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YSL Marrakesh Sunset Palette


Another piece of YSL from their Saharienne Heat Collection For Summer 2013. This YSL Marrakesh Sunset Palette is beautiful and nothing but love – but I must say, the love comes with a price.

The YSL Marrakesh Sunset Palette comes in an attractive special edition gold casing – different from their permanent range. Their gold casing looks chic and luxe but I experienced tanishing for every piece I own. Face palettes, eyeshadow palettes and even lipsticks. Well, I tell myself, having a tanished packaging is better than one that is sticky?

Anyway, let’s take a look at what’s inside.


YSL Marrakesh Sunset Palette consists of 5 summery hues, four of which are totally wearable – shimmery cream, glittery gold, glittery peach and frosty brown; and one hue that pops – a glittery purple. Without the purple, this palette wouldn’t have been as interesting.


Swatches above taken under natural day light, without flash – on dry arm, without primer.

Texture of the shades are powdery soft – not in the most ideal manner, except the frosty brown which is slightly more buttery smooth compared to the rest. My arm was dry and the pigments couldn’t adhere nicely and the shades were not as pigmented as I expected them to be.

Having said that, the palette is still beautiful in my eyes.

And the price I have to pay for loving this palette is – use it with a primer/cream eyeshadow base each and every time. So long the eyeshadows have a semi-wet, creamy base to adhere to, the vibrancy is remarkable. With that, you will enjoy the complexity of every shade.

For example, the purple is infused with teal shimmers and the brown is laced with multi-coloured shimmers.


For those who have already purchased this palette, how are you liking it? Did you get it to work without using any primers?

I think the combination of this YSL Marrakesh Sunset Palette is what attracts me most. It’s a 50/50 situation – as much as I like this palette, I think the texture and pigmentation can be greatly improved (or perhaps it’s suppose to be sheer because it’s for Summer? I don’t know).

Look In Marrakesh Sunset (5)

Here’s a sneak peek of the look I have done – coming right up.

Thank you for looking.

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