YSL Spring Look 2017 – The Street and I


Having been a huge Saint Laurent fan over the past seasons, I was curious how Anthony Vaccarello’s debut at the French Maison would be. Obviously, it was ’80s glamour for the party girls. For the show, blazing against the night sky, was the famous YSL logo with a Y back at home that went missing under Hedi Slimane.

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ysl-logoThe logo is back…

Vaccarello even took the logo into the fabulous stiletto heels (love those). Cathy Horyn of NYMag made me laugh, she said that in this case YSL stands for Young Parisian Designer’s experiment.

ysl_heels_logoThe new must-have heels this S/S 2017 season.
To pre-shop those beauties, click HERE please.

You definitely cannot go wrong with the brand’s Spring 2017 makeup collection, so-called «The Street and I». A piece of YSL and definitely lighter on your wallet. As you might have already guessed from the mood photos, this collection is inspired by graffiti, music, Los Angeles, New York, London, Shanghai and Paris. The colors are vibrant, modern. If you are loving orange than you definitely can’t miss out on this collection. Take a closer look! It is in stores now.


LoL, Sandra


Face Palette Collector
The Street and I – Limited Edition – CHF 75.00
Couture Palette Collector The Street and I – Limited Edition – CHF 100.00


Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo  Stick
– New – CHF 45.00
01 From Marrakesh to Paris – bright coral / intense fuchsia
03 From Cute to Devilish – gentle coral / warm orange
04 From Me to You – pale rose / blush pink
07 From Mild to Spicy – cherry red / plum brown


Rouge Volupte Shine – CHF 50.00
57 Rouge Spencer (new)
58 Orange Tournon (new)
59 Fuchsia Jumpsuit (new)
60 Rose Marceau (new)


Gloss Volupté – CHF 48.00
211 Acrylic Pink (new)
212 Orange Granite (new)


Dessin du Regard Eye Pencil – CHF 36.00
08 Blanc Arty – white
09 Pink Graffiti – pink / black
10 Orange Graffiti – orange / black

La Lacque Couture Limited Edition – CHF 38.00
80 Blanc Arty (will stay)
81 Vandal Orange
82 Asphalt Grey

Photos: Courtesy of YSL

YSL Flower Crush Press Event

YSL Flower Crush Makeup Spring 2014 Collection Press Launch

Recently, we had an eminent visit in Zurich. Llyod Simmonds, Creative Director Make-up Yves Saint Laurent, had flown in to present his newest creation at Aura:
the FLOWER CRUSH Spring Look 2014.

Lovers and collectors of YSL beauty items will be pleased to look at those limited edition beauty must-haves that will hit the shelves in Switzerland in February 2014.

Gloss Volupté

My personal favourites are the new GLOSS VOLUPTÉ lip glosses that replace the brand’s iconic Golden Gloss. This new generation of lip shine will be available in 24 shades in three different harmonies: golden, iridescent and pure. Four of these are already included in the upcoming YSL Spring 2014 Flower Crush Collection. What makes the gloss stand out is its applicator, which is designed to look like a kiss-shape and which allows for precise application.
As Lloyd put it: “An invitation to kiss.”

LoL, Sandra




Sandra Bauknecht - Lloyd Simmonds

Lloyd Simmonds with me


PIVOINE CRUSH Palette Collector pour les Yeux CHF 89.00 (One Shot)


Flower Crush YSL-BlushROSY BLUSH Palette Collector pour le Teint CHF 89.00 (One Shot)



GLOSS VOLUPTÉ N°104 Prune Organdi –  N°49 Terriblement Fuchsia – N°19 Rose Orfèvre – N°3 Rose Fusion CHF 48.00 each


Rouge Volupté YSL Flower CrushROUGE VOLUPTÉ N°34 Rose Asarine – N° 31 Fuchsia Tourbillon – N°33 Rose Neillia – N°32 Corail Jalouse CHF 50.00 each


Yves_Saint_Laurent_Flower_Crush_spring_2014_makeup_rouge pur couture

ROUGE PUR COUTURE VERNIS À LÈVRES N°32 Rouge Avant-Gardiste – N°33 Bourgogne Artistique CHF 48.00 each


YSL Flower Crush Nail Polishes

LA LACQUE COUTURE N°48 Rose Scabiosa (One Shot) – N°49 Rouge Pablo CHF 38.00 each


Flower Crush eyes

MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS N°22 Violine Ténébreuse CHF 50.00 (One Shot)


Photos: © David Biedert and © Sandra Bauknecht

YSL Electric Chic Fall 2013 Makeup Look

YSL Electric Chic Fall 2013

No other than Cara Delevingne is the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s campaign for this year’s fall beauty look, so-called ELECTRIC CHIC. As described in the press release as Cara herself, the YSL woman “is urban, strong and self-confident. She knows how to play with cosmopolitan codes and contrasts. She gets inspired by the electric energy of the town. She accentuates all her facettes. She invents herself every day and every night.”


As always, here is a good look at the collection that is in stores now. The star products pay tribute to pop art and NYC’s street art.

The two limited edition graffiti-embellished eye palettes are called City Drive Classy (black and gold case), and City Drive Arty (fuchsia and gold case).


