I see the name YSL and I think “oh how glam!” I have been reviewing a lot of their latest beauty products lately and I am just obsessed with the YSL Black Fetish collection! My favourite product from the collection has to be Rouge Pur Couture The Mats lipsticks!
As soft and pure as the finest leathers, Rouge Pur Couture The Mats are now a rock look classic. Their matte texture sits comfortably on the lips, like stretch leather, leaving them supple, glowing and velvety soft.
Formulated with “Velvet Complex”, a combination of spherical powders and silk oil, Rouge Pur Couture “The Mats” gives the lips a perfect matte finish, a sensual sheen and 6-hour colour hold that never fades or smudges. And Lloyd Simmonds from YSL has plenty to say about this really exciting product launch!
Leather is the star of the Fall Look 2014. What attracted you to it?
“I am fascinated by the incredible depth of the colours and textures of this noble material. In particular by the different patinas: weathered, polished, burnished. … I wanted to explore different leathers in a single palette.”
What is the attitude of the Saint Laurent woman this Fall?
“She is edgy, sexy, likes flirting with danger. Not really a fetishist, but she has her sexy rock side. She exudes a powerful attraction and self-confidence, like when she puts on her leather biker jacket or steps into her black pumps.”
The campaign look embodied by Cara Delevingne is certainly very assertive: intense eyes, matte red lips … How did you work on this look?
“I pushed the leather aspect to play out this idea of extreme seduction, to become a totally hot look: smouldering eyes and Cuir Rouge on the lips, Galuchat on the nails …”
How can the look be worn on an everyday basis?
“Outside of a photo shoot it is rare to wear a total look. But it can be interpreted by using just some of the items in the collection: a lip gloss, an eyeliner and a mascara, an eye shadow and a Galuchat lacquer, etc. The modern effect comes from a healthy, luminous complexion.Starting from that, you can play with make-up like an accessory.”
Tell us about the rock palette …
“I adore it because it brings together all the tones of skin colour and raw leather. It offers several textures – from matte black to slightly metallic camel – to create a base, a shape or a highlight. Each woman can use it as her mood dictates.”
Smoky or graphic? What are the 2014 codes for eyes?
“There is a major trend towards clean, graphic lines. Which is why the eyeliner is key.”
What is the secret of the new Mascara Rock Ultra Noir?
“It is ultra ultra ultra black. Even blacker than existing ultra black mascaras.Its transparent base is supercharged with black pigments, which gives a dense but not opaque finish.The effect is very intense and gives new depth to the eyes.”
What are your 3 star colours in the collection?
“I prefer to talk about textures: matte, shiny, satin … that can be layered to create different finishes. What I like about them is that you can choose your own favourites. Total freedom of choice in fact.”
Your fetish product of the season? And why?
“Obviously it is the Couture Palette Collector Fétiche because it perfectly sums up the Fall Look 2014. But there are also the Rouges Pur Couture Mats. I like their easy-to-wear texture and they have that very modern rock slant to them.”