Monday, March 14, 2011

YSL Ombre Duo Lumiere Antique Gold

I bought this a couple of years ago on Strawberrynet purely because it had a green eyeshadow and it was (relatively) cheap. I don't know what I was thinking - I don't think I've used it more than once or twice and I would never wear yellow eyeshadow (or yellow anything - I hate yellow). I think it was just one of those times when I was looking for something to spend money on and there it was all shiny and classy looking.

It's pretty bashed around now but it looked quite schmick when I first got it, and it has a nice weight to it - heavy things always feel nice, don't they?

There's not a lot of pigmentation going on here - I had to swipe quite a few times to get this much. The yellow especially is very chalky and barely shows up unless you pack it on. The green is shimmery, but the yellow is *sparkle sparkle*. Tons of glitter.

The green is okay, but nothing exciting - just a mildly dirty olive. I applied this over UDPP and it doesn't really show up as much as you'd think it would for a fancypants eyeshadow. 

Late afternoon and it's practically disappeared! Creasing and fading galore - not good considering I paid about $40AUD for this, compared to the $1.10US I paid for the little ELF quad that lasted reasonably well throughout the day.

In short, don't bother. This is garbage.


  1. I believe there's one of these kicking around - glad I didn't, I was sorely tempted and it looked WAY more gold than yellow in the press image >:(

  2. I have a similar palette from the Bow Collection, and although the pigment is not bad, I hardly reach for it. Do you think YSL shadows have improved over the years?

  3. Suzanne, it's gold*ish*, but definitely not gold.

    Sarah, I don't know - this is the only YSL eyeshadow I have. But I'd sure hope so!