I caught a first glimpse of this YSL Boho Stones Palette in Gypsy Opale, as I scrolled through a page of face powders online. “That looks cool,” I thought, and scrolled right by. But the next time I saw it I couldn’t help but look more closely. It had me right away– I was smitten. I proceeded to look for reviews and swatches online. but all I could find was a YouTube review. (And I simply don’t have the patience to watch videos.) I just wanted to see swatches for goodness sakes. So, poor me had to buy the YSL Boho Stones Collection Gypsy Opale Palette to try for myself!
For those out there as impatient as me, this is for you!
First thing’s first. YSL packages its cosmetics so beautifully and this palette is no exception. The outer box contains a velvetesque pouch for protecting the palette along with the actual palette compact, which is gold with an cloisonne/ enamel-looking cover. The palette is approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches, width by length. There is a handy mirror built in.
The powders themselves are slightly shimmering in the compact and under flash, but show no evidence of that when applied to the skin. A typical application would pick up all 4 colors (green, purple, pink and yellow, top to bottom) and blend them together, but in theory you can use a small brush to target one color. The individual colors may make nifty eyeshadows.
This palette could already do no wrong by me, given how beautiful it is. Again, it appeals to my little girl, candy colored, loving instincts. But luckily the powder actually did a nice job when applied to my cheeks…
Below: Two angles of same thing – YSL Gypsy Opale applied to cheek – both in natural light
as well as to my eyelid!
Do you love it too? Hurry up if you want to find this palette. It’s out of stock in many stores already!
Next up: I’ll be reviewing Laura Geller’s new luminizing palette, “Filter Finish Setting Powder,” (middle above) as well as Clinique’s Sculptionary Cheek Defining Palette in “Defining Sugars” (not pictured), and compare and contrast them with e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder (left above).
Stay tuned for these light shedding events!