Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

The YSL products you need in your life

YSL beauty is a brand I have used for many years now, and I feel like it just keeps getting better. My first ever product was a Rouge Volupte lipstick and since then I’ve been hooked. As most Makeup Artist’s will be able to relate, a good base is key to perfecting any kind of look and I think after using these products for a few weeks now I just may have found my new favourite Primer especially!!

The Touche Eclat Blur Primer $93 comes in 3 colour options to make sure your covered with every skin tone. I opted to try the pink as it’s best for all skin tones, which is the best choice for use within my kit.When you see how Pink the product comes out you will probably have a minor freak out, but don’t be alarmed it fully blends into the skin and leaves you with a beautiful silky smooth base.

Converting me to this primer took quite abit as I have been a dedicated Smashbox Primer lover for over 5 years now. I truly do find the Touche Eclat primer is worth investing in. It corrects the skin so beautifully that it can even be worn alone on bare skin, which gives you a beautiful radiant appearance. When worn with makeup not only does it smooth and even out the skins surface but it prolongs the wear of any products applied.

All Hours Foundation $101 – I forgot how much I loved this, and now im re obsessed if thats even a thing. Being a beauty blogger and Makeup Artist I am often trying out lots of products and can sometimes forget where I stash my favourites. This foundation is so fab, I apply it with a beauty blender and only need a small amount of product to achieve my desired coverage.

The All Hours foundation is a lightweight matte finish, which is what I often lean towards having slightly oily skin. It stays on really well, and requires zero touch ups, that I find personally anyway. I still set my t-zone with a light powder, but this is just because it’s a habit for me to do with all my foundations.

What does the brand say?

What it is:
A 24-hour, natural matte foundation with buildable, medium-to-full-coverage that blurs pores and fines lines, for uninterrupted flawless wear that looks just-applied all day.

What it does:
All Hours Longwear Natural Matte Foundation won’t cake, dry, flake, or fade for up to 24 hours. The advanced, transfer-proof, oil-free, and non-pore-clogging formula comes in 33 shades. Flexible pigments and skin-loving ingredients provide flawless coverage that stands up to makeup meltdowns. The weightless texture leaves skin feeling fresh and comfortable all day—like you have nothing on.

So now that I’ve told you about the Primer and Foundation I am currently loving it would be rude for me to not mention AGAIN for probably the 1000th time since I started this blog – my love for the Touche Eclat Radiance perfecting Pen $69.

An iconic product within YSL’s range, this is the ultimate when it comes to getting rid of darkness on the skin, especially under the eyes. The Touche Eclat Radiance pen is designed to smooth, brighten and perfect your appearance. There’s no shimmer or glitter in this, allowing it to blend seamlessly with your base, which I think is probably why I love it so much!!

So you have these amazing base products right? Now course you need something to keep them all in place so you are looking fab all day long and into the night!! YSL beauty have literally just launched a setting spray and it is incredible!! The Top Secrets fixing spray $85 not only smells delicious, but it’s lightweight and super hydrating on the skin. You can also use this pre makeup to give your skin a beautiful glow!



I created the look above using the products I have just shared with you all, but I also used a couple of my other YSL Beauty must haves! YSL is such a great brand, so if you havent yet purchased yourself a treat make sure you do, you wont regret it! The only other stay in line product I am yet to try is their brushes. Which are sitting at the top of my wish list for sure, although I think it would be hard to part with them and not want them just for my personal kit eek!!

Bronzer : LES SAHARIENNES BRONZING STONES in 01 creates a beautiful warm glow on the skin without looking orange!! This product is super buildable and a absolute must have for me!

Highlight : Touche Eclat Glow Shot – A liquid highlight that is the finishing touch to any look. I apply this with my fingers and a little goes a really long way so be light handed!! I have the shade 02

Lips: Rouge Volupte Shine in the shade 15 – these are a beautiful lipstick that give just the right amount of colour whilst still keeping your pout hydrated, they are designed to help soften and condition your lips so are a total Winter must have!!

And there you have it a few of my YSL faves! If you try any of the above out make sure you let me know your thoughts!!
Stacey x

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