Brands bringing out mono eyeshadows is quite a rarity – duos, quads and palettes have overtaken the simple single. When you consider that just one of the YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow collection is £23.50 and you can get 12 or more colours in a palette for half the price, you can see why monos just aren’t as appealing.
But, each one feels like a jewel in the hand – it’s the packaging, the gleaming gold, the clever way the lid holds a sponge and a brush, so you really do feel like you have a proper treat. The YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow collection launched this spring with 16 shades, including one of the most vibrant (and unwearable) blues I’ve ever seen. They’re split into shimmers and mattes and they’re sumptuously soft. In fact, I found the shimmers to be a little bit too soft because one of the shades broke up as I swatched it. I used the sponge applicator for swatching so I think it’s a reasonable expectation to be able to use the tools that come with the product for swatching. If you do buy a shimmer version, don’t dig in too hard!
So, colours from left to right are: Facon, Toile, Modele, Fougue, Frasque, Paris and Khol. You can find them HERE.
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