One of the reasons I love summer so much is the makeup. Not that I particularly enjoy wearing a lot of it when it’s hot and humid, but the colors are always so glowing and vibrant. Plus, you can always count on the blues and teals making their appearance, usually combined with a shimmering bronze, all of which is my favorite summer look. YSL has nailed it this time with their collection of summer goodness.
Free and passionate, the Yves Saint Laurent woman plunges into a new adventure of sun, sensual and exotic. She opens her safari jacket over her tanned skin like an invitation to travel. Born of the elements, her essential and solar beauty is a force of nature.
First up is ‘Terre Saharienne’ Bronzing Powder. This brand new bronzing powder provides an instant healthy glow thanks to the incorporation of the new “Sun Radiance” pigments. These special effect pigments capture the light and diffuse a golden reflection in all directions. The complexion is smooth, leaving skin looking refreshed and rested. Comes in Sand, Copper Sand, and Golden Sand. Sand is the lightest shade, Golden is more for medium shades, and Copper Sand will work best with darker skin tones.
Also in the collection is the cult favorite ‘Touche Éclat’ Radiant Touch. Light, luminosity, radiance. The award winning, must-have, take anywhere instant highlighter that banishes shadows, erases signs of fatigue and leaves your skin looking radiant. Touche Éclat is 8 hours of sleep in a pen – the one item no woman can be without.
‘Fard Lumiere Aquaresistant’ Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow is a cream eyeshadow in an infinitely lightweight texture, providing a delightful feeling of freshness when applied. The eyelids are dressed with a long-lasting, luminous and waterproof veil of colour. Now available in two new shades for summer: #5 Golden Sands and Limited Edition #19 Riviera Blue. This waterproof formula will last you through a complete day at the beach or pool. Or maybe if you’re on a boat.
The most exciting thing I’m seeing in the collection has to be the NEW MASCARA AQUARÉSISTANT Waterproof Mascara in Blue Lagoon, a limited edition bright blue. If the bright blue isn’t your thing, or you need a base color, the waterproof formula also comes in Black Abyss, a smoky black.
Also new for summer is the Gloss Pur, a sparkle-free gloss that is perfect for those of us who just can’t take any more glitter on our lips. It’s everything you need to achieve an ultra-sophisticated every-day look. Based on YSL’s top selling lip gloss, Golden Gloss, Gloss Pur delivers a sparkle-free beautiful and glossy sheen to the lips. It’s available in four new gorgeous shades for summer: Pure Sorbet, Pure Watermelon, Pure Hibiscus, and Pure Redcurrant.
Last, but certainly not least is the two new limited edition LA LAQUE Long Lasting Nail Lacquer shades in Ultra Violet and Ultra Orange. The formula is described as a new-generation nail lacquer that is both elegant and practical in its elongated glass bottle. This formula guarantees reinforced hold, wonderful shine, fast-drying and protected nails.
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