Friday, May 13, 2011

Purchase Review and EOTD: YSL


YSL is a brand that I was recently introduced to having been gifted with a blush. I happened to see this beautiful YSL 5 Color Harmony #5 eyeshadow palette on a blog sale and decided to try it out. The blue colors are all very gorgeous and the eyeshadows are very pigmented and apply smoothly.

My only concern with using these blues is an EOTD turning out looking like it's something from the 60's. My dear blogger friend BV of Beauty Verdict termed it "Endoraesque" because of the bad and scary blue eyeshadow look that Endora from Bewitched sported.

I primed my eyelids using UD Primer Potion in Greed. From the YSL palette, I used the blue in the upper right hand corner from inner lid to just past middle of eyelid and up to the crease line. The deeper blue in the lower left hand corner is applied from mid lid to outer corner of lid and blended upward above the crease line and inward towards the inner corner of the eye to blend out any harsh lines. It was at this point that I freaked and my brain screamed "Endoraesque"! To mute the bright blue of the shadow, I blended the charcoal blue/gray color in the upper left hand corner over the entire eyelid where the blue shadows had been applied. This layering blended into a beautiful sapphire blue color, which I totally love! The dark navy color was applied to the outer corners of my eyelids and just slightly on the outer corners of my lower lid. Lined my eyes with K-Palette Real Lasting eyeliner.

I really liked the end result of this EOTD. The shadows blend easily together. I didn't experience any fallout while applying it. I'm really glad that I decided to try this high end brand eyeshadow and even happier that I was able to do so at a very reasonable price.



Jess said...

The mix of bright vibrant blues and darker smokey blues makes this a really beautiful blue palette!

I love how the colors turned out on you! Very chic! And I'm sure you must have looked amazing with this eye makeup!

coffretgorge said...

i really like this EOTD too! it looks sophisticated and it goes well with your skin tone Kat! :)

i havent tried YSL eyeshadows, makes me feel bummed they took out their counters here. :( maybe i have to scour blog sales too :D

galpal.hi said...

@Jess--Thank you so much! I'm really into blues and greens right now.


galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--Thank you! Too there are no YSL counters there now. I have found it in Sephora but normally don't look for this brand.


sugar sugar said...

i haven't tried ysl eyeshadows yet but your eotd is gorgeous! :)

Anonymous said...

this is a gorgeous blue palette! i dont have enough blues these days. You did a great job with it Kathy! have a lovely weekend :D

Änglamark said...

The blues are great and the blog super cute:)
Love Änglamark.

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you for your lovely comment! I hope that you're enjoying your free from work weekend!


galpal.hi said...

@Anglamark--Thank you for your sweet comment. Will check out your blog.


breakingrumours said...

you line your eyes so well! :) I can't get neuma line here in malaysia,but i would try it one day for sure! :D i'll keep that in mind.

galpal.hi said...

@breakingrumours--Thank you! I always have trouble trying to keep my hand steady when I like my eyes. Neuma is actually sold mainly in salons and not in any stores. I purchase it at a Beauty Supply store.