New Collection: Yves Saint Laurent Lights of Africa - Beauty Addict

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New Collection: Yves Saint Laurent Lights of Africa

Yves Saint Laurent's summer collection, The Lights of Africa, is an earthy, bronzy color story in the same vein as Clarins Summer Fever and MAC Neo Sci-Fi. Frankly, I'm just surprised that the YSL collection doesn't include a bright pop of color like the others; teal, orange and fuchsia are practically de rigueur this season.

The marquee item in this collection is the Soleil D'Afrique Collector Powder for the Complexion, a bronzer powder housed in a carved wood compact. It can be worn around the neck, although I don't know who'd actually do that. Pretty, but totally $72, it's not exactly a steal.

Full details on the collection:


  • SOLEIL D’AFRIQUE Collector Powder For The Complexion (new, limited edition)
  • VOILE DE SOLEIL Tinted Veil Tan Booster in N° 1 Golden Veil and N° 2 Copper Veil (new, limited edition)
  • TOUCHE BLUSH N° 6 Sienna (new)

  • PALETTE COULEURS D’AFRIQUE For The Eyes (new, limited edition)
  • EVERLONG MASCARA WATERPROOF Lengthening Mascara in N° 1 Ever Black, N° 2 Ever Brown, N° 3 Ever Navy Blue and N° 4 Ever Burgundy (new)

  • TOUCHE BRILLANCE Sparkling Touch for Lips in N° 14 Golden Sand and N° 15 Truly Red (new)
  • GLOSS REPULPANT Shiny Lip Plumper SPF 10 in N° 4 Glossy Nude and N° 5 Glossy Candy (new)

  • NAIL TOUCH Nail Lacquer Brush Pen in N° 1 Crystal Touch, N° 2 Beige Touch, N° 3 Pink Touch and N° 4 Pearly Touch (new)