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I recently purchased the Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics (Wet and Dry) #6 palette, despite some less than glowing reviews. Interesting colour combination and metallic? Yes, please.
Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #6 Palette


The compact

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #6 Palette

And swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #6 Palette

Although, I confess that KarlaSugar’s swatches are more true to colour. She swatched this palette wet (as intended, another bonus) which accounts for her swatches looking far more metallic than mine, which were swatched dry.

My thoughts

The pigmentation of these shadows is relatively high, but not quite Rouge Bunny Rouge intensity. Used dry, a hazy look can be achieved. Whereas applied wet, an intense metallic sheen becomes apparent.

I did experience minimal fallout upon application, which was easily remedied using my Bioderma cleansing water.

What really drew me to this palette is the weird and wonderful colour combination- even the green was stunning on my eyes and I loathe green eyeshadow on myself! Thankfully, the plum shade is far less shimmery than the other three shades to ensure we steer clear of any frosty foolishness.

Overall, I’m delighted with the purchase and I will might look into purchasing another palette from this line. In case you hadn’t gathered from my incessant use of ‘SHINEY’ adjectives in this review, these palettes may not appeal to those who are shimmer phobic.

A tutorial using this palette coming very soon!

How do you feel about metallic finish eyeshadows?

xxkarima

Leave your comment (12 comments)
  1. Hi Karima, I love your blog :-)! Will you be doing a look with this palette? I love the green in this palette!

  2. Ikwym, I like that most of them turn a bit red actually ;) They will have some new colours for spring, some orange based ones as well, maybe you’ll find a colour there, have you tried shades 16, 17, 18, 19? they didn’t turn red on me. I think the new orange shade is very pretty, that came out this fall. anyway, looking forward to your looks. xxx

  3. I had my problems with the stains, they applied very uneven (but I have a technique that works for me now and my lips aren’t as dry as they used to be). I purged every stain I had beside #1 but now I got more stains again. I think they are good and the only stains that provide a huge colour selection. I ‘like’ them now and haven’t found anything similar (the new l’oreal ones are rather a gloss than a stain imo). #1 is my all time favourite. The new glossy stains have some nice colours as well. I guess my lip condition had to do with that ‘aka: I don’t like those stains’.

    1. Ahh yes, I recall quite a few people having that issue. I really love the formula, the jelly texture is strange but wonderful.
      My only gripe is that the shades deepen SO much on me! I’d love a lighter stain but most of these turn to a reddish shade on me. I’m going to purchase one of the orange shades, I think.
      xxkarima

  4. I think YSL is a bit underrated, I don’t hear much talking about them, I wasn’t a fan of their stains but always liked their e/s (some more some less). I think those apply wonderfully wet. What I do really appreciate is, that as a high end brand they still are doing colourful colour combos, ‘loud’ colours and /or unusual colour combos. Have you checked out palette #4? I think the purples there would look very nice on you.

    1. I can’t say that I’d tried much YSL eyeshadows until now but I’m impressed! I’ll check out number 4, I’d love to own another :)
      AND YES, I can totally relate- a lot of high end eyeshadow palettes are full of generic shades but YSL has interesting colours and combinations.
      Why didn’t you like the stains? I’d say they’re one of my favourite 2012 products.
      xxkarima

    1. I thought it was hilarious, too ;)
      LOL @ space alien, I know what you mean though. I find if the metallics are dark, it keeps it from looking too futuristic.
      That model is STUNNING, I love the look you did on her. Hats off to you!
      xxkarima

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