Tuesday, 26 April 2011
YSL Pure Chromatics #3
The new YSL Pure Chromatics eyeshadow palettes include four eyeshadows which can be used both wet and dry. There are a total of six palettes and I hesitated between #3 and #6. Part of my indecision was due to the 'scary' colour lurking in each palette. I went for #3 in the end, which you will not be surprised to hear contains a taupe-y colour. It also contains an icy blue (scary), chocolate brown and rich dark blue. All of the colours are very sparkly but the the appearance of the sparkle is different depending on whether the eyeshadows are applied wet or dry.
In the swatch picture I have applied the colours both dry (left) and wet (right) side by side so that you can see the difference in finish and intensity. All of the colours were swatched over a base of Too Face Shadow Insurance. I used the eye primer as a base as I found the colour didn't seem to swatch well when I was at the counter. The dry colours are quite sparkly, I have experienced glitter fallout when using these on the eye. The 'wet' colour is very intense and they have an almost metallic cream finish. The finish actually reminds me of Prance Mega Metal eyeshadow from Peacocky. I would say that my preference is definitely for the colour used wet.
In the pictures below I have applied the taupe colour all over the mobile lid, the brown at the outer corner and into the crease (both used dry) and I used the dark blue wet as a liner. The colours didn't fade or budge during the day. I really love the dark blue colour and think I will use this colour most of all.
I have used the taupe and brown wet too and they apply well. I'm looking forward to trying the dark brown as a liner. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like the colours worn altogether. I wouldn't normally wear this many shimmery eyeshadows in an eye look without breaking them up with other matte or satin finishes. I don't know if it's because of the colours but I feel it looks ok and as long as I don't wear anything shimmery or iridescent elsewhere, I don't think it looks over the top. I haven't used the icy blue yet and I'm not sure whether I will ever dare, we'll see. I may give it a try on the inner corners of my eye. Don't be surprised if that never makes it on here!
These palettes usually cost £37 but I bought mine from Debenhams where they're currently £33.50 with the 10% off event.