45 posts tagged "Yves Saint Laurent"
In anticipation of the release of Yves Saint Laurent, a biopic set to arrive in theaters on June 27, YSL Beauté capitalized on one of the late designer’s most notable achievements: the Mondrian Dress (an example of which hangs in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with a few of the Piet Mondrian works that inspired it). The brand’s new Couture Palette—a compact containing a wardrobe of five shadows chosen by makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds (seen at left)—is reflective of the sixties shift in that the blocks of perfectly proportioned pigment are separated by a strict, black grid. The eleven color combinations, however, explore Saint Laurent’s illustrious history—from the pink tones that comprised his Ballets Russes collection (No. 11) to the vibrant hues that populated his beloved Jardin Majorelle (No. 10). The shade we’re most excited to try: Tuxedo (No. 1), an austere mix of black, white, and gray that is guaranteed to create the perfect “le smoking” eye for summer.
$60 each, yslbeautyus.com
For those wishing to try on the signature look of one of his muses—Betty Catroux, Loulou de la Falaise, or Victoire Doutreleau—stop by the Sephora in Times Square on June 12, where pros will be on hand and palettes will be engraved from noon to 6 p.m.
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?