Well, I had to make my essential cosmetic purchases to help me through the Summer and I want to share my passion and top tips. So here we go with June’s Three Yves Saint Laurent makeup choices to help you look cool at 50 🙂
Oh, I sure like me, we are all looking forward to those warm summer evenings, if we are lucky hey, I love to dine Alfresco or simply sit outside with a glass of bubbly feeling pretty with my Summer makeup on.
Ok, Why Yves Saint Laurent? I hear you ask?
For me the answer is simple, you will never be disappointed with the instant glamorous look and feel, the effect is immediate, product reliability, stand out beauty, have I have complete confidence with the ease of application and performance.
Here Are my Three YSL Makeup Choices:
YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzer in Sienne
Performance & value is outstanding in my opinion. It will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and with a flawless finish.
It is perfect for contouring by helping to emphasize those gorgeous cheek bones, and gives shading to the forehead down either side of the nose and will give definition to the jaw line.
Then for an extra sun kissed look just simply blend in around the face with as little or much as you prefer, to be honest there is no limit but just bare in mind that you do not want your face to look darker than the rest of your body. There is no danger of the “Orange” look with YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzer.
The icing on the cake for me with this Bronzer is that it has a matt finish, perfect for enhancing and complimenting your features without all the sparkle and glitter, it will have a more natural look and feel especially whilst sitting in the Sun with no added glare or shine.
YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush
We all need a touch of “Baby Doll” no matter what our age but seriously, this YSL makeup product is perfect for us mature ladies.
The Kiss and Blush, has a beautiful creamy consistency that is exactly what we need to apply onto our cheeks as blusher, it is kind and doesn’t sink into any fine lines or dare I mention “wrinkles”.
The applicator is fantastic at giving us the control of just how much to apply onto our cheeks, I would recommend dabbing the excess from the applicator onto the back of our hand first then by just gently make small dabs directly onto the cheek in a small circle around the front then into the hollow of our cheeks, blend in gently and you should have a nice glow.
YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
In other words “Luxurious Mascara For a False Lash Effect”.
It does exactly what it says, don’t ask me how YSL do it, but the right from the first stroke of the Mascara wand it just looks incredible. I have lashes that look long, silky and lots of them, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Mascara, it is the only makeup item that I make sure that I never run out of!
The amount of compliments I receive about my lashes are incredible and believe you me I do tend to lap them up, why not hey.
You could get away with just wearing this Mascara without any eye shadow or eyeliner and still look gorgeous.
I do like to keep my strokes long a slow whilst applying YSL Mascara making sure that you coat your lashes right to the tip.
I also like to build up several layers rather than one thick coat, leads to a more natural looking effect. Try not to keep dipping the mascara wand in too many times though or pumping it, can lead to bacteria getting in if you are not careful (my college training and a professional tip).
Another professional tip:
When you are happy that you have applied enough Mascara make sure that you place the applicator back and keep it air tight, once the air gets in it will dry out.
When your Mascara wand gets too clogged up or if you think that may be the Mascara could be drying up or looking ‘gloopy’ then wash the wand with a little cleanser but making sure to dry it well before introducing it back in to the mascara, do not use detergent or soap, remember it will be used on your lashes!
Ready to rock
You now have your Three makeup staples to kick start your look ready for Summer or even any Season to be honest, I use mine all year round.
I Purchased all three products from Debenhams Department Store using my Beauty Points but you can also buy online with International Shipping available or the Official site of YSL and other well known retailers of course.
- My YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzer cost £32 ($41 approx.)
- My YSL Mascara cost £25.50 ($33 approx.)
- My YSL Kiss and Blush cost £29 ($37 approx.)
Please leave me a comment below, would love to hear what your thoughts are or if there is another brand of makeup that I could help give advice on: