Spring pastels, with a smokey twist | YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 Look

Monday, February 18, 2013

YSL Arty Stone makeup look Spring pastels with a twist

To start off The Week of Awesome: a “moody pastels” makeup look with the YSL Arty Stone (Spring 2013) collection.

This was initially designed to be a basic Spring tutorial for She Said Beauty, but after pulling out all of the products I wanted to use, I realized that if I just grabbed one or two more YSL products… it would be all YSL.

So, I mean, I had to go for it (of course)!

Getting the Eyes: Y Facettes Palette 

Eye tutorial - spring pastels with a twist

The eyes, for all you might expect otherwise, are actually pretty easy. Prime, then start off with YSL Waterproof Eye Pencil in 01 Black Ink and smudge it up from your waterline. Apply the smokey violet from the gorgeous Y Facettes Palette through the lid, then foil the dark blue into the outer corner and blend.

Pat the sheer pink into the inner corner, add the green to the lower lashline (the pointed rubber applicator is perfect for this!), and finish with a flick of Black Ink and YSL Shocking Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils.

(For the record, hate Shocking. A lot. It smells amazing, but always tries to leave me with five clumpy eyelash-sticks poking aggressively from my eyes!)

Read the full tutorial here on SSB.

Spring makeup tutorial - smokey

As I mentioned on the Y Facettes review, I copied this look onto my sister last week. And ,after she got over being horrified by her first glance at the palette (the pinks! the greens! the blues!), she loved the way it looked on her lids, too.

I swear, this palette works magic when translated onto the eyes!

Moody pastels - YSL Spring makeup look

hello, enormous photo of my face. (sorry.)

Completing the Look

To pull everything together, I grabbed YSL Crème de Blush in No. 7 Rose Quartz and YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres (YSL Glossy Stain) in No. 27 Pêche Cerra-Colla, both new permanent shades with Arty Stone.

I’m very pleased with the girly flush of Rose Quartz, as you know, and don’t love Pêche Cerra-Colla any less! I wasn’t expecting to love such an orangey shade, but it’s one of the sheerer Glossy Stains, and I think it works — especially when the rest of the look is so cool-toned. Something a little unexpected and grounding, you know?

A different Spring pastel

A [hair] outtake, to give you a little break…

A surprising outtake

And two last up-close-and-personal shots

…just in case you wanted a better look. (Are you sick of my face yet? Are you? Because I totally am.)

I feel like doing this look made its depth and versatility of Y Facettes so obvious, and I would hate for someone to judge it based on its in-pan vibe. Because, for once, there’s so much more to it than that.

So, please excuse the excessive amounts of my face that you’re getting, and do give the look a try! (I tried to talk my sister into letting me post photos of this look on her, too, but no dice; you’ll just have to make do with this post and my awkward lumps of text.)

A different Spring pastel look close up

A different Spring pastel look close up (2)

Products Used / Shop the Look

Y Facettes Eye Collector Palette ($55 USD/$74 CAD).

↳ For whatever reason, you can’t get Y Facettes (Pure Chromatics No. 14) on Nordstrom or Sephora, but feel free to check out the other Pure Chromatics palettes here and here.

Crème de Blush in No. 7 Rose Quartz ($34 USD/$52 CAD)

Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres in No. 27 Pêche Cerra-Colla ($34 USD/$36 CAD)

Shocking Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in No. 01 Pure Black ($30 USD/$36 CAD)

Waterproof Eye Pencil in No. 01 Black Ink ($30 USD/$30 CAD)

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41 Responses to “Spring pastels, with a smokey twist | YSL Arty Stone Spring 2013 Look”

  1. mostlysunnybunny, on February 18th, 2013 at 11:49 am said:

    If I HAD to wear pastels this is probably the best way to do it too! I'm not naturally drawn to the combination of colors, but you totally made it work! Can't wait to experience the ultimate awesomeness this week!

  2. mostlysunnybunny, on February 18th, 2013 at 11:49 am said:

    If I HAD to wear pastels this is probably the best way to do it too! I'm not naturally drawn to the combination of colors, but you totally made it work! Can't wait to experience the ultimate awesomeness this week!

  3. Ah Rae, it's amazing! I'm totally sold onto this palette and I can see what you mean with the depth and versatality of this palette. I swatched the new glossy stains today too and it seems a bit more sheer idd! Totally forgot to look at the blushes tho, doh! It's an amazing soft look that you created, love it!
    My recent post Burberry Lip Velvet in Honey Suckle 305

  4. Ah Rae, it's amazing! I'm totally sold onto this palette and I can see what you mean with the depth and versatality of this palette. I swatched the new glossy stains today too and it seems a bit more sheer idd! Totally forgot to look at the blushes tho, doh! It's an amazing soft look that you created, love it!
    My recent post Burberry Lip Velvet in Honey Suckle 305

  5. Thank you, Sunny! I hope you enjoy the week — this is just the beginning! :D

  6. Thank you, Teri! <3 I think you would LOVE the blushes — the texture is so smooth and airy. (No rush, though; they're permanent! ;))

  7. :D!

