Yves Saint Laurent

Do you need YSL’s new tinted Touche Éclat?



Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizer

When Terry de Gunzburg first introduced Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in 1992, it was a revelation. The revolutionary brush highlighter-slash-concealer became a beauty staple that arguably led to today’s obsession with illuminating, highlighting and strobing (um, ok yes, they do all mean the same thing). (more…)



Yves Saint Laurent beauty favourites, old and new



YSL beauty favoutites - YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

Trying out a new lipstick is fun but trying out a genuinely new product that does something different is even better. Especially when it works.

I’m late to the blur perfector party but boy am I happy we found each other. I got my hands on the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector balm-powder hybrid (below) last autumn and have been enjoying it immensely. Aside from the case itself (a masterpiece in the art of beauty packaging in the Insta age…), the process of de-shining with this product is like beauty alchemy. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: SAINT LAURENT, DKNY, MAC, KAREN MILLEN



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. TEAM HEDI
hedi slimane

I’ve read two articles about Hedi Slimane this week. One is a very long interview by Dirk Standen on Yahoo Style, and the other is a critique by Alex Fury in The Independent. Both are very good but I had to disagree with Fury’s negative assessment of Slimane at Saint Laurent. (more…)



On trial: Google Glass for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté make-up lesson



YSL-before-and-after-Google-Glass JPG

Last week, I donned my beauty editor hat to try out the new Google Glass makeup lesson service at YSL Beauté in Selfridges. The service launched earlier this year in the US and has worked its way to London, exclusively at Selfridges.

HOW IT WORKS
You book an appointment which costs £30 (redeemable against purchase). I had my appointment with the charming Fred Letailleur, YSL’s head of make up for northern Europe, who is not only an expert make-up artist, but is now a master Google Glass user. Which is a considerable combination that needs extreme focus. Not only does the make-up artist have to concentrate on what they’re doing to your face, but they’re also operating a tiny camera (embedded inside the ‘glasses’) with discreet movements, and engaging with the customer – answering questions, making you feel at ease etc. (more…)