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The daughter of one of the original Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber, A rising star with supermodel genes who inspires and excites. A young beauty that incarnates an entire generation. Introducing Kaia Gerber, as the new Makeup Ambassador for YSL Beauté.

“To be the new face of YSL Beauté is an opportunity to write a new story full of fun, colour and makeup. I love the DNA of a brand that is so subversive while being so luxurious and cool!”, underlines Kaia.


Long brown hair and deep dark eyes, striking cheekbones and a big, heartfelt smile: Kaia is definitely a supermodel in the making. Only 17 years old, Kaia has a natural confidence and self-assured sense of style that has enabled her to create an impact on the global fashion community.

Now with notable campaigns and catwalks under her belt, the much sought-after model has earned a name for herself in her own right, with covers for trend-setting publications like i-D, Love and Pop as well as well-established magazines like Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, and Teen Vogue already achieved.

The face of a new generation of fashion stars, Kaia forges her own path, and with a social media following of 3.8 million, is already at the vanguard of fashion’s new landscape.


“I think these days, everything you do has to be measured with a degree of responsibility. If there are people who view me as a role model, I really hope to be able to create positive images and messages that inspire others to feel confident about the way they look, to look after themselves, and basically to be kind to themselves”, declares Kaia.

She represents a new youthful image that is both playful and edgy. Her growing independence coupled with an innate confidence makes her aspirational as a modern-day girl, doing things her own way. Whether she’s photographed by paparazzi while on holiday with her family, or pounding the runways with the fashion elite, she’s her own person, a young woman shaping her destiny, and inspiring others to do the same.


With her own effortless style – a combination of teenage eclectic yet classic taste partly inspired by the legacy of growing up at the forefront of fashion – Kaia Gerber’s commitment to YSL Beauté’s makeup is an exciting new face and voice for the brand.

Starting with a campaign in January 2019 shot by renowned photographer David Sims, Kaia will star as the face of Rouge Volupté Shine, the iconic moisturizing lipstick, and will also be the muse for Touche Éclat and Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in forthcoming campaigns.

“The campaigns were so enjoyable to shoot – David (Sims) and I had both worked with Kaia before, so everything felt very easy, very connected, and we appreciated every moment”, says Tom Pecheux, Global Beauty Director for YSL Beauté.

She embodies the youthful spirit of YSL Beauté, an iconic value of the brand. These new campaigns enhance the natural beauty of this rising star, while allowing for self-expression and makeup creativity.


“Kaia is a blossoming talent with a unique sense of style and a stunning beauty. The perfect embodiment of her generation’s desire for authenticity and edginess, as a muse and ambassador she will convey these values which entirely resonate with what YSL Beauté stands for”, stated Stephan Bezy, International General Manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.


Debenhams Ireland #Glamoween event in The Morgan Hotel 

YSL Beauty were there showing the new All Hours Foundations which I have been trailing and I love it! Also, the All Hours Primer and Tatouage lip colours and lip liners. I couldn’t resist a swatch. 

Urban Decay team were there also showing off the new Heavy Metals Metallic eyeshadow palette, the perfect Christmas present for UD lovers and of course their glitter liners and metallic eyeshadow creams which are so dreamy,creamy and easy to apply for party nights. 

Kat Von D cosmetics were there too! I just love the packaging and these lipsticks were so cute, perfect for nights out! 

Nude by Nature cosmetics. 

This is Y by YSL, men’s fragrance but I loved it! Perfect gift for the men in your life. 

Penthouse in The Morgan Hotel

NYX cosmetics is now available in Debenhams 

Make up For Ever were there too doing a demonstration and talking through upcoming events and new products. 

Thanks for having me Debenhams I had a great night and looking forward to going through my goodie bag and trick or treats 

Happy #GLAMOWEEN @DebenhamsIRE



I am a huge fan of Lenny Kravitz and loved seeing him in concert in Dublin years ago. 

He fell in love with Lisa Bonnet- my favourite character in The Cosby Show and when they had baby Zoë Lenny wrote a song for her “Flowers for zoë” which I loved. Zoë is the image of her mother. 

As make up has been such a huge part of my life I am delighted to hear this news from YSL. 

Scene stealing. From the moment she burst onto our screens, she was hailed as one of the “actors to watch” by Variety magazine. Her recent mesmerising performance in the hit HBO miniseries, Big Little Lies transfixed audiences worldwide. A rising star, from the second she appears on screen, it’s all eyes on her.


Style setting. Constantly acclaimed by the world’s glossiest magazines for her innate style; adored for her willingness to deft fashion conventions and create looks that reflect her personality; she is a much-followed style icon, conveying a free-spirited glamour and modernity with every Insta-post.


