30 August 2012

YSL Contemporary Amazon: Review and Pictures of Rouge Pur Couture Mat in Orange Imagine; Dare To Glow Silky Highlighting Veil in Fatal Red

YSL Contemporary Amazon Collection

There are very few things in life as pleasurable as a good lipstick. And this one here, YSL's Rouge Pur Couture Mat in Orange Imagine, is a very good lipstick indeed. It's one of six modern matte shades that are new for Autumn, as part of the brand's Contemporary Amazon collection - and it's absolutely gorgeous.

YSL Contemporary Amazon Collection campaign image

I just love this campaign shot for the collection, which centres around shades of khaki, gold and green for eyes, velvety red lips, red or khaki nails and a luminous complexion. These shades are all signature YSL - sophisticated, chic and, happily, just perfect for my colouring!

Rouge Pur Couture Mat in Orange Imagine Photo and Swatch
The lipstick is a real beauty. Some mattes can be drying, but this is just the opposite - the formula is packed with emollients and is a quarter silicone gel, so it glides on easily and feels creamy and comfortable to wear. I'm in love with the colour and can't wait to check out the others in the range.

YSL Contemporary Amazon collection

The other piece I received to try out is the Dare To Glow Silky Highlighting Veil. These products are described as complexion illuminators, a cross between highlighter and enhancer, and that's actually a pretty apt description. This is the most wearable highlighter in my collection - it's not shimmery or glittery and it looks subtle but very pretty on the skin. This one is called Fatal Red (though it's a bronzey shade); Tempting Gold and Naughty Pink will also be released.

YSL Dare To Glow Silky Highlighting Veil in Fatal Red
Contemporary Amazon will hit counters on September 1st. Rouge Pur Couture The Mats will be €32, Dare To Glow will be €40.  I've previewed some other pieces over on beaut.ie - will you be checking out the collection?
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