YSL Arty Stone (Spring Look 2013) | Collection Overview & Preview

Yves Saint Laurent Spring Look 2013

With a pretty serious cold (the kind of serious wherein the cold virus means business, not the kind where it glares grumpily at everything though that, too) and spotty sunlight at best, my progress photographing and testing out the new YSL Arty Stone collection is plodding along pretty slowly.

Here’s a collection overview to get you started — I’m most excited to test out the Rouge Pure Couture Vernis à Lèvres in Pêche Cerra-Colla, Volupté Sheer Candy in Framboise Craquante, and the Crème de Blush formula. While I’m not much of a nail girl, La Laque Couture in both Jade Impérial and Bronze Pyrite will be coming up as well!

On counters this January & online now at Nordstrom, for those of you who’d rather not venture out into the cold.

YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 preview

The inspiration

YSL Spring Look 2013 Arty Stone

Gems fascinate with their magnetic beauty and their mysterious power of attraction. The Spring Look 2013 is a palette of mineral and crystalline colors, inspired by the brilliance of precious stones.

“After an acid pop trend in 2012, the Spring Look 2013 is a return to calm. I wanted a palette of colours in halftones, pastel but intense, fresh and powdery, almost milky. To use as a play of harmonies for a chic Parisian look or contrasted to show-off a rock attitude.”

Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Make-up Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

The collection

YSL Y Facettes Eye Collector Palette - Pure Chromastics No 14, Face Collector Palette

Y Facettes Palettes

Face Collector Palette, limited edition ($70 CAN)

Eye Collector Palette (Pure Chromastics No. 14), limited edition ($74 CAN)

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Frosted Mint, Tasty Raspberry, Griotte Mocha

Volupté Sheer Candy ($38.00 CAN)

No. 11 Frosted Mint, limited edition UK exclusive

No. 12 Tasty Raspberry, new permanent shade

No. 13 Griotte Mocha, new permanent shade

YSL Rouge Pure Couture Vernis a Levres N-27, 28, 29, 30

Rouge Pure Couture Vernis à Lèvres ($34.00 CAN)

No. 27 Pêche Cerra-Colla, new permanent shade

No. 28 Grenat Acrylique, new permanent shade

No. 29 Rose Forreau, limited edition

No. 30 Mauve Fusain, limited edition

YSL Creme de Blush Red Agate, Baby Doll, Rose Quartz

Crème de Blush ($52.00 CAN)

No. 7 Rose Quartz, new permanent shade

No. 8 Red Agate, new permanent shade

No. 9 Baby Doll, new permanent shade

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, Green Emerald No 21

Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, ($36.00 CAN)

No. 21 Green Emerald, new permanent shade

YSL Dessin du Regard Eyeliner N-15, 16

Dessin du Regard

No. 15, limited edition UK exclusive

No. 16, limited edition UK exclusive

YSL La Laque Couture Jade Imperial, Bronze Pyrite

La Laque Couture ($27.00 CAN)

No. 34 Jade Impérial, new permanent shade

No. 35 Bronze Pyrite, limited edition

YSL Beauty Spring 2013


In Canada: on counters January 2013 at Holt Renfrew & selected The Bay, Sephora, and Murale boutiques.

Online: currently available at Nordstrom; some pieces may become available at Sephora.

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  • mostlysunnybunny

    Aww I hope you'll feel better soon! This collection for sure has pieces I'm interested in. I'll have to wait another week for it to come out though!
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    • Thanks, Sunny :) Feb's not that far away — I think some of the shades in this one will really suit you!

  • Francesca

    I want everything! I wish I could afford it though :(


    • The price tags are pretty crazy :( I say choose one or two favourites from the Spring collections & just splurge on those ones — there will be plenty of tempting things throughout the year, I'm sure!

      Or, I mean, pick your favourite season and just ignore all the rest :p

  • Aaaaaw, take care of yourself dear! It's amazing that you still manage to blog in the meantime. I'm really stoked about the reviews on these, it's such a nice colourful collection and the np is gorgeous! Get well soon!
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    • Thanks, Teri :) Lots of sleep and tea; fingers crossed!

      I'm kind of half-arseing it; I feel like I really can't accept that compliment! It's really slowing down my progress on all these gorgeous Spring collections :(

  • Cheryl c

    There are some really pretty colours in this collection. I love the look of that no. 16 eye pencil. Purple makes my green eyes pop! :)

    • I feel like we're seeing a lot of really gorgeous, vivid eyeliners this season — a fair few blue ones, too!

  • Feel better! I was considering one of the cream blushes, but I didn't love it as much as I thought I would when I saw it in person! Stay warm and get better SOON! :)
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    • Aww, sorry to hear that! I haven't tested them out yet, but I hope to find time to do so tomorrow.

      Thank you, Joyce! ♥

  • gigi

    feel better hun! I am drooling over all that ysl stunning and so exciting.

    • Thanks, Gigi :) I hope to have reviews up as soon as I can hold a camera steady again! :P

  • toyarosie

    Ah, hope you're back to feeling good soon, Rae!

    I always like the YSL promotional photos, but have yet to be truly stirred by any of their actual releases. Dunno why, the products usually don't grab me (though I was obsessed with the Glossy Stains for a while). Partly I think because…I really am not a fan of the gold packaging. Might be silly, but I just rather black or gunmetal or silver…gold 'ain't my thang'!
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    • Thanks, Toya :) I'm feeling a lot better, knock on wood!

      I totally feel you on the packaging, though! I'm a gold girl (though I hate the way it fingerprints), but I think it's completely understandable. If you're paying through the nose for a product , it should be spot-on, you know?

      PS: Have you tried the L'Oreal Shine Caresses yet? Still not grey-ish, but for the price, they may be worth the compromise ;)

  • Sage

    Ugh…I wanted the Frosted Mint but it's a UK exclusive. xP Ah well, still very pretty.