Synonymous with color and heat, summer is also the season for bold looks and irreverent makeup. To inspire and dazzle, Yves Saint Laurent and Mário Dias, the brand’s National Makeup Artist for Portugal and also Training Manager Brand YSL and makeup training specialist at L’Oréal Luxe, suggest the best products to create unique summer looks. Bold and vibrant colors, and light textures are the rave!
With a patented applicator brush that gives more than 200% volume to the lashes, Lash Clash, one of the brand’s iconic products, gives intensity to the look, enhancing the shape and color of the eyes.
Mário Dias’ tip: For a dramatic effect, apply several coats of mascara, allowing each coat to dry slightly before adding the next, thus creating intense volume and exceptional definition.
Designed to bring light to the face: eye and nasolabial areas, and all areas of the face that need a luminous finish, as well as the correction of the skin’s blushed tone, Touche Éclat allows you to sculpt and enhance the face’s features, smooth wrinkles and illuminate the contour of the lips, to give them a natural plump.
Mário Dias’ tips: 1. To sculpt the nose, choose a light shade that contrasts with your skin tone to help shape your nose. Apply Touche Éclat over this and blend it with gentle fingertip strokes without spreading the product to the sides. Apply a darker shade to the sides of the nose using the same technique. 2. To sculpt and perfect the lip contour for an instant plump effect, apply Touche Éclat to the outside your lip line, then blend with the tip of your index finger using gentle strokes.
All Hours Foundation
With a new formula infused with hyaluronic acid, All Hours Foundation provides all-day hydration and skin care benefits day after day, even after removal. With a luminous matte finish, it evens out skin tone, leaving a natural look and covering imperfections.
Mário Dias’ tips: 1. Skin preparation: Before applying any foundation, cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin. A well-prepared skin will help the foundation to set better and last longer. 2. Use your fingers or a brush. Touch Éclat foundation can be applied with your fingers or a foundation brush. For a lighter, natural finish to match summer, use your fingers; if you want fuller coverage, use a foundation brush.
Slim Vibing Nudes
A dimensional matte lipstick that’s indiscreetly nude with up to 67 percent caring ingredients for smooth, extremely comfortable lips.
Mário Dias ‘tips: 1. Use the top edge of the lipstick to outline the Cupid’s bow. 2. Use the sides to outline the lower lip, starting at the corners and gliding to the center. 3. Use the flat surface to fill in the lip.
YSL Couture Mini Clutch
The stunning Couture Mini Clutch is the latest makeup innovation from Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. It’s the perfect makeup accessory for creating captivating and stunning looks. Compact and sophisticated, in six different varieties, this clutch features a selection of high-quality eyeshadows, allowing makeup lovers to express their creativity and personal style with every application. Each clutch features a unique palette with a variety of rich, luxurious shades to create versatile looks, from soft and subtle to dramatic and bold.
Mário Dias’ tip: Let your imagination run wild by combining colors!
Rouge Pour Couture
A lipstick with a couture shine for those who are not shy. An intense color that lasts all night, but with a thin skin-like film that comfortably coats the lips, providing a finish never seen before: not gloss, not satin, not matte, but pure, uninhibited, with a three-dimensional shine.
Mário Dias’ tip: Apply the lipstick directly as many times as necessary for the desired finish.
Dessin Du Regard
An iconic waterproof eye pencil. This multi-purpose pencil with flexible tip and soft texture offers multiple applications: eyeliner, kohl or eye shadow.
Mário Dias’ tips: 1. To ensure precise application, start by drawing small dots or strokes along the upper lash line. Then join these dots or dashes to create a continuous line. If desired, apply the pencil to the waterline to intensify the look. 2. If you want a smoky look, use a soft bristle brush or makeup sponge to blend the pencil right after application. This process will allow you to create a softer, more diffused effect.