YSL Pure Chromatics No. 9, swatches and FOTD

YSL Pure Chromatics No 9 via Emilie on Pinterest

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.

YSL Pure Chromatics No 9

YSL Pure Chromatics No 9

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…

swatched wet; photo taken indoors without flash

swatched dry; photo taken indoors without flash

swatched wet; photo taken outside in direct sunlight

swatched dry; photo taken outside under direct sunlight

swatched wet; photo taken outside in the shade

swatched dry; photo taken outside in the shade

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.

photo taken indoors without flash

photo taken outside under direct sunlight

photo taken outside in the shade

products used

face
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

eyes
YSL Pure Chromatics No. 9 – applied wet with Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Brush
Laura Mercier ‘Tightline’ Cake Eyeliner in Orchid Shimmer

cheeks
NARS Libertine – Chanel Blush Brush #4

lips
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.

Thanks a bunch for dropping by!

xo, Emilie

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2 thoughts on “YSL Pure Chromatics No. 9, swatches and FOTD

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