YSL Summer Collection 2012: Mascara Volume Effets Faux Cils, Golden Gloss, La Laque Couture Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Mascara Volume Effets Faux Cils Waterproof in Nº 4 Majorelle Blue and La Laque Couture in Nº 4 Corail Colisée

From the bronzes of the Terre Saharienne and Pure Chromatics, we move on to the bright pops of colour from this collection.  I LOVE COLOUR. /fangirl moment

Mascara Volume Effets Faux Cils Waterproof in Nº 4 Majorelle Blue

I dedicate Mascara Volume Effets Faux Cils Waterproof in Nº 4 Majorelle Blue ($36) to 18-year-old Tracy of Beauty Reflections, who wore blue mascara all the time. 🙂  This is for you, Tracy!  The waterproof formula and brush keep my lashes separated and curled all day long, without smudging or flaking.  The pop of bright blue is just so. much. fun.  I’m a fan!

Golden Glosses in Nº 51 Golden Shell (bottom), Nº 54 Golden Sand (top)
(yes, that’s my cat in the background) 

Golden Glosses in Nº 51 Golden Shell (top), Nº 54 Golden Sand (bottom)

The Golden Glosses ($34) from this collection range from shimmery bronze to pale beige.  They have the same fragrance as the Rouge Volupte line — artificial mango? — which I am not really a big fan of.  But I do like the formula itself; they are light, non-goopy and non-sticky. The coloured base is semi-sheer, so that makes them excellent lipstick toppers, but at the same time, they work well on their own. I like that they are packaged with a brush applicator.  I always find lip brushes feel more luxurious than the usual doe foot applicators.

Nº 51 Golden Shell is a rosy bronze with a serious amount of pink and gold sparkles.  Nº 54 Golden Sand is pale shimmery beige.

La Laque Couture in Nº 4 Corail Colisée

I’m all about coral this spring, and the new La Laque Couture in Nº 4 Corail Colisée ($27) is perfect.  I’m going to keep this review short and sweet: this has the best brush and formula. Ever. Two coats using the wide brush give me streak-free nails with high shine.  You need it.  The rest of the La Laque Couture line are coming out in June.

Wearing Nº 4 Majorelle Blue Mascara, La Laque Couture Nº 4 Corail Colisée, Golden Gloss Nº 54 Golden Sand

I don’t think my modelling career is going to take off any time soon… 🙂  Any products catch your eye?

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  • HEEE!! THANK YOU!! You got my 18-year old eye EXACTLY!! I am so getting that mascara!
    You look gorgeous!! The glosses are lovely too! NEED.

    • You’re welcome, Tracy. 🙂 Somehow I think you need to post a pic of your 18-year-old self as proof.

  • Oh this blue mascara looks so good on you! Blue is a color that I don’t believe will work for me, but now you’ve got me all curious!

    • Thanks Sunny. Oh, blue is perfect with brown eyes! I’ve always liked wearing blue/navy liner because of this.

  • I have been unsuccessful at finding coloured mascaras that were pigmented enough, thus far; but this one looks GOOD!

    Also, that coral nail polish <3.

    • So pigmented, Dani. So awesome.


    You look gorgeous, Arianne! I’ve always wanted to try a YSL gloss – they look so luxurious.

    • Thanks, Larie. Danielle recommended one by Hard Candy; it looks great, too! (And a lot cheaper).

  • Danielle

    Your eyes…they POP with the blue mascara, pretty lady! Those glosses….YUM! So gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Danielle. 🙂

  • I’ve never imagined to use a blue mascara, it seems a bit too 80’s for me but it actually looks nice on you. I think YSL might have started a trend here!

    • Blue mascara is so great for just a small pop of colour. Even without eyeshadow it’s pretty sweet. 🙂

  • I am LOVING that blue mascara…i like how u can actually see the blue. Most brands coloured mascara aren’t this vivid from far

    • It’s really gorgeous, Saadeh! Do you think you’re going to pick it up? 🙂

  • I love how fiery, yet jelly-like Corail looks on your nails. The overall look is so fierce, and so befitting of YSL 🙂

  • This collection’s colors look really beautiful on you!

  • Love that nail polish! I’m a bit too boring to rock colored mascara!

  • You look fabulous! Does that nail polish have a subtle pink reflection to it or am I seeing something that’s not there? I LOVE how it looks! Golden Shell looks soooooo pretty!

  • LOVE that mascara–coincidentally just put up a post about all the blue mascaras for summer 2012 lol. I’ve been obsessed since the Stella McCartney Fall 2012 show. The color looks amazing, even on your dark lashes. I am definitely indulging in this one…and the Terre Saharienne Collector bronzer!

  • nawi

    love the glosses which one is your favorite?

    • Hi Nawi! I like the No 54 better; it’s more beige and less in-your-face sparkly metallic.

      • nawi

        thanks so very much I will certainly check it out!