I recently had the opportunity to chat with Yves St. Laurent national makeup artist, Dell Ashley, at the San Francisco Saks 5th Avenue cosmetics counter. Thanks to his expertise, I'll be sharing some of his best tips and tricks for accentuating your beauty over the next few weeks. Let's start off with three makeup shades that he says look great on practically everybody. (Don't worry if you can't swing the cost of YSL's luxe products. You can always try similar shades at the drugstore if you're on a budget.)
- A mauve-pink lipstick: Not too pink, not too purple, and not too brown, YSL's Pure Lipstick in #66 Rosewood ($30) is naturally flattering. "I have yet to put it on a person that didn't like it," Ashley says.
- A glowing peachy blush: "For summertime, a peachy color is always pretty. It's going to give you a nice glow without looking heavy," he explains. YSL's Blush Variation in #18 Coral Sand ($44) combines both a matte and iridescent finish to create a complementary subtle peachy-pink shade with slightly golden undertones.
- A champagne shadow: A perfectly balanced shade, YSL's Water Resistant Cream Eyeshadow in #1 Pink Sands ($28.50) is a soft, slightly shimmery pink that lends a subtle glow.
Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, San Francisco