Rate YSL’s Sparkle Clash Collection (& win it)
I have something extra special for readers this week! I’m giving away YSL’s holiday 2016 collection called Sparkle Clash. What makes this special is the collection sold out in almost every country in less than a week! I think this is the fastest any YSL colour collection has sold out. I was able to secure a set to give away on my site which is very exciting. It is beautifully done. Lloyd Simmonds, YSL’s Creative Director of Makeup has reinvented holiday makeup for a new beauty generation!
“The idea behind this exclusive holiday look is to totally re-think that old-fashioned way of painstakingly applying layers of cosmetics, just because it’s that time of year again. I wanted to put the fun back into glamour, and make everything easy to apply, so that even the makeup feels like a party. Isn’t that what the season is all about?” – Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director, Makeup, YSL
Brand: YSL Beauté
Collection: YSL Sparkle Clash Holiday Look 2016
Creator: Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director, Makeup, YSL
Theme: a subversive and sexy rethink of traditional holiday makeup looks
Colour story: gold versus silver with pops of plum, bronze, metallic rose and dramatic red
Beauty rethink: “The clash of gold and silver together used to be frowned upon, but these two precious metals look amazing together. The silver sparkle adds lightness to gold, and makes it look less heavy, more modern,” says Lloyd.
Holiday beauty multi-tasker: This shimmering, couture makeup palette proves that the clashing juxtaposition of gold and silver can result in unusual but stunning effect. Inside the silver & gold palette you’ll find a highlighter with pink & gold undertones, four new eyeshadows in shades of plum, gold, bronze and metallic rose and two lip colours in nude & dramatic red.
Day-to-Night: “It’s super easy to go from day-to-night. Jazz up a simple day look – let’s say a beige-brown eye with a nude mouth – by applying some gold in the socket and under the brow, and then lining your eyes with the plum shade. Apply the highlighter along your cheekbones, then choose between adding a sense of drama with a red lip, or keeping it simple with a sophisticated nude colour,” explains Simmonds.
Couture Eye Jewels: Adorn your eyes with these tailor-made crystal adhesive eye liners (that are reusable) in black or silver.
YSL Sparkle Clash Holiday Look 2016
Multi-Usage Palette Collector Sparkle Clash Edition
Rouge Pur Couture Collector Sparkle Clash Edition
Touche Éclat Collector Sparkle Clash Edition
Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick
Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
Volupte Tint-In-Oil in Rock My Pink
La Laque Couture in Gold Clash and Silver Clash
The Giveaway: I gave away this YSL SparkleClash set to one lucky reader. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment below what they think of the collection. Ann P from the U.S. told us and we drew her name. Congrats Ann!
YSL makeup, skincare and fragrances are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com