YSL’s Y Facettes Palette from this Spring’s Arty Stone Collection is probably one of the palettes that I really thought I would give a pass when I saw the promotional pictures. Yes it looks pretty but it just doesn’t seem to be something that I can wear often. And the disappointment from using the last holiday palette is another reason why I was a bit hesitant to get this palette.
Well, luckily I got to try this palette fully during the pre-launching event, and I have to say this palette performs so well both dry and wet, unlike the Holiday Palette!Just like previous collections, YSL does a little something to the packaging of their star product in the collection. This time the top of the palette features Y facets all over. The palette is all shimmery and consists of four jewel tone shades. The top left corner is Malachite, a frosty grassy green. Top right corner is Fluorite, a sheer shimmery candy pink. The bottom left corner is Amethyst, a frosty violet mauve. And the bottom right corner is Azurite, a shimmery medium blue.
This palette, which is a YSL Pure Chromatics Palette is intended to be used both wet and dry, using them wet would add intensity to the colors. But honestly I find the intensity from using them dry is very strong already and I rarely find the need to use the palette wet for better colors at all. And for someone who’s always look for convenience and of course performance in high end makeup brands, this is a huge plus for me. (That’s one of the reasons why I didn’t like the last YSL holiday palette.)