Runway to Real Life: Try a softer version of YSL’s sultry spring look in just 4 easy steps!

Left: Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 photography by Peter Stigter. Right: Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow. Model: Robin/Folio Montreal.
Left: Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 photography by Peter Stigter. Right: Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow. Model: Robin/Folio Montreal.

“Young, eccentric and rich” were the words makeup artist Pat McGrath used to describe the beauty look she dreamed up for Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring 2012 show. McGrath painted models’ eyelids metallic brown, their lips metallic red and bleached away their brows. The look was confident and glamorous, if not a little bit severe.

I created a softer version of this dramatic look for real life with a few small tweaks and just four products. By opting for a wash of colour on the eyes instead of opaque brown, and by highlighting your brows with tinted gel instead of bleaching them off, you’ll be super glam without looking harsh. Finish with a pop of crimson red lipstick and you’ve got an elegant look for any occasion that requires an extra jolt of confidence!

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