My Miniature YSL Collection

on March 13, 2017
YSL Collection | Essential Twenty

I love all sorts of makeup, be it drugstore or high end. The day I bought my first YSL product was a hard day for my bank account (despite getting 15% off because Feel Unique always has my back with top discounts) but it felt like I’d finally branched into luxury makeup. To be honest, I don’t buy that many high end products – I’m more around the mid-range market. You know, graduate with her first job so sort of has money but not that much money; Tom Ford is still a pipe dream for me. After that first lipstick, I didn’t pick up anymore YSL for quite some time and I’ll explain why in a bit, but I just want to get ahead of myself and talk about the mighty set I picked up in the Boxing Day Sale at Boots. Yes, I’m still harping on about that haul but when you bought as much as I did it’s hard not to keep going on about it. Whoops! I managed to pick up a little set for a mere £16.66 and now I have a teeny, tiny collection that I can talk about with you.

Rewinding back to around 18 months ago when I picked up my first product – a YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick. Specifically in the shade 3. I was with a friend in House of Fraser and we were swatching away because miraculously, there is an unmanned counter in Huddersfield so you can swatch to your heart’s content without feeling the pressure to make a hefty purchase. In swoops in Feel Unique offering me money off around a week later so I had to pick up the lipstick I fell in love with (my friend did the same thing, we were not good influences on each other last year). And in all honesty, I’m disappointed in myself for making this purchase. Of course the shade was right up my street but the formula is just not me at all. The packaging is stunning though which makes it a little easier to have in my collection, knowing I spent as much as I did.

The YSL Babydoll Mascara might just be one of my favourite mascaras at the moment (slightly overtaken by the Stila HUGE Extreme Mascara) and it’s one I reach for frequently.  Whilst I’m not usually a huge fan of a plastic wand on a mascara, this one feels different. The mascara keeps my lashes curled for the majority of the day and really opens up the eye area by separating and lengthening the lashes. Plus the packaging feels super luxurious to hold, just like the lipstick.

YSL Collection | Essential Twenty

The YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil is creamy, long wearing and easy to apply. I love the Bourjois Kohl & Contour Kohl Eye Pencil and this is a pretty good alternative, albeit an expensive one. Usually soft eye pencils don’t stand the test of time, but this definitely survives the day! It’s just a shame how expensive it is, and I probably won’t repurchase as I love my Bourjois one just as much.

A product that took me a little research to find out what it was is the YSL Instant Moisture Glow YSL Collection – I couldn’t work out whether it was a primer or a moisturiser. It’s a blurring moisturiser, so I suppose it can work as both! It feels a little silicone like, so it’s not my favourite, but it does give a wonderful glow under foundation or if worn alone.

Definitely not a big collection, but one that I thought I would share with you. I’ve got my eye on the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation to pick up in the near future, but I definitely want to try out a few more products from YSL. Let me know your favourites from the brand!

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  • The mascara sounds amazing and I love how fancy any and all YSL packaging is! I was a huge fan of their Touche Eclat for years and seeing that bright gold in my collection used to always make me smile!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • I’ve not tried the Touche Eclat but I’ve always heard wonderful things x

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