Kit Essentials from YSL

I’ll be honest: Yves Saint Laurent is not the first brand that comes to mind when I’m looking for unusual additions to my kit. I’ll browse the brand for luxurious lipsticks or the occasional eyeshadow palette. But tools? Not so much.

Imagine my surprise when I came upon two items that simply had to be added to my personal collection:

This eyeliner brush is DIVINE. Look at that head! And I’m happy to report that with good care, the head maintains that shape. It’s a perfect companion to the YSL Shocking Gel Liners. I’m totally impressed.

YSL Rouge Pur in #12
(Blanc Manifesto)

This lipstick is meant to add ‘light’ to any existing lip color, or change the color completely by bringing it an entire shade up. Now, when I first saw it, I thought it was sheer. It’s NOT.

It blends out a bit, but still leaves a distinct shimmer. I totally fell in love with it. It reminds me of Chanel’s Fantasme, but for the lips. They also have one that ‘darkens’ lip color… alone, it swatched like Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. It was a pass for me.