ysl pure chromatics palette 7 shell

Thursday, June 21, 2012
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YSL Pure Chromatics palette in shade 7 'Shell' - YSL Summer Look 2012

Today is the nationwide launch of YSL's Summer campaign to get their Summer look for this year. It's choc-a-bloc full of brand new products from bronzers to eyeshadows to lip glosses and lipsticks. You can get a glimpse at some of the collection on Temptalia. I got my paws on some of it and 'cause it's landed in store today I thought i'd let you all know what I thought. Today's post is gonna be about the Pure Chromatics palette in shade 7 - known as Shell. There are three palettes overall, and two of them are quite safe. Think soft browns, taupes, greys, neutrals basically. This palette completely defies that by consisting of two shimmering translucent shades - one pink toned and one white toned - a yellow gold and a strong plummy aubergine colour. The promo image - albeit controversial apparently? although I really like it - contains a huge hint of this gorgeous plummy colour by using it as the main focus of the smokey eye.

Basically, I dunno about you, but i'm getting so bored of the same palettes being churned out of every single brand at the minute. As soon as I opened this one, my eyes lit up! I was taken by it and loved how completely unique it was to anything else for a Summer campaign. Infact, i'd have massively penned it as being an Autumnal palette if i'm honest. Never the less, i'm totally embracing it for Summer.

The only problem I feel is the two paler shades. They're not as pigmented as I wanted them to be and that was a real let down. The idea of the Chromatics palette is that they can be used wet and dry, but I tried those sparkly shades wet and dry and both had minimal payoff. Infact in the swatch above that is those two shades used wet (the other two used dry) so I think that's a huge shame. I'm gonna keep playing with it and find a new way to use them, but the other shades are brilliant! My favourite way to wear them at the moment is using the aubergine shade on the top of the lid, and the gold as eyeliner on the bottom. So striking!

The YSL Pure Chromatics palette in 7 Shell retails at £39 across all YSL counters from today!

What do you think of the Summer 2012 collection? Do you agree with me that this palette is gorgeous or is it not your cup of tea? What do you think about the Pure Chromatics palettes?
Love, Zozo
x

Disclaimer: The Pure Chromatics palette was a PR sample from YSL.

15 comments:

  1. Totally agree, this is so unique! The two paler shades are definitely disappointing though, especially since you pay so much money for it! x

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  2. I love love love the Summer collection! This palette is gorgeous!

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  3. So pretty! The Summer Collection has great products! xxx

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  4. The colours are lovely but it's a shame they're not as pigmented as they should be! x

    Judy.

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  5. I agree, this is so different to the other summer palettes I've seen recently, I love the plum colour x
    Sirens and Bells

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  6. I'm not so keen on the rose tone but the rest does indeed look gorgeous!

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  7. Is there anything nicer than YSL?

    No.

    I think not.

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  9. This palette looks beautiful! I love the purple colour, it's fairly unique in it's sheen.

    I especially love the liner brush which comes with the palette, much more useful if you are forced into using the brushes which came with the palette for a look which resembles more than dotting colour on your eyelids!!

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  10. I've never tried any YSL shadows before but last time I was at the YSL counter I swatched a few of the testers & was blown away by the colors & consistency! These shadows are gorgeous! I hope to own one someday soon :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  11. Love the shades in this, the light pink is gorgeous! Makes me want to wear more colour!xx

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  12. oooh fancy! The colours look gorgeous but its a shame about the two paler colours you dont really expect that from a brand like ysl or from a product with a price tag like that! Love your blog :) xoxo

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  13. This palette featured on my Summer Wishlist, I'm really lusting after it.
    Cannot afford it though, especially if, like you say, the lighter colours aren't too pigmented...can't justify the spending that kind of money if that's the case!
    Miss Sarah x

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  14. Beautiful colours, I love the deep plum one :) xx

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  15. This is a gorgeous palette, such lovely colours! I agree about being bored with the same old palettes being churned out by multiple brands. This definitely defies that! Too bad the lighter shades aren't more pigmented. Very nice anyway though. :)

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