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International Beauty Expert Shares His Makeup Tips For Day & Night Looks

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute's Makeup Creative Director Lloyd Simmons reveals makeup tips and tricks on how to wear and apply the new Boho Stones collection.
“The Yves Saint Laurent woman is a free spirit. She has her own rules, and she doesn’t follow anybody else’s,” says Llyoyd Simmonds, creative director of Makeup YSL Beaute.

“The Yves Saint Laurent woman is a free spirit. She has her own rules, and she doesn’t follow anybody else’s,” says Llyoyd Simmonds, creative director of Makeup YSL Beaute.

The best way to apply Le Blush Encre De Peau blusher

“Because the liquid evaporates quickly, leaving the coloured stain embedded on the cheeks, I use the applicator to apply it to the apple of the cheeks. Then, with a brush, I blend it around for a fresh, gorgeous pay-off with no visible texture. If you’re using your fingers, wash them quickly afterwards. These are really great on bare skin and last for a whole day.”

(L to R): LE BLUSH ENCRE DE PEAU in N° 3 Spicy Vibes, N° 2 Pink Attraction, N° 1 Electric Red and N° 4 Edge Berry ($50 each)

(L to R): Le Blush Encre De Peau in N°3 Spicy Vibes, N°2 Pink Attraction, N°1 Electric Red and N°4 Edge Berry ($50 each)

Looks the blusher can achieve

“You can create a strong look, or go for something very subtle, simply by varying how much you apply. I like to match a strong cheek with a strong mouth, keeping it minimally pink – it’s very attractive. Then I play down the eyes.”

Face Palette Collector Gypsy Opale ($95)

Face Palette Collector Gypsy Opale ($95)

Contouring with the Face Palette Collector Gypsy Opale

“This palette is the antidote to contouring – it’s far more natural, radiant and, yet somehow, more modern and quite radical. It works really well as an illuminator or highlighter because it brings a delicate pallor to any skin tone, which feels very refined.”

Couture Palette Collector Indie Jaspe ($105)

Couture Palette Collector Indie Jaspe ($105)

Using the Couture Palette Collector Indie Jaspe eyeshadow

“I constructed this palette so that it would suit all women. That’s why I put the silver in the middle, to make it the go-to shade that will hopefully replace the beige we all opt for, sometimes out of habit. Silver is a little more daring. Metallic colours are good for several things. They can be hard and graphic. Equally, they can give a beautiful line to a curve or semi-circular shape. The dark green in the palette is also good to make graphic shapes. The other colours work really well for soft shapes, and can be blended out to fade away.”

How to create a day look using the Indie Jaspe palette

“Use the peach shadow all over the eyelid, blending it upwards towards the eyebrows. Place a bit of the gold highlighter colour under the brow, and add a touch of silver to the inner corner of the eye. It’s a very fresh look and it really opens up the eyes.”

Using the eyeshadows to create an eyeliner effect

“I apply a pencil in a soft line first, and then brush over with the shadow, pressing it into the pencil. This will give you a soft line of colour. The colours are opaque, so whatever colour your pencil is, it will disappear as the shadow effectively sticks itself on to the pencil line, concealing it. If you want a harder, more graphic line, take an eyeliner brush, which is soft and thin, or use the applicator in the palette and apply the powder directly in a line.”

(L to R): Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in Bohemian Pink and Hippie Green ($55)

(L to R): Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in Bohemian Pink and Hippie Green ($55)

Making the coloured Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils wearable

“I would use silver on the eyes all over the lids. Then apply black mascara to define the eyes. On the lower lashes, use Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Hippie Green. What is very important is to let the black mascara dry before you add any colour on top.”

Others in the collection

(L to R): Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres in N° 42 Tangerine Boho and N° 43 Rose Folk ($50)

(L to R): Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres in N°42 Tangerine Boho and N°43 Rose Folk ($50)

(L to R): La Laque Couture the Opalescents in N°69 Love Pink and N°70 Peace Green ($38)

(L to R): La Laque Couture the Opalescents in N°69 Love Pink and N°70 Peace Green ($38)

The Boho Stones collection will be available at all Yves Saint Laurent Beaute counters and stores from January 2016.

 

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