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YSL’s Savage Escape 2016

YSL’s Savage Escape 2016

ysl savage escape summer 2016 makeup collectionYSL Creative Director of Makeup, Lloyd Simmonds, is taking a road trip along Route 66 this summer. The desert scenery and colours have inspired him to create YSL’s limited edition summer makeup collection that arrives on counters this month. It’s called Savage Escape and Lloyd describes it like this, “Golden sands; billowing clouds, hot blue skies; a trail of brown dust in her wake. Burning up the road, not caring where she’s headed. Until the sun goes down.” Of course, the perfect model to illustrate this mood is twenty-three year-old Cara Delevingne. She stars in the ad campaign visual and video.

ysl les sahariennes bronzerThe star product of the collection is the Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones that promises a healthy-looking bronzed glow that feels truly weightless on the skin. In a departure from traditional powder-manufacturing methods, this bronzer uses micro-milling machinery for an all-in-transparency result. It feels weightless on skin. The powder itself is composed of ultra-fine pigments manufactured to maximize the synergy between colour and texture. This allows for pure colour to be released, giving a brightening and smoothing effect simultaneously. Light enhancing agents add to a luminous finish, while squalane imparts moisture.

“This is the finest milled powder I’ve ever seen,” explains Simmonds. “A fresh-looking finish gives skin a naturally healthy glow. An innovation.” There are three shades available:

ysl les sahariennes in sunstoneLes Sahariennes Bronzging Stones in No 1 Sunstone

ysl les sahariennes in fire opalLes Sahariennes Bronzging Stones in No 2 Fire Opal

ysl les sahariennes in jasperLes Sahariennes Bronzging Stones in No 3 Jasper

No YSL makeup collection would be complete without a Couture Collector Palette. This one is called Savage Escape and will undoubtedly sell out quickly. The eyeshadow shades ties the bright blue of a hot summer horizon to the dusky browns and pinks of the sunset hitting the desert. The compact cover revisits the colour of sun-bleached blue jeans interpreted in a suede-like finish. The iconic YSL “Cassandre” logo is emblazoned in rose gold.

ysl couture palette in savage escape“When I created this compact, I thought of a girl in beat-up car, waking up in the desert; wearing blue jeans; in love with the colours of dawn. It’s about freedom; it’s about the ease of summer; it’s about not being complicated,” says Lloyd.

You’ll find two new shades of the Full Metal Shadow promising 16 hours of colour pay-off. It’s the same high pigment water-based solution that can be applied easily with just a stroke of the applicator.

ysl full metal shadow in bonnie copperFull Metal Shadow in No 11 Bonnie Copper

This gorgeous gold can be applied all over the lid or teamed with navy blue for a dramatic effect.

ysl full metal shadow in blue clydeFull Metal Shadow in No 12 Blue Clyde

A fresh, uplifting blue that creates a fashionable look in seconds.

For lips, there are two new shades of Gloss Volupte.

ysl gloss volupte in aurora pinkGloss Volupte in No 54 Aurora Pink

This pale pink is perfect when paired with a dramatic eye.

gloss volupte in rose auroraGloss Volupte in No 55 Rose Eldorado

This vibrant pink contains ruby undertones.

Nails are painted a deep blue or a pale rose hue.

ysl lacque couture in savage pinkLa Laque Couture in No 71 Savage Pink

ysl laque couture in night escapeLa Laque Couture in No 72 Night Escape

Couture Skin Jewels

Beauty companies did surprisingly well with temporary tattoos last year so YSL has introduced three deluxe temporary tattoo sheets. Wear them wherever you like.

ysl tattoosSo how did Simmonds create Cara’s dramatic eye look in the ad campaign? “I used the Full Metal Shadows, which I personally feel are a great modern way to do eye makeup. You take a swipe of the sponge applicator using the gold along the roots of the lash on the top lid, then smudge with your fingers, and leave to dry. To get a strong sense of contrast, I did the same thing on the lower lashes, using the blue shade. Add mascara and that’s it! What I love about this look is that you don’t need to be a makeup artist to do it, and yet it is still directional.”

cara delevingne ysl summer 2016 savage escape

ysl savage escape summer 2016 collection

YSL Beauté is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


  • Reply
    Helene Decoste
    June 13, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Wow! so pretty.

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    Jana Williams
    June 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Oh Wow So Gorgeous Dave & I Also Would Love to Try the Gorgeous Full Metal Eye Shadow Too! This is My Kind of Collection & the Colors are So Pretty & Vibrant, Plus I am More of a Fan of Shimmer than I am of Matte Colors! Great Collection Indeed…Thanks for Sharing Dave! Lots of Love, Jana

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    Tara Hill
    June 13, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Wowie @morticia32!! I would love to vlog this

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    June 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, it’s all so gorgeous, I want it all!! @arielledeltoro

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    Σοφια Σιδηροπουλου
    June 13, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    So pretty!!!

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    Rozeena Karim
    June 13, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Oh wow beautiful collection ? @RozeenaKarim

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    Derek Curzi
    June 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Amazing perfect for my wife

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    Carolina Roger Manzano
    June 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Love all these colours

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    Alexis Foster
    June 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    What a beautiful collection. I love the gold and denim look together. I can totally see her vision.

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    June 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Love all these colours/products Nice write up Dave! @marilynmassoud

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    Zulema Pontes Vidal
    June 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Awesome and beautiful ¡¡¡

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    June 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    YSL always go above and beyond with their packaging and designs and always manage to still look amazingly classy and elegant! just love this collection! xx

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    Julie-Lynne McCann
    April 23, 2016 at 8:46 am

    beautiful set love the lip gloss colours !!

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    Christine Cole
    April 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I’m in love with this collection! I also want to Thank You Dave for giving me a chance to win this Awesome Collection! Thanks ♡ Dave ♡

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    April 22, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I love the colors! Thank you for all the info, I love knowing the inspo behind these things ?

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    Diane K.
    April 22, 2016 at 12:31 am

    I’m in love with this collection and let’ be honest Dave, it really would look fabulous on me. For those who don’t know me, I’m just kidding. Well, sort of


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    Ginger Henderson
    April 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the color styles. ???

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    lamprinh kazakou
    April 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm


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    Jinger Kat
    April 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Couture Collector Palette would be purrfect for this blue eyed gal @JingerKatKK

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    Tina Katzouraki
    April 21, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Love it all! Thanks for the opportunity you give us to win 🙂 @tina_katz

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    Melanie E
    April 21, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Interesting colourful collection, Dave! I am loving the eye shadow palette, the full metal eye shadows and the lip glosses! @MaraMel

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    Justine Kovach
    April 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    So pretty, I am an olive tone, seems this would be perfect for me!

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    Teresa B
    April 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Love it all thanks for the chance

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    April 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Lovin the collection!

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    April 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    another a perfect review!lots of thanx Dave! @kerel2

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