Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Basics For Your Make Up Bag

There’s something about YSL beauty packaging that sets it above the rest when you’re considering enhancing your collection. I’m not ashamed to say that when I reach for my pink and gold compact on the tube I like a little bit of a boss lady. How can you not? Packaging aside it’s a brand of beauty products that I’ve always been impressed with (I can’t wait to tell you more about the new matte lipsticks) but flashy bullets aside there are a few products from the brand that I think should live in every girl’s make up bag. Alternatively if you’re just looking to add some YSL products in to your collection, this would be a great place.


Touch Eclat Blur Perfector – £32.50 
Oddly enough I’m not really a primer person unless I need a long wear situation or in fight against the shine in the summer. I use this buttery formula on my T-zone and cheeks to smooth and perfect my complexion so my Teint Touche Eclat foundation goes on with ease and doesn’t slip around before my morning coffee. It doesn’t hurt to use this as your mirror throughout the day too…ooh you fancy.
This magical bronzer sits in a palette that oozes the class of a classic compact on your mum’s vanity. The marriage of brown and gold makes me feel oh so grown up. The product itself is a soft, cushion-like blend of cream pigment that offers a natural all over bronze. I’d compare this to the Chanel Soleil Tan disc with not as much product in the pan. The bonus of this too is that it’s transportable for a touch up of sun-kissed colour throughout the day. It also comes in seven shades…


At first I was unsure about this one but as the darker wake up calls are creeping in i’m finding more and more that this colour corrector deserves a firm place in my morning routine. The soft, peach tone counter-acts dark circles and bluish tones that can make you look particularly ghoulish.
Layer this with the next product and you look like you woke up late on a Sunday morning…promise!
The perfect segway in to the classic and iconic Touché Eclat pen. Despite some of the claims it’s not a particularly pigmented concealer but a gentle, light-reflecting illuminator and so it works perfectly well with it’s apricot hued counterpart to hide dark shadows. Use this for an instant boost of that ‘awake’ impression.
P.S. This limited edition little slogan number is the ideal amount of sass for my make up bag.


Absolutely the glossiest, silkiest nail polish around. These colours glide on streak-free and are as long wearing as they should be for £19. I know it sounds like a lot but if you’re going to spend a little more anywhere it should be the classics that you know you’ll wear often, right? Rose Abstrait is a subtle pink hue that neutral enough to suit all skin tones.
What’s your favourite YSL product?

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