Another really strong Spring 2012 comes along, this time from YSL under the creative direction of Lloyd Simmonds. I absolutely adore the Ombre 5 Lumieres Palette (exclusive to House of Fraser) at £39.50. The entire collection has a kind of joy about it – lots of well thought out, playful detail, such as watermelon flavouring in the Voluptee Sheer Candy Glosses and a distinct 1970’s vibe about it all. It’s highly textural, which works well other than with the water based Jelly Blushes which are so sheer there is virtually no colour. While it is buildable, it’s an editorial look only, because out there in the real world, layers and layers of transluscent gloss on your cheeks looks like you have an oil control problem. Otherwise, the whole lot is blissful, and on counters from 26th December.

Baume Gloss, Jelly Blush, Ombre 5 Lumieres Palette No13, Manicure Couture
Vinyl Candy Palette (2 pearly shades, two satinised)

Voluptee Sheer Candy Baume Glosses

Rouge Voluptee

Rouge Voluptee

Golden Glosses

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