The Yves Saint Laurent Arty Stone Collection for Spring 2013 includes three Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush ($38 USD / $52 CAD) shades, all of which are being welcomed into the permanent line. I have two of them to show you today. The entire collection is a palette of jewel-toned crystalline colors and will be available this month at Yves Saint Laurent counters (but a few of the items are already available online here).
The two shades I have are No.7 Red Agate, a light, reddish pink, and No.8 Baby Doll, a warm, burgundy rose. Each blush comes in a clear, square jar with a gold, twist-off YSL-adorned lid. The packaging is beautiful, just like everything that comes from YSL!
These blushes are both incredibly pigmented; the texture is almost more of a creamy, mousse-like texture that is still dense. They just melt into the skin… it’s really beautiful. Unfortunately, they are horrendously expensive, so my desire to “have one in every color” isn’t very reasonable, but honestly the formula is just spectacular.
I like to apply it with a small duo fiber brush like the Sigma F55 Small Duo Fibre Brush, which fits perfectly into the pot to grab product and buffs it into the skin perfectly for a precise application (I feel like using my fingers is quick and easy, but the final look isn’t as nice as when applied with a brush). The product leaves a gorgeous, natural-looking luminosity… the same type of glow that freshly moisturized skin has.
I think the best part of this product is that it applies just the same to bare skin as it does on top of foundation and even on top of powder. Also, the amount of product you need is so tiny, I would be shocked to learn of anyone who has actually finished a pot of these blushes. No.7 is definitely my favorite out of the two; while I like No.8 a lot, I find it more of a fall or winter blush, not something I’d reach for in the warmer seasons.