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Sunday, August 10, 2014

YSL Fétiche Eyeshadow Couture Palette | Leather Fetish Collection | Fall 2014 | Swatches, Photos and Review

Yves Saint Laurent Fétiche Eye Eyeshadow Couture Palette Collector Cuirs Fétiches Leather Fetish Collection Fall 2014 in studio lighting
YSL Fétiche Palette in studio lighting

YSL has released a refreshing palette for Fall 2014 that has been garnering a lot of attention. I wasn't initially drawn to it and was going to pass on it. Though after reading all the rave reviews, I couldn't hold out and ended up purchasing it.


Yves Saint Laurent Fétiche Eye Eyeshadow Couture Palette Collector Cuirs Fétiches Leather Fetish Collection Fall 2014 in studio lighting
YSL Fétiche Palette in studio lighting

The inspiration for the Cuirs Fétiches (Leather Fetish) Collection comes from the pattern and grain of fine leathers. It's edgy, untamed, sensual, even a little dangerous. It brings to mind, a no holds barred, take no prisoners kind of attitude. A sense of empowerment. From the outside of the palette, which is embellished with black leather, to the warm, lavish shades inside, this palette has bad girl written all over it.


Yves Saint Laurent Fétiche Eye Eyeshadow Couture Palette Collector Cuirs Fétiches Leather Fetish Collection Fall 2014 in studio lighting
YSL Fétiche Palette in studio lighting

Fétiche Palette ($60 for 0.18oz/5g) is a mix of warm, autumnal shades with a surprise addition of a moody blue-green.
  • Shade #1 is a medium, warm, burnished bronze copper shimmer with copper, gold and silver glitter.
  • Shade #2 is a medium light, warm, gilded shade of yellow gold shimmer and gold and silver sparkle.
  • Shade #3 is a medium deep, cool, inky shade of cyan-blue with a touch of grey and a satiny finish.
  • Shade #4 is a sooty, dark, soft, matte black.
  • Shade #5 is a deep, warm, sable brown satin with gold and copper shimmer.

Yves Saint Laurent Fétiche Eye Eyeshadow Couture Palette Collector Cuirs Fétiches Leather Fetish Collection Fall 2014 swatches in studio lighting
YSL Fétiche Palette swatches in studio lighting

Yves Saint Laurent Fétiche Eye Eyeshadow Couture Palette Collector Cuirs Fétiches Leather Fetish Collection Fall 2014 swatches in studio lighting with forced flash
YSL Fétiche Palette swatches in studio lighting with forced flash

Like the other two palettes that I've reviewed from the new line, Fauves #2 and Saharienne #4, the formula of Fétiche Palette is outstanding. The shadows are soft, smooth and velvety. All of the shades are extremely pigmented, opaque in two to three passes, except for #4. (which is best used wet as a liner). Otherwise it looks too hazy and it's hard to differentiate it from #5. The shadows don't crease and last about eight to nine hours on me over primer before I start see any fading. I experience minimal fallout.


Yves Saint Laurent Fétiche Eye Eyeshadow Couture Palette Collector Cuirs Fétiches Leather Fetish Collection Fall 2014 in studio lighting
YSL Fétiche Palette in studio lighting

Fétiche Palette allows you to create a myriad of looks by combining the shades in a variety of interesting and unusual combinations. With a nearly flawless formula, this is one palette you don't want to miss. Even if you're an angel.

For more reviews and swatches, check out Cafe Makeup, Color Me Loud, Perilously Pale and The Non-Blonde

I purchased my Fétiche Palette from Nordstrom. It is also available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and YSL

Did you pick up the Fétiche Palette? What has been your favorite fall palette this year so far?

12 comments:

  1. Hey Jenny, this is a fun one indeed! I really haven't seen that many fall pieces yet. So far it's only Chanel Poesie which I adore and find very versatile! It'll probably be another month before I see the rest, but naturally I am very hyped up about the new Dior ones!

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  2. Oh wow I am in LOVE with the packaging!! The colours look so gorgeous and are so pigmented. Fall colours are my favourite xx

    The Sunday Chapter

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  3. Hi Jenny,
    isn't this one so nice and unique? I am loving mine but can't get myself wearing it for summer. This is one of the palettes I find most fall appropriate. I like your photos with leather, they are so classy so is the palette. Xox

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  4. It's so lovely isn't it! I am dying to try out more of their new palettes!

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  5. I love the leather packaging! And the shades are all so pretty!

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  6. Oh so pretty! The perfect fall colors for me!

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  7. Hey Sunny,
    It definitely is unique. I don't have any other palettes like it. Poésie is fantastic and I am dying in anticipation waiting for the rest of the Dior palettes to release! A few of them are just screaming my name!
    Jenny

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  8. Hi Angela,
    I couldn't agree more about the packaging! I've tried three of the new YSL palettes, and they've all been super pigmented. Fall is my favorite, too.
    Jenny

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  9. Hi Sara,
    I haven't been wearing it that much yet either, I know I'll reach for it more as the weather cools too. It's definitely a nice change from what we're used to seeing.
    Jenny

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  10. Hi Christa,
    Fétiche Palette is definitely a must. Of the permanent palettes, my favorite is Saharienne. Fauves is really similar to Chanel Chaming - if you already have that.Though I usually tend to be drawn to neutral palettes.
    Jenny

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  11. Hi Nikki,
    The packaging is definitely one of my favorite things about this palette. It's an unusual concept for a collection, but one that works really well.
    Jenny

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  12. Hi Kiss & Make-up,
    Fétiche Palette is absolutely ideal for fall. The shades are simply stunning.
    Jenny

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