Refresh Your Look This Spring With Our Brand Of The Month: YSL
Posted by Rachael Funnell in Makeup
Ahh Spring; birds are singing, lambs are leaping and after 5 months of hiding in the cold and darkness we’re finally emerging from our winter hibernation. After such a long time of grey skies and dull winter skin, we think it’s high time to brush off those cobwebs and give your look an injection of colour and what better way than with March’s luxurious Brand Of The Month; Yves Saint Laurent.
Yves Saint Laurent, also commonly known as YSL, was founded in 1961 by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, as a luxury fashion house famous for its haute couture clothing. As the brand expanded and gained popularity, YSL teamed with L’Oreal to create the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté range, which has topped the charts for luxury products within the beauty market.
The founder, Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent 1962
YSL Beauté quickly became known for creating gorgeous fragrances after launching “Y” in 1964, going on to create iconic fragrances such as Opium and Manifesto for both men and women. The brand also created a game-changing skin care range which to this day aims to achieve a unique balance between cutting-edge advances and glamorous, luxury products.
Strong believers in the effortless nature of multi-tasking skin care, the brand worked towards a goal of making beauty accessible for time-poor women and produced quality hybrid products which combine skin care and makeup (which as busy working women ourselves, we’re totally on board with). One of our favourites is the Touche Eclat Neutralizer Pen £25 which works to reduce the appearance of dark circles and blemishes whilst also balancing the skin to reduce the occurrence of imperfections. The Touche Eclat Pen is the #1 most popular highlighter in the world, considered so perfect that the formula has not been changed in 24 years.
One of YSL’s key ambassadors has been Cara Delevingne who took sexy to a whole new level in her “The Rouge That Dresses Me” video (warning: highly envy-inducing content). The model, who is famed for her bold lip colour, certainly made a good argument for choosing YSL to reinvent your look which is just one of the many reasons we’re in love with this brand this season. Cara’s effortless sex appeal encapsulates Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring Look for women in 2016, which is all about sensuality, assertive femininity and inspiring those left in your wake.
Over the years the YSL makeup range has become one of the most premium and luxurious on the market, with icons including Touche Eclat, Rouge Pur Couture and Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils. Yves Saint Laurent is a beauty brand that has withstood the test of time to remain one of the most highly regarded beauty brands on the market. So in case you’re not yet familiar with the cosmetic heroes within this range, we’ve hand-picked a few of our favourites from the gorgeous YSL Beauté collection so you can get up close and personal with our brand of the month.
The Touche Eclat range from YSL is without a doubt one of their most iconic products as a highlighter, but now YSL have adapted this award-winning formula to create a foundation, famous for giving skin the “8 hours sleep” effect. This weightless, reflective foundation sits effortlessly on the skin and has a longer staying power than most foundations, meaning your flawless look will last long into the night. The reflective nature of this product gives skin an instant, luminizing finish and being available in 22 different shades, you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your skin tone. As this product works to accentuate your natural beauty we think this foundation is the perfect base for building your fresh, new Spring makeup look. For a how-to guide on using this premium product from the innovators themselves, click here.
Spring is all about colour, so this season shake up your look by adding a fresh new hue to your lipstick collection. This new-generation lipstick from YSL has an eclectic range of colours but our favourite for this season has to be No. 22 Pink Celebration which is a gorgeous, soft, pink perfect for day or night makeup looks. The luxurious golden case of this product doubles up as a mirror so you can top up your look on-the-go and with a SPF15 moisturising formula, this gorgeous lipstick will have you covered whatever the weather. The silky formula glides effortlessly onto lips, hydrating them throughout the day and the stay-true colour lasts for up to 6 hours, so there’ll be no smudges or smears halfway through your important meeting. Want to find out how to get the perfect couture lips this season? Click here.
If you’re looking to add some colour to your look this Spring, but don’t feel too comfortable working the bright pinks and blues so commonly associated with this season, then this Avant Garde Couture Eye Shadow Palette could be the perfect addition to your eye makeup wardrobe. The olive/green hues in this palette of 5 complimentary shades gives you the chance to blend the perfect eye makeup look to suit your skin tone and eye colour. Each of the palettes were inspired by a different fashion collection from the House of Yves Saint Laurent, and provides a unique blend of colours so you can adapt your own, personal makeup look. At My Beauty Matches we’re all about personalised beauty, so we think these gorgeous palettes are the perfect way to add some Spring to your look this season, in a way that suits your style.
To complete your fresh eye makeup look, you need a mascara which packs a punch, which is exactly what you get with the iconic Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils £25.00. With one sweep of this award-winning wand, this blacker-than-black mascara adds instant volume to lashes, giving the false-lash-effect with effortless application. The carefully selected mineral pigments coat the lashes from the base of the lashes right to the tips, giving long-lasting colour that will transform the look of your eyes. Whilst the YSL mascara range has a range of fantastic products, this mascara has remained our all-time favourite for providing an instant, glamorous lash look which is built to last. So flutter away those cobwebs this Spring and give your lashes a visible boost with this ultimate beauty must-have.
Smell is one of our strongest senses which can trigger memories and emotions from many years ago, which is exactly why you should swap your fragrance with the start of a new season to refresh your look. Yves Saint Laurent have created many hugely popular fragrances over the years, but the new Black Opium Nuit Blanche Eau De Toilette has to be our favourite this season. This electric fragrance, perfect for burning the midnight oil, is infused with white coffee, white musk and orange blossom to give a gorgeous, seductive scent perfect for spicing things up this Spring.
Yves Saint Laurent has created a cosmetics range with a difference, focusing on premium products that provide luxury and tease the senses, as well as being built on a foundation of genuine scientific research. With such an enormous range of reliable and colourful makeup products, we think think this is the perfect brand for discovering your new look this Spring, with fashion-inspired products which cater to your every need. So treat your skin this Spring to a fresh new look with Yves Saint Laurent, after months of cold, grey and grim weather, it’s time for a splash of class and colour.
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