Shoppings / The Look Book

Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics From Nordstrom

Have been wanting to try Yves Saint Laurent‘s Water-Resistant Eye Shadow for quite some time. I have not heard many talking about them, not sure if they are worth a try but I went ahead and got them anyway, knowing that makeup can be very subjective.

They come in glossy golden boxes and a mini brush.

I bought two colours to try. Amethyst Grey, a shimmery cool-grey with a hint of lilac. This colour is very pretty and unique.

And Golden Fern. I would say, it’s an unusual colour to pick as in the tub itself, this colour looks kind of murky but swatched, it’s a totally different story.

These Yves Saint Laurent Water-Resistant Eye Shadows are very different from those I have tried. Unlike Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadows, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Cream Shadows, Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Creams, MAC’s Paintpots and Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows, these comes in a light and airy-mousse form.

 They claim to be long-lasting and water-proof. Texture is extremely soft and they glistens with superb iridescent or metallic effects.

I find the best way to apply them is to gently pat them on lids with either a brush or fingers. Intensity of the colours can be built up by layering after the previous layer have dried.

Yet to put them on a test and I will probably do a write-up about them soon.

The packaging of these lovely cream shadows. Very classy and light, made of clear acrylic jar.

Items above are part of my Online Shopping Frenzy. I have separated them into individual posts either by category, brand and/or collection. I will do a summary of my purchases and a write-up on my online shopping experiences and places I got the items from at the end of all postings.

What’s your say about these shadows?

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12 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics From Nordstrom

  1. 🙂
    I have two of these, one is a champagne color and one is a darker brown color, and I found the texture a little too wet for my liking, and therefore hard to work with… like they become streaky/ patchy and I end up using a powder e/s over. But like you said, if you layer after the previous layer is dried it might work better! maybe it’s time to dig these outta my stash and give them another go! :p

    • I was thinking of getting the champagne one but I have a few of these colours so I went for those I don’t have yet!! At least, there is something to look forward to, right? The texture is alright to me but I agree, it can be difficult to work with and the patchy part is so true, especially the edges. I suggest patting it on gently, little by little to build up the intensity. I find by patting it on, it reduces the patchy-ness significantly.

  2. Joey!
    I have one of this also – the green but have no idea where I put it for now! LOL! Its BNIB and I picked it up frm the YSL exit sale at Isetan. Shall go find it now and try soon!

    • Hi Chantana,
      The consistency of these shadows are very watery compared to Benefit’s Creaseless Cream.
      Glad you like Golden Fern, when I opened it, it kinda looked a little disgusting.. LOL!!
      But it’s a very pretty colour..

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