Taking his inspiration from the exceptional vivid hues displayed by the Aurora borealis, YSL's creative makeup director Lloyd Simmonds managed to create a stunning makeup collection for the holiday 2012 season, so check out the collection and pick your new season faves!

Yves Saint Laurent's creative makeup director Lloyd Simmonds chose to take his fascination as a child for the Aurora borealis and transpose his ideas into the brand's new holiday 2012 collection, idea which worked wonders as the exceptional colors that light-up the night sky can make jaws drop. Yves Saint Laurent's 'Northern Lights' makeup collection created for the 2012 holiday season brought to the beauty scene some of the most incredible pearl pigments such as blue, violet, green and pink tones, pigments that are incredibly popular this season as they scream glamor.

Juxtaposing high quality with brilliant pigments can only lead to success as YSL proves through its Northern Lights collection, so if you're ready to experience the power of the northern Lights pigments, take a peek at Yves Saint Laurent's newest makeup collection and bring out the glamor girl in you as the following products are featured in the collection:

Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection

Pure Chromatics Collector's Palette (€58)
Making sure your gaze will be unforgettable, YSL's new limited edition eyeshadow palette is definitely worth checking out as the brand's four fabulous pigments can be mixed and matched to create an array of fantastic makeup looks. Available in Nuit Artique, the palette based its fabulousness on the power of remarkable gradient blue tones and deep plum, so give the pigments a try and make the best out of your peepers.

Pure Chromatics Palette (€50)
The second palette unveiled by the Northern Lights makeup collection is permanent, meaning you'll be able to take advantage of the amazing pigments featured by the palette from now on. The brand's #12 palette brings the power of gradient dark tones to the beauty scene, pigments that can add depth and dimension to your eyes with every application.

Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection

Shocking Mascara (€32)
Two fabulous mascaras are introduced by YSL, one permanent and one limited edition, products which can define the eyelashes to perfection, giving them an incredible boost of volume and an intense coloration, so choose your favorite from the following:

07 Cassis Obscure

20 Comet Noir



Radiance Blush (€40)
Achieve the ultimate natural flush with the help of these wonderful duo chromatic-checkered pattern blushes. Available in both pink and rosy-peak tones, the brand's two blushes #7 and #8 will definitely tempt your eyes as the sheer, vivacious pigments will only help enhance your natural beauty.

Golden Gloss (€28)
Luscious lips are given a new meaning as the two limited edition scintillating sheer lip glosses signed YSL look amazing worn on bare lips or over your fave lipstick. The following frosty, duo chromatic lip glosses are definitely worth checking out, but beware that their beauty is quite difficult to resist:

55 Bleu Artique

56 Rose Polaire


Boreal Highlight Palette (€58)
Perfect looking skin is a must if you wish to make heads turn with your beauty and a highlight can be the perfect aid to give your skin the ultimate touch of radiance. Make sure your skin looks impeccable every time by turning towards YSL's new highlighter in Lumiere Polaire, a fab natural glow powder that feels lightweight and ultra soft on the skin.

Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection

Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils (€32)
Glamor eyes can be easily achieved using this fabulous gold tone eyeliner pot signed YSL. Perfect for single wear or paired with your fave YSL eyeshadow featured in the brand's Northern Lights collection, the Etoile Doree eyeliner will surely be a great investment for the new season, so grab on to your own pot as the eyeliner is a limited edition product.

La Lacque Couture (€24)
Give your digits an irresistible frosty finish by coating them with YSL's Premiere Neige nail polish, a fab sheer, frosty finish nail polish that delivers long lasting results due to its chip-free long lasting formula.

The lovely collection will be available for purchase staring mid October, so make sure you browse through the products featured in the collection as soon as they hit the shelves as they're totally worth it!

Photos courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent