Another presentation! This time from YSL with Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director, so I’ve been spoilt with the mega make-up artists this week. Although the main presentation was for Touche Eclat, straight away, YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush grabbed my attention. It’s a typical liquid lip formula in look and feel in that it’s weightless and stainy, but it’s a blend of two technologies; foundation and lipstick so an oil and powder combination. Lloyd did a gorgeous colour pop that looked absolutely perfect on the model in the picture above. Again, these are my preliminary snaps – I’ll have more information nearer the time.
There are three short from this line up, including a red shade. I have a couple to swatch so I’ll do those over the weekend when I’ve tried them out properly.
To be honest, I’ve never really been all that taken with Touche Eclat, but Lloyd took us through some of its uses as a reminder and I’m feeling a bit more for it now. And, I’ve been under the misapprehension that it’s a concealer, when it isn’t – it’s an illuminator. A key point to remember with Touche Eclat; don’t rub it in, pat it where you want it to be otherwise it just won’t illuminate effectively. However, despite that fact that Lloyd worked his magic, I still think Touche Eclat is a make-up artist product for intense and close-up photography and not so sure that it is quite so magical in the hands of an amateur like me! One of Lloyd’s other tips is to not put it on eye puffiness; instead, use it under and around the puffs to draw attention away. Lloyd also did a clever thing of using it to give the illusion of lowering the hairline and making the face look longer (eek.. hate to say I couldn’t really see that it worked). Nonetheless, the upcoming leopardy one is rather beautiful.
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So, that’s all – again, just a very preliminary peek. I think we’ll see these product roll out in March time.
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