Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palettes ($52): #7, Shell, #8, Sand (featured here), and #9, Stone. I had planned to purchase one and selected #8 quickly. Neutrals and I get along. Then I started swatching and selected #9 too. It was much more neutral on my skin than I anticipated by looking at the compact.
Through the magic of water and a revolutionary new process, Yves Saint
Laurent has pushed the limits of color with Pure Chromatics, a new
generation of eye shadows. Real makeup artist magic is made easy with
emblematic harmonies that captivate the eyes.
A new water-process technology, exclusive to YSL, is the latest discovery
in color for pigments that can be more intense and dramatic than ever before - or can be applied for everyday wear (more me). You can use these shadows wet or dry to vary your eye look from office-appropriate to party-ready.
Water enhances the color pigments in Pure Chromatics.
When used wet, the water activates the pigments and gives full
intensity to their color. The effect is the satiny powder transforms
into a luxurious cream while pearls shine with a metallic finish.
Pure Chromatics #9's three neutrals appealed to me the first time I saw them. I had a lukewarm reaction to the charcoal navy shade - a misleading impression. Once I swatched it, I saw beautiful possibilities.
As reader Eileen pointed out, it looks like the model for the collection is wearing the copper from #8 and the charcoal blue from #9. Even if she's not, they would be a pretty combination.
You can purchase YSL's new Summer 2012 Look at YSL's Web site or any YSL counter. There are plenty of other goodies to tempt you if you aren't in the market for a new eye shadow palette.
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