YSL Clash & White Eye Palette swatched

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YSL has recently released this limited edition eye palette.


It’s full name is rather long 🙂


Couture Palette

Clash & White edition




Clash & White is an interesting name. The palette is packed in a classic YSL golden shiny box.

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O-oh, it’s a beauty. So elegant and chic. I don’t even like animalistic prints that much, but this is so well done. Superb.



This is great. White tigery. And this white is not just white, it’s a pearly white. Nice.


When I see the five shades in a usual YSL lay out – four eye shadow colours on the sides and one eye liner shade in the middle – the question becomes: where is the white part of the clash? It’s not present in the palette. In general, the shades are not what I expected on hearing the name ‘Clash and White’.



On the brush side here we have two.

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One has an eye shadow sponge on one side and a pointed eye shadow sponge on the other side.

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The other one is a pointed eye liner brush.

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The eye shadow is soft, not too soft though, it’s good and solid YSL quality.

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Well, instead of white here we have this sparkly light yellow, it’s very textured by the look of it, it consists of myriads of tiny little yellow sparks. This shade is a little too light to be a very becoming eyeshadow colour. More of a highlighting under the brow shade.

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Then there’s a matt black eye liner shade. It’s not a dark black shade. Some people can say it’s borderline grey. Charcoal grey.

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Matt grey eyeshadow. Looks kind of grege in the palette, but comes off medium grey when swatched. Somehow the beige part disappears altogether.

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Shiny warm golden brown, that is, it’s a warm brown shade with a bunch of golden sparkle. Very lush. Just like the grey, it looks kind of darker grege in the palette, but goes the other way – not into grey, it goes all the way into warmer brown. Unexpected 🙂

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Pearly and shiny golden khaki. Looks lighter than it swatches. Pair it up with golden brown and you’ll get artsy and super hot smoky eye shades. Red carpet level look.

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These are the shades. Now, can someone tell me, how does the grey shade fit in here??


Or the light sparkly yellow shade?


And where IS white?


Suppose, golden khaki, golden brown is one look, plus light shiny yellow? Then the other look is what grey and black?


I don’t see how the shades in the palette fit together.


I kind of like the whole golden side. What’s the connection to Clash & White though? I don’t get it.


A very puzzling palette. Gorgeous design. And randomness almost of shades. I guess, the conclusion is, if you want these golden shades, you can go for this palette. If you don’t – it’s not like they are unique, you might have them already in one form or another – then why do you need it? 🙂 Well, unless you can’t resist the design. I can certainly understand if you can’t.

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