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YSL Summer 2017: Review and Swatches of the Solar Pop Collection!

Happy Sunday folks! How has June treated you all so far? I look forward to my time off at the end of the month although it’s only been one week into a new role 😂. But I’m spoilt like that, so what can I do ☺️. On another note, have you seen the new YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection? It’s so pretty! It’s inspired by jungle safari and aims at giving us an exotic sun kissed look. Let me show you my picks from the collection, mainly the Summer 2017 Full Metal Shadows, which I found particularly magnetising when I visited my local YSL counter!

YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection, Full Metal Shadows in Gold Source and Violet Wave

YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection, Full Metal Shadows in Gold Source and Violet Wave

I’ll keep it brief and sweet for you, my friends. Can you skip this collection? Yes, you absolutely can. It’s probably not going to give you anything more than other summer collections we’ve already talked about (my favourite one still being the Marc Jacobs Coconut collection and I also think that Mac did a great job this year). I personally, however, cannot resist the purple-gold liquid eyeshadow combo, hence I picked up the two Full Metal Shadows in Gold Source and Violet Wave as well as the rather impressive Kajal in Bleu Cobalt (a gem of the permanent collection).

YSL Full Metal Shadows in Gold Source and Violet Wave
Full Metal Shadow in Violet Wave from the YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection

Full Metal Shadow in Violet Wave from the YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection

Violet wave is a royal purple! It’ s pure metallic goodness on my lids, very intense and opaque. It has blue and lighter purple sparkles in it and although it’s a dark shade, it isn’t flat at all and you could wear it on its own all over the lid.

Gold Source Full Metal Shadow from the YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection

Gold Source Full Metal Shadow from the YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection

A metallic, sparkling, gold fluid eyeshadow. If you like an intense yellow gold on your lids, this is a great option. It is luminous and so versatile; you can pop it at the inner corner or centre of the lid or even mix it with other liquid or cream eyeshadows for some extra gold touch. I combined it with my Metier De Beaute Khaki Eye Prism and it was amazing! Try it if you like a khaki-gold combo.

I played around with both shades and here go a couple of options:

YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection: Eyelook with Golden Source and Violet Wave Full Metal Shadows close up on the lid

Violet Wave all over my lid with Gold Source right in the middle. No transition shade used so you can see that two liquid shadows on their own

YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection: Full metal Shadow in Violet Wave all over my lid

Violet Wave all over the lid on its own

YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection, Full Metal Shadow in Gold Source in my lower lash line

But to break the monotony, I added Gold Source in my lower lash line

Both Gold Source and Violet Wave Full Metal Shadows apply wonderfully and, as they don’t set immediately, you have time to blend. However, I have to admit that to achieve homogeneity in colour and full opacity all over the lid you’ll need 2 swipes, each with extra product, and you should avoid blending or dragging the product around too much. I don’t use the sponge applicator. I use a flat brush and pat the product on my lids, then blend the edges and I’m done. If you over blend or attempt to spread the product on your eyelid, dragging it with the brush, it thins out and become streaky and patchy.

The fact that the Full Metal Shadows don’t set quickly is a plus, you have time to blend, and a minus, they don’t stay put unless they’re used over a primer. Don’t attempt to use them as a base, they’ll most likely crease. But over primer, they last for over 12 hours. So, I wouldn’t get precious over the 16 hr wear that YSL claims without some “help”.

Here go the swatches of the limited edition Full Metal Shadows and the Kajal in Bleu Cobalt:

From left to right: Swatches of the YSL Full Metal Shadows in Violet Wave and Gold Source part of the YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection and the YSL Couture Kajal Pencil in Cobalt Blue

From left to right:
YSL Full Metal Shadows in Violet Wave and Gold Source part of the YSL Summer 2017 Solar Pop Collection and the YSL Couture Kajal Pencil in Cobalt Blue

The YSL Summer 2017 Full Metal Shadows can be checked out here (US site) and cost £22 (for the full shade selection, have a look here). Let’s now have a play with that awesome Kajal though!

YSL Couture Kajal Pencil

The YSL Cobalt Blue Kajal has been in my wish list for some time now. It’s part of the permanent collection (have a look here), costs £25.50 and I love the design of it and how you don’t need to sharpen it. Laura Mercier has a similar one in design and pay off, but it’s softer than the YSL one.

