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

Ysl16 2

Ysl16 3


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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  • http://embellishmentsbeauty.blogspot.com Anna

    Wow thats beautiful! You should use it in a tutorial =)

    • http://embellishmentsbeauty.blogspot.com Anna


  • eugie73

    I would love to see this collection’s nail polishes. I think the blue one is named blue topaz as well, right?

  • Kendall

    Are you going to be doing a reveiw for fortune cookie soaps spring line?

    • Leesha

      when i get them i will :)

      • Kendall

        Great! I already ordered a ton of stuff and im dying to know if theres anything amazing i missed! lol (:

  • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

    That looks gorgeous against your skin! What a lovely color. =]

  • http://www.kawaiinailart.blogspot.com Stacie

    I guess they make the packaging big to justify the price. If they packaged them like mac it would be hard to charge $30!

    • Mela

      In Australia the currency is all weird compared to America and one MAC Eyeshadow is $30

      • Carol

        And in Brazil, it ends up being around $50 a freakin’ eyeshadow

  • Liz

    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.

  • http://beautifulloft.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    The packaging looks big and bulky. But the color looks gorgeous though. :)

  • shmollycoco

    Why does that one color come with two brushes and all that packaging? what a waste.

  • http://www.principessagabriella.blogspot.com/ Gabriella

    That color is gorgeous!, but the packaging is a little excessive.

    Principessa Gabriella

  • Olivia

    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 :)

  • Christie

    Does anyone know a dupe for this? I love love love the color but the packaging looks AWFUL… D: