Jul 14, 2012 04:53 AM EDT
Newly named Yves Saint Laurent is introducing a new eye shadow palette that is said to be inspired by social networking site Facebook.
There have been many collaboation and inspired products in the cosmetic world ranging from Betty Boop for Lancôme to Miss Piggy for MAC. Recntly, MAC announced a collaboration with Archie comics to introduce a new makeup line for girls. However, Yves Saint Laurent knowns where its cutsomers' hearts lie as they introudce a limited edition eye shadow palette inspired by Facebook.
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As a "declaration of love" to its fans, YSL Fragrances & Beauty has designed the Pure Chromatics Devoted To Fans palette, which "weaves together the now highly identifiable Facebook blue with the luxurious Yves Saint Laurent design."
According to Kiss and Make Up there are only 1650 available, with any Facebook fan who buys the Devoted To Fans palette receiving "privileges" such as exclusive information, perks and services through their Facebook feed and in store. The initiative launches July 19 on YSL Beauty's Facebook page.
Damien Vincent, commercial director of Facebook France, emphasized the significance of the launch: "We are honored that a prestigious brand such as Yves Saint Laurent resumes Facebook color codes to launch a unique product destined for his fans."
Yves Saint Laurent is just one of many beauty labels to embrace social media as a way of connecting with consumers. Until now, one of the biggest ways of increasing fan growth had been seen via free sampling campaigns, with digital savvy brands such as Clinique, Origins and Bobbi Brown all increasing their Facebook "likes" in this fashion.
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