The Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 Collection features the limited-edition Yves Saint Laurent Marrakesh Sunset Eye Collector Palette ($58 USD / $72 CAD), an Ombres 5 Lumieres palette with a an array of warm shades gilded by a Saharienne sunset. This collection takes inspiration from the subtle palette of warm tones and contrasting waves of twilight seen during sunset. A variation on torrid, golden hues and cool touches of violet, coral, fuchsia and green, this breathtaking collection will be available in May 2013.
This eyeshadow palette is actually the only limited-edition product in the entire Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 Collection; all of the other product shades join their respective permanent line-ups. This palette has the traditional 5-color design, with four rectangular eyeshadows on each side of a long, skinny eyeshadow strip in the center. This palette differs from the Pure Chromatics palettes that we typically see in these collections in that it is not a wet/dry eyeshadow formulation.
The packaging is stunning, with a gorgeous Moroccan arabesque design. The detailing is stunning, and the choice of shades for this palette is just as breathtaking.
The palette features a deep, rich bronze with gold shimmer (top left), a vibrant purple grape with blue shimmer (top right), a soft peachy pink with silver sparkle (bottom left), a rich gold shimmer (bottom right) and a pale champagne shimmer (center). The shades are so perfectly paired and resemble the warmth of sunset with the hint of twilight appearing shortly after- its a beautiful color story, really!
All of the shades have a shimmery texture, which (as many of you probably know by now), I wasn’t too happy to see. Especially for a 5-color eyeshadow palette, a bit of texture variety would be nice to see and would make the palette much easier to use. Overall though, the textures are beautiful in themselves.
The biggest problem with the palette is that the eyeshadows just aren’t as highly pigmented as I would like them to be- especially the lighter shades. The bronze and purple shades definitely have the richest pigmentation, but overall I wish it was a little more intense. They also faded a bit throughout the day, so I highly recommend using it with a primer first. The palette creates a lovely soft wash of sunset hues- so use them on top of a white base if you really want to make them pop and last longer.
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[tab id=1]$58 USD / $72 CAD
- Amount: 0.29oz / 8.5g
- Value: $200 USD per oz / $248 CAD per oz
[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available May 2013 at:
- Yves Saint Laurent counters
[tab id=3]See the rest of the Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 Collection here.
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