The Limited Edition Gold Attraction Makeup Palette ($100.00) is packaged in a glittery black book with shades that “light up your face.”
I expected more vibrancy for the holiday season but the shimmery gold, champagne and pearly black are definitely radiant. You get 3 shadows, silver eyeliner, two pretty blushes and a cream highlighter with good pigmentation and silky textures. The palette is small enough for travel and creates simple one color looks but there isn’t enough variety for anything more extravagant. You’ll probably need shadows from other compacts if you plan to mix colors, contour the crease and create more drama or contrast.
The Rouge Pur Couture Gold Attraction Lipsticks ($44.00 ea) are available in beautiful shades that compliment all skin tones. The black cap can be personalized with an engraving and is decorated with sparkly gold letters. As the buildable color glides across the skin, it drenches lips in luminous shine, antioxidants and conditioning emollients that protect, soften and prevent dryness.
If you plan to attend any Christmas events glowing skin is a must! YSL has two holiday highlighters – Touche Éclat Gold Attraction Edition ($51.00) and a mistake-proof Face Highlight Stick ($40.00). The pen is a favorite among makeup artists and can be used to banish signs of fatigue around the eyes while illuminating the nose, cheeks and lip contour. Blend it lightly for a natural pop of radiance or layer generously for more intensity. The mini stick has 2 shades (bronze and champagne) which can be applied individually or swirled together for a gorgeous candlelight glow.
I’ve seen the commercials for Black Opium Eau de parfum ($112.00 / 50 ml) and at the Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Party they surprised me with a beautiful engraved bottle! The aroma is sensual, exciting and edgy with an intoxicating balance of sweetness and warmth. The main accords include vanilla, coffee, white flowers, orange blossom, cedarwood and patchouli which blend to form a bold scent.
YSL Beauty is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Bay, Sears, Sephora and yslbeauty.ca