Last week I got the chance to attend YSL's launch of Something Very Nice Indeed.
The latest addition to their fabulous fold is Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, a clever hybrid that takes care of lips and cheeks in one fell sweep. So far, so Benetint but three things really make this collection stand out - the texture, the colour range and it's nifty little applicator.
First up, I love the air-whipped formula in these babies. It slips on like it is made of a satiny velvet - oh yes, all the luxurious feels are going on here. The colour sets to a radiant, matte finish and can be built up for mega pigment oomph.
The range will come in 12 colours, with four colour families each carrying three shades:
- Saucy Baby Doll - fresh and punchy pinks.
N°1 Fuchsia Désinvolte, N°2 Rose Insolent, N°3 Rose Libre
- Sexy Baby Doll - one fiery orange and two hot reds.
N°4 Orange Fougueux, N°5 Rouge Effronté, N°6 Rouge Libertine.
- Liberated Baby Doll - bright shades of pink, violet and coral.
N°7 Corail Affranchi, N°8 Pink Hédoniste, N°9 Rose Épicurien.
- Sassy Baby Doll - brown and nude shades.
N°10 Nude Insolent, N°11 Prune Impertinente, N°12 Moca Garçonne
The applicator is a clever divil - it's not rigid like most, it's actually quite flexible and houses a hidden bead at the centre. It doesn't sound that exciting and sure, it's not third secret of Fatima, but it is actually quite a good feature. It means that the tip has a great shape so it gives a sharp outline to the lips with minimal effort and I found it made a big difference in creating a strong cupid's bow - no liner required.
The end result is that you see colour, not product and in short, me likey. A lot.
You can mix and match the collection if you have deep pockets and like to avoid match-matchy. But each are beautiful on their own and I suspect certain shades will become a staple of my makeup bag.
Baby Doll Kiss & Blush will be launching exclusively at Brown Thomas in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Galway from 1st April, and at YSL counters nationwide from 1st May. They ain't cheap at €30 a pop, but I highly recommend as a payday treat.
Are you tempted to give these a whirl? Or are you hanging out for that Fatima revelation?