Warning: This post contains holiday neutrals at their best! I usually skip holiday collections. Sometimes because I have already spent way too much money on makeup by the time they launch, and other times because how much gold and silver glitter does one really need? This year I succumbed to YSL Holiday, mostly because I found some of the products to be quite unique! The Pure Chromatics Palette in 12 is a holiday/neutral lovers dream!
The main reason I love this palette so much is the unbelievable versatility of it. On first glance it looks like your standard shimmer/smokey combo with too much glitter. The beauty of these shadows is that they can be used wet or dry. When used dry, the effect is sheer and easily wearable for day or subtle looks. Add a bit of water and WOWZA! The shadows are instantly transformed to intensely pigmented shades with a metallic sheen and a bit of sparkle! When worn wet these shades depict the essence of holiday glamour. The formula is truly remarkable.
***Pictures obviously not taken in natural light, but the photos are not retouched and the color is depicted accurately. I wanted to get this post up soon while the collection was still available. I will try to update with daylight pictures this weekend.
|Dry, with flash|
|Wet, with flash|
|L to R: dry, wet|
|L to R: dry, wet with flash|