FOTD: Grey (light over dark)

More pigmented goodness from the Tarte for True Blood palette:

FACE
Illamasqua Skin Base (14)
Guerlain Giant Mosaic Bronzer
YSL Blush Radiance in #3
EYES
Tarte Eyeshadow in Werewolf (brows)
Bobbi Brown Peach Color Corrector (brow bone)
Tarte Eyeshadow in Stake (outer corner)
Tarte Eyeshadow in The True Death (inner corner)
Dior Eye Pencil in Grey Smoke (waterline)
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara
LIPS
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Have Faith
**My eyebrows are incredibly scrappy. Forgive them… it’s not their fault. I’m growing them out.**

YSL: Autumn 2011

Here is the concept:

Looks a little Spring-like to me… but I’m not judging. The colors from YSL’s Autumn 2011 collection are mostly purples and greens… with a little rose thrown in there for good measure.

 I had initially intended to pass the collection by — until I saw it in person. The most note worthy items are the eyeshadow quad, one particular blush, and the lipstick. I left the lipstick behind, as I already have more purple lippies than I can count. But the other two came home with me…

 
‘Ombrés 5 Lumieres’ Palette in #4      Blush Radiance in #3
I like the idea of the palette… the colors are beautiful, but totally dupe-able. This one may not survive the journey to my kit. I might end up taking it back. We’ll see. The blush is amazing though, because it’s not actually a ‘blush.’ It’s designed to ‘brighten’ or alter the color of an existing blush.
Swatches:

The entire swatch is of a bright pink blush. But on the left, I put the radiance blush on top. As you can see, it totally lightened the color and turned it into a soft, cool rose color. I love that idea! It’s a really nice thing to have in a kit. I can’t imagine that it would be practical for everyday use, but I’d say this is a pro must have.

See the eyeshadow colors? Totally pigmented, but kind of dupe-able. The jury is still out. The palette is gorgeous, but the truth is I just don’t need it.

Regardless, those are my favorites from the collection. I’m glad that I resisted the urge to get the lipstick. It’s wonderful, but it reminds me a LOT of  Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense in #15. No point in having two of those.

Ciao for now!