The YSL Midnight Garden Fall 2011 makeup collection exemplifies the fantasy blooms of a voluptuous, sensual garden during the magic hour. You can imagine that most of the colors herein will be fairly dramatic and bold.
The Ombres 5 Lumieres eyeshadow palette in Midnight Garden No. 11 reflects this trend. Most contain a very subtle shimmer, with the exception of the sparkling dark green. You have to be careful with this one or else end up overdoing it. Combined with the pale green you'll get a luminescent teal green effect. The mauve and violet have a matte-like finish. Lined with the aubergine, you'll create an effortless, gorgeous smoky eye. If you love really green and purple, you'll want to consider this palette.
There are six new shades for Blush Radiance. I'm intrigued by the light pink and lavender of palette N°3, which is perfect with the purple shades within the Ombres 5 Lumieres eyeshadow compact. This serves as a highlighting and sculpting palette, so it's not a bright blush by any means. It goes on very lightly for a gorgeous and subtle effect.
The palette N°6 contains a dusky rose with a bright coral pink, yet it still produces a healthy, natural effect. You can't go wrong with this one either. J'adore!
For lovers of the Rouge Volupte Perle lipsticks, be prepared to be dazzled by six new colors. I tried N°111 Mysterious Red, a shiny and bold true red, and N°112 Spellbinding Violet, an intense grape. Both are super gorgeous on any skin tone and the texture is just out of this world. For ultimate comfort hyaluronic acid is also added to plump up the lips.
To buy the entire collection, go to www.yslbeautyus.com.
For editorial consideration, review samples were provided for this post.