44 posts tagged "Yves Saint Laurent"
Cara Delevingne’s latest Instagram video promoting YSL beauty products “starts with the lips” and ends with a make-out sesh. The lucky person on the other end of her pout, however, is not Michelle Rodriguez (at least not at the moment) but the super’s own reflection. What can we say, this ad takes narcissism to an entirely new level.
Style.com’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.
A fan of “weird brown” shades and “seventies-inspired neutrals,” Kast said this cumin-colored polish from Yves Saint Laurent is a winner. Similar to the brand’s recently launched skincare line starring saffron from the mountains of Morocco, this hue is reminiscent of the same exotic landscape and spice-filled souks.
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Safran Sultan, $27; yslbeautyus.com
Yves Saint Laurent described Morocco as his “adoptive country”—even having his ashes scattered within Majorelle Garden (a property owned by him and longtime partner Pierre Bergé). The exotic landscape not only served as a refuge, but a source of inspiration for his designs. Paying homage to Saint Laurent’s beloved “second home,” the house launched a line of luxe skincare this month with saffron (grown in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco) at its heart. This ingredient has been prized for centuries—Cleopatra is said to have bathed in it, Alexander the Great dressed his war wounds with the substance, and it still holds an important place in Moroccan wedding ceremonies (used in lieu of kohl to paint symbolic patterns on a bride’s face). Blooming only once a year in autumn, the crocus plant is harvested before the sun rises, and its three crimson pistils delicately plucked out by hand—requiring more than 150 flowers to produce a single gram of the vibrant spice. Aside from their rich color and scent, these pistils possess high levels of crocin (a glycan compound that boasts both antioxidant and soothing properties), which YSL Beauté scientists used to form a new complex that stimulates skin’s renewal—helping to combat fine lines, sagging, redness, and dark spots. Each precious jar of face cream comes complete with a spatula designed to mimic a saffron pistil: The black spoon measures the exact amount needed to cover the complexion, the gold sphere on the opposite side massages in the rich formula, and the red tip is specially designed to target the eye area. Steeped in tradition and innovative technology, it’s only fitting that the company dubbed the line Or Rouge: “Red Gold.”
Face Crème, $400, Eye Crème, $225; yslbeautyus.com
Cara Delevingne posted this video preview of “something very special” with bestie Jourdan Dunn via Instagram. We can only imagine this is a forthcoming campaign for the legendary concealer-highlighter pen from Yves Saint Laurent. As for the beauty brand’s choice to feature more than one model: Why hire just one super when you can double your fun?
Judging by the crop of new products set to debut in the coming months, 2014 should be one very good year. From skincare ingredients that thrive thousands of miles above sea level to Giorgio Armani’s new neutral lip color, our must-try list is already quite extensive, considering the ball has yet to drop. One more thing we’ll be adding: Yves Saint Laurent’s new Gloss Volupté. The formula itself is nonsticky and moisturizing, but what sets this lip slip apart from the pack is its applicator. The hole in the center of the pout-shaped wand holds just the right amount of gloss to coat your entire mouth, while the curved edges and pointed tip help distribute and define. Included in the range of twenty-three shades are three top coats that produce different effects: Gold (adds a hint of shimmer), Pure (boosts shine), and Smoking (a sheer black harking back to the label’s Fall 2008 collection, which instantly deepens any hue underneath).