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Five Easy Makeup Tips From YSL's Dell Ashley

Five Easy Makeup Tips From YSL's Dell Ashley

A few weeks ago, I met up with Yves St. Laurent's national makeup artist, Dell Ashley, at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco. While we talked weddings and flattering makeup shades, I also picked up a few good-to-know tips along the way. Some are great for everyday use, and some are seasonally appropriate for the rising temperatures ahead. For the scoop,


  • Melt-proof: For warmer weather, focus on melt-proof makeup. Ashley recommends Yves Saint Laurent Water-Resistant Eyeshadow ($28.50), particularly if you're spending a day at the beach and want to look great.
  • Bronzed body: If your face is looking darker than your body, even out your neck and décolleté with YSL's limited-edition Collector Sun Powder ($72). For a bargain, swirl E.L.F. Kabuki Body Brush ($8) into your regular bronzer for a similar effect.
  • Makeup's not a coverup: The best makeup doesn't cover up your flaws as much as it enhances your features. "You want someone to say you look beautiful, not the makeup," said Ashley.
  • No rules: "Throw all the rules out the window," said Ashley. "Wearing makeup and being beautiful in makeup is about feeling good about how you look."
  • Warms with cools: "Too much of a warm color or too much of a cool color can look a little bland," he advised. For a look with interest and depth, Ashley recommends wearing a warm eye with a cool lip.
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    jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
    love the warm and cool tip.
    jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
    love the warm and cool tip.
    DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 7 years
    Plasticine - The only reason I wear a little bit of makeup to the beach is because my friends are camera-crazy, and my eyes look really small without the help of a little bit of waterproof mascara and liner. (I really do keep it very light!) And often, we'll go straight from the beach and to a cafe, and I want to feel like I'm not completely (facially) naked!
    Beauty Beauty 7 years
    Haha, Plasticine!! Yes, it does happen.
    plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
    people wear makeup to the beach? color me surprised!
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