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Extremely YSL for Eyes palette

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Extremely YSL for EyesIn the last couple of years Yves Saint Laurent launched its first travel-exclusive palettes, and in 2012 it is adding to the range with its first duty-free palette exclusively with eye products.

Extremely YSL for Eyes comes in a purple patent-look case with a large mirror and a gold YSL logo on the front. Inside, eight eyeshadow shades described by the supplier as “Extremely Couture” were selected especially by YSL makeup creative director Lloyd Simmons to create complementary looks.

The palette also includes two long applicators (brush and foam) and a travel-sized tube of the brand’s best-selling Mascara Shocking Volume Effet Faux Cils. The insert that carries the products is also removable, so you can use the palette as a fashion accessory if you prefer.

Simmons added:

These exceptional qualities mean you are free to create any number of different looks and style: from casual makeup to a smoky metal look for the evening. Everything goes.

Extremely YSL for Eyes will be available in March at selected airport shops and airlines. I’ll update this post with pricing information once that’s available. Click on the image to see it in all its glory!

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February 17th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

On location: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains at Heathrow T5

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Yves Saint Laurent and World Duty Free have partnered to launch the YSL Ruge Pur Couture Glossy Stain range exclusively at London Heathrow airport terminal 5 this month. Until February 11, the new lipstick collection will not be available at any other European airport, and a promotional display has been installed within the retailer’s Heathrow T5 store.

The display includes interactive screens where travellers can create works of art and upload them to Facebook, sharing their artistic endeavours with their friends. YSL makeup artists are also on hand to offer makeovers and advice to passengers.

I will be travelling through the airport soon and shall report back after visiting the display in person!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain promotional display at Heathrow T5

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February 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am

Very YSL Make-Up Palette

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Very YSL Make-Up PaletteI first wrote about the luxurious Very YSL Make-Up Palette back in April, and it took me this long to get my grabby hands on one of these beauties.

This gorgeous palette comes with four eyeshadows (Ombre Solo nº4 Violet, a deep aubergine shade; Ombre 5 Lumières nº9 Taupe, a true light taupe; Ombre 5 Lumières nº4 Parme, a sparkly lilac; and Ombre 5 Lumières nº8 Rose, a sparkly pink colour), two solid lipcolours (a neon pink and a peachy-pink shade) and YSL’s Blush Variation nº14, a finely-milled light peachy shade with sparkle. The palette also includes applicators for all products. The fuchsia ultra-flat case has gold trimmings and is adorned with the YSL logo, also in gold – all very decadent.

All eyeshadows and very pigmented (just look at that purple swatch!) and the lip shades provide good coverage. The blush is supposed to flatter all skintones, and it certainly works with my fair skin. I’d say the shades are more suited to cool skintones in general.

The palette retails for £37.50 (roughly $60) at World Duty Free stores in the UK, and as a frequent traveller I can say it is worth every penny. And the good news is that YSL has just launched its second Very YSL travel palette, which you will be able to see in all its glory here very soon! Click on the images for larger versions.

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November 1st, 2011 at 5:22 pm

The Essence of Travel – Very YSL palette

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Very YSL paletteYves Saint Laurent has unveiled its first travel-exclusive palette, The Essence of Travel – Very YSL, which is due to reach European duty-free shops and travel boutiques (as well as some airlines) from June, rolling out to Asia and the Americas the following month.

The fuchsia ultra-flat case has gold trimmings and is adorned with the YSL logo, also in gold. Inside, a wide mirror reflects four eyeshadow colours (a deep purple with gold flecks, a cashmere brown and two pinks, described by the company as “Parma” and “taffeta” respectively), two lip shades (fuchsia, like the case, and a sparkling pink “for a healthy glow effect”), a pastel pink blush than can be also used as a highlighter and suits every skin colour, and three applicators, one for each type of product.

According to YSL international make-up artist Lloyd Simmonds,

Yves Saint Laurent is travel taken to new limits, a quest for the exotic… The colors of the tropics, of Africa, the Bazaars… Winter Palaces… For a contemporary journey, whether real or imaginary. I wanted to offer the dream of these journeys in a rich colour palette of purple violets and fuchsias, like bougainvilleas in the winter or summer sunshine.

No price information is available as of yet, but I’ll update this entry once the product has been launched. Reader Sarah has told me the palette costs £38 in the UK (roughly $60). Click on the image to see this palette in all its glory.

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April 15th, 2011 at 11:17 am

GWP alert: YSL brush set with Dufry Brasil

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YSL brush set with caseIn addition to exclusive products, duty-free shops also sometimes offer unique gifts with purchase (or GWPs as they are known in the retail business). Most are fairly standard, such as perfume miniatures with fragrance purchases or cosmetics bag with a few samples if you buy two or more products, but sometimes suppliers go the extra mile to make a GWP memorable.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s new owner L’Oréal did exactly that with this GWP offered by duty-free operator Dufry Brasil – they run most of the airport stores at Brazilian airports including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The supercute YSL brush set with case you see in the picture is a gift with any purchase of two or more YSL products – pretty and useful, the way I like my GWPs! :)

As with most gifts of this kind, the offer is valid until stocks last, so if you’re planning a trip to Brazil keep an eye out for it!

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November 12th, 2010 at 6:17 pm