YSL Summer 2016: LES SAHARIENNES BRONZING STONES Fire Opal Swatches and Review

Today’s blog post will feature a gorgeous new addition from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s Summer 2016 Collection: the Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones in Fire Opal No. 2.  This new collection called Savage Escape includes a limited edition eyeshadow compact, a set of nail polishes and a trio of three bronzers to suit light, medium, and deep skin tones. I couldn’t resist purchasing the bronzer after seeing it in store. It features a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind embossing that seemingly mimics the desert sand with the YSL logo prominently featured front and center. The bronzer also includes their signature velveteen pouch as well as a mini brush for application.

“A silky-matte bronzer that instantly gives skin an effortless natural glow without the shine. As if you were wearing nothing at all, Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones capture the power of the sun in a stone for the most natural sun-kissed tan. Without any additional weight or coverage, the ultralight matte powder blends seamlessly into skin, enhancing skin’s natural luminosity.”-YSL Beauty.com

Though the bronzer is officially described as silky-matte by YSL, there is a very slightly noticeable fine shimmer. Once applied, it is not too noticeable.and provides a very soft luminosity on the skin. The bronzer pulls a very warm golden color on my medium golden skin tone, which works well for me, though I do not think that this bronzer will work for everyone. It may pull too orange or warm for those of you in the in between range, which I suspect is one of the downsides of the collection. It has a limited color range so the bronzers can either be a hit or miss. The bronzer has a soft texture that picked up fairly well with my angled contour brush and applied beautifully on the areas of my face where I wanted to create depth and warmth-the temple of my face, my cheeks and lower jawlines.

I also took the liberty to take an image of all three bronzers while visiting the YSL counter for your reference. Swatches to follow below on my medium golden skin tone. 

L-R: Sunstone (Light), Fire Opal, (Medium), and Jasper (Dark)

Bottom line, the YSL Bronzing Stones bronzer in Fire Opal is a stunning one-of-a-kind collector’s piece. I was pleased with the performance and pay off of the bronzer. It lasted for a good six hours and helped me to achieve sun-kissed skin, although I do not think the bronzer is a must have. I have other items in my stash that can also achieve the desired bronzy, glowy, sun kissed look that I have been going for lately. With that said, this is an absolutely gorgeous piece that can make its way to any makeup junkie’s heart. 

The YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Bronzers are priced at $55 USD and can be found at major beauty retailers such as Nordstroms, Bloomingdales and Sephora.

Thank you for stopping by today. What do you think? Yay or Nay?


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