Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics Harmony N° 10 Palette for Fall 2012 ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

I must admit that I’m a little surprised at how much I love this palette. I know a lot of makeup lovers out there have a soft spot for khakis. Looking at the promo pics for the YSL Fall collection I was intrigued but khaki shades don’t tend to set my heart a flutter. 
I first opened the compact and thought “oohh those do have a lovely finish” but I still didn’t think the shades would be that flattering on.
Then I began swatching. The pretty effect in the pan was even more evident on my arm. I was starting to get a bit excited. Now the following swatches are dry. I know the Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics quads are a wet and dry formula but I expect an eyeshadow to perform beautifully without needing to apply wet and the YSL Fall palette Harmony No 10 did not disappoint.

Once applied to my eyes I knew I was going to become great friends with the YSL Pure Chromatics quad No 10 from the Autumn Winter 2012/2013 collection. The shadows applied so nicely and blended together with ease to create a gorgeous soft khaki eye. I am now looking forward to amping up the intensity for future looks. All the shades are incredible. I was concerned with how the silver shade would apply but it works very nicely. The only concern with it is that it does produce fallout so if you are incorporating the silver shade in your look I suggest applying your eye makeup before your base. 

Bottom line. It has made a khaki lover out of me. 😉
The fall YSL products should be hitting Canadian Holt Renfrew counters in August along with select Bay, Murale, and Sephora boutiques. I know it is rolling out as we speak in some US stores.

Product sent by the company for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.


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  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample
    July 19, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Oh you lucky, lucky girl! I am one of those die-hard khaki/olive fans, so yes–I am MAJORLY wanting this palette! It looks so beautiful on you, too!

  • Clare @ cclarebear.com
    July 19, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    The khaki shades look amazing on you & the palette looks amazing! I haven’t bought anything by YSL in a while, but I’m seriously considering it now…

  • MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)
    July 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    I have a new love for khaki and this one looks just gorgeous on you.

  • lola seicento
    July 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Wow, this is a stunning palette! It looks spectacular on you!

  • Krystle
    July 20, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Your photos and eye look are gorgeous. Thank you for the review!

  • BooBooNinja
    July 20, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    This looks incredible on you.

  • lizzybee
    July 21, 2012 at 5:30 AM

    You sold me here with your post! I have seen other photos previous to this one, but the product didn’t look/swatch as nicely as you have done. They really are beautiful shades and I agree wholeheartedly with you insisting that the shadow do well in dry application. Absolutely. I love this cosmetic line … xoxo Beth in Pgh 😉

  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir
    August 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    this is so pretty… I’m dying to see pics and swatches of #11 too!

  • catherine l.
    December 5, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    hi i have one question, do you think this will work well for olive, tan skintones? btw, i can say my complexion is medium and warm-toned. your feedback will be appreciated, as im considering getting myself one… i don’t know where to swatch in real life (not anywhere near me though, i’m from canada). if you know any better alternatives, please do tell me. Thank you :))

    • Perilously Pale
      December 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Absolutely Catherine! Especially if you are warm toned. I have had this palette for years and I still pull it out regularly so it hasn’t been replaced in my heart with any close or better alternatives that I can think of. The only thing is that to really make the most of it you need to use it wet. But I love the effect. I think if you pared it with warm pink cheeks and lips it would look fabulous on you. You can check out this post too for lots of khaki shades! http://www.perilouslypale.com/2014/11/khaki-eyeshadow-collection-swatches.html


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