Yves Saint Laurent Ombre Solo No. 16 Topaz Blue

Certain to be a YSL classic, this silky-soft powder sweeps on vibrant, rich color that stays true from day to night. The radiance enhancing formula highlights eyes in every shade, which blend beautifully together, so any look is easy to achieve. Presented in an elegant gold compact with two applicators—a foam tip for blending and a brush for precision—ensure effortless color control.



Ysl16 1

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I love, love love this color! To me, it is the PERFECT Cinderella-esque shadow. Light, gorgeous blue with silver sparkle. These apply nicely and pigmented without even trying. The shadows are also soft and blendable, just perfect!

What I don’t like is the packaging. It’s big and cumbersome for the size of the shadow. I’ve never been a fan of brushes or sponge applicators coming with shadows, as they’re so small they wouldn’t be any great use, and if you’re going to spend the money on shadows like this, I’d hope you had a few brushes to start with! Another thing I dont like about the packaging is that the front isn’t clear. I don’t get picky about packaging very much, but I will say that I do like when it has a clear top so I can see what the color is before opening!


These are available for $30 from Yves Saint Laurent.

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  1. Liz says:

    Before I read what you wrote underneath the pictures, I was thinking, what horrible packaging. I bet that’s how the justify the extremely high cost for just one shadow. It’s just so wasteful.

    Pretty color though. I wonder if the color pay off is just as good on the eyelid applied with a brush as it is in the swatch. I’ve never used any YSL products before.

  2. Olivia says:

    Leeeesha! Which one do you like better, this or the mac mutiny pigment?? I’m dying for a cinderella-y color but I can get my hands on mutiny :)

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