Some of you guys have been with me on my quest (and eventual dismissal) for the YSL Boheme Libertine collection for Spring 2011.
Well, the flagship Sephora store in Hollywood had a few of the items. As suspected, the quint is a repromote (Indian Pink/#2).
Initially I’d decided to pass on the cream blushes, because I have oily skin and creams never do well for me. But I got to play in them recently, and I have to say, YSL has changed my mind. It’s a ‘dry’ cream… more like a gel pigment. It sets as pure color and does not move, even on my oily skin.
I ended up with the Cream Blush in Praline…
It looks like a peachy brown… but it swatches more of a brownish pink, which is perfect for my skintone:
This is the only thing that I really liked from the collection. All of the glosses looked pretty pedestrian to me. There is a fuchsia version of this blush, as well as a cool pink. I have enough fuchsia EVERYTHING, and the cool pink went a little ashy on me. I imagine it would look stunning on fairer skintones.
If you’re going to get anything from this collection, take a good look at the cream blushes. I think they’re worth taking home.
I dug into some of the Eyes To Kill Intense Shadows and Excess Mascara…
Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat (Honey)
YSL Boheme Libertine Cream Blush (Praline)
Armani Intense Eyeshadow in #2 (lids)
Armani Intense Eyeshadow in #5 (crease to brow)
Armani Intense Eyeshadow #13 (crease/under waterline)
MAC Eye Pencil in Raven (waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara
Chantecaille Lipstick in Praline
So you guys remember when I was on the hunt for the YSL Spring 2011 stuff?
I talked to a rep over the weekend, and he told me that the ‘Boheme Libertine’ stuff was online. So I went online:
Here’s the thing: That lovely eyeshadow quint that’s featured in the preview pictures is nowhere to be found! Ditto for the beauty powder (unless the pink powder is actually that peach one that’s sitting on the website), and I’m not really sure WHICH of the lipsticks and lipglosses are actually new. Most of it looks like repromotes of the items that you can easily find in your neighborhood Nordstrom or Sephora.
I don’t care for the cream blushes, so that was never a consideration for me.
I think that YSL just didn’t make/include the stuff in the preview picture, and just went with a bunch of repromotes. In the end, I got so frustrated trying to figure it out, that I’ve decided to skip the collection all together. Lack of cohesion in a collection tends to make me skip it. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.