FOTD: Orange Stuff

A little matte, a little shimmer… some sheer, some not. I mixed a lot of different textures for this FOTD, but kept the overall theme pretty ‘orange.’

Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge (3)
Amore Pacific Foundation (206)
YSL Cream Blush in Audacious Orange
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyeshadow Primer 
NARS Ramatuelle Trio:
Matte Apricot on lids
Shimmer Silver on inner corner
YSL Palette in #7: Orange Shimmer on crease
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom on lashline and under waterline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre on waterline
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
Sheer d’ Armani in Coral 300

FOTD: Cool Tones

A little pink, a little blue. That’s it.

Armani Face Fabric (5)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Guerlain Terra Azzura (mixed blush/highlight portion)
Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadow in Madre Perla (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Sea Black (lashline)
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Blue Vision (waterline)
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Purple Success
By Terry Lip Pencil in Plum Dulce
Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Confidence

FOTD: YSL Pure Chromatics (#9)

I was feeling a little ‘Seattle’ (gloomy weather… in need of a hot drink) when I did this FOTD. As I mentioned when I swatched the YSL Pure Chromatics Palette in #9, you get MUCH better color payoff with a regular eyeshadow brush. I used these shadows dry, and they performed very well.

By Terry Or de Rose Foundation (Magic Amber)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Chanel Blush in Tempting Beige
YSL Pure Chromatics Palette in #9:
Blue/Grey Eye Shadow on lids
Brown Eye Shadow on crease and under waterline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Intense Brun on waterline
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
Tom Ford Lipstick in Coco Ravish
Gloss d’ Armani in Brown 200

YSL Summer 2012: Pure Chromatics Palette #9

Blame the gloomy weather… but for some reason I was prompted to grab Amanda (Little Sister) and make a decision on the most ‘muted’ palette from the YSL Summer 2012 collection.

Not very ‘Summer’ like at all, but still very beautiful. They work well dry for a ‘soft’ smokey look, or wet for a much more intense look.

Using the provided sponge tipped applicators, I swatched them dry and wet. I found that the applicators really don’t impart much color when the shadow is dry. When I used it with an eyeshadow brush, I got a MUCH better color payoff.

But here are the swatches with just the applicator:

The shadows are incredibly intense when they’re wet. But even dry, the color payoff is noteworthy (as long as you don’t use those dreaded sponge tip applicators). I used the shadows dry for an FOTD, and was impressed by how intense the colors were (pictures are forthcoming). 
I love this palette. It’s VERY practical, and can be used in countless color combinations. Each of the shadows is distinct, wearable, and highly blendable. If you’re not into bright colors and just want a palette where you can pop on some color and go, then this is definitely for you. I find that this will work on a wide range of skin tones… so that’s a definite plus.
You can find out more about YSL Pure Chromatics Wet/Dry Shadows HERE.

FOTD: Summer Shine

I just refuse to fight the weather these days. It’s been super hot, and my oily skin won’t really tolerate much in terms of foundations. I’ve put away my matte finishes (for now) and as long as I keep the applications sheer, it works out. For this look, I used the new YSL Pure Chromatics Palette in #7:

Rock & Republic Tinted Illuminizer in Roxanne
NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer in Malaga
NARS Blush in Luster
YSL Pure Chromatics Palette #7:
Orange on inner lids
Pink on center lids
Burgundy on outer lids, blended through crease and under outer waterline
Mac Eyedshadow in Handwritten smudged into lashline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre on waterline and under inner waterline
NARS Lip Pencil in Rosebud (all over)
YSL Golden Gloss in #51

YSL: Summer 2012

YSL released an interesting collection for Summer 2012. I feel like it’s a little bit Summer, and a little bit Autumn. I was surprised by some of the Eyeshadow colors actually. There are three palettes, and two of them are very muted. I went all Summer for my selections though. The brightest palette (#7) came home with me, along with an interesting Golden Gloss (#51).

YSL Golden Gloss: #51
The palettes are Chromatics Wet/Dry palettes. I feel like they’re smaller than the originals, but sill feature that fabulous silky formula that you can use wet or dry. What I love about these shadows is that they’re not ruined after you use them wet, even though they look and feel like traditional shadows.
Pure Chromatics Palette #7

I thought this palette was absolutely stunning. It’s definitely more of a ‘summer-like’ selection of colors… not like the other two. I don’t really understand the thinking behind adding the muted palettes, except maybe they’ll transition nicely into Autumn.


I feel like the flash ate the color of these shadows a lot. They’re really intense in natural light. I used them dry today, with no base, and they held beautifully. No creasing, fading… nothing. The colors wore true for 8+ hours with no issues. 
I think I might go back for other two palettes… much later. They’re lovely, although not very seasonal. When the temperature drops though, they’ll be perfect.
You can find out more about YSL Summer Makeup Collection HERE.

FOTD: Shiny Stuff

I went all ‘shiny’ for this FOTD. It as too hot for powder and what not, so I didn’t fight my oily skin and just let it ride…

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
YSL Creme Blush in Praline
Rouge Bunny Rouge Pigment in Caress Of Mink (lids/under waterline)
NARS Creme shadow in Ponderosa (lashline/outer crease)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Aquatique