When YSL finally came back to town, I knew the first thing I wanted to swatch was the Pure Chromatics which I have heard great things about. It is strange though, I have seen them at the DFS Changi before but the displays have never excited me enough to have a closer look. But when I finally went to see them again at the YSL store in Ion I was smitten by the lovely sparkly quality of them under the store lights. I had my eye on No. 6 and No. 8 but I thought I'll buy one first and if I liked it enough, I would pick No. 6 up at DFS Changi in December.
The Pure Chromatic palettes comes in YSL's standard gold packaging. It attracts plenty of fingerprints but a good wipe cleans everything right away.
I am appreciating foam applicators more these days. A good sturdy applicator really helps make makeup application faster. I am unsure what to this with this particular applicator though. It is not made of sponge so how am I suppose to use this, can anyone help me? I am very sure the thin pointy one is used as a liner but what about the one that has a flat surface?
Just look at all that shimmery goodness! The palette features two lighter colours and two darker ones.
The colours generally don't look very impressive when swatched dry but when I added a little MAC Fix+ the two darkest colours becomes wow colours.
|Left to right: Dry and wet|
This palette costs SGD $88. I definitely think you can get it cheaper either online or even at DFS Changi.
This is a look I did with the copper colour. I applied it wet.
Then I used the champaign beige shade wet on the inner corners and blended over the copper shade.
I used the white gold shade as a subtle brow highlight and used my trusty liquid eye liner.
|7 hours after application|
I used the champagne shade dry as an all over lid colour. I applied the white gold again as a brow highlight.
I finished it off with my Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in a khaki shade and mascara.
Overall, I am very happy with my buy. The eye shadows are finely milled and blend well. They are long lasting and pack a lot of colour when applied wet. I like having the option of wearing either intense colours or subtle colours.
Ratings: 4+ lipsticks