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The luxury guide to beauty at home with YSL

The luxury guide to beauty at home with YSL
Holly James
Beauty Writer4 years ago
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With the whole country on lock down for three weeks, this is the perfect time to practise self-care and give your skin a well needed detox. Whether you're looking to practise a new 'I woke up like this' look ready for when you go back to the office or need some tips on how to look fresh and glowing for a 9am video call, we've teamed up with premium beauty brand Yves Saint Laurent for the luxurious way to lookfantastic.

Step 1: Reboot

Get a head start on your look the night before with a shot before bed. We're not talking alcohol, but the kind that is enriched with plant extracts and Glycolic Acid to nourish the skin; apply the YSL Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum to a clean face before you go to bed to allow the rejuvenating serum to work deep into the skin. Using the fingers, smooth the lightweight Serum into the skin in upward motions on the neck and face. The luxurious feeling formula contains Glycolic Acid that gently exfoliates away dead skin cells whilst you sleep, and Moonlight Cactus Extract to preserve the healthy skin, leaving it hydrated, plump and silky smooth.

Step 2: Plump

In the morning, after cleansing the face, top up your already glowing skin with the Pure Shots Perfect Plumper Cream. Gently apply the cream in circular motions upwards, starting at the cheeks, to get the blood circulating through the face which will make your skin look fuller and healthier. This buttery textured cream works to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a baby-soft, youthful complexion. The Micro-Pearls within the Cream brighten the skin, perfect for creating a glowy base for a natural look or to add makeup on top of.

Step 3: Prime

When working from home an easy and beautiful replacement for a full face of foundation, the Touche Eclat Blur Primer offers lightweight coverage for a breathable base. Part of their world famous Touche Éclat range, loved by A listers and MUAs all over the world, the Primer is infused with light diffusers and opaque filters to give an unmatchable illuminated glow. Apply your primer all over the face, patting it on to the skin and then smoothing out with the fingers for an even coverage. Either wear the primer alone or under foundation.

Step 4: Illuminate

Now you've got your flawless base, it's time to add definition. Using the Touche Eclat Illuminating Pen, dot the concealer under the eyes in a triangle starting at the corner of the eye and alone the top of the cheekbone and blend in. Described as eight hours of beauty sleep in a click, the concealer is perfect for appearing more awake and vibrant on those mornings where you struggle to get out of bed!

Step 5: Volumise

For long, elegant lashes use the Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara on the upper and lower lashes to open up the eyes and create definition. Loaded with black mineral pigments and natural extracts that help to strengthen the lash, this Mascara looks after the lashes whilst it elongates them. Brush up from root to tip, moving the spoolie from side to side slightly to fully cover each hair from root to tip for long, glamorous lashes.

Step 6: Lips

Finish your look off with a pop of colour using the Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick, a long- wearing oil formula that adds colour and shine. Enriched with nourishing oils, the lipstick hydrates and melts into the lips, locking in colour and moisture for a fuller  looking pout. Housed in their signature gold case, nothing says luxury like a YSL lipstick!

Shop the whole YSL range at lookfantastic here.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.