A few weeks ago I posted the new Yves Saint Laurent "The Black Collection" preview. I was both really curious and excited about this trio of blackened shimmers :
126 Black Bronze / Noir Mordore
127 Black Lapis / Noir Lapis
128 Black Indigo / Noir Indigo
In terms of formula, they couldn't be any better. Amazingly pigmented, easy one coaters and super fast drying. They are all packed with very thin shimmers in a black base and share the "glowy in the middle - black on the edges" vampy look.
And now, the pics, at their full potential with topcoat and direct lighting :
Black Bronze is by far my favorite of the collection. It has a black base and is packed with all sorts of gold ans green shimmer flecks leading to an overall antique gold/ olive overall look. I've always had a thing for blackened gold shimmers and obviously this one's no exception.
Black Lapis is a cool tone dark blue shimmer. My second favorite, it's very different from its other YSL siblings, much more cool toned than Moonlight Blue from the "Jardin de Minuit" collection for example. The thing I really love about it though is the extra small green shimmer particles.
Black Indigo is a dark warm purple blackened shimmer. Definitely the darkest of them all. The shimmer doesn't really peek through this one and it definitely looks way darker than the other two but isn't this collection called The New Blacks after all?
A pretty nice collection, not the most unique of course but with flawless formulas. The only downside I could find would be the size of the polishes : 0.2 fl. / 6mL. I would love for them to be bigger.