Pure Chromatics No 9 is part of a trio that’s new for Summer 2012. I’m new to the brand and what better introduction than through it’s Pure Chromatics line of eye palettes.
What Sephora.com says about them…
What it is:
Water-activated eye shadow palettes in colors that transform into a radiant, intense, metallic finish.
What it does:
These eye shadows can be used dry, like a traditional eye shadow, for a subtle shimmering effect, or wet, for a full-intensity pigment metallic finish. These remarkable properties give everyone the freedom to create any kind of eye look from simple to dramatic in seconds.
What else you need to know:
Yves Saint Laurent labs have invented the “water process” Pure Chromatics eye shadow. This process uses water, in place of a solvent, to develop the formula. Once pigments are mixed with water, dry, pure-pigmented powders are left with a very high level of shimmer.
Despite it’s size (0.18 oz) and prize ($52), I find this collection worth investing in. The Summer 2012 trio (7,8 & 9) that’s being added to the line is a nice investment and I could easily bring just those 3 for travel as it can easily adjust to any season, any time of the day and any occasion. I’m glad I indulged and have been very happy using them.
Let’s move on to the swatches…
For this look, I did a wet application using water and Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Brush. I used the taupe-y brown shade (lower left) all over the lid all the way to the crease. Then I blended the bronze-y brown shade just above the crease. I used the muted pink shade to highlight and the navy blue shade to line my upper lash line.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm – as primer
Guerlain ‘Lingerie de Peau’ Compact Foundation SPF 20 in 04 Beige Moyen – applied with Shiseido ‘Perfect’ Foundation Brush
Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Météorites Perles D’azur Illuminating Powder – Pure Radiance – dusted lightly to set the foundation; using Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Powder Brush
YSL Pure Chromatics No. 9 – applied wet with Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Brush
Laura Mercier ‘Tightline’ Cake Eyeliner in Orchid Shimmer
NARS Libertine – Chanel Blush Brush #4
Le Métier de Beauté ‘Colour Core’ Moisture Stain Lipstick in Summerland topped with Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Papaye Creme
I’m super happy with this product. Love the color payoff, wet or dry. I love the versatility.
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