Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette for Holiday 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

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Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

The Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette released for Holiday 2012 is THE MOST AMAZING smoky eye palette! It is the traditional grey toned smoky eye with a touch of taupe sparkle. Yes TAUPE sparkle. Sorry if I sound a little excited but this palette really blew me away.

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

So what makes this palette special? Well I mentioned the taupe already didn’t I? OK well in case beautiful taupes don’t float your boat then here are some other reasons this palette stands out for me:

  • There is a gorgeous, glittering silver grey to brighten up your inner corner, or to add to the centre of the lid for that added glam factor and focus.
  • The top left matte grey shade applies and blends out beautifully in the crease.
  • The deep, softly sparkling charcoal shades blends into the look effortlessly to really smoke out your lashline and outer area of your eyes.
  • Taupe. Sparkling, spectacular, grey toned taupe. Oh sorry. I mentioned that already…
  • The palette looks amazing applied dry for smoky eye with a touch of sparkle.
  • You can also apply the shades wet for full on, intense, dramatic, more metallic, smoky look.

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

These swatches are applied dry:

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette Dry Swatches

 

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette Dry Swatches

Wet swatches:

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette Wet Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette Wet Swatches

Now that I am back to a cooler blonde from the red hair I am really starting to love how greys look on me. I can see this palette becoming a go to for nights out. Well who am I kidding? For days too. I’m not one to shy away from a smoky eye during the day and this combination is stunning.  I will be posting a look of the day post using this palette tomorrow for you.

The Limited Edition Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette  ($74 CAD/$55 US) will be available in November 2012 at Holt Renfew, select Bay, Murale, and Sephora boutiques. It is available in the US on the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty website. Today is the last day for their 20% off Family and Friends promotion.

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  • http://Afinerbeauty.blogspot.ca Maureen

    Christa, This is tool cool for my skin tone and eye colour, but I love the pigment depth in the swatches. How does YSL compare to Dior eyeshadow for application and wear?

  • http://beautifulmakeupsearch.com Teri

    This. Is. Gorgeous. I might have to indulge in this beauty myself. You can’t go wrong with a taupe and brown smoky eye, EVER!
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