Starting off my 30 Days of YSL series with a (pretty) bang, here’s a look at a Limited Edition piece – the Rock Resille / Rock Lace Eyeshadow Palette!
Though the truthful reason I’m popping this up first is because the Rock Resille collection has been out at the YSL boutique for a little while now and I can’t be sure of the availability but last I checked (which was also almost 2 weeks ago), stocks were still in!
If this gorgeous 5 color piece has caught your eye (be it the colors or the palette), I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you that it’s still available!
So, the Rock Resille collection…
Now this one is a miniature little number that sees a release of said Rock Resille Eyeshadow Palette and also a Collectors Edition Touche Eclat.
I love it when they roll out the Collectors Editions because they’re always so pretty and it’s nice that the iconic Touche Eclat isn’t forgotten amidst all the new YSL innovations and it gets a revamped wardrobe every time there are quirky packaging releases as such.
For Rock Resille, contrary to the ‘rock’ element in this collection’s name, the overall look and feel of this capsule release is girly, dainty, sexy and a touch whimsical.
There’s fishnet (which I like to refer to as Honeycomb actually, ha), polka-dots and an air of sophistication as those elements are printed on the classic and sleek YSL gold case, complete with a little raised bubble of epoxy.
That last bit is so technical and uncool sounding, I know, but trust me that raised little clear bubble gives a nice tactile finishing touch amongst all that cool, sleek and metalic edges of the palette.
So that’s that for the outside and if that isn’t enough to catch your eye and tempt you towards the palette, the inside is a bit of a done-deal for most because instead of going smokey and couture (which usually leaves people wondering a little on how practical a palette is), YSL decided to seduce with some rosey hued bare neutrals.
The shades also contain a nice mix of textures from the mildly shimmery to satin-mattes and have a good variation of tones to them, making it easy to envision which color would go where in your preferred eyeshadow placement method.
For me, it’s pretty straightforward – with one look I can tell which would be the brow-bone shade I would use, the all-overlid, the lid transition and the shades to go into the outer corner. Depending on how like you to do your eye looks, it’s probably as straightforward for you too.
Texture-wise, these shadows aren’t the creamiest of the crop, I’ll admit but they do swatch quite nicely on.
They’re a little reminiscent of the older YSL formula, actually, even though they’re housed in the new YSL eyeshadow layout and probably incorporate some of the newer eyeshadow technology that YSL had rolled out last year.
By stating that this is similar to the older formula, I mean that in the sense that these shadows seem to carry that same certain quality of translucence to it that allows it to have a prominent base color but also a way for it to by layered and blended on top of each other without getting muddied up.
The older YSL eyeshadows often received flak for being a bit too ‘blendable‘ if you were attempting to wear the shades individually and prominently. In actuality, the true beauty of YSL shadows (then, at least and with the case of Rock Resille) is blended and layered atop one another for an intriguing base shade and complex shimmers.
Yet that is a skill that not everyone is capable or patient enough for and definitely a look I can’t master so I do use the shadows like how I typically would and that is good enough yet when put that way, it does lack a little something compared to the usual shadows that have a stronger base color and are made to be used side by side, lightly blended into each other.
So long story short, while the Rock Resille eyeshadow shades do swatch quite nicely on their own (on the hands at least), I have noticed that if you’re wearing them on the eyes in the typical shadow placement – inner corner, outer corner and all – you may have to go in and dab some color on after blending to enhance their individual prominence once more.
It’s still a beautiful end product, no doubt, but a little more work is involved for sure.
Though that’s a lot of talk without any demo so, stay tuned for my Look Feature of this palette coming up real soon!
In the meanwhile, if you’re intrigued by this rosey and shy neutral beauty, do head on down to give it a swatch and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that it’s still in stock!
Thanks so much for reading!
The YSL Rock Resille / Rock Lace Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$95 and is Limited Edition