Its the One & Only
I happened to be shopping at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga when I stumbled upon the first stand-alone YSL beaute store in Canada. Seriously, why did no one tell me about this? The super cool lacquered interior and neon lights pulled me inside. The gleaming gold packaging of the YSL products made me adamant about picking out a few trinkets that I could take home with me. I will never underestimate the level of luxury I feel when I pull out a gold tube of YSL lipstick. For those that feel intimidated by the higher end price, their products are definitely something I can stand behind… so treat yourself! With the holiday season quickly approaching one of their products (or a few) would definitely make a cute gift for someone special.
I Want It All
I really wanted to mention that the store manager Suzie is SO NICE and HELPFUL. I always feel a tad overwhelmed when I hit any makeup store because I never know where to look first. Suzie made a few product recommendations for what I was looking for that felt very genuine. I ended up picking up two Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks, one in my favorite shade #10 Beige Tribute and the other was a recommendation, #72 Rouge Vinyl. I have also fallen victim to overlining my lips lately so I also purchased the Dessein Des Levres Lip Styer in #20 Brun Sahara.
Check, Check, Check, It Out
If you are curious about YSL beaute products I would highly recommend checking this location out. I was told this is considered a pop-up store and will only be in Square One for the next two months. Did I mention that this is the ONLY stand-alone YSL store in Canada? There are plenty of opportunities to take bouge Instagram pictures while you shop around the store. The store also offers complimentary engraving with every purchase and a gift if you spend over $100. When I was told about the engraving I knew I need my name immortalized on one of their lipsticks. LIKE HELLO… I adore feeding my ego! If you don’t have a full-time photographer at your disposal to take all those bougie pics don’t worry there are two photo booths you can choose from.
Lastly, I wanted to include a few of my favorite YSL make up product must-haves!
My YSL Makeup Must-Haves
If you want to give yourself a chiseled contour then this is something you should splurge on. The Radiance Perfecting Pen is something in between a concealer and a highlighter. The best part is that it highlights your best features without all the shimmer or glitter.
My favorite shade, as mentioned is #10 Beige Tribute. There are two YSL lipstick ranges and the Rouge Pur Couture is considered the matte collection. Anytime I wear a YSL lipstick I am bound to get a ton of compliments on my lip colour throughout the day.
I am a sucker for a good primer especially ones that mimic the texture of a serum. When I first looked at this primer I was slightly hesitant about purchasing it because of the gold glitter. Luckily, the glitter is hardly detectable once applied to the skin. My skin is almost always on the dryer side, this primer gives my face a touch of radiance that looks natural.