  8. Marisa Anderson, on February 18th, 2013 at 3:43 pm said:

    Luv the whole look. The the eye makeup is my favorite part. It looks really good!

    ~ Marisa ~
    My recent post Garnier BB Cream

  9. Marisa Anderson, on February 18th, 2013 at 3:43 pm said:

    Luv the whole look. The the eye makeup is my favorite part. It looks really good!

    ~ Marisa ~
    My recent post Garnier BB Cream

  10. Love! I'm really looking forward to more Rae awesomeness. :D
    My recent post 2013 Empties Part 1

  11. I love this, Rae. It's romantic.
    My recent post Experiments of the Week: Feb. 10-16

  12. I love this, Rae. It's romantic.
    My recent post Experiments of the Week: Feb. 10-16

  13. nice work, i love this perfect for work as well

  14. I think the pink shade is seriously pretty and lovely on the lid and the inner corners of your eyes. I like the way you photoshop your photos as well! ;-)
    My recent post Chanel Raffinement Quad Sets My Neutral Heart On Fire + EOTD

  15. I think the pink shade is seriously pretty and lovely on the lid and the inner corners of your eyes. I like the way you photoshop your photos as well! ;-)
    My recent post Chanel Raffinement Quad Sets My Neutral Heart On Fire + EOTD

  16. I am surprised about the soft look you created with these bright in the pan colors…its beautiful. Can you please review the Clarins eye palette? I kinda want to take the plunge and buy my first Clarins item but I'm not sure which item I should get….

  17. I LOVE the look you created :) and don't apologise for all the pictures of your face, you're gorgeous and its good to see different shots of the look! x
    My recent post £20 Makeup Challenge

  18. love this look simple and pretty! xx.

  19. love this look simple and pretty! xx.

  20. love this look simple and pretty! xx.

  21. love this look, love your eyes..fabulous job!
    My recent post Flaunt Drops At A Novel Romance

  22. Love the enormous photo of your face!

    Also- violet and blue: what an amazing combo.
    My recent post Burberry Lip Velvet Rose Pink 307 and Antique Pink 303: Review, Swatches, FOTD

  23. You're GORGEOUS, my dear! And don't be silly, we never get tired of seeing your face (/cheekbones). I can't believe this is the same palette you showed us the other day, it looks so so different on the eyes, and I love it. Can't help but wonder what it would look like in a bright, true-to-pan/swatch-color EOTD though!
    My recent post The Urban Decay Glinda Palette | Review &amp; Swatches

  24. Laura H., on February 20th, 2013 at 8:51 pm said:

    I wasn't sure how to pull those colours off but I love it ! It's sexy but not too out there. I love it !

  25. Thank you so much, Marisa!

  26. Thank you, my dear ;o)

  27. Aww, thanks snail! :)

  28. Thank you, Camilla!

  29. Thank you so much, hon! :) (The pink shade is so pretty — very sheer when used dry, but it just feels so ethereal, you know?)

  30. It's not even something I created, really; this is just the way they translate onto lids — all lids! I'm so taken with the shades.

    I'll see if I can get a review up for the Clarins palette next week :) I have a look with it coming up on Monday, if that helps any!

  31. Aww, you're too kind, Fleur :) I'm glad to hear the variety of shots are well-received; it's always good to know when something is/isn't working for you guys!

  32. Thanks, Gigi!

  33. Thank you, Kendra! :)

  34. Haha, thank you, darling :p I'm glad to hear it!

    (Right??? I feel like I never touch blues anymore! Must fix this immediately.)

  35. Aww, thank you, lovely :) (I get tired of my face like you wouldn't believe.)

    I think it would look pretty crazy :p These definitely wouldn't be the shadows for something like that, though — they're breathtaking in their own right, but even the best primer & the most effective shadow transformer couldn't make them all read true-to-pan!

  36. Aww, thank you, Laura! I'm really glad to hear you liked the look so much :)

  37. Barbara, on March 3rd, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

    Just discovered your blog. You are stunning! And I love the product reviews and instructions. I also hate YSL's "shocking" mascara! Nothing but clumps!! A shame, considering their other mascaras are great.

  38. toyarosie, on March 4th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

    This does look SO different from the palette, wow! But super-helpful, because in the palette, yeah…not a fan. Love the warmer toned lip with the cooler-toned lip and cheek, it pulls it together beautifully!
    My recent post Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Crush – The Perfect Transitional Blush!

  39. toyarosie, on March 4th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

    This does look SO different from the palette, wow! But super-helpful, because in the palette, yeah…not a fan. Love the warmer toned lip with the cooler-toned lip and cheek, it pulls it together beautifully!
    My recent post Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Crush – The Perfect Transitional Blush!

  40. Aww, thank you, Barbara! *blushes* I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying theNotice :)

    I'll keep your thoughts about Shocking in mind — I had actually written off the rest of their mascaras as well (what? I really hated this one), but maybe I'll have to give them a chance ;)

  41. Thank you, darling!

    See? I told you it was different :p

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