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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
    Dafni Petrou
    August 31, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Simply Stunning!

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    August 31, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I loved this : Rouge Pur Couture The Mats No 212 Alternative Plum

    Because it fits my skin color

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    Olivia O Connor
    August 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Those colours are utter perfection #YSL @olivia8573

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    August 31, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    These colours are delicious! YSL has outdone themselves with this collection.

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    Kiki Veliki
    August 31, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Absolutely exciting!!!!!!

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    Cynthia Chambers
    August 31, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, YSL, going back to that smashing 70’s glam, marvelous! The lines, color schemes, I love it!

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    Muriel Michael
    August 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    YSL Collection is gorgeous…

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    Rhonda Lushington
    August 31, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Love this collection. Big fan of the nail polishes. Love their long wear.

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    August 31, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Absolutely stunning.

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    Karen Ali
    August 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Really love the green color in this collection! Stunning!

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    Donna Webber
    August 31, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Very exciting!????

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    August 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    so many beautiful colors, my favorite was Baby Doll Kiss and Blush No 18 Rose Provocant


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    September Dee
    August 31, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Thank you Mr. Simmonds for bringing a little scandal to my life. A little can’t hurt right? These shades are so fabulous. Rich, mysterious and luxurious! Just beautiful!!!

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    Ginger Henderson
    August 31, 2016 at 11:32 am

    These are absolutely amazing. I love all of them Beautiful colors. Would love to try them all.

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    Annette Pieniazek
    August 31, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Wowzerz! This is one of the most beautiful collections I have ever seen!

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    Sheila Eghanian
    August 31, 2016 at 10:26 am

    All absolutely gorg! I need the palette, Rouge Pur Couture The Mats No 212 Alternative Plum & La Laque Couture No. 77 Vintage Plum in my life! Perfect fall colours ????

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    August 31, 2016 at 10:20 am


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    Marianthi Petridou
    August 31, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I have no words . Ysl for ever and only

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    Janine Thomas
    August 31, 2016 at 10:03 am

    The colours are striking;very sexy. I love the nude lip gloss . The packaging is chic. YSL on point as always!

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    Francia Malave
    August 31, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Wow…… YSL collection is amazing!!

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    August 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

    WAOW! YSL? the combinations of colours are outstanding.
    The mats lipsticks are to die for Dave.
    Everything about them are sexy.

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    Connie Peixoto
    August 31, 2016 at 9:18 am

    OMG love it and the greens are perfect wow

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    Adele Wright
    August 31, 2016 at 7:50 am

    You had me at YSL! This collection is incredible! The colours! I just cried a little @AdeleAWright

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    Barbara Jewell
    August 31, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Wow I’ve never used any YSL Products but, I have to say that these do look intriguing to say the very least!!! I love the wand on the lip gloss it looks like it would spread product evenly and beautifully!!! ???????????? @blueyes008

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    Trina Tremblay
    August 31, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Oh my love these colours! So rich and sexy.
    Love vintage colours

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