Oh YSL, why do you do this to me? There’s nothing worse than feeling blue, heading to Selfridges and coming home with something gold. The beauty of YSL and the limited edition products means that I get caught off guard each and every single time a new collection comes out, I’m hooked. Hooked for the luxurious gold packaging, and hooked for the beauty within. This Summer, YSL Beauty have released Savage Beauty, a collection inspired by the rich tones of the desert. With the range comprising of a limited edition eye shadow palette, two new Full Metal Shadows, Gloss Voluptes, and La Lacques as well as the beautiful YSL Le Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, I am in love.
With room for a few more bronzers in my collection, I picked up the YSL Le Sahariennes Bronzing Stones in Selfridges, enabled by the lovely Erin, whilst Momma was enabled by Aoife who convinced her that she couldn’t live without the Full Metal shadows. Considering we went for a ‘look’, we did some damage on the YSL counter that day. I am a total sucker for pretty, as you know by now and again, I fear this could be another product that I class as too pretty to use. The compact is in the signature gold packaging with the YSL detailing on the front. Wrapped up in its own personal velvet pouch and complete with a half moon shaped brush, it truly is a beautiful product.
The bronzer, Fire Opal, is the 2nd shade from the three that has been released. The other shades; Sunstone – a paler bronze and Jasper – a pink toned bronze are ever so pretty, but it was Fire Opal that caught my eye as being perfect for my skintone. With the powder being embossed to mimic the sands of the desert, I didn’t even want to run my fingers over the illusion of sand dunes, or ruin the YSL that has been printed into the product.
The powder, after swatching, was found to be soft and easily picked up on both my finger and the brush and applies to the skin easily. It is very warm toned and although perfect for my skin tone, I can imagine that it could err on the orange side for those paler than me. Although described as a matte finish, there is an element of shimmer which is barely noticeable when applied. I love that it gives a light yet noticeable sun kissed glow, and can be built up for a more intensified look.
Do not go shopping when you’re feeling down as you will only end up picking up beautiful statement pieces. I have warned you. But, if you feel like you can’t live without this – which I defy you to think you can’t, then its available in Selfridges for £35. It is limited edition so be quick, before it goes forever.