Nearly-Neon YSL Kiss & Blush Fades Sweetly into Cheeks
Photos: Sophie Lindh
As we age, our passions evolve. We find the "real" versions of what we thought we adored, and fall in love with the new discovery. You thought you loved chunky jewelry, then you discovered real diamonds and precious metals. You thought you loved spritzing the fun scent of this or that, then you visited the fragrance counter at Barneys New York. You thought you loved hamburgers, then you discovered kobe carpaccio. You thought you loved makeup, then you discovered Clé de Peau Beauté, Make Up Forever, Le Métier de Beauté, and so forth.
Now, on another topic, monochrome dressing is uber-french and quite chic; monochrome makeup is the content of nightmares (see: single-tone green eyeshadow of the 80's, brown lips/cheeks from the Alanis Morrisette days).
That is, unless you're using a lip/cheek cream-based product. Then you are excused and can use the same shade without shame.
My love of lip/cheek combo products began with an adorable, sweet, cute, funky palette from The Balm; my love has evolved unto the rich and gorgeous YSL Kiss & Blush. My passion grew up... as passions do.
Enjoying a little jolt of one's passion makes one a better person, and therefore, a better parent.
With the YSL product, what feels like an almost-neon blast of color with a thick application on the lips actually blends out fluidly and gorgeously when applied with a thinner coat on the cheek.
See swatches below.
Above, from left to right is YSL Kiss & Blush in 05 Rouge Effrontee, 02 Rose Frivole, 09 Rose Epicurien, and 12 Mocha Garconne. Observe how they blend out sweetly with a light application, but with a thick coat, they are uber-bright.
Mom in Mascara took a brief respite from cooking dinner for the family in order to bring you this live face swatch of 02 Rose Frivole on both the cheeks and lips. Because it's surely frivolous to arrest the cooking process in order to take selfies, right?
Not really... because enjoying a little jolt of one's passion makes one a better person, and therefore, a better parent.
Unit the next set of swatches...
Xx, Mom in Mascara