YSL released a new line of eyeshadow quads - the Pure Chromatics line.
these palettes are promoted as super pigmented eyeshadows that can be used wet&dry, while foiling them with water will boost the colours to an intense and metallic finish.
they contain 5g of product and cost 47.95€.
the packaging is typical YSL-ugliness (for me at least), trashy and edgy gold plastic packaging, light, thin and very 80ies. no velvet pouch, but very prone to scratches and fingerprints.
it has a full size mirror and contains two applicators, while one is quite uncommon and looks like a rubber spatula on the one side and a pointed rubber applicator on the other end. it's for the wet application of the eyeshadows. i haven't tried such an applicator before and still hesitate to ;)
i find almost all palettes very nicely colour coordinated. although maybe some weird combinations on the first side, i can imagine they layer to fabulous and unusual results and could look amazing in conjunction. i chose the probably most muted, neutral and safe combination, #3. a versatile palette, work-appropriate looks can be done with it as well as more colourful or smokey looks. some will miss a neutral/brow bone highlight shade, but for me it's perfect how it is. i rarely use a brow bone highlighter and would prefer one of my few staples anyway.
the palette #3 contains 4 cool toned shades:
- a shimmery denim blue
- a shimmery icy blue
- a shimmery medium sand taupe with silver sparkles
- a dark brown with maroon shimmer
it didn't irritate my eyes, but used dry i experienced a little bit of fall out and also some product came into my eyes. the finish is shimmery and pearly. i haven't used them wet until now, so i can't speak for that (i still shy away from wetting them, it disturbs the look :P). the staying power is ok, after 6 hours i had a minimal crease-line but nothing too bad. i'll have to experiment with different eyeshadow primers.
|YSL Pure Chromatics #3 swatched dry.|
|YSL Pure Chromatics #3 swatched wet.|
two different looks with the palette, i always incorporated all shades.
these are my first eyeshadows from this brand, so of course i don't have any comparison to the normal range. where would you place YSL eyeshadows when you'd do a brand comparison?