CHF 89.00 each


CHF 67.00 each


ROUGE PUR COUTURE N° 50- Rouge Néon, N° 51 – Corail Urbain, N° 53 – Beige Promenade – N° 54 – Prune Avenue
CHF 48.00 each


From left to right: EYELINER BABY DOLL N° 14 – Reflets Cuivre CHF 51.00
DESSIN DES LEVRES N° 20 – Mocha and N° 21 Sepia, CHF 35.00 each


LA LACQUE COUTURE N° 38 – Gris Underground, N° 39 – Beige Gallery (Limited Edition), N° 40 Sepia 7e Art (Limited Edition), CHF 38.00 each

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of YSL Beauty

YSL Fall 2012 – Contemporary Amazon


The Yves Saint Laurent woman moves through Paris as if it were an urban jungle. Dressed in a tuxedo jacket, leopard-print silk crepe de chine top and stretch-leather leggings, she strides at a determined, steady pace along the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près, clutching her Cabas Chyc alligator-effect bag close to her, like a talisman. The totally liberated, enticing YSL woman is radiant in her stiletto pumps. She releases a disarming tension created by playing on contrasts to more effectively reveal herself.


Yves Saint Laurent’s fall makeup look “CONTEMPORARY AMAZON” created by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Make-up Yves Saint Laurent, has the same power. It “expresses a desire to get back to the basics, a desire for a luminous matteness that is both natural and sophisticated, with effects that can be tailored to a personalized look. Khaki, black, gold, red, the classics of the contemporary Rive Gauche woman who has a daring approach to colour and a free spirit combined with true Parisian chic.”


YSL Fall2012-Star-ProductSTAR PRODUCT

Palette CoutureAn alternative to blush, another way to sculpt the cheekbones.
CHF 89.-


YSL-Pure-Chromatics-4-Wet-and-Dry-Eye-Shadows-11_matte-450x298Pure Chromatics
CHF 79.-

Harmony N°10 and Harmony N°11

ysl mascara graphite greenMascara Volume Effet Faux
CHF 49.-

N°19 Graphite Green


Rouge Pure Couture – The Mats
CHF 48.- each

N°201 Orange Imagine, N°202 Rose Crazy, N°203 Rouge Rock, N°204 Rouge Scandal, N°205 Prune Virgin and N°206 Grenat Satisfaction

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La Lacque Couture
CHF 36.- each

N°31 Khaki Arty (on my nails below) and N°32 Rouge Expressioniste

Khaki Arty1

ysl dare to glow

Dare to GlowA silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer.
(Limited edition)
CHF 34.- each

N°1 Tempting Gold, N°2 Fatal Red and N°3 Naughty Pink

And don’t miss the following product:

Le-Teint-Touche-Eclat-450x171Le Teint Touche Éclat
CHF 67.-

One word: Amazing! Classical foundation formulas contain varying amounts of opaque powders that result in a diffused reflection – a “masked” effect that leaves skin looking grey and dull, especially on darker complexions. Now, for the very first time with LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT, Yves Saint Laurent resolves this dilemma by replacing the powder with a soft focus gel. Through a diffusing and translucent texture on the skin’s surface, this unique soft focus gel smoothes away imperfections without ever masking the skin, ensuring skin colour purity for a natural-looking and sophisticated glow.

Available in 22 shades, organized in colour families, from beiges to golden and rosy hues, from the lightest to the darkest tones, corresponding to the 7000 skin tones identified in the world.

In stores now!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent and © Sandra Bauknecht

YSL Summer 2012 Makeup Look

Ladies Who Lunch

There are some beautiful things on their way from Yves Saint Laurent: The house’s new makeup summer collection which will be launching in Switzerland in May 2012
I love the earthy hues with the contrast of blue that inspired me to this look:

Olive green logo T-shirt by Yves Saint Laurentlace-print cropped low-rise skinny jeans iconby Dolce & Gabbanaruched suede ankle boots iconby Brian Atwoodgold-plated lace-effect cuff iconand Arty gold-plated glass ring iconby Yves Saint Laurentbag by Alexander McQueenblue wool and silk-blend blazer by Stella McCartney.icon

YSL Summer 2012


My favourite products for the eyes: The Pure Chromatics Eyeshadow Palette N°8 Sand (CHF 79.-) can be used dry and wet and looks gorgeous in combination with the Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof N°4 Blue Majorelle (CHF 50.-).

For your eyes only

Here you can see how I applied the eyeshadow palette. I used the three earthy hues dry on the lid and blended them well starting with the darker tone up to the lightest one. The olive shade was applied wet like an eyeliner. I finished off the look with lots of black mascara for the upper lashes and used the blue mascara for the lower lashes to open the eye beautifully.

YSL Bleu Majorelle

On my nails I am wearing the new La Lacque Couture in N°18 Bleu Majorelle (CHF 37.-).
The nail polish is part of the new La Lacque Couture La Vernithèque collection which will be launching in May 2012 in Switzerland.

Thirty new shades that offer high shine and easy application with a new brush. Choose from a colour palette of reds and  oranges, pinks and fuchsias, plums and purples, nudes and browns, and other groundbreaking shades.

LoL, Sandra

Ysl lackPhotos: Courtesy of YSL and © Sandra Bauknecht