YSL’s Signature Eye Look – “Couture”

Posted by | April 18, 2013 | beauty, EOTD, FOTD, Lips, Make Up | 7 Comments
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I was invited by YSL to try out and learn their Signature eye looks – Parisian, Couture, Tuxedo and I was glad to have Francis, their make up artist, teach me how the Couture look is achieved on my eye shape over at their boutique in ION Orchard, #B2 (near Fancl and Uniqlo).

This make over was done before I attended an event, so really, thank you very much YSL Singapore, for the little makeover and helping me look all presentable!

YSL’s Signature Eye Looks – Couture

Step by Step on YSL's Signature Eye Look, Couture

The final look, but this was taken after I reached home, some 8 hours after putting on make up!

The final look, but this was taken after I reached home, some 8 hours after putting on make up!

That's Francis!

That’s Francis!

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Before starting, my face was already prepped with the necessary – I used YSL’s Natural Light Creator series of skin care, followed by a BB Base to color correct. Thereafter, Francis corrected my redness and flaws with a few Touche Éclat pens and then applied the foundation, the Le Teint Touche Éclat gently with a brush.

The YSL Multi-action concealer was also used to conceal my spots and dark eye circles.

The YSL Multi-action concealer was also used to conceal my spots and dark eye circles.

Francis took out two eye palettes from their Pure Chromatics range, which can be used both wet and dry!

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He picked 9 and 20 – we didn’t use all the colors, but probably 2-3 from each palette?

You start with a clean surface, prepped and primed with YSL's products - in this case, we used the Touche Éclat as a base for the eyeshadow.

You start with the eye prepped and primed with YSL’s products – in this case, we used the Touche Éclat as a base for the eyeshadow.He first used an eyeliner pencil in brown to sketch on the areas where the brown eyeshadow would go – this serves as a base for the brown color on my lids later on. 

Smudge it out with a brush

Smudge it out with a brush

Apply the gold (from Pure Chromatics in 20) in the centre and blend it in with the brown

Apply the gold in the centre and blend it in with the brown

Intensify the look, with a 2nd layer of color. Here you can see that Francis darkened the brown and patted on more gold!

Intensify the look, with a 2nd layer of color. Here you can see that Francis darkened the brown and patted on more gold! He also blended out the outer eyelid carefully, creating an illusion of depth to my eyes, making it look more deep set!

Let's not forget your lower eyelid area - it'll look weird if it's left out.  Same color combi applied on the lower lid - dark, gold, dark again.

Let’s not forget your lower eyelid area – it’ll look weird if it’s left out.
Same color combi applied on the lower lid – dark, gold, dark again. Draw with a brown eyepencil, and then smudge it out like in step 1.

YSL Signature Eye Look in Couture

After tight-lining my eyes with a creamy black eyeliner, Francis then added on a shimmery white color to brighten up the inner corners of my eyes, and this brings extra dimensions to my eye. I love how well countoured the entire eye looks, even without eyeliner on my lid!
Special mention for the eyeliner used to tightline – I love it and Francis took merely 4-5 seconds to tight-line my eyes. I was amazed at the speed he did it, and no irritation at all! I think I’m gonna go grab one of them pencils myself.

Apply mascara – I believe we used the Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof – that mascara is amazing! No flaking, no smudging, and all that volume! (see the first picture on the post?!)

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And that, is the Signature Eye Look, Couture!

For the lips – we paired the heavy eye make up with a nude lip color. Francis started off by lining my lips with YSL’s lip liner in Rose, and then applied YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture in 6 Rose Bergamasque.

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Could you tell that one side was actually contoured? Yes! Francis used a darker lip color and a lip brush to contour one side of my lips to give it more definition. It's totally new to me and I was fascinated at how natural it looked! Could you tell which side it was?

Could you tell that one side was actually contoured? Yes! Francis used a darker lip color and a lip brush to contour one side of my lips to give it more definition (for demo purpose, he later did the other side too!). It’s totally new to me and I was fascinated at how natural it looked!
Could you tell which side it was?

We finished off by using Blushers in 01 and 02 to give my face more color, and also to define it a little more.

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I really like this eye look because I could get my eyes to look more 3D and longer without having to wing it out with a dramatic black eyeliner – instead, all the eyeshadow did the contouring to give me more deep set eyes, and I love how this look made my eyes stand out even more!

After Francis’ demo of how to draw my eyebrows, I’ve been using a stiff angled brush to draw my eyebrows too, and I find that it looks much better than using the brushes from the eyebrow palettes! More defined, especially since my eyebrows hasn’t seen a professional since forever and are a little uneven on both sides – I’m trying to grow them out so that I can get them shaped better!

If you are curious about YSL’s 3 Signature Eye Looks, do take a look at the 3 videos on their website / youtube! I’m hoping to learn the Tuxedo eyes soon, because I have no idea how to adapt it over from the video!

Thank you once again, YSL!

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