Hi, everyone! Last week, while basking in the afterglow of my PhD defense, I was wandering around The Bay (*innocently, as always, of course*) when a friendly voice from the YSL Beauty counter beckoned: "Would you like a makeup touch-up?" Yes, please! Not only was I long overdue for a proper play with YSL, the voice was that of Danielle, a lovely makeup artist who had previously done my makeup at the Holt's Shu Uemura counter a couple years ago. Win-win! I sat down in the director-style chair and gave her free reign to get colourful.
I was already wearing a fairly freshly applied face of makeup, so she didn't re-do the entire look. Instead, she focused on adding smoke to the eyes, brightness to my cheeks, and some gloss to my lips.
She paired some beautiful tones of teal and violet on my eyes with a wearable lavender pink cheek, and a plush, pink pout. I felt like a total babe when she was finished!
Danielle started by gently removing the makeup from my cheeks and under-eyes, quickly adding some luminosity courtesy of the Forever Light Creator Dark Circle Corrector, a luxe eye cream/highlighter hybrid. She then swiped the classic Touche Eclat #1 under my eyes and around my nose for a serious shot of brightness. Next, she evened out my complexion with Fusion Ink Foundation in BR20 Pinky Beige. For a fun flush of colour, she reached for Blush Volupte Heart of Light Powder Blush in Light 03, which looks intimidatingly pastel purple in the pan, but quite fresh and wearable on the cheeks!
For the eyes, she started by smudging warm, shimmery neutrals from the new Summer Couture Eye Shadow Palette in Mauresques along my upper and lower lash lines for a subtly sultry effect. She then reached for the Couture Eye Shadow Palette in Rose Baby Doll, stroking the rich violet shade on my lower lash line, blending upward. For the upper lash line, Danielle opted for the new and stunning Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking in #4 Deep Green, a rich liquid liner. For a final touch of smoke, she applied Waterproof Eye Pencil in Simmering Burgundy on my upper and lower waterlines.
To finish the look, Danielle mixed two of YSL's lush Gloss Voluptes in Rose Jersey and Rose Satine for a fresh, shiny look.
I can definitely transition into control freak mode when I get my makeup done, but I was able to completely relax in Danielle's chair. She made me look totally fierce and it was such a fun experience to get pampered and test out several new goodies from YSL. I may have picked up a few after the makeover (hey, I'd just learned I had $120 worth of HBC points!), which I'll review for you soon!
Have you had your makeup done lately? Any faves from YSL?
PS- It's my Birthday today (32 years old- eek!) and I'm going out to celebrate tonight by seeing the new Mad Max movie with my boyfriend. What better way to celebrate getting a year older than watching a group of badass babes kicking serious butt!? :)