Review | Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Y Facettes Pure Chromatics № 14 Eye Collector Palette

YSL Y Facettes Palette Visual

If you love sparkles in a multitude of colours, you need this palette!

YSL Y Facettes Palette

I haven’t raved unreservedly about a product in a while but this quad has stolen my heart with its multi-dimensional, shadow-transforming hues.

YSL Y Facettes Palette 4 Wet and Dry Eye Shadows Open

A palette of mineral and crystalline colours, inspired by the brilliance of precious stones.

 YSL Beauté

Part of the brand’s Arty Stone Collection for Spring 2013, it is a veritable rainbow in a palette.

In it are:

Malachite  An intense, profound green
Fluorite – A powdery, iridescent rose with a hint of pink sparkle
Amethyst  A fresh, smoky violet
Azurite – A metallic, lustrous blue

The 4 colours already look like a fun party in the compact but put brush or finger to the pans and you will see the beautiful kaleidoscopic sparkle that I’ve fallen in love with.

YSL Y Facettes Palette Swatches Dry

Here they are, swatched dry. They’re sheer to semi-sheer, offering a soft veil of colour.

YSL Y Facettes Palette Swatches Wet

Here they are, swatched wet. They’re a little more intense but there’s not much of a detraction from the dry version. The photos are slightly blurry, so you can see the micro-glitter.

They probably look a little ho-hum to eyeshadow veterans but they come to life on the eyes. Below are 4 different looks I created with this eyeshadow compact using different bases and techniques. As you can see, it’s quite a versatile palette. (Click on the individual eye photos to see the sparkles at their best!)

YSL Y Facettes Palette EOTD 1

Look 1: Over a clear eyeshadow base (Too Faced Shadow Insurance)

This is a sweet pastel look, the sparkles popping beautifully to add interest to the pale tones.

YSL Y Facettes Palette EOTD 2

Look 2: Over a black eyeliner as a base, blended out to soft grey

This is a soft but unusual smokey eye, thanks to the interplay of the 4 different hues.

YSL Y Facettes Palette EOTD 3

Look 3: Over a strong black cream eyeshadow (Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BK912 Caviar)

My favourite look of the 4, this is a strong but complex smokey eye with striking prismatic reflects.

YSL Y Facettes Palette EOTD 4

Look 4: Over green and pink eyeliners as bases

A fun eye-catching look, the pencil bases help the corresponding tones to pop. The refined glitter also shows up incredibly well over them.

  YSL Y Facettes Palette 4 Wet and Dry Eye Shadows

In Singapore, this quad, like all the other YSL Pure Chromatics palettes, retails at S$88. It’s limited edition, so I urge you to snap it up before it’s completely sold out.


  • Jacqueline says:

    What a beautiful palette Mag. I love how it looks over a black base, trust you to create so many beautiful looks!

    • makeupmag says:

      Thank you, dear Jac! I love it so much that I used it for a few days consecutively – that’s a long time, given the number of shadow choices I have! ;)

  • Rachel Brevik says:

    You had me at “If you love sparkles”!! Yes I do, and I loved that you did so many looks for this review, and kept them simple to really showcase the shadows. I’m loving your look #3.This is a shadow I would go look for and buy now!!!!

    I came here from your Instagram contest (happy birthday); my IG is GothicCzarina and I would most love to win the Ingenious Palette with Detachable Compacts.

  • Kitty says:

    Love these colors! :) I haven’t been able to try anything from the brand, but I’ve heard nothing but great things. I love the colors and diversity of the palette! Awesome blog. :)

    My Instagram name is zombiibabii. :)

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