Sunday, 30 April 2017

YSL Beauté for the Malaysian Beauties - The Low Down & The After Party

(L to R : YSL lipstick code Card, YSL slow-motion video booth)

Hi everyone! Welcome BACK to SleepingWithMakeup. First of all, thank you so much for dropping by, I really appreciate the support and all the positive vibes on my blog. And secondly, I am finally coming out of my hiatus and what better way to do that than to start with some YSL Beauté goodness?! Last Friday, on the 28th of April, Yves Saint Laurent threw a massive party which is an international event from the YSL Beauty Club. It is pretty much like a world tour kind of thing as they've had one in Korea, Russia, London, Paris etc. etc. So it was Malaysia's turn last weekend!

The party kicked off at Bukit Bintang City Centre - the place looks gorgeous. We even got our own UBER from YSL which I find very helpful - but if you know KL, you'd know KL on Fridays is just horrendous in traffic so I've decided to take a train instead! 

We got to play around with loaaaads of YSL makeup and each of the guests were given a YSL lipstick to be engraved at the event. Good news is - the same engraving service will be available at their new YSL flagship boutique that will be opened in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. I didn't get mine engraved that night just to give myself an excuse to come visit the store :P The one I've received was the Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick in the shade 12 Corail Dolman (more on these soon).

(L to R : trying on YSL Touche Eclat Cushion and Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks, YSL Vinyl Lipsticks, some of YSL's makeup brushes (super soft!), and a mess of makeup play

The party was a celebratory of the launching of YSL hence there were a lot of mingling, music and macaroons! I did do a whole YSL makeover which was amazing and I think I'm most excited for the lipsticks and their bronzers. No more going over at tiny duty free stands for YSL, as the new flagship will be the largest YSL Beauté flagship in the world!

So, here's some of my own personal list to look out for on the 3rd of May -

Les Sahariennes Bronzer, $55 - A silky balm-to-powder bronzer in a semi-matte formula (contains shimmer, but very micro-fine). I've been dying to try this out as I am a bit blush/bronzer obsessed and the shade 3, and 5 absolutely looks gorgeous. You can have a look of the different shades here 

Touché Eclat Blur Primer, $52 - Reminds me a little bit of the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, (even price-wise, but I daresay Hourglass is pricier). It claims to give the skin a smoother and glower appearance - as I am a bit on the drier side so this seems like the more hydrating option compared to the Hourglass primer.

Baby Doll Kiss and Blush, $40 - I saw this on Huda Beauty's channel where she was using the shade 10 Nude Insolent if I'm correct. And it looks so niceeeee against her skintone. I've swatched the same shade at the event and formula-wise it is much more hydrating matte lipstick due to its mousse-like texture. Definitely a staple for an on-the-go makeup bag. More shades here

Volume Effet Faux Cils (Original), $32 - Years back, a 14-year-old me gotten a set of YSL Baby Doll perfumes and their Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll mascara, and I was in love. The mascara was pitch black and coated my lashes perfectly without being clumpy. It's almost mandatory for me to try out the elder sister of the Baby Doll mascara, the Volume Effet Faux Cils - of which I'm pretty sure will wow the 24-year-old me :P

Touché Eclat Face Highlighter Pen, $42 - When I first used this in my yesteryears, I've treated it as a concealer - which was a no-no. This product works as a highlighter, without the overly- shimmer finish we get from most highlighters nowadays. I use to wear the shade 1.5 Radiant Silk and 2 Luminous Ivory but the YSL pro makeup artist chose the shade 3 Light Peach on me and it looks so, so good. So I have to recheck my shade soon before purchasing it, but, this is just a YSL classic and a must-have. Side note, this was formulated by Terry de Gunzburg which is one of my favourite makeup brand so - yeah - try it out!

(L to R : All glammed up with @bella.52 , the YSL Vinyl DJ set with REAL lipsticks as the console,
Ending the party with @minaros3 , some of YSL guests - Daeng Syahadat, Wendy Mei and Jason)

All in all, a hearty welcome to YSL from the Malaysian beauty community! You will be stunned by how amazing the community is here. Anyway, share your thoughts and excitement with me! We need a little bit of catching up to do :) 

Thank you for hanging out! x Farah A.