The signature pieces are a pair of limited edition compacts, the Y-Mail highlighter and blush. The highlighter is a pretty, shimmery pale pink; the blush is a gorgeous, matte, slightly peachy pink. I don’t know why it’s called a “blush highlighter” — “blush” probably would have sufficed. These are $65 each.
There are also four new shades of YSL’s extremely creamy, full coverage Rouge Volupte lipsticks. These are $34 each; click here to see shades 1 – 18 or here to see 19 – 26.
There are a few eyeshadow palettes in the spring collection (but they feel so summery!). There’s a new eyeshadow quint ($56): #9 Parisian Sky. The center shade (soft lilac shimmer) is very softly pigmented — even YSL’s website describes it as a highlighter. There are also two new eyeshadow duos ($41 each): #25 Turquoise Blue / Hazy Violet, and #27 Golden Pink / Precious Bronze (which I would have called olivey green-gold patina).
There are two spring nail polishes, and YSL is also right on trend with the “mannequin hands” #41 Beige Chiffon. Pretty lilac #143 Mauve Silk feels right for the season, too. These are $20 each.
PLUS there are two new shades of Golden Gloss (I’ve raved about these magical lipglosses several times before, click here to see shades 1 – 16.) Golden Glosses are $29 each, have a brush wand applicator and a mango scent. They are delightfully luxurious: long-lasting, completely unsticky, and really sparkly. Golden Petal is a lovely pink; Golden Macadamia is a peachy nude, and they are much more sparkly than they might look in this picture.
I confess, I did save the last part of this collection (one of my favorite parts) for another post. Spring sees four new shades of YSL’s gorgeous, sheer Gloss Volupte lipsticks. Nmezza very kindly (and beautifully) guest swatched the original four Gloss Volupte shades (plus lip swatches!). I wanted to see what the new shades looked like compared to the old, so I swatched all eight together. Stay tuned for a discussion of how much I love these.