With an explosion of stars and a celebration of sparkle, prepare for something subversive and sexy with the new Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Holiday 2016 Sparkle Clash collection.

“The idea behind this exclusive holiday look is to totally re-think that old-fashioned way of painstakingly applying layers of cosmetics, just because it’s that time of the year again. I wanted to put the fun back into glamour, and make everything easy to apply, so that even the makeup feels like a party. Isn’t that what the season is all about?” said Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Makeup of YSL Beauté.

With this covetable, shimmering, couture makeup palette filled with holiday season essential colours, Yves saint Laurent Beauty proves that the clashing juxtaposition of gold and silver can result in an unusual but stunning effect.

The collection features a new Multi-Usage Palette Collector with four new eye shadows in shades of plum, gold, bronze, and a metallic rose, and two lip colours, the perfect nude, and a dramatic red. The Couture Eye Jewels includes one pair of black eye liners with silvery crystals gives a smoky, intense gaze, with a touch of sparkle; another pair of gold eye liners with golden crystals adds a sense of shine and extravagance. The Rouge Pur Couture Collector is an iconic lip colour that is transformed into a special one-time only gift, thanks to a unique star embedded into the waxy bullet. Red, orange, fuchsia and nude, a pinky red and a dusky pink are the rock-star shades of this collection. The Touche Éclat Collector is now in a new limited edition gold and silver snow-effect casing, everyday beauty becomes a little more exclusive.

The collection will launching in stores and online end October just in time for the gift-giving season.