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’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.
Couture 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.
Full Metal Shadow The Mats No 13 Velvet Beige
Full 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.
Rouge Pur Couture The Mats No 211 Decadent Pink
Rouge Pur Couture The Mats No 212 Alternative Plum
Rouge 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.
Volupte Tint-In-Oil No 9 Make Me Nude
Volupte 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.
Baby Doll Kiss and Blush No 18 Rose Provocant
Baby 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.
La Laque Couture No. 76 Fur Green
La Laque Couture No. 77 Vintage Plum
“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.
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