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? 

24 comments:

little t said...

I love gel blushers! They are the best. Haven't tried YSL before.

Same goes for their nail polish! Is it good? I'm really fussy over consistency (you know, not too runny, but yet doesn't go gloopy too fast either...) The orange shade is gorgeous!

DawnieP said...

Oh my god I love love these colours!

CherrySue said...

The colours really are stunning, I'm not sure I could pull them off though.

What a shame the blush didn't ring through for you :(

fluff and fripperies said...

@little t, I haven't actually tried any of the YSL polishes but the quality of all the products I *have* tried has always been exceptional so I've every faith the nail polish would follow suit.

@DawnieP, aren't they fab?! xo

fluff and fripperies said...

@CherrySue, I'm sure you could, just have a wee play with them on counter and see what you think! xo

Mandy said...

Such a pretty collection, that gloss is gorge!

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Lovely collection - would love to get my hands on that lip gloss !

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks guys - the gloss is incredibly pretty! xo

Sarah Lanagan said...

So glad to see a bit of colour coming out this season, love the palette from YSL!!

Karen said...

I want to play with those blushes! I can see myself at the stand covered in swatches from everything! Those polishes look fab too...

fluff and fripperies said...

I kinda want everything in the collection too, it all looks so pretty! xo

July Girl said...

I'm dribbling a little...... love it all!!

cornflakegirl said...

This collection looks fab, I might have to have a look at these person.

cornflakegirl said...

This collection looks fab, I might have to have a look at these person.

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh I love this! The colors are so pretty and vibrant. That shadow palette looks like it would be so much fun to experiment with..I'm on the hunt:)

Sisters Don't Share said...

Ooh I love YSL makeup, I've got a few things over the last few months - they've been bringing out some great colours. Found you through the blog hop and now following :) x

Sarirah said...

I can't deny how much I love YSL packaging but I think I'll be steering clear of this collection. It's too bright for my liking. haha :) xo

Alexa Bennett said...

I LOVE ALL THOSE COLORS!!! I want it all :)

x Alexa

http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

fluff and fripperies said...

@Sarirah, it's probably not for you if you're a neutrals only girl ... though the blushers aren't too in your face at all, maybe check them out?

Great to see so much love for it out there! xo

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I haven't ever tried and of YSL's cosmetics line,but the pictures make me want to buy a bunch of it and leave it on my counter for decoration:)

*Erin

fluff and fripperies said...

If you've never tried YSL you're in for such a treat Erin, the products are gorgeous and the packaging is seriously luxe! xo

Anonymous said...

I love the bright pink lipgloss, so lush !

Nawi said...

I do love the palette with the 5 couleurs only the packing could be better for such a top brand no velvet pouch to store in it. As chanel and dior always do.

makeupmistress said...

I have the two shadow palettes, and adore them! I've used them quite a lot on shoots this summer...sweet as...!