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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
    Wanda Marsman
    June 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Really like the shades and Colors, very soft and pretty. Perfect summer Colors.

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    Carmen van Leeve
    June 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I would love to try the bronzing stones & the compact. Have not used this range before but the products look amazing

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    June 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Love L❤️V YSL. fantastic colours!

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    June 20, 2016 at 1:31 am

    So nice!

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    Pattie Cowan
    June 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Daring colors for summer! I love it! @queen3165

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    jaime cesario
    June 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Looks amazing! dream summer love colors. I tweeted this, too good not to share.

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    June 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    summer in love

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    Lisa Barclay
    June 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Looks stunning

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    Alicia marchildon
    June 19, 2016 at 6:27 am

    OOOO this i love!!! Gorgeous Hues,I love the blues!!

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    June 19, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Pretty colours and lovely eyeshadow palette 😉 @chucky1012

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    June 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    So much pretty Colors 🙂 would love to try

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    June 18, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Love this line. So many YSL products

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    Vasiliki Klapaki
    June 18, 2016 at 7:30 am

    So intensive and spectacular!

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    June 18, 2016 at 12:14 am


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    June 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    magical colors!

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    Jodi Siebert
    June 17, 2016 at 1:57 am

    YSL has upped the ante with these new releases! Fabulous!

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    Suzette Smith
    June 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    So glad they are bringing out a product that would give even us pale chicks a bit of a sunkissed glow! @suzettesmith11

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    Janet OBrien
    June 16, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Absolutely love the set @janlyntel

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    Julie-Lynne McCann
    June 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    stunning set, I’ve never tried YSL make-up but would love too…so much fun trying new products!!


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    Kerowin St Clair
    June 16, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful colours

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