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YSL’s Scandal Collection

YSL’s Scandal Collection

For Autumn 2016, YSL’s Lloyd Simmonds is in a scandalous mood. The Creative Director of YSL Makeup has just launched an edgy fall makeup collection for the famed French Fashion House full of innovative makeup and statement-worthy colour.

ysl creative director of makeup Lloyd simmonds

YSL’s Lloyd Simmonds

“Inject makeup with a little fun. Keep it intriguing. Never be afraid of contrast,” recommends Simmonds when asked about modern fall makeup looks. He starts his look with the Couture Palette Collector Scandal Collection. The cover the palette mimics the mood of the fashion collections: a sumptuous dark green leather with the UYSL cassandre logo laser-cut in orange satin. Inside is a clash of colour: shocking burgundy, vintage green, and daring nude. The inspiration for the colours comes from the scandalous mood of the 1970s when Saint Laurent was at his peak.

“I love the unusual colour combinations found in fashion in the 1970s, which caused quite a stir in their day, in particular colours like teal, green, orange and burgundy. There was also a strong use of graphic lines,” says Lloyd.

YSL Couture Palette Scandal CollectionCouture Palette Collector Scandal Collection

“With a traditional palette, the aim is to use all of the colours to achieve one obvious harmony, but I wanted to create a palette where you really could play with the contrasts of just a pair of colours, or perhaps a trio,” he says. “With this palette you can either go for a clash by using your pair or trio of colours as perhaps a base colour, a shading colour and a highlight colour, or you can just simplify and use one shade, with the highlighter for under the eye.”

Fans of the Full Metal Shadows will be delighted to learn that the formula comes in a matte texture. The metallic liquid eyeshadows can last up to 16 hours thanks to the 30% concentration of pigment and 40% pure water solution. Choose from a vintage green, suede plum or velvet beige.

YSL full metal shadow the mats in velvet beigeFull Metal Shadow The Mats No 13 Velvet Beige

ysl full metal shadow the mats in fur greenFull Metal Shadow The Mats No 14 Fur Green

There are several options for the lips. Make an entrance with an intense Rouge Pur Couture The Mats lipstick in Decadent Pink, Alternative Plum or Orange Seventies. Simmonds describes the texture as “stretch-leather” which locks colour in place but retains a sensual, velvety-smooth finish.

ysl rouge pur couture the mats in decadent pinkRouge Pur Couture The Mats No 211 Decadent Pink

ysl rouge pur couture the mats in alternative plumRouge Pur Couture The Mats No 212 Alternative Plum

ysl rouge pur couture the mats in orange seventiesRouge Pur Couture The Mats No 213 Orange Seventies

Volupte Tint-In-Oil, a global success last year offers a hydrating alternative with luster-like shine. Go subtle with Make Me Nude or bold with Kiss Me Red.

ysl gloss volupte in make me nudeVolupte Tint-In-Oil No 9 Make Me Nude

ysl volupte tint-in-oil in kiss me redVolupte Tint-In-Oil No 10 Kiss Me Red

Is it time to break the ‘never do a strong lip and eye together rule’? “Absolutely! YSL Beauty creates makeup for rule-breakers. Anyone who is passionate about makeup loves to break a rule. I like to give plenty of options, so for me, it is really okay to do a strong eye and a strong lip, as you can see from the look we created for Cara. The point about a new collection of makeup is to experiment, to have fun, so go ahead and play.”

The Baby Doll Kiss and Blush family grows this season with a pair of new shades: Rose Provocant, a pretty pink or Corail Sulfureux, an uplifting coral hue.

ysl kiss and blush in rose provocantBaby Doll Kiss and Blush No 18 Rose Provocant

ysl kiss and blush in corailBaby Doll Kiss and Blush No 19 Corail Sulfureux

Complete the look with La Laque Couture in two 1970s-inspired colours. Fur Green is a vintage green reimagined for 2016. Vintage Plum is a retro-plum with a sophisticated twist.

ysl laque couture in fur greenLa Laque Couture No. 76 Fur Green

ysl laque couture in vintage plumLa Laque Couture No. 77 Vintage Plum

ysl fall look 2016 caraCara’s Look

“On Cara, I just used the vintage green from the palette, and then contrasted it with a straight graphic line. I used a line under the eye to balance her look an dthe darkness of the crease colour. On her lips is Rouge Couture The Mats in Orange Seventies.

YSL Beauty is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


  • Reply
    Pamela Haddad
    September 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! It’s so dramatic! I love it!!

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    September 6, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Amazing collection Dave!!!!

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    Shelley N
    September 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    wow what a collection Dave

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    Parisa Taghavian
    September 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Love the colors is it only in Canada or we can get it in state? I should check

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    Christine Cole
    September 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Simply beautiful and gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing YSL’s Scandal Collection ♡

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    Vicky Heckendorn
    September 1, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Cheers to YSL~sounded scary with the 70s connection but wow! There professionally & beautifully put together~love the SCANDULOUS collection..can’t wait to see it!

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    September 1, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Oh wow ???? What a fabulous prize.

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    September 1, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Everything is simply gorgeous!

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    September 1, 2016 at 5:26 am

    MY COLORS !!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM !!!!!!!!!!!

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    September 1, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing this line soon.

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    September 1, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Wow, how awesome! Thznks Dave

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    Sara Harrison
    September 1, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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