Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSL’s Autumn Look (part 1 of 2)

YSL Fall 2009 Makeup Collection

Of all the stunning visuals for this fall’s new makeup collections, this one from Yves Saint Laurent has to be my favourite. So Studio 54, isn’t it?

Back in the spring, we beauty folk got the inside scoop on how to create it. It was a huge thrill to meet Val Garland, one of the world’s TOP makeup artists and currently the artistic advisor for YSL. (You can watch a video interview of her here.) Not only did she demonstrate all the products for us on a model, but she also gave us some GREAT tips (great as in I actually hadn’t heard most of them before—quite a feat considering I’ve been writing about makeup for some time now).

Here’s what Val had to say about the inspiration for this collection:

“It’s a celebration of women. [It's looking at] a really manicured moment, from the 1940s right up to the 1980s. It’s about sculpted faces, statement red lips, brows… there’s something for everyone. We saw a lot of grey and black clothes on the catwalks, so this collection is about embracing colour. Makeup is making a comeback.”

Amen to that! Before I tell you more about what the collection includes, here are some pics of the makeup, the model she demonstrated on and Val herself.

First, here’s the makeup. GORGEOUS, no? We all sat at tables and were served champagne and gourmet French fries while we got to play with it. (And yes, that’s my idea of heaven. It was like art class for grown-ups!)

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Now here’s the gorgeous model. One of the things Val was demonstrating was a chartreuse eye shadow (you’ll see it in the pic above) that looks quite vivid in the palette, but is in fact very wearable on the face.

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See how pretty it is when she closes her eyes? Never thought I would love something like this, but I do.

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And here’s Ms. Garland herself (chatting with my friend Malena of Hello! magazine.)

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And finally—after the jump, I’ve got the lowdown on each piece in the collection. Stay tuned for Part Two tomorrow where I’ll be sharing Val’s awesome makeup tips!

ysl gloss volupte frozen cherry 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) YSL Gloss Volupté Sheer Sensual Gloss Stick SPF 9 ($35) in No. 1-Iced Lychee, No. 2-Chilled Raspberry, No. 3-Frozen Cherry and No. 4-Frosted Plum
YSL palette y 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) Limited Edition YSL Palette Y Collector Powder for the Complexion ($78)
ysl creme de blush 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) Limited Edition YSL Crème de Blush Cream Blush ($48) in No. 1-Velvety Peach, No. 2-Powdery Rose and No. 3-Silky Praline
ysl la lacque stormy grey 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) Limited Edition YSL La Laque Long-lasting Nail Lacquer ($24) in No. 39-Stormy Grey
ysl eye duo peach brown 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) YSL Ombres Duolumières Eye Shadow Duo ($52) in No. 21-Anise Green/Intense Plum and No. 23-Pearly Peach/Mink Brown
ysl 5 colour harmony midnight 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) YSL Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes ($72) in No. 7-Bronze Gold and No. 8-Midnight
ysl mascara sublime grey 274x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) YSL Luxurious Mascara for a False Lash Effect ($36) in No. 8-Sublime Grey
ysl rouge volupte exquisite plum 171x300 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) YSL Rouge Volupté Silky – Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 ($38) in No. 19-Frivolous Pink, No. 20-Spicy Pink, No. 21-Vibrant Brown and No. 22-Exquisite Plum
ysl extreme purple1 Channeling Studio 54: Val Garland presents YSLs Autumn Look (part 1 of 2) YSL La Laque Long-lasting Nail Lacquer ($24) in No. 40-Extreme Purple

At The Bay flagship stores in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, and in Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.

3 Comments

Michelle (Lipstick Rules)
Thursday, September 24/2009 at 8:32 pm

YSL makeup and gourmet fries? What more can a girl ask for??

I saw this palette yesterday at Holt’s and thought it was pretty but wasn’t sure about the green. I might have to revisit. I love the Rouge Volupte colour the model in the ad is wearing. It’s now on my wish list.
Sounds like a fabulous event. Look forward to reading the tips!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, September 25/2009 at 11:28 am

I don’t think you can really go wrong with that palette because the other colours are all so neutral (browns and sands). The chartreuse is just a fun little addition – depending on your colouring of course. But on the model it seemed to go on pretty sheer, and more green than yellow (which is good!).

I LOVE anything YSL puts in a lipstick tube as well… I’m more of a gloss girl so I find the Gloss Volupte pretty amazing.

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Michelle (Lipstick Rules)
Friday, September 25/2009 at 9:21 pm

Love it.

I haven’t tried their glosses so I MUST check that out. I’m turning into a Rouge Volupte fanatic though. ;-)

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