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Friday, 17 July 2015

Lunch Hour Treats: Yves Saint Laurent

YSL make up haul
Popping out on my lunch hour is an extremely dangerous exercise and I think my bank balance hates me! As it transpires, I would much rather have a quick makeover in YSL than buy myself something to eat....

Firstly, if you a regular reader of my blog (I'm not sure if I have any of those yet!) then you will know that I am a sucker for beautiful packaging and YSL nail luxury packaging every single time.

I didn't have my eye on anything in particular, I was just having a little browse but I asked the lady at the counter to recommend a handful of her current favourite products and she offered to test them all out on me. After a little makeover, I decided to go with Les Sahariennes Sun Kissed Blur Perfector in No.4 Fauve which is Touche Éclat Blur Perfector's bronzed sister and Rouge Volupte Lipstick in No. 9 Pink Caress.

Les Sahariennes is like nothing I have ever tried before- it is a bronzer that comes in a balm formula but when applied to the skin it feels like a silky powder. It is one of the best contour products I have ever tried, it is buildable so you can go for a natural look or apply a bit more if you prefer a little more definition. Sometimes I find that bronzers leave me with a harsh line no matter how much I blend but this blends in to the skin beautifully and there isn't a line in sight!

I adore YSL lipsticks but due to the hefty price tag, this is only the second one I have added to my collection. I currently own Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuchsia Intense which is a bold, bright colour. I was looking for a lipstick I could wear on a daily basis so opted for No. 9 Pink Caress. On first glance, it does look rather bold but when applied it is a light-medium berry shade that is actually quite neutral. I can't rave about these lipsticks enough, they come in a range of the most gorgeous colours and they are so moisturising on the lips.

 What's your favourite YSL lipstick shade? Have you tried Les Sahariennes?


  1. I've never tried they're product but that blush is so beautiful ♥

    Nique ||

    1. It is beautiful you should definitely try it :)

  2. Love these lippies, I have Opera Rose x
    Glossy Boutique

    1. Beautiful aren't they Emma! I need to buy more! x

  3. I haven't yet found a shade that I really love from YSl lol, Great post :)

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  4. I'm also a sucker for beautiful packaging ha! That's how they get us! I see the YSL lipsticks in practically every flat lay on instagram, and it saddens me that I'm yet to own one! Lovely post :)xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    1. Thank you Laura! YSL lipsticks are so pricey but so worth it. My favourite lipsticks ever :) xx


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