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Like That? Try This! YSL Edition

One of the most popular features on my blog is something I call “Like that? Try this!” I take a bestselling shade or product from a collection and then work with an artist to come up with an alternative you might like. It could be a shade that is similar in tone or a hue that offers contrast. With so many choices at a beauty counter, this gives you an option that will look good. And one you might not have considered before.

This month, YSL Beaute’s national trainer Rebecca Bertucci has outdone herself with some amazing picks. I particularly like the Rouge Volupte Shine in Coral Incandescent. Nina Westbury is always telling me that coral is a shade that looks great on so many skin tones. But it isn’t one that comes to mind when shopping a beauty counter. This particular shade is a favourite of several Beauty Directors at New York fashion magazines I know.


ysl rouge volupte shine pink in confidence

  1. Like that: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Pink in Confidence #8

“This dusty, pale pink neutral lipstick is the ideal shade to wear with a smoky eye. It can be applied like a traditional lipstick for a bold effect or dabbed on for a soft, diffused look. I like that it provides 8 hours of hydration and comfort.”

ysl rouge volupte shine coral incandescent

Try this: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Coral Incandescent #12

“I love that this bright Cajun coral is perfectly on trend this season by making the lips a feature. I like to apply it like a traditional lipstick for maximum shine and then frame the edge of the lips with Touche Eclat to enhance. It’s stunning.”


  1. rouge pur couture lipstick in rosy coralLike that: Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Rosy Coral #52

“Since this is such a highly pigmented lipstick that provides medium to full coverage with a satin finish, I like to frame the edges of the lips with Dessin des Levres, a lip pencil to create bold structure.”

ysl rouge pur couture beige tribute

Try this: Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Beige Tribute #10

“Counter the bold of Rosy Coral with a warm nude such as Beige Tribute. You can wear it on its own but I like to layer it over any other shade to lighten and soften. I like to use this shade with the Dessin des Levres Lip Pencil #6.”

ysl lacque couture in rose

  1. Like that: La Lacque Couture in Rose Absrait #24

“This is my go-to nail colour when I want a soft neutral to enhance the natural nail shade. It’s particularly nice with a French manicure. I like that it is a high shine finish that dries evenly without chipping.”

ysl lacque couture in bleu marjorelle


Try this: La Lacque Couture in Bleu Majorelle #18

“If you want to look on-trend for summer, this bold, dramatic shade is the perfect choice. It can be worn all over the nail for full shade or used as an accent in a nail art look.”

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ysl couture palette afrique

  1. Like that: Couture Palette in Afrique #3

“This is one of the best-selling eye palettes. It’s a natural palette for a soft look or a neutral smoky eye effect. I like that the textures range from matte to satin finish with intense, pure crease-free pigment.”

ysl couture palette in tuxedo

Try this: Couture Palette in Tuxedo #1

“Not only is this the perfect smoky eye palette, but it can intensify the look of any other palette in your collection. It’s bold, daring and dramatic.”

ysl gloss volupte

  1. Like that: Gloss Volupte in Rose Jersey #202

“Here is a pink gloss that looks good on any skin tone. It’s lightweight and non-sticky too.”

ysl gloss volupte in gold

Try that: Gloss Volupte in Gold #1

“This is one of the most versatile glosses in my collection. You can use it with any other lip gloss shade to add a gold reflective shimmer – particularly beautiful for evening. Or you can layer it over any lipstick or stain to enhance the colour.”

 ysl mono shadow in faaon

  1. Like that: Couture Mono Eyeshadow in Faaon #4

“This neutral shade is perfect for full lip application. You can wear it alone or layered with other shadows to create more depth and a dramatic effect. It is one of the most popular shades in the line.”

ysl couture mono

Try that: Couture Mono Eyeshadow in Caftan #7

“Add a bold purple statement shadow to create a modern smoky eye or apply it as a liner to enhance your eye colour.”

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  • Reply
    Betty B
    May 25, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Wow, They’re all great!

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    Cheryl L.
    May 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I love all of them ! I especially like the blue nail lacquer! I love most lip sticks, lip glosses, lip colors, lip anythings! This whole collection is truly awesome Dave! Thanks for the chance! 😀 @che170

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    May 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I love the all. But I’m partial to the browns and the tans.

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    sasyla dyrs
    May 18, 2015 at 2:04 am


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    May 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Love YSL’S products. @iamlydiaf

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    Diane K.
    May 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Oh my, I love it all. This is one of my favorite brands and I love many of their newly released products. Have you seen the new YSL felt eyeliners in green and 2 shades of blue in addition to black. I must have them all. And their new improved faux cils mascara in all their beautiful colors are perfect for the summer.


    Diane K.

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    May 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Dream of a life…
    Twitter: alexiast17

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    Karen Dietrich
    May 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Colors are great! Love to try. Thanks Dave!

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    May 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    ops! i forgot the twitter name

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    May 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    oooohh please Dave…are so fantastic!

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    Spyros M.
    May 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    just amazing…

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