Thought provoking. Unafraid to bring her authenticity, confidence and deep respect for the individual to every creative work she produces and everything she does in life, she is a true artist, inside and out.


She is…. Zoë Kravitz.


And YSL Beauty is proud, to welcome the actor and recording artist to the family as new Global Makeup Ambassador.


As a must for YSL in the US Zoë has already been bringing her effortless brand of cool make-up pics and on-the go style tips via social media. Appearing in the YSL Beaute project “Before the Light”, which showcases up-and-coming music talents from around the world, she uses the power of make-up to prepare and reveal their personality on stage.


Zoë will kick-start her new international role with the first of several ground breaking campaigns – Tatouage Couture – launching in August 2017. She is the perfect fit for YSL’s own inventive, defiant and stylish heritage.


“YSL Beauty has always been one of my favourite brands. Their ability to combine the chicest of styles with a raw edge has always been to me one of the best ways to express yourself through fashion and beauty. Nothing is forced, nothing is fake but everything is bold, strong and unafraid. I’m very excited to work with this legendary and timeless company”. ZOË KRAVITZ



STAR EDITION COLLECTORS For starry nights and celebrations. YSL Beauté presents a limited edition duo of collector editions; each adorned with a blanket of glistening stars.


RRP €35

TOUCHE ÉCLAT, the cosmetic icon of a generation. The ultimate pillar of beauty in radiance form. The giver of light. Beauty in a brush stroke. Effortless luminosity at the click of a pen. Then, and always.

Now comes a new twist in the tale for its 25th anniversary. A timeless motif, the stars form an homage to the starry-eyed universe of Yves Saint Laurent. A highly covetable gift, a collectible objet d’art.

Not simply a highlighter, nor a concealer, TOUCHE ÉCLAT instantly releases its magic light, enhancing facial features and contours, erasing all signs of fatigue and dark circles.

Select from three versatile shades:

N° 1 LUMINOUS RADIANCE, a universal illuminator for any skin tone

N° 2 LUMINOUS IVORY, a super-bright beam of light for fair to medium tones

N° 3 LUMINOUS PEACH, a warm glow-giver for medium to darker skin tones



RRP €32.50


MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS is reimagined with a new mood: the timeless rock spirit which sits at the very heart of YSL Beauté. The classic golden cylinder is now wrapped in a fistful of black stars.

Inside, the unique YSL Beauté brush, with its alternating fibers of varying diameters, remains. So too, the wand with just the right amount of flex. Proven to increase lash thickness, the inky black mascara formula stays on morning till night, surged by a unique Triple Film Complex:

COATING FILM – A cellulose polymer increase the lash diameter

CONDITIONING FILM – A polymer with the stretch of polyester for a lengthening result

FIXING FILM – A vinyl polymer to form an invisible veil to fix the colour pigments in place

The shade? It could only be N°1 High Density Black. Dramatic and intense lashes that look unreal in their glory – electrified by the night sky.

Other-worldly nights.

 A celebration of stars from the heart of YSL Beauté.


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In 2017, YSL Beauté taps into the playful characteristics of modern day make-up lovers with a pioneering hybrid formulation. Two formulas; double the benefits. With new VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-BALM, sheer glowing colour conspires with melt-on-the-mouth nourishing care, leaving a kiss of tint as the clue. So skip the mirror; leave effort behind. VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-BALM is the addictive no-brainer for instant colour glow and lasting lip care.


Fusing the nourishing care of a balm with instantly radiant colour, new VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-BALM is a match made in make-up heaven.

Thanks to a unique double core, it comes with twice the benefits – then delivers a completely unique lip finish.



Instantly the outer shell delivers glowing sheer colour with a vivid yet transparent colour pay-off. At the lip-shaped heart of the bullet, a continuous core comes courtesy of new, double “back injection” technology. Two formulas with two different textures are back injected into the bullet to deliver a dual performance formula with a ground-breaking YSL Beauté finish.


Easy, breezy – quick as a flash. VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-BALM leaves a kiss of tint with a just-bitten glow. Addictive, compulsive, a definite cause for obsession – the more you apply and reapply, the more the lasting tint effect intensifies on your lips. Day after day, the nourishing formula promises melting balm care with each swipe.


Available in three shade families, the unique 2-in-1 formula even comes imprinted with a playful lip kiss print at its core.

Me but flirtier 

 N° 1 Dream Me Nude

N° 2 Tease Me Pink

N° 3 Call Me Rose

N° 7 Flirt Me Coral

Me but sexier

N° 8 Catch Me Orange

N° 9 Tempt Me Pink

N° 10 Seduce Me Pink

N° 11 Play Me Fuchsia


Me but hotter 

N° 4 Desire Me Pink

N° 5 Dare Me Plum

N° 6 Touch Me Red

N° 12 Try Me Berr


Available exclusively from Brown Thomas Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Galway and online at BrownThomas.com and from March and launching nationwide April 1st 2017.
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My May Make up Favourites 

Sorry it’s late being posted, I’ve been busy with weddings and shoots. 

