I can definitely survive without adding another bronzer but I could not resist the beautiful design on the Limited Edition Sahariennes Bronzing Stone by YSL. And I know you can totally relate to me right? Right!
I picked up Shade 02 Fire Opal.
Here is a side profile of the beauty.
Some packaging details:
And the close up. A beautiful embossing of the desert sand with the YSL prominently featured.
Here’s what stated on YSL website:
No marks. Instead, a fresh and radiant looking glow all day long. No texture feeling on face, yet a magical bronzed glow. Intensely sensorial and effortlessly blendable, the texture glides smoothly on skin for an extreme comfort. Customisable coverage.
LES SAHARIENNES BRONZING STONES creates a special weightless feeling on the skin.
Pictures were taken on a bright sunny day in London. Here is a heavy swatch on my NC25 skinstone. I applied moisturiser on my skin prior to swatching but no primer used. As you can see it is a warm tone bronzer. It warms and bronzes me up without making me looking orange. But if you prefer a cool tone bronzer, you might have to sit this one out.
I hope you can see speckles of shimmers on the bronzers. Under strong sunlight and at certain angles, I can spot shimmers in the pan but they are not visible when swatched or applied to skin.
I agree with YSL that the bronzer is very blendable and has a weightless feel on my skin. I find the powder quite densely packed. Due to the precious design, I would normally prefer to use a soft squirrel hair brush to preserve the embossing. But on this occasion, I do need a denser brush to pick up product; on the plus side there is no powder kicked-up whatsoever. However because it is so hard-pressed, I do notice some hard-pan forming:(
The bronzer does not lack pigmentation but it is definitely not the most pigmented bronzer that I have come across. You do need to build it up quite a bit. It can be a good thing if you are normally quite heavy handed with the application.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoy the sleek gold packaging, the beautiful embossing and the product itself. I do not think it is a must-have item. More than likely, you can find something similar in your stash. It’s a collector’s item and a nice-to-have one.
Do let me know what you “must-have” bronzer is and whether you are tempted by the beautiful design of YSL Sahariennes Bronzing Stones?
Much love always,
So glad you are getting back to writing Sandy! I do agree it’s not a must have but who can resist the incredibly gorgeous embossing?
Lovely review accompanied with stunning shots!
Thank you so much Dom for visiting. I am trying to write again but my momentum is no where compared to yours. Yes a beautifully design bronzer…us #makeupjunkies fall deep for it:) xo
I couldn’t agree more! Just do it when you can! I got excited seeing a notification in my inbox! 🙂 xo
The packaging is always to die for! DF xoxo
right! too pretty to pass:)xo
I love less pigmented bronzers (I think that they look better on my skin & it’s harder to go wrong). This one has so elegant packaging & that pattern is to die for. Thanks for review & swatch
Thank you so much for reading.xo