Tuesday, 20 August 2013

YSL Electric Chic Autumn Collection

With Summer on its way we are reluctantly turning our gaze onto Autumn collections.
Electric Chic is the latest to hit the high street (available from 1st Aug 2013).
This collection takes it's inspiration from city life.
 The colours that are naturally present in a bustling city from the metallic looking skyscrapers, brick walls and neon signs.

This collection has quite a sultry, sexy feel about it. Colours are bold and structured and remind me of a chic late 80's look (yes, there was one!) where powerful business women would wear both a strong eye and a bold lip and throwing in a vibrant coral cheek for good measure.

The packaging as always is beautiful in it's bulky, gold mirrored casing and the graffiti print on the eyeshadow quad also has a nod to the 80's.

We tried the Palette City Drive in colour Classy. This eye shadow palette takes it's colour inspiration from champagne, marble, concrete and steel that makes up a city landscape.

Although the colours in the palette look like they would be very dark, they are actually softer than you would think.

The lightest champagne colour is almost flesh toned  (for a light skin tone). it has a low level pearl finish and makes a great base colour and highlighter for all skin tones especially a darker skin tone.
 The colour next to it is a grey toned brown that will create a beautiful soft smokey eye for the Autumn.
Bottom left colour is a gold toned brown that sits in the crease of the eye to help create a seamless blend form the dark through to the light.
 The steel grey colour comes out quite vibrant and has a fine silver glitter running through it. It gives the eye lid an almost wet look.

The palette comes with two applicator tools, one of which is quite unique.
 The standard double ended sponge applicator and also a new plastic style applicator.
 The plastic applicator has a liner style end and a paddle shaped end.
 This is a great tool to use with the eye shadows wet to create a line or opaque block of colour.

 This Palette is priced at £42.00

For the cheeks we tried Blush Radiance in No9. Looks bright coral in the palette but comes out a softer apricot on the skin.

 Contains two colours presented in a quad style formation. Both colours are pretty much the same however on is slightly darker and has a fine gold shimmer, although this shimmer cannot really be seen on the skin.

Comes with a miniature blush brush.
Looks natural and fresh and would be more suited to a lighter skin tone as it doesn't have a huge amount of colour pay off.
The Blush Radiance is £31.00.

The two lipsticks we tested with this collection are simply beautiful. Cream, satin finish, full bodied, rich and smell amazing!

The colour in No 50 Vibrant Vermillion is a tomato red. A strong orange based red with a golden burnt orange tinge.
 If you have blue eyes this colour on the lips will make  your eyes shine like sapphires!

No 50 in Nocturnal Plum is a purple plum with a moisturised sheen. Rich and dark this will be a bold, dark lip look. 

 Each Lipstick is £25.00.

The nail varnish we tried from the collection was not quite so daring. A understated taupe/beige with natural shine. I'm a lover of a more bold nail but if you like your nails muted then check this one out in No39 Beige Gallery.

The nail polish is £18.00.

This new Autumn collection is available now in store and online at www.yslbeauty.co.uk


  1. Those eyeshadows look amazing!


  2. All of it looks amazing, typical my bank balance will be slowly going down once these come out!
    DEFINITELY want the blush!

  3. The YSL palette is beautiful!


  4. I love the lipsticks' shades. And the eye shadows are absolutely gorgeous! The shades are perfect for fall.. ♥

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  5. The blush is so pretty and this first lipstick:))

  6. I adore that polish and I want that blush color. So pretty, and probably perfect for me since I'm really pale.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  7. I love the blush!! thanks for sharing!

  8. I adore YSL packaging and love the embossed bricks on t blush- such a pretty collection.



  9. I love YSL make-up! The lipsticks look divine! Must get my hands one one!


  10. The lipsticks look amazing! Thanks for sharing!


  11. That dark purple lipstick is so pretty

  12. This collection looks amazing! Love the purple lipstick. Packaging is as flawless as ever too x

  13. Im looking for a purple lipstick think ive found one love this colour x


  14. 'Nocturnal Plum' is SO perfect for the upcoming autumn/winter seasons!

    Nicola Kate Makeup


  15. I love YSL makeup. My favorite makeup brand


  16. Please could you do a tutorial with the eye palette as I got it for my birthday but don't really know what to do with it!


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