Black is black, unless it's created by Yves Saint Laurent.
This fall/winter 2011 season is shaping up to be dramatic, and YSL is doing its part to ensure we have daring choices to glam up our faces and nails. The limited-edition Manicure Collection ($30) is an elegant re-interpretation of the French manicure, Le Manicure Le Smoking.
Two deep black nail polish shades, one shiny and one matte, will give you the perfect manicure for your tuxedo jacket as you head out to late fall and winter holiday parties. What better way to draw attention that statement ring on your finger?
Think you need to limit black to your nails? YSL is introducing the ultimate eye shadow palette for a smoky eye look: Palette Smoking Noir ($65). Inspired by glamorous evening wear, Le Smoking (the tuxedo) eye palette plays with the most sophisticated of blacks and a creamy white shade. It's also a limited edition.
Each shade expresses a different texture, representing the beautiful fabrics used by the Yves Saint Laurent Couture House. The five shades, shown and numbered at left are #1, Matte Velvet; #2, Shiny Silk; #3, Sparkling Moiré; #4, Glittering Lamé; and #5, Creamy Satin.
I was able to see this amazing collection at a preview party last week at Neiman Marcus. It drew a crowd!
Make sure to look for these pieces and more from YSL Beauté in October. YSL's fourth-quarter introductions are gorgeous.
Photos courtesy of YSL Beauté