YSL Party Makeup Look

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wearing Petals & Peacocks from MAC on my lips

A few weeks before Christmas I was invited along to the mecca of all makeup dreams, Selfridges beauty hall in London to meet with YSL’s international makeup artist Fred Letailleur to talk all things glitz and glam for Christmas. I am sure everyone has seen the latest YSL beauty campaign with Cara Delevingne looking devilishly gorgeous and so it was Fred’s mission to give me the tips and tricks to help me recreate a party look with a host of YSL products and some clever contouring.

After applying my base I reached for that cult classic product, the Touche Eclat complexion highlighter but in a much darker shade to my natural colouring (no.6) to help me contour (and hopefully look like) the stunning Cara herself. If you thought Touche Eclat was just for covering those dark circles then you are wrong my friend! By running this darker highlighter in the areas you would naturally bronze or contour, it can give you amazing definition with ease by buffing the dark colour in with a fine brush or your fingertips. I then took the original Touche Eclat highlighter in no.1 to contrast and add radiance to my cheek and brow bones, down the bridge of my nose and along my cupid’s bow.

For my eyes I had a trio of party-ready products to define, colour and add insane volume and length to my lashes. To begin with I used the YSL Pure Chromatics eyeshadow palette (no.6) which can be used wet or dry and contains a quad of beautiful shimmering shades – a khaki green, a warm gold, a pretty pink and a grungy purple all packed full of pearl pigments for a soft, metallic finish. I used the gold powder in the corner of my eyes and half way along my bottom lashes whilst sweeping the pink shade all over my lids. I defined my crease with the rich purple and finished off with a little bit of the khaki green on the outer corners to add definition to my waterline without using kohl eyeliner. For my cateye flick I opted for the YSL Shocking Ink Eyeliner which is probably one of the nicest and easiest felt-tip liner I have ever used. I really struggle with applying liner to my top lashes but this was smooth and precise and gave me a sleek finish first time! And finally for the lashes and it had to be the new Baby Doll mascara for that “eyes wide open” lash look. The micro-faceted brush really grabs and separates each lash and gives them a thick, full look with plenty of volume! An absolute essential for party-perfect makeup.

Have you tried any of these new products from YSL?

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30 Comments

  1. 6th January 2014 / 10:18 pm

    YSL just have the most divine packaging!

  2. 6th January 2014 / 11:24 pm

    This look is just beautiful! I never thought of using the Touche Eclat pen for contouring, but now you've made me want to run out to my nearest counter and give it a shot. I've also wanted to try that mascara for a long time – it'll definitely be the next one I pick up when I finish the one I'm using now.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

  3. 7th January 2014 / 12:24 am

    Really need to add Touche Eclat back into my routine! Looks great!

    Samantha xo
    sjmcdf

  4. 7th January 2014 / 1:14 am

    I have to admit that when I first seen the Quad eyeshadow palette, I didn't think it would be colours that I would wear everyday but you've convinced me!

    The champagne pink is just beautiful! X.

    Amy Lauren

  5. 7th January 2014 / 1:21 am

    That lip colour looks amazing on you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely look x

  6. 7th January 2014 / 1:32 am

    Nice Review !!
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    Xoxo,
    Ray

  7. 7th January 2014 / 2:19 am

    This is a really pretty look! I've never tried YSL products before but I adore their packaging, especially for their lipsticks.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovinโ€™

  8. 7th January 2014 / 3:10 am

    Want all of these products! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xxxx

  9. 7th January 2014 / 7:37 am

    that's absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of using it to contour as well.
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  10. 7th January 2014 / 7:51 am

    When it comes to YSL cosmetics I find it hard to resist, there is just something about their gold packaging that always draws me in. The products never fail and it make me feel so grown up applying their lipsticks!!

  11. 7th January 2014 / 8:31 am

    I always thought my first YSL make up item would be a lipstick, but now Im thinking an eye shadow palette!

    gorgeous colours!

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  12. 7th January 2014 / 9:31 am

    That eye shadow palette is gorgeous!

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  13. 7th January 2014 / 10:37 am

    this look is so pretty! although I think it's the packaging which does it for me !

    heypip.blogspot.com xx

  14. 7th January 2014 / 1:05 pm

    You look beautiful Milly! YSL packaging is just so gorgeous *swoon*

    Imogen – A Rendezvous with You

  15. 7th January 2014 / 3:05 pm

    The packaging is so dvine! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am really lusting over that YSL Touche Eclat Pen for a while now.
    Great post! ๐Ÿ˜€ And you are so gorge!

  16. 7th January 2014 / 10:59 pm

    I have never tried YSL and I think 2014 is the year I will venture in to this brand, their packaging is so pretty!

  17. 8th January 2014 / 12:46 am

    I love all these products, there so amazing