It’s hard to pick just a few items but these products have really stood out for me in the last month so are worthy of a mention. 

This little beauty came to my rescue on a few occasions as its staying power is brilliant. I recently had a shoot where the model had “leaky eye” and nothing would stay put under her lower lashes and as I was going for a smoky look I was determined to find something to stick. I pulled out this YSL pencil and blended it under the lower lashes and it worked and didn’t budge. The more poking and prodding you do to an already irritated eye can be a recipe for disaster but with this pencil there was no need to keep at it after I blended it. Would be amazing for people with sensitive eyes and anyone who wants their liner to stay put. 

Products from The Balm:

How about them apples palette: delicious creamy cheek and lip colours perfect for summer and just gorgeous for summer. 

Nude Dudes palette: A perfect selection of nude eye colours to create any smoky eye or natural pretty look you desire. Easy to blend and a mirror included, perfect for your handbag.

Time Balm Primer
: smoothes out skin and blurs fine lines to give skin a great base before applying foundation. I only apply this to the t-zone and its so light and easy to work with. 

Mary Lou Manizer
: because every girl should have this highlighter in their possession. It’s not famous for no reason, it is truly a beautiful highlighter and brightens up a flat make up and adds a glow to tired looking skin. 

Hot Mama
: this has fast become one of my go to blush products. The peachy/coral tones are beautiful and flattering on most skin colours and brighten up any make up application.

Mai Bills be Paid lipstick: my most recent favourite nude lipstick. Creamy and moisturising and gorgeous to accentuate gorgeous lips. 

Ima Goodkisser lipstick
: a lovely pink without blue pigment. A lovely shade that won’t look “too much” and pretty enough for brides. 

Penneys individual eyelashes
are so brilliant when you have limited time to apply lashes but your client doesn’t like strip lashes as they come in little clusters and so make application faster yet give the same amazing result. 

Bella Pierre BB cream

Bellapierre Derma Renew BB (Beauty Balm) Cream is a combination of advanced skincare and full skin coverage. This anti-aging formula acts as four products in one:

· Concealer

· Foundation

· SPF 15

· Moisturizer

Oil free, mineral-based formula will not clog pores and naturally covers imperfections.
Available in 5 shades to match all skin tones.

· Maximum coverage

· Smooth & Matte finish

· Highly pigmented, lasts for 14h

· Flawless appearance

· Silky satin texture

Squeeze a small amount onto fingertips and smooth evenly over face. Blend into neck. Allow to fully absorb.

Here’s some links for stockists:

Y.S.L. Brown Thomas
Y.S.L. Debenhams
The Balm @ Cloud10Beauty
Bella Pierre available at Biofresh

Lipstick Heaven

It’s a very personal choice and one that many women & Brides struggle with. A lot of brides are not lipstick wearing lovers and prefer to wear gloss but for your wedding day it’s best to wear a lipstick as it lasts longer than gloss and you won’t need to reapply it so often.

Here I have just a small selection of lipsticks that have been popular with my brides and they range in colours and textures. 

Inglot Liquid Lipstick in Matte finish:

A creamy consistency which dries to a matte finish leaving lips looking perfect for hours, very little touch up needed and didn’t flake or make lips look dry or cracked when I tested them. 

Inglot Matte liquid lip tint #11 

A gorgeous pink/coral lip colour if you want to have a pop of colour on your lips but it’s not overwhelming. A pretty shade which will enhance your lipshape and give your make up extra definition.

Inglot liquid lip tint matte #12

A pretty pinky/red shade for those more daring brides. Perfect for a vintage look along with simple eye make up and a statement lip. 

The Balm, Ima Goodkisser: 

One of my popular coral/pink lipsticks. It’s moisturising and has lots of pigment so very easy to apply and great for lips which are prone to dryness.

The Balm,Mai Billsbepaid :

The perfect nude for Irish skin tones, pretty shade with moisturising properties and a creamy,satin finish.

Catrice,Luminous Lips,#170:

For the bride who wants more colour and is used to wearing a stronger lip colour. This is like a glaze lip colour so perfect for dry lips but will need to be reapplied more regularly compared to a matte lipstick.

Wet n Wild 912c:

One of my more popular deeper nudes with brides. Adding more depth and because of it’s consistency it will have more staying power. 

Mac, Angel:

A timeless bridal pink lipstick and is still very popular for a pretty yet understated lip for the classic bridal look. Because it is a frost finish it will give a sheen to the lips and also great for dry lips.

