In early January 2014 I spotted a very exclusive, limited edition blush palette from YSL Beaute pop up on Makeupstash (always an excellent resource for latest news and reviews) and despite the fact I have been feeling blah about Spring 2014 releases and despite not being a sucker for packaging, I fell hook line and sinker for this one.
What it is, is a specially packaged YSL Bush Radiance No. 6 in a golden compact decorated with Chinese plum blossoms which brings us to the name – Beauty Blossom Collector Blush Palette.
The Chinese character reads ‘chun’ – Spring (It’s one of the very few characters I recognise 😛 )
This beautiful compact is also released in time for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations which fall on 31 January this year and I don’t think it could have been any more apt in design and execution. The Chinese New Year is a celebration of red and gold and the YSL Beauty Blossom Collector palette sits well amongst all this gaudiness.
Lest you wonder if YSL Beaute has quietly sneaked back into the country, the answer is no. As of now, YSL Beaute isn’t available in Malaysia yet although it might quite possibly change in the near future. Who knows. I got this through Mag of Makeupstash who very quickly helped me snag one of the only 100 pieces available in Singapore and even gifted me a Gloss Volupte Extreme Shine in #207 which is a festive season worthy red. Yes, I have swatched the palette and yes you will get the swatches and low down on it 🙂