YSL Blue Cobalt Couture Kajal Pencil

YSL Blue Cobalt Couture Kajal Pencil

You can see in the swatch above that the colour pay off is rich. Bleu Cobalt smudges easily and lasts all day on me without migrating (not inside my waterline, although it’s decent enough there too). You can even use it as a dark base for a smokey eye. It combines wonderfully with Gold Source!

FOTD with YSL Summer 2017 Full Metal Shadow in Gold source over my eye lid and the YSL Couture Kajal in Bleu Cobalt in my lower lash line

Hello there! Just me wearing the YSL Summer 2017 Full Metal Shadow in Gold source over my eye lid and the YSL Couture Kajal in Bleu Cobalt in my lower lash line

FOTD with YSL Summer 2017 Full Metal Shadow in Gold source over my eye lid and the YSL Couture Kajal in Bleu Cobalt in my lower lash line

And that’s with the eyes closed

My foundation is the Armani Power Fabric (giving it a second chance, read my review here) mixed with Mac’s Face and Body. My lipstick in the second photo is Abstract, from the Urban Decay Basquiat Collection.

All in all, I’m enjoying these YSL products and think the Solar Pop collection is a good treat when it comes to the Summer 2017 Full Metal Shadows. I’ve swatched the rest of the collection for you, so this might be an upcoming post.

What do you think of these shades? Have you tried the YSL Full Metal Shadows before?

Have a great Sunday and speak soon!

Hugs!

Eleni

 

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18 Comments

  1. Yiota June 11, 2017

    You created some fun looks here, Violet Wave is such a gorgeous shade and I love it all over the lid, looks so nice! I love how you play with colours Eleni, I need to do that more often!!! xx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • rougenapples June 18, 2017 — Post Author

      It’s fun to play with colour isn’t it? I try to play couple of times a week, when I have a bit mor time at hand xxx

  2. LindaLibraLoca June 11, 2017

    Great minds and such, I just uploaded my Inspired by YSL Solar Pop video to You Tube. Just like you I could not resist the gold and violet combo!
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  3. Nina June 12, 2017

    Love the gold & violet combo ! Great products ! Thanks for sharing !
    Nina
    xox
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  4. Kay June 12, 2017

    Oh wow, these look so amazing and I love the gold and violet combo, so pretty! 🙂 I have yet to try these myself, the price tag is a little off-putting but the quality seems great and I love the shades! <3 Perhaps I will add these to my wishlist as a little special treat. Thanks for sharing your lovely review, darling! xoxo

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • rougenapples June 18, 2017 — Post Author

      It would be more of a special treat but if you like the shades it’s not a bad one ;). Have a great weekend Kay!

  5. Amy June 12, 2017

    I love how you worn the purple and gold shades! I’m a big fan of YSL beauty but don’t think I’d pick up these shades as they’re not ones I’d typically wear.

    https://amyevans.co.uk – Amy

    • rougenapples June 18, 2017 — Post Author

      I don’t own many YSL products but these caught my eye and so far I’m making so much use of the gold shade. What shades do you love wearing? xxx

  6. Shireen L. Platt June 12, 2017

    I was on the fence about this but I need to at least try Violet Wave! I think liquid eyeshadows are generally trickier to work with and patting is the best way to get full opacity.

  7. charlottaeve June 13, 2017

    I looove those cream eye shadows! They look amazing. Purple and gold is forever my favorite combo. I still haven’t bought any YSL products, but they’re forever on my list. I try not to buy too much makeup myself though, because I get sent so much of it.. 🙂

    Charlotta | http://www.charlottaeve.com

    • rougenapples June 18, 2017 — Post Author

      Don’t have much YSL products to be honest, but these caught my eye. Wish I could get the brand send some product so ober to try out xxx

  8. Velvet Blush June 13, 2017

    I’m actually surprised by the eyeshadows as once they’re on, they don’t really look like liquid eyeshadows, they seem to blend very well! 🙂 xx

    Velvet Blush

    • rougenapples June 18, 2017 — Post Author

      They do blend well yes. Just careful not to overblend and better to pat and only blend the edges with these. Xxx

  9. A Very Sweet Blog June 13, 2017

    I love purple & gold, so I knew I would be a fan. They look gorgeous on your eyes. Very nice purchase 😀
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/
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  10. rougenapples June 18, 2017 — Post Author

    Thank you. I bet purple would look fab on you too xx

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