YSL Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012 Review, Photos, Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night is a holiday offering for Holiday 2012 and is part of the YSL Northern Lights Collection 2012.

This beautiful collection is helmed by the Creative Makeup Director of Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Lloyd Simmonds:

During my childhood I was fascinated by the northern lights – also known as Aurora borealis – with its incredible vitality and color, which can never forget in life. You inspired me to this collection with exceptionally bright colors, laced with violet and midnight-blue hues and dotted with pearl highlights … like a grand night sky!

At first I didn’t think much of this palette, let alone purchasing it, because it is a blue theme. BLUE!!! Blue is a scary make up colour to me. Never fail to remind me of the 70s – 80s make up, thick painted eye brows with blue eyeshadows and red lips (like a monster). Hard to get this image of my head now, hmmm….

Tim Burton's verision (with thinner brows)

Tim Burton’s verision (with thinner brows + smaller lips)

BTW I do super like Helena Bonham Carter, she is such a talented and convincing actress!

And of course this gorgeous YSL palette which I am reviewing today is nothing scary / make up colours gone wrong!

You will get this instead (swooooons):

Promo Pic for Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012

Promo Pic for Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012

Even the YSL paper bag is sophisticated.

Even the YSL paper bag is sophisticated.

The palette comes with a super bling sequin casing!!

The palette comes with a super bling sequin casing!! YAY 😀

The sequin case fits the palette to a T!

The sequin case fits the palette to a T!

ok I have to admit, this sequin casing is one of the top reason I got this palette :D

ok I have to admit, this sequin casing is one of the top reason I got this palette 😀

Open sesame!

Open sesame!

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

In normal sunlight

Violet Blue with holographic glitters!

Sky Blue colour with holographic glitter!

Sky Blue colour with holographic glitters!

Plumy brown with holographic glitters

Plumy brown with holographic glitters!

All below hand swatches are on top of a eyeshadow primer, and swatched dry.

In normal sunlight

In normal sunlight

In normal sunlight at an angle

In normal sunlight at an angle

Indirect sunlight

Indirect sunlight

In flash.

In flash.

Blur shot to show the super pretty holographic glitters!!!

Blur shot to show the super pretty holographic glitters!!!

Blur shot again, all the four colours have the holographic glitters!

Blur shot again, all the four colours have the holographic glitters!

In flash

In flash

Blur shot to see the glitters <3

Blur shot to see the glitters ❤

Mix the dark violet with the plum to get a purple colour!

Mix the dark violet with the plum to get a purple colour!

So pretty!

So pretty!

In flash

In flash

In flash // can you see the dazzling glitters?

In flash // can you see the dazzling glitters?

The colours are super smooth to apply and easy to blend. Might be a bit sheer when apply dry, so I suggest to use some shadow primer for more intense application. I wore the colours out and they lasted from 8 am to 10 pm without falling 🙂 (I don’t use any eye primers by the way, I just put the usual liquid foundation all over my face and don’t dust my loose powder on my eye lids, so there is some grip)

One of the eye look I did. Light blue for inner eye lids, dark violet for outer eye lids, plum for the crease. Pale white for lining lower lash line.

One of the eye look I did.
Light blue for inner eye lids, dark violet for outer eye lids, plum for the crease. Pale white for lining lower lash line.

Another look, which I love!!

Another look, which I love!!

Light blue for inner lids, plum for outer lids,

dark violet for out V crease, pale white for lining inner corners / lower lash line.

Half open eyes to see the colours :)
Half open eyes to see the colours 🙂

Light blue for inner lids, plum for outer lids,
dark violet for out V crease, pale white for lining inner corners / lower lash line.

Full face shot

Full face shot (I specially wore this scarf to match the eyeshadows!!)

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

This Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012 contains 3 grams of products and costs SGD 88. You can find YSL at Ion or Tangs Orchard.

I hope you ladies enjoy this super long post on this beautiful palette!! This is one of my most favourite holiday palette till date for all the girly reasons!, Love the holographic glitters, love the colours (totally changed my mind about blue eyeshadows), love the wear time, love the blend-ability and love love the sequin casing which is such a bonus!

Happy Holidays to all ❤ 

XOXO
zibbie ♔

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