YSL’s Summer 2009 Look and How To Get It For Less

I came across a must have look for summer! What is it? Who’s it for? It is for you ladies that want to get out of your boring brown eyeshadow look. Yves Saint Laurent’s makeup website has a bright blue eye look that I want to re-create right now! Although, for the majority of us, if we were to follow along with each product used on this model, our total YSL purchase would round out to be over $200!! That’s a pretty penny for a pretty face, but I think it can be done cheaper. Check out the YSL tutorial at the above link, then look below for some recession options.

Here’s where you could skimp a little and where you should splurge:

Splurge On – EYES:

YSL Tresor D‘afrique Collection, 5 Colour Palette, ($62). Yes, this is expensive, I get it. But this is for a 5 piece eyeshadow which is really the bulk of re-creating this look (this breaks down to like $12 a color). YSL’s eyeshadow pigments are amazing and the inspiration behind this palette is vivid color schemes of the African nature.


~Face- Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector by Maybelline($9 ). It’s a concealer/highlighter product that is way cheaper than the Touche Eclat.

~Bronzer- Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer ($5) can give you an all over summery glow without the actual sun.

~Mascara-Max Factor Vivid Impact Duo Highlighting Mascara in Blushing Blue ($8). Blue lashes to finish off the bright blue eye- such an attention grabber!!

~Lips- Victoria’s Secret Perfect Lipstick in “Satin Sheets” ($12) is the perfect substitute for YSL’s lipcolor of light peachy pink. With eyes that vivid, you want to tone down the lips.

These substitute products cut the YSL total in half! Go out on a limb and add a little oomph to your summer makeup.

Oh, and pay attention as to where to stop with your blue shadow- only go from lash line to crease or you might end up looking like Mimi from The Drew Carey Show if you take it on up the brow- and that ain’t such a good look!