YSL Beauté introduced two Golden Glosses ($30) for the Spring 2012 Candy Face Collection. I'm a Golden Gloss groupie, so I had to have both.
They are shown above, with Golden Peach (#50) on the left and 49 Golden Violet (#49) on the right. I think Golden Peach is a perfect name for #50, but I'm not sure about the name for Golden Violet. It's a stunning shade, but I'm not sure how it earned its name. I've never seen a wild violet in the shocking pink shade (only African Violets).
Golden Peach will give you your shot of tangerine for spring, but in a highly pigmented gloss. Both shades are highly pigmented, meaning your pop of color will provide definite pizazz. I took my photos in full sun, and I applied the glosses heavily to ensure even coverage on my arm, but the application wasn't extreme. The look is definitely not transparent. Anyone who thought some of the other glosses I've featured for spring were too sheer will see a definite difference with YSL's new glosses.
Golden Glosses offer a high-shine shimmer packed with sparkling 24-K gold flecks (0.2%) that create a mirror-like effect for guaranteed glamour. A complex of nourishing oils protect and hydrate for optimal comfort. They apply with a nice brush, and they are lightly scented with a subtle hint of mango - one I like.
I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. The spring collection is available at YSL Beauté's Web site and at YSL counters. I'm impressed with the shades. Will you be looking for them?
Update 1/14: According to one of my favorite YSL reps, these two shades are selling briskly. Everyone seems pleased by the high pigmentation. Look for them soon if you want one (or both).
Photos by Best Things in Beauty