YSL Beauty Autumn 2015
YSL Beauty Autumn 2015

There are some very tempting items in the YSL Beauty Autumn 2015 line up – not least the Metal Clash Palette (above, £42.50) with its studded, white gold case. I thought the colours were going to be all metallic, but it’s not the case.

YSL Beauty Autumn 2015
YSL Beauty Autumn 2015

There is gold.. and it’s a lovely, warm gold, too, but also a pink toned burgundy, purple, grey and palest lilac. I don’t, at first sight, quite know what to do with it! I understand there are plenty of looks to be had, but they aren’t immediately obvious. I’m immediately obsessed with the burgundy though – that’s first on the list to be on my lids!

YSL Beauty Autumn 2015
YSL Beauty Autumn 2015

We’re on safer ground with these Rouge Volupte Shine (£26) in three shades – I have Rouge In Rock and there are two more, Rose in Sound and Rose in Grunge. This is such a lovely red – the formulas are very sheer and feel more like a light gloss than a lipstick, so perfect for anyone who doesn’t quite dare to go the full red. They do need reapplication more often than normal lippies but actually, I don’t really mind that at all because they feel almost balmy – it doesn’t feel un-natural to be reapplying.

YSL Beauty Autumn 2015
YSL Beauty Autumn 2015

I always like a YSL gloss – these are the Gloss Volupte formula (£22), so light and non-sticky (although highly fragranced – it might be melons!) and as part of YSL Beauty Autumn 2015 there are two limited edition, metallic shades. The first is Rose Strauss and the second, Rose Lurex, and almost white shade with pink and golden shimmer running through. It’s more or less transparent on the lip though.

YSL Beauty Autumn 2015
YSL Beauty Autumn 2015

Next up are the Couture Kajals (£25) which I LOVE – they just look so new and shiny! I know Kajals are self sharpening, but in reality, I don’t think you can ever keep such a fine point as when they’re brand new. I’m reluctant to even start on these because they’re so nice as they are.

YSL Beauty Autumn 2015
YSL Beauty Autumn 2015

Shades are Bleu Cobalt, Noir Ardent, Bleu Petrole and Vert Anglais. They’ve all got deep black undertones and can be used as eyeshadow (yikes), liner or khol. Actually, a clever trick is to use the khol shades as a ‘primer’, so a really dark base to put eyeshadow over for a very, very deep and dark eye look. I haven’t tried it yet, but I certainly will.

Brow Mascara
Brow Mascara

Finally (other than some very limited distribution nail wraps) there are two Brow Mascaras (£21) – the formula is lovely and gives brows a very light sheen – in Glazed Brown (above) and Ash Blonde.

I will get it all swatched up tomorrow, but for now, a first look! The YSL Beauty Autumn 2015 collection launches on 29th July. If there’s a must have from the collection, I’d say it’s Rose Lurex which you can wear alone or over lipstick, or, custom mix your own shade by blending it with any other colour gloss. It does seem to be the most versatile piece.

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