Did I jump the gun? Though initially pleased with the new Guerlain KissKiss formula and YSL Couture palettes, I've had a bit of a turnaround after I bought more KissKiss lipsticks and another Couture palette.
After my initial review of
the KissKiss reformulation I went and bought two more shades;
Red Insolence #320, mid toned red with satin
finish and Fabulous Rose #363, plummy rose with
shimmer (£26 each).
Whilst I don't deny the creamy texture, hydrating feel
combined with very good colour payoff, there was something
starting to irk me about about these. I'm finding the texture
a bit heavy/clingy and I really find the scent annoying. Whilst I love all the colours I have, I
just don't enjoy wearing these anymore.
Here are all my KissKiss shades L-R:Baby Rose, Red Insolence, Fabulous Rose and Beige Booster
Moving onto YSL and I still maintain the the new eye shadow
formula is a massive improvement over the older palettes but
it was only after I bought Parisienne (£39.50) and realised that
I wasn't using Saharienne that I knew something wasn't quite
hitting the mark.
Parisienne contains a taupe with a slight shimmer finish,
slightly frosty sparkling white, candy pink with satin finish,
medium warm rose with slight shimmer finish and in the centre a
plummy brown with satin finish (I would have preferred this
shade to be more intense as I find it too insipid to use as a
The shadows feel smooth (though not creamy) and blend
effortlessly, however this is where the problem lies with the
Couture palettes in that they blend too easily. Colour
distinction between shades can easily be lost so that the
shades do not stand out distinctly when applied and a look can
quickly turn messy/muddy looking.
I just wish the shades applied as distinct as they swatch.
Below is as clear as I can get the colours.
Though I buy a lot of makeup I am not a hoarder and am
constantly editing my collection, weeding out any items that
don't perform and these just aren't cutting it.
bought anything lately that you have changed your mind about
after a longer use?
I bought the Guerlain from John Lewis and the YSL from Boots.