I shared on my Instagram that YSL Beauty was now in Nigeria and a few people got really excited ti hear that! I promised to share a review of products I got and I started by reviewing the YSL Black Opium Perfume. Read here if you missed it.
Today I'm reviewing four makeup products from the brand- the Couture Palette 5 Couleurs, Couture Kajal Eye Pencil, Rouge Pur Lipstick and the Volupte Tint-In-Oil. The products in general speak LUXURY…The gold and silver packaging makes them them look like top quality products but are they really?
Couture Palette 5 Couleurs in 01 Tuxedo
The 01 Tuxedo is a classic smokey palette with cool/neutral shades- a cool grey, dark grey, matte black, taupe and a shimmery white. As a lover of no OR at best neutral eyeshadows, I really love this palette. The eyeshadows are great quality and I had no fall out which is always the thing to check when assessing eyeshadows. This one gets a big green check mark from me!
Couture Kajal Eye Pencil in 02 Bleu Cobalt
The Couture Kajal eye pencil is very soft yet pigmented. YSL Beauty advertises it as a 3-in-1 product that can be used as a liner, kohl and even as an eyeshadow. I have only used it as a liner and it worked really well. This shade is a navy blue so I can only wear it on occasion so I'm going to get the black shade.
Volupte Tint-In-Oil in 5 Cherry My Cherie
Volupte Tint-In-Oil is YSL Beauty's version of a tinted gloss but in oil form. YSL claims that it contains 5 nourishing oils- Apricot Kernel oil, Macadamia Seed oil, Coriander Fruit oil, Jojoba Seed oil, Passion Flower oil. It's a tinted oil but doesn't have that in that secondary school "ororo" effect, haha! It actually surprisingly wears like a gloss, pretty impressive.
I wear matte lips 99% of the time but I feel like on the 1% time I want to wear gloss, I would either reach for this and wear it alone or wear it over a pink lipstick.
Rouge Pur Lipstick in 59 Golden Melon
Golden Melon is one of the prettiest lipstick shades i have ever seen- it is a beautiful duo tone peachy pink and gold shade with a lustre finish. However, I would say that this shade will work better for lighter skin tones, it might look brash on darker tones. I am somewhere in between so it won't work for everyday makeup but I definitely see myself wearing this on a night out with a bad ass highlighter! #GlowUp
The quality of the lipstick is great, but I would have been disappointed if it wasn't. Goes on smoothly, great pigmentation, nice staying power all the works.
More Pictures & Swatches
|Couture Palette in 01 Tuxedo|
|Smokey eye look I created with 01 Tuxedo|
|Couture Kajal 2|
|Volupte Tint-In-Oil in 5 Cherry My Cherie|
|Cherry My Cherie worn alone|
|Rouge Pur in 59 Golden Melon|
|#DuckFace Who remembers when this was a thing? LOL|
This is my first time trying any makeup from the brand and I am thoroughly impressed. The quality definitely meets up with the brand positioning. I need to get my hands on some other products, for sure!
Where to Buy
YSL Beauty products are available to purchase in all Essenza stores nationwide! Something fun to do this weekend will be to grab a couple of your girlfriends (or boyfriends), head out to either the Palms, Ikeja or Surulere shopping malls, storm the Essenza store and check out their wide variety of products in stock.
Enjoy the weekend!
Peace and Love,