YSL beauty has always been one of those lust-worthy brands that I would always drool over at the shops. From the luxe packaging to the gorgeous models that represent the brand, YSL always seemed to have a bit of that French che-ne-se-quoi. Getting to work with such an amazing brand has definitely been one of my highlights this year, and today I am sharing with you my review of one of the new 5 Colour Couture Palettes called the “Surrealiste” , and the gorgeous dress that Gert-Johan Coetzee designed around this palette for the South African Style Awards this year.
The new 5 Color Couture Eyeshadow Palettes are all a single color palette, with 5 ready-to-wear shades in them. Each one of them is prettier than the next, and I would love to have al of these under my Christmas tree(a girl can dream). I still got spoiled rotten by YSL and received the Surrealiste palette which I will be reviewing here(filled with gorgeous purples and lilacs) and a Rive Gauche palette(filled with moody blues) which I will be giving away to one lucky reader. Lets talk about the Surrealiste palette first, and then about Gerts gorgeous interpretation of it.
The Surrealiste is one of the 8 new palettes available in South Africa, that were created to celebrate YSL 50 years of Edgy Beauty. Yves started branching out into beauty in 1964, to create stunning make-up and perfumes that could go with his designs. Over the years a lot of memorable beauty products were born in the YSL house such as the Touche Eclat and fragrances such as Opium and Manifesto.
The Surrealiste palette features 4 different shades of purple, and one light pink shade to highlight with. All of the shades of purple are different- starting with a light lilac hue and down to the intense royal purple shade. All of the shades have a shimmery texture, as you can see from the swatches of the palette with the flash. This baby is a dream for a gorgeous purple smokey eye, because it has everything you need. But even if you want to wear this palette during the day, it’s just as versatile. Just use the light pink shimmer mixed with the lilac, for a pretty but day-time look. And the packaging is just gorgeous- look at this gold wonder. Doesn’t it look amazing in my Christmas tree?
PS Do let me know if you would like to see a tutorial or a make-up look with this palette. I am currently playing around with it, so if you would like me to share my looks with you, tell me in the comments!
Now lets talk about this master piece of a dress. For the South African Style Awards this year, 8 of the top South African designers were asked to interpret one of the palettes into a design. I think it’s absolutely amazing that these masterminds could just look at the palette and create such gorgeous threads from it. I got to work with Gert and his interpretation of the Surrealiste palette. Here is the amazing dress that Gert created based on the Surrealiste palette.
Gert was inspired by the name of the palette, just as much as the colors of it. He finds mermaids to be one of the most “Surreal” things in this world(and they do exist!), and that’s what inspired the shape of this dress. A beautiful, flowing dress that almost looks like it was made out of fish scales. The dress was sprayed using all 5 shades from the palette, and it has an ombre effect. It flows so effortlessly and beautifully from the light silver, into a shimmery violet and ends with a gorgeous eggplant “tail”. When the dress was presented on the runway, all everyone could do was just stare in awe. A true master piece and a perfect interpretation of the gorges YSL palette.
And Joelle really did the dress justice on the night.
Of course I have something to spoil you with today! I am giving away this beautiful Rive Gauche palette as part of the 12 Days Of Giveaways on the blog. We could all use some YSL goodness on our lives, and trust me you want this palette! It’s that little bit of luxury on your dressing table and in your life. To enter today comment on tho post and tell me why you want this palette under your Christmas tree!