In the last six months I’ve fallen obsessively in love with two brands, one is Paul & Joe the other is YSL. I’ve been fortunate to receive a few bits that were PR samples but have equally spent a fortune on the brand in recent months. I just can’t help it. I’ve not found anything I’m not in love with yet.
One of the samples I was sent was an eyeshadow duo, officially known as Ombres Duolumieres. The shade I received is Shimmering Quartz/Deep Amethyst.
Purple is tricky for me, I don’t tend to get on with anything too lilac, but this looked like a nice deep purple teamed with a very pale peachy pink.
In the pan they look fairly shimmery, but actually the shimmer is very subtle.
The swatches below are a bit of an odd colour but I’m including it because actually it’s a closer and more accurate representation of the purple than the picture above which was taken with a flash.
Despite the deep plummy hints to the swatches of the purple, actually it’s a much truer purple once blended on the lid and its very pretty.
Not only are they lovely colours but the wear on these shadows is incredible. The following picture was taken 9 hours later. No primer was used.
Slightly faded but otherwise perfect. I’ve teamed the shadows with an Estee Lauder Purple mascara which I’ll be reviewing very soon but I really enjoyed wearing this look.
The Ombres Duolumieres comes in a multitude of colourways and at £28 are not cheap but the texture and wear is really something else. I’m keen to look at the Petroleum Blue/Oatmeal and Anise Green versions so will be having a look when I’m sale shopping, not that I’m expecting these to be in the sales sadly!
More gorgeous things from YSL, the price point is high but so is the quality!
*Disclosure – PR Sample*