YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in #05 Riviera

YSL Ombres 5 LumièresYSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes

When I first saw Yves Saint Laurent fall 2008 makeup collection on the websites in mid June, I was very intrigued by the variety of rich and vibrant shades in the collection, especially its eye shadow palettes. I personally think this is YSL's the most beautiful makeup collection I have seen in many seasons. The fall collection is well-balanced in cool and warm tones, and light and dark shades. This collection offers a versatile range of hues that coordinate with each other beautifully!

As I promised in my earlier post, I am sharing my thoughts on one of YSL's latest eye shadow palettes, Ombres 5 Lumières eyeshadow palette in #05 Riviera. Ombres 5 Lumières are a new range of 5 color eyeshadow palettes in a monochrome version that have been newly launched this fall. It is available in six color variations, including browns, plums, shimmering golden browns, lilacs, blues, and greens.

Texture
All the eye shadows are finely-milled and firmly pressed in the eye shadow pans. The eye shadows feel velvety smooth on my skin.
YSL Ombres 5 LumièresYSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in #05 Riviera

Shade

#05 Riviera features a variety of blues. All the shades contain micro-fine silver flecks. This palette reminds me of Lunasol's Geminate Eyes in #04 SP which also features five blue eye shadows. Only the eye shadows of Geminate Eyes in #04 SP are lighter and more shimmery.

Top right: turquoise with sparse silver flecks
Top left: slate navy blue with iridescent shimmer
Center: pastel blue with subtle shimmer
Bottom right: indigo with sparse silver flecks
Bottom left: royal blue with iridescent shimmer


The two shades on the left have iridescent shimmer. The two eye shadows on the right side are satiny matte with barely-noticed silver shimmer. The center eye shadow is the most shimmery shade in the palette.

What I love about the Riverlia palette is it provides varying shades of blue in both warm and cool tones.The turquoise (on top right) and slate navy blue (on top left) shades have slight hint of warm tones, but they are still more on the cool side. The indigo (on bottom right) and royal blue (on bottom left) shades have purple undertones. The center shade is a pastel blue that perfectly work great as a base shade.

YSL Ombres 5 Lumières YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in #05 Riviera

Finish

I am impressed that all the shades in the #05 Riviera palette are very saturated and highly-pigmented. Even the lightest shade in the center of the palette is well-pigmented.

I consider the level of pigmentation is very important for an array of gradational shades that are similar to each other. High pigmentation ensures these similar shades deliver saturated color effects. For Ombres 5 Lumières Eyeshadow palette, each blue shade in the palette delivers the nuanced splashes of color delicately.

The pastel blue shade (in the center) brightens up my eyes with a luminous or frosty sheen on my eyes depending on how much amount I apply. The turquoise shade (on top right) provides a satin matte finish. The slate navy blue (on top left) and royal blue (on bottom left) shades accentuate my eyes with high-color pay-off and an iridescent shine. The indigo shade (on bottom right) is essentially a lining color. I like that it sculpts and deepens my eyes softly. These eye shadows blend in very well to create soft velvety and subtly polished eyes.

YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in #05 Riviera

Staying Power

All the shades have excellent staying power. The eye shadows are crease-resistant and very long-wearing, even in high temperature and humidity. For people with oily skin or live in a warm climate area, it is worth trying Ombres 5 Lumières palettes.

YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes

Summary

For US$56, YSL Ombres 5 Lumières costs about the same with the eye shadow palettes of Chanel, Dior and Guerlain. It is a costly price tag. I do think the quality makes it worth the price. The colors have good pigmentations, and the shimmer is soft and delicate. The palette has a versatile range of colors to go from day to night. Most of all, it offers an excellent lasting power.

As a lover of blue eye shadows, I think this eye shadow palette, Ombres 5 Lumières in #05 Riviera, is impressive and outstanding. I am hoping there will be more beautiful color variations released in the future to expand the range. Maybe blacks or more blues in the next season?!

Related posts:
Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2008 Makeup Collection

9 comments:

Jess said...

Yay...! This yeshadow palette is really awesome!

I nearly wanted to buy, but still need to think about it for some while, because I'm not sure, if the colors do flatter me. ;)

I noticed that you usually don't post any EOTD nor FOTD, right? Will you probably do some in future? I think this would be great! ;)

Cheers!
Jess

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hello Jess,

It is great to hear from you again! :)

I am in love with YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in blue variation.

I like that it features an array of blue colors in deep and light variations.

The colors are unique and sopgisticated, with some are on the cool side and some are more towards the warm side. So I can blend and layer the colors for a more defined look or a casual look.

I personally prefer eyeshadows with medium to high pigments. ( I am not sure if you like high-pigmented eyeshadows). YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes is probably one of the few eyeshadow lines with full pigment I have ever tried.

I do recommend you try out these eyeshadow palettes next time you stop by the YSL counter. Which one of the palettes has grabbed your attention? Do let me know what you think if you get to try out these eyeshadows.

Yep. I am so sorry that I don't usually post any EOTD/FOTD on my blog. I just feel more comfortable to stay behind the blog.I am so sorry about it.

I certainly understand EOTD or FOTD is more helpful. I definitely will try to provide some sort of swatches in the future. :)

Thank you for stopping by and posting your comment!

Cheers,

BA

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