Review | Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Boréal Palette in Polar Light

April 9, 2013
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Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Boreal Palette Face Highlighter in Polar Light Opened

I’ve been enjoying this unusual face highlighter of late, thanks to its ability to quickly illuminate the facial planes.

I like how it allows me to sculpt my cheekbones in an instant and how a quick dusting of it along the nose bridge nicely defines the nose area.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Boreal Palette Face Highlighter in Polar LightClose Up

Although it’s not a typical skin-toned or golden-hued illuminator, this soft white with refined rosy reflects (alliteration ftw) has a colour affinity to many blushes, making it a good highlighting complement.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Boreal Palette Face Highlighter in Polar Light Swatch

Though it seems almost chalky at first swatch, the powder actually blends effortlessly into a shimmery translucent veil, offering a lovely glow. I’m fond of its dominant red-pink shimmer which catches the light prettily. Look closely and you will see multi-coloured sparkles too.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Boreal Palette Face Highlighter in Polar Light and Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in Misty Swatch
It pairs beautifully with my blushes, gradating almost seamlessly on my skin. Above is a photo of it with Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in Misty. Do note that a light hand is best with this, as its fair base does show up with medium-to-heavy application.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Boreal Palette Face Highlighter in Polar Light

If you’d like a face highlighter with unusual shimmer but one that gives you a flattering radiance, you must take a look at this special piece. According to the brand, many makeup artists love this little gem too. :)

Although it’s part of last year’s well-received Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Northern Lights Holiday 2012 collection, a quick check revealed that stock is still surprisingly available. As with the beauteous Arctic Night eyeshadow palette, Polar Night is also limited edition. In Singapore, it retails at S$70.


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4 Responses to Review | Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Boréal Palette in Polar Light

  1. Kiki
    April 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Hi, this highlighter looks gorgeous! Do you know how much it retails for in Singapore?

    • makeupmag
      April 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Hi Kiki,

      It’s S$70 but a generous size. :)

  2. April 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    What a lovely highlighter. I love how it omphs up a normal blush. Hehe thank goodness I’m not a highlighter whore or else I would be all over it.

    • makeupmag
      April 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Hi Jac,

      I love that it has rose reflects – so complementary with my blushes. It’s like MAC Porcelain Pink but way less frosty.

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