Mac, Velvet Teddy:

A cult lipstick associated with Kylie Jenner as this was her staple lipstick before she produced her own line of lipkits. It is a deeper nude lipstick with great staying power and pigment so won’t need as much touch ups compared to a gloss or a frosted finish.

Clinique,Blushing Nude:

A gorgeous classic creamy nude shade with a slight sheen to it for a more natural bride.

Mac,Creme Cup:

A classic nude favourite with Mac lovers gives your lips the nude look without being to orangey or overdone. This is complemented very well with a gloss applied over it. Perfect for someone who chooses a very dramatic eye look.

Mac,Hot Gossip:

A pretty pink which is a cremesheen finish. Lovely on the mother of the bride also. Because it’s a cremesheen it will not be drying on the lips.


A pinky brown lipstick. Very popular for the bride who wants a pinky/brown lipstick which isn’t too daring or bright. It has a frost finish so not drying on lips but has the appearance of a creamy lipstick.

YSL Rouge Voupté Shine:

A clear moisturising lipstick which treats and cares for your lips when you apply it. Great on its own to add moisture to dry lips or over a matte lipstick or lipliner to add shine and dimension to lips making them appear larger.

Mac,Pure Zen:

A gorgeous soft creamy peach nude lipstick for those who want a soft kissable lip without too much drama. This is a very easy to wear colour and is gorgeous teamed with a brown smoky eye and coral peach blusher.

Charlotte Tilbury, Nude Kate:

A gorgeous nude with orange/peachy undertones. Gorgeous on tanned/swallow skin and beautiful packaging when you pull it out of your bag to top up your lipstick.

Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution,Between the sheets:

This pink/coral is one of my new found favourites for brides who want a pink which is soft enough for their wedding day. It is matte so will last longer than a cream or frost lipstick.

Rimmel, Kate Moss #45:

I’m so happy I found this lipstick it has been a huge hit with my clients who hate lipstick but need a slight colour on their lips. It is a soft pinky brown and so easy to wear. It suits everyone and is even more gorgeous with a pop of gloss on top. 


 A pretty pink which is the perfect choice for brides or anyone who likes a deeper pink. This would be best suited for people with fuller lips and quite a natural eye make up look. It’s a creamy consistency and although it won’t dry out your lips don’t expect it to be long lasting.

The Balm
, Meet Matt(e) Hughes, Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks:

Sincere, A fabulous mix of a nude with a Mauve/pink/brown hue which gives the lips definition without being too dark. Lasts approx 4hrs+ Gorgeous alone or with a dab of gloss in the centre of the lower lip.

Adoring, A deep,rich,luxurious red with wine/burgundy base. Not for the faint hearted. Would suit a darker skin tone perfectly and would be stunning with a nude lined eye make up look. Would best suit larger fuller lips and not for dry flaky lips as it dries to a matte finish. Again you can expect it to stay put and not transfer for at least 4hours.

Chivalrous, A bright Barbie pink. I’ve had a few brides who will opt for a statement lip and this would be just amazing for that look. It really is as bright and beautiful as you see it here. Not for the faint hearted. You need confidence and flawless make up to pull this off. It really is such a beautiful shade for a summer wedding or a girls night out. Will last 4hrs+ but will need to be reapplied after eating/drinking etc. 

And last but not least my budget favourites:

Penneys P.S. Liquid Lipsticks:

PS Liquid Lipstick #15 Nude:

€2.50 available from Penneys and this is very popular it’s mostly always sold out and impossible to get your hands on. It is a very wearable nude lipstick with quite a tacky,sticky finish so will not be drying and if you lose it you won’t be devastated.Ive used this on top of high end lipsticks to make the lipstick three dimensional and to add the illusion of volume to the lips. A must have for everyone.

PS Liquid Lipstick #02 Peach:

I’ve had many a bridesmaid fall in love with this and just in shock that this is from Penneys. It’s such a gorgeous peach and so pretty on the lips. And at only €2.50 it’s amaze value. 

CATRICE, Volumizing Lip Booster:

I stumbled upon this when I was waiting for my prescription and playing with the testers on the CATRICE stand and was drawn to it. I have used it on every make up application since and everyone has loved the smell,taste and slight tingling sensation it gives to plump your lips. It’s quite a subtle pink so it would go over any lipstick,liner or gorgeous on its own for kissable soft glossy lips. available nationwide and only €3.99.

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Here are some Stockists  :

The Balm Europe Also available from :Make Up For Ever Dublin & Debenhams
Wet n Wild
Charlotte Tilbury

YSL Preview 

YSL invited me to preview their new products in their gorgeous office in Styne House,Dublin which will be on Sale in May and June.I loved the Make up demonstration using all the new products by Fred Letailleur YSL European Make up Artist, I could watch and listen to him all day long