The YSL shadow formula has always been the brands weak point in my opinion and I didn't have high hopes for the new reformulation, however the difference is phenomenal. Everything in terms of formula/quality is an improvement.
The five shadow palettes contains a variety of finishes with a good
balance of light to deep shades. Though I don't think the colourways are
necessarily unique, the choices are such that I am sure you'd find at
least one that you need to take home with you.
I bought the cooler toned most natural looking palette, Saharienne
It contains a shimmery, almost iridescent pale peach, a shimmery yellow
tinged cream, a satin/pearl grey with a hint of mauve, a satin medium,
gold brown and in the centre square a satin, deep cool brown. In the pan
all the colours have a very faint multicoloured sparkle, though once
applied its only noticeable in the cream shade.
All the shades have very good colour payoff , apart from the larger pan
(the peachy base shade) which is more sheer. The texture of all shades
is soft and smooth, and though a primer is required to stop colour fade,
they hold up very well with no creasing nor fallout.
They blend effortlessly and the finish of all the shades is very
flattering, never venturing into the too shimmery territory.
I'd certainly recommend checking these out, especially if you have been
disappointed with the old YSL powder formula, as these are a welcome
I bought this from boots.