Cara Delevingne is the face for the new YSL Terre Saharienne summer 2015 makeup collection, drawing its inspiration from the land of Marrakech, a city where summer seems to live on forever. It is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco and it appears as if many designers are reaching out to that region for the inspirations this year. The heat you will see and feel on your skin with these products, while it is clear that there is an aura of freshness throughout, the colors both modern and timeless themselves and inspired by the cities specific hues. The emphasis of this collection is on the summer tan that is perfect all around, with bronzy gold eye makeup and lips and nails that are spiced up in shades. It will become available in Douglas and Sephora at the end of April 2015 and offer 5 different products within its collection.
YSL Terre Saharienne Couture Palette (€59.00) (Limited Edition)
The couture palette literally uses the colors of the Marrakech city, earthy hues that range from dark to light, a touch of pink and a touch of white. There are 5 geometric blocks of colors included in the compact that can bring the Middle Eastern/African flavour to your complexion. It is as spicy as we had hope, though softer than expected.
• No.12 Mauresques
YSL Les Sahariennes (€52.00) (Limited Edition)
The powder balm that YSL has come up with is perfect to create a naturally radiant complexion, showing off the best new definitely of “sun kissed” skin. It allows for some lovely contouring and really brings emphasis to the facial features, the high cheekbones, the hollow right below, the length of the nose and point of the chin. Everything is made to be all the more breathtaking with the Les Sahariennes powder. It is a limited edition items, and comes in 5 different colors, ranging from sable to sienna.
• No.2 Sable
• No.3 Epice
• No.4 Fauve
• No.5 Ambre
• No.6 Sienne
Gloss Volupte (€29.00)
We already had shades of Rose orfevre and Rose Jersey to date, coming in a gorgeous tube where the applicator itself was made to look like lips that would be kissing the gloss onto your own. It is a lightweight, non-sticky lip-gloss that is intensely glossy and the texture feels incredible. This style of cosmetic has been available by Yves Saint Laurent for quite a while now.
• No.50 Orange Sagatte
• No.107 Bordeaux Sarouel
Baby Doll Kiss & Blush (€38.00)
The Kiss and Blush line includes two colors, a rather intense pink and an earthy nude brown. It is part of the more permanent collection offered by the brand and we are certainly happy for it, even if the prices might seem a little high for the products. The name and the tube itself make the cost worthwhile, for it is one of the bestselling products on the YSL market. You can play with the color and mix and match on your lips and our cheeks with this as the ultra blendable air whipped mousse beautiful highlights both.
• N0.04 Audacious Orange
• No.12 Oriental Beige
La Lacque Couture (€25.50)
The two couture style nail lacquer hues are exceptionally inviting and quite perfect for use during the summer and well into the autumn months as well. The yellow has a mustard tint to it, while the red brick of the Brun Henne makes it all the more endearing.
• No.61 Brun Henné
• No.62 Jaune Babouche
Photos courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent