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YSL Limited Edition Y Facettes Collector Eye Palette No.14 from The YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 Collection

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I was going to show you the pieces I received from the YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 Collection all in one post, but I'm going to have to break it up into two because it's more fun for you, more fun for me...it's just win/win all round. At least I think it is haha! Plus I don't know WHAT IS UP with my stoopid computer lately. It takes me forever to do anything with it. I can think faster than this thing does and I am OLD. Friggin' thing should try working with a brain my age and see how much fun THAT is...

ANYWAYS, back to YSL right? The star of the YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 Collection is the Limited Edition Y Facettes Collector Pure Chromatics Eye Palette No.14($75 CAD):

YSL Limited Edition Y Facettes Collector Pure Chromatics Eye Palette No.14($75 CAD)
Look at it-all pretty and shiny gold with those facetttes just a sparklin' in the sun! Sure looks special!

And then open it up and you see THIS:

YSL Limited Edition Y Facettes Collector Pure Chromatics Eye Palette No.14
Holy Mother Mary of Sparkling Pastels: Help me now.

That's my little makeup prayer I say whenever I encounter shadows that look like THAT. And then I take a deep breath and remember-it's only makeup! Have fun, Tracy!

And I did! I swear that little prayer helps every time!

The YSL Limited Edition Y Facettes Collector Eye Palette No.14 is a Pure Chromatics palette, meaning you can use the shadows dry, or wet:

Here are the dry swatches:



Here are the wet swatches:



Swatched dry the shadows are meh. DRY. And glittery. Especially the pink. It's really sheer. Swatched wet you get full on intense pastels in all their blazing shimmering glory, which you'd think I'd like better, right?

Nope. I am a conundrum I tell you. FULL of mystery I can't even understand.

Here's a look using the shadows wet:



And here's a look using the shadows dry(except the blue liner on the top lash line-that's wet):



Used wet or dry, the YSL Limited Edition Y Facettes Collector Eye Palette No.14 is full of pastel pretty if that's your thang! The colours are supposed to represent precious gems and I think they do a good job of that! Of course when used wet, the shadows are much more pigmented and metallic, but I prefer the softer look of them used dry. They still have a really pretty sheen to them, just more muted and not so mermaidy??... mermaiden??...whichever, but I'm too old for mermaid eyes these days. Don't get me wrong, I do LOVE how it looks, but it's so shiny! I'm amazed at how the green changes tone when used wet-it becomes more of a blue green, while dry it's more emerald. It's like having two shades of green for the price of one! Bazinga! The shadows blend easily either wet or dry, but there is some fallout when used dry so beware! I find using a stickier eye primer like MAC Painterly Paint Pot works well when you use the eyeshadows dry.

This is one palette I was sure I was not going to like, but I was wrong. AGAIN. It's really, really, really, really pretty! And full of spring! Which just can't come soon enough here. On Sunday it was
-26C and I shoveled about 10 cm of snow off the driveway and sidewalks. Monday another 5 cm was shoveled. And the weather channel is forecasting another 10 cm MORE on Wednesday and a windchill of -28C . Sigh. And I don't even want to talk about next week's forecast...

And did you know there's a wikiHOW to shovel snow? The first line reads: Have you ever woke up to find that your driveway is covered with snow? SERIOUSLY?????? People need instructions?

Stay tuned for YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 Collection Part Deux! Lips and cheeks and FOTD too- oh my!

HUGZ!


What say you? Pastels yay? Or nay?

*Disclamer: I was sent this product to review by PR/Company. Love it or leave it, but my review and opinions are my own thoughts and words, thank you very much.

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