16 January 2012

Sweet treats from YSL's CANDY FACE Spring 2012 collection

Pics and swatches of Voile de Blush in Voile Rose and Golden Gloss in Golden Violet

A collection inspired by crystallised violet, sugared rose, lemon drops, sorbets and peppermints? Yes, please! Yves Saint Laurent's Candy Face collection is as mouthwatering as it sounds, with juicy glazes for cheeks and lips and intensely bold, bright eyeshadow colours. 

I was sent a couple of pieces from this delectable collection to play about with: the Voile de Blush or jelly blush in No. 3, Voile Rose, and the golden gloss in No. 49, Golden Violet. (No. 50, Golden Peach, is also new for spring.)

The blush shade I have is the palest and sadly it doesn't show up on my face, but would be perfect for those with pale or fair skintones.  It also comes in red, lilac and coral shades and I'll certainly be purchasing one of these, as the texture is blimmin' gorgeous: a light, sheer,  water-based gel that melts into cheeks for a touch of barely-there colour.

Promotional shots of other items in the collection. From top left: Ombres 5 Lumiers no 13, nail polish duo,

As a big fan of YSL's golden glosses, Golden Violet didn't let me down. It's a vivid, blue-based fuchsia shade with shimmery golden particles, and that gorgeous signature YSL scent that's carried across all the brand's cosmetics.

The collection also includes two brightly-hued eyeshadow palettes (that's them pictured above), two new shades of Rouge Volupte Perle lipstick and four juicy shades of Volupte Sheer Candy baume gloss in red, purple, pink and tangerine. New nail polish duos in orange/pink and chocolate/mint round out the collection.

Candy Face is on counter now; prices range from €30 -€32 for the lip products, €38 for the blush and the nail polish duo, €55 for the Vinyl Candy palette and €57 for the 5-piece shadow palette. 

What do you think, do you like what you see, or are you sweet enough? 
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