I am sure by now everyone knows about YSL's new foundation coming out later this year. I have been trialling it on shoots and celebs and can now officially say I love it! Anyway I used it once again on a beauty shoot this week and wanted to share the 3 looks I created. The model was a very interesting young lady called Dommie who had the most arresting eyes! My brief was to create strong, sultry, sexy looks. So I thought I'd do something different by using all the mistakes one makes in makeup such as over-clumped up mascara, strong eyes and strong lips or overuse of similar shades, to create what I thought are 3 gorgeous results!
Anyway let me introduce Dommie!
Face Prep: Emma Hardie Moringa Balm, Une Radiance Refresh Micellar Cleansing Water, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Rodial Glam Balm Lip.
Dommie has typical teenage skin problems such as spots, oiliness & dry patches so I started by doing a deep cleanse using a muslin and Emma Hardie Moringa Balm to remove dry skin and to give a thorough cleanse. The result was soft, clean and flake-free skin.
Have a look at the first look. I find that when you use the same shade of colour all over the face, it sometimes results in a rather dull look. Bearing that in mind, I did all that on Dommie but upped the amp on the colour! All the way to brows, eyes, cheeks and lips and even hair! I have to say with her incredible eyes, she looked amazing! Have a look.
Face: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat, YSL Touche Éclat, Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer.
Eyes: YSL Ombres 5 Lumiéres Eye Shadow, Paris-Berlin Beige Pencil, YSL Luxurious Mascara Shocking Volume in Deep Black.
Eyebrows: YSL Eyebrow Pencil, YSL Eyeshadow, MAC Brow Gel in Clear.
Cheeks: YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder.
Lips: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Blond Ingénu, YSL Teint Touche Éclat,
Powder: YSL Semi Loose Powder in Sand.
For the second look I kept the same look but added on really black liner inside the waterline and added 2 dots of gold at the inner eye area and swapped for a deep raspberry lip. Who said that you couldn't do a strong eye with strong lip eh?
Eyes: YSL Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Ink and Luminescent Gold, more mascara!
Lips: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Fuchsia in 5 coats!
For the last look I wanted to do the usual makeup mistake of matching eye colour to shadow & liner but instead of same pale blue of Dommie's eyes, I went for electric blue pencil and clumpy inky mascara. As if that wasn't enough I also decided to throw in an intense red lip! What makes this work? I would say the dewy bare skin and brushed undone brows and a little bit of abandonment!
Face: The same as before except I added a layer of Le Maquillage Make Up Mixer.
Eyes: YSL Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Azure Blue, YSL Pure Chromatics Eye Shadow, YSL False Lash Effect Mascara in Noir Radical (5 coats).
Eyebrows: MAC Brow Fix in Clear.
Lips: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge, YSL Glossy Stain in Rouge Laque.
So there you go, 3 interpretations of the sexy sultry look, taking inspiration from makeup faux pas and mistakes. What do you think? Something you would have a go at? As always comments are most welcome!