I bought YSL Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadows No. 6 mostly because of the gorgeous green, but I admit I had serious doubts about the color combination. It doesn't look like the easiest thing to wear and there's that berry pink one that has "not my color" written all over it. Now, I was right about that particular shade- it would look lovely on just about anyone who isn't me. But the other three colors in this compact more than make up for the bruised shade.
I won't repeat my experience with the formula- you can find it in my review of Pure Chromatics No. 3 . I find that with No. 6 I prefer to use the green and gold dry- they're beautiful and unique enough without taking the extra step, though I might do it for a night out. The dark purple, though, is a wonderful eyeliner when used wet. It's perfect for tightlining and the Yves Saint-Laurent formula is sturdy, stays in place and in this case isn't too shiny/metallic for daytime.
Looking at the swatch of the pink shade on my hand doesn't convey how bad it is on my lid. It actually looks normal and not so pink. It's when I use it on my face that I get the bloody corpse effect. It just doesn't work. The gold is quite warm and not very light. I use it on the lid and can also place it in the inner part, but for brow highlighting I have to add some pearly white or beige, otherwise my eye area looks even more sunken than usual. The olive green is one of those color I wear effortlessly. That's my consolation prize for looking dead in pink. A light or heavy swipe of the green on the lid, blended with the gold or any sand/light taupe or cream color is one of my go-to looks because it makes the dark brown shade of my eyes richer and brighter.
Bottom Line: fun, pretty, wearable.
YSL Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadows No. 6 ($48) is available at Yves Saint-Laurent counters and from yslbeautyus.com.
All photos are mine.