I love getting makeovers done, and it is especially exciting when you get to learn during the process of it! From one of the finest luxury makeup brands in town no less: I’m talking about Yves Saints Laurent (or is it Saint Laurent Paris now?) that boasts of fine Paris sophistication and class.
There are three signature Yves Saint Laurent Looks: the Parisian Eye, Couture Eye, and Tuxedo Eye.
Each look has been meticulously designed to best suit different occasions, and I had the Parisian Look done on me by the skilled Zona at YSL Ion Boutique! In my opinion, the Parisian Look is the most wearable, most classic of all three looks, and absolutely stunning!
The Parisian Look features an elongated and sophisticated eye, that is subtly blended into a soft smokey cat eye with gentle contours and definition. Put together with just a light touch of color on the cheeks and lips, it is the perfect look for a dressed up dinner when you want to look sophisticated without being over the top glamorous.
Before and after eyeshadow application comparison: Left is after, and right is before! (Please ignore my messy brows, they are shameful~~)
I really love how it gives definition to the eye, with the blended out shadows! No harsh lines which can be very distracting at times.
The trick is using a darker shadow in the outer corner of your eye to wing it outwards and upwards, before blending it back to the middle of your eye. This helps to elongate and open up the eye, while creating contours that allow the eye to appear more deep set.
Instead of me explaining it, here’s YSL’s creative director Lloyd Simmonds, doing a demonstration of the Parisian Eye! There are also videos that demonstrate the Tuxedo Eye, and Couture Eye as well.
Do take a look at Evonne’s informative blog post on the YSL Couture Eye Step-by-Step! The Couture Look is super gorgeous on Evonne’s beautiful eyes, so yes, go look at her blog post just to feast your eyes on her lovely pictures! 😛
If you were curious as to which products were used on me to create the wonderful Parisian Look, here are some of them below:
I love the luxe packaging of YSL, with its gold on black accents, and beautiful touches like the embossed logo on the cases! The reflective gold surfaces do tend to attract a lot of fingerprints though, which isn’t so pretty after awhile ;(
Le Teint Touche Eclat UV SPF30 PA++
This liquid foundation is ultra light-weight and silky, and I was so impressed with how luminous my complexion looked after application! You can find more information on Makeup Blogette’s post on the Le Teint Touche Eclat UV.
I’ve honestly never needed a good foundation as much as I do now, because of the recent breakouts that has resulted in marks and blemishes all over my cheeks and chin :'( I really hate piling on heavy makeup, but it’s pretty much a necessity now for me to have on foundation and concealer and the full works, especially when I’m out and about attending events and having to look presentable. Sigh! Thankfully, Le Teint Touche Eclat is so light-weight that it feels like its barely there, while at the same time doing a terrific job at evening out my complexion and providing decent coverage on those angry red blemishes.
The perfect powder to set off the Le Teint Touche Eclat UV liquid foundation, but this powder compact works fabulous on its on as well! It is incredibly incredibly finely milled, and I love how the shade (BD30 for me) blends in seamlessly into my skin. I carry this around for touch-ups and have nothing but praises for it! Even with my skin which is being all flaky and dry lately, application of the Le Teint Touche Eclat compact powder doesn’t look cakey because the powder is just so fine. The coverage is medium-ish, so if you don’t have any major complexion issues, this would be great to just even out the skin tone, hide minor imperfections and offer protection from the sun at the same time! (I love makeup products with SPF protection hahaha)
This highlighter/concealer pen is so highly raved I don’t think I need to tell you how good it is. YSL believes in bringing out your contours with the help of highlighting the right areas of your face, as opposed to using bronzing/shading techniques and the Touche Eclat is one of their most famous products! It helps to instantly brighten and illuminate the skin, and I especially like using it on my under eyes! It’s real easy to use to with its brush pen format, you just have to click the top of the pen to release the product, then dab onto the skin with its brush tip. I like to pat it in with my fingers to blend the product after application 🙂
Pure Chromatics Eyeshadow Palette (20)
I love love love warm shimmery shades when it comes to eyeshadows, so this palette is perfect for me! The colors in this palette work so well together, and I really adore gold/bronze eye shadows because they are so wearable! You’d also love the way the powders are so smooth yet pigmented at the same time, with a beautiful shimmer. They can be used wet too, for intensified effect!
Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof
This mascara blew my socks off: Zona used it on me without even curling my lashes, which are usually stubbornly stick straight when left on their own, and yet the mascara managed to lift and curl my lashes, whilst giving them volume and length at the same time! No clumping nor flaking at all! This mascara formula sure packs a punch! It is a pretty thick and heavy formula though, and would borderline on the dramatic, so it’s not for those who prefer their lashes a wee bit more natural! 🙂
Lastly, one of my favourite lipsticks ever, both in terms of color and formula! I fell in love with this once Zona the make-up artist applied it on my lips. The color is a soft coral pink which shows up more pink than coral on me, and gives the most fabulous sheen of color to my lips! It’s feminine without being overtly girly, and doesn’t make me look older like some stronger lip colors tend to do. The lipstick itself is a beauty as well with an ultra sleek and beautifully designed casing. Super love!
Some pictures taken right after I got my makeover done: I had an event to attend that day, so thank you YSL for making me look so gorgeous! (Self-praise is acceptable in this case hehehe)
By the way, if you are interested in getting a makeover done at the YSL Boutique for a special occasion, it costs $200 which is fully redeemable with YSL Beauty products! Which basically translates into being free of charge if you purchase $200 worth of YSL beauty products! Totally worth it, if you ask me.
Appointment is required so please call 65987423 for an appointment at YSL Beauty boutique at ION Orchard! 🙂
At Kiehl’s Powerhouse event, here’s Jacelyn, Jermaine, Nadia, myself, Evonne, Jayne and Shirleen! 🙂
All the girls were swooning over the dashing George Young, who made an extremely humorous and charming emcee for the evening! (Good one, Kiehl’s!)
One with the hamsum George himself, oooh look, we’re in matching monochromatics! Teehee.
Happy Labour Day to all!
Which also means.. Whaaaaaaat it’s May already?! Unbelievable how almost half the year has passed in the blink of an eye. Time seems to be accelerating at the speed of light, every year. But well, life is good, and there’s much to be thankful for every day 🙂 For instance, my mummy made the most delicious laksa today and I am so glad to have the luxury of home-cooked food prepared with love! Home-cooked meals are the best 🙂
2013 has been.. different, so far. I guess maybe it’s because I’m in the midst of a transitional phase and my life priorities this year has definitely shifted somewhat. It feels like I’ve yet to find my equilibrium, but I know that things will fall into place at the right time, and I’m just gonna let everything work itself out at its own pace! 🙂 平常心!
Two more fabulous days to the weekend, folks! Have a great one!