Tuesday, 6 December 2011

YSL: Brand Catch Up: Spring 2012

It's that time of the year again when in London, the weather gets colder and as X'mas draws nearer, the thought of Christmas shopping brings forth hideous images of mobs and queues! So I seek comfort in work and getting the upcoming collections from various brands as I start shooting images for Spring (yes we work that far ahead!). First up, YSL!

CANDY FACE Spring 2012 by Yves Saint Laurent
Lloyd Simmons has created a playful collection for Spring, comprising of shades inspired by luscious fruits, sugary confections and everything delectable and sinfully cheeky! Think dazzling fruits jellies, sparkling crystallised fruits drops and glistening syrups of bright raspberry, wild strawberry, mandarin orange, melon, mango, persimmon and pomegranate! I'm drooling as I type! I'm so excited to show you what the collection comprises of so let's go!

Ombre 5 Lumières N°13
Inspired by a box of overflowing candied fruits, this 5 colour palette comprises of blue, mint, lemon,pink and grape, all speckled with sugary sparkles! I adore this palette and can see it being a firm favourite when I start working on spring shoots! It's limited edition so make sure you get in quick!
RRP £39.50 and exclusive to House of Fraser.

Voile De Blush
Combining high technology and artistic vision, Voile De Blush is a highly concentrated water-based gel infused with water soluble pigments, tiny sparkles of mother-of-pearl and moisturising glycerin. A transparent silicon polymer also adds comfort and makes it incredible easy to blend to give a subtle veil of colour. And the best thing is you can customise the colour by blending more than one shade!

The jelly blushes are RRP £28.00 and come in:
N°1 Voile Carmin: a bright, candy apple red
N°2 Voile Corail: a bursting-with-health apricot
N°3 Voile Rose: a sparkling pink

Vinyl Candy Palette
Spring's star collector's item was created with visions of sugar-coated rock candies of violet, pinks, blackcurrants and gooseberries. Intensely-pigmented and silky textured, this palette will create dangerous smoky eyes with a seductive hint of poisonous fruits and plants like deadly nightshade! Utterly sexy and incredibly feminine!

The 4 shades comes in 2 textures to mix and match to create your desire effect:
Pearl: Raspberry and Lilac.
Satin: Blackcurrant and Rose Petal. 
RRP £39.00, this is limited edition so I'd hurry if I were you!

Voluptè Sheer Candy
Concocting images of voluptuous, freshly-bitten lips in sorbet colours and sugar candy, this gloss melts onto lips, sheathing and sculpting and tasting like a ripe plump mango! Sounds good enough to eat! Utterly emollient and moisturising, hyaluronic acid microspheres, pomegranate extract known for it's antioxidant properties, vegetable oils and candelilla wax will help smoothen and plump up dry lips.

RRP £23.50 and comes in:
N°7 Figue Gourmande: a fleshy, carmine red
N°8 Prune Frappée: a rich, frothy purple
N°9 Goyave Sorbet: a daring pink
N°10 Mandarine Acidulée: a radiant tangerine

Rouge Voluptè Perle
Drenched with more coverage, shod with both transparent crystal and coloured pearls, these will satisfy those wanting more colour on their lips.

RRP £23.50 and comes in:
N°114 Sparkling Fuchsia
N°116 Milky Pink  

Golden Gloss
Spring adds 2 more shades to this already bestselling line of glosses. Infused with sparkling 24 carat gold flecks, these add glamour to anyone after high shine shimmer. Nourishing oils protect and hydrate lips and give a mirror shine! And they smell subtly of mango!

RRP £22.00 and comes in: 
N°49 Golden Violette
N°50 Golden Pêche
Manucure Couture N°8
These very popular colour duos from YSL are great fun as they usually come in unique and interesting colour combinations. The Spring 2012 collection doesn't disappoint with it's Melon and Cotton Candy Pink, both shod through with gorgeous irrediscence. 

RRP is £28.00 and is limited edition.

The YSL Spring 2012 Candy Face collection is launched nationwide 26th December 2011

There you have it, a wonderfully cheeky, sexy and utterly decadent offering from YSL, one of my favourite brands. Does any of it interest you? It certainly does it for me! So ask for vouchers for Christmas and get to the stores when it's launched!


  1. @Charlie: I knew you would, my fellow YSL fan! x

  2. My fave is actually the cream liners - especially Bronze Black! it's up there with Bobbi Brown gel liners, I tell ya!

  3. @Jamilla Camel: I agree, they're very very good! I love them too. X

  4. Oh god yes. Its my new absolute favourite brand of all and I'm wearing the most gorgeous eye shadow duo today!

  5. O.M.G. LOVING the blush, lipstick and Vinyl Candy Palette. Pure gorgeousness!

    Nic xx

  6. @Charlie: Ooh which one are you wearing? Share please! x

    @Strawberry Blonde: Nic you have great taste and yes they're all gorgeous! x

  7. Thank you Kenneth, I love getting an insight into new collections before they are launched. I'm loving the Candy Palette, and the new Golden Gloss shades xx

  8. I am lving the blushes especially coz they can be customised and the LE eyeshadow quad which looks so fantastic. I hope to find it in india!!o

  9. @cmlewis99: You're very welcome! I think this will once again be very very popular. Thanks for the comment! X

    @Neeraj: I hope you find it too! They're gorgeous, thank you for your comment. X

  10. I have realised I will be nowhere near a shop when this is released and therefore have very little chance of getting any of it :(