell you that with both the eyeshadow and the lipstick, the overall effect is more fashion victim than fashion forward. I’d likely wear the lipstick alone, or the shadows with more of a berry colored lipstick. #106 is so cool that it overwhelmes any warm colors that you put near it… even with the additon of a golden gloss or berry colored lip pencil. It’s a unique and beautiful color (which is why I bought it), and it’ll take some practice to get the combination just right for me.

Overall, the collection is beautiful, but these are the only items worth buying in my opinion. The other items can be found in comparable brands, and likely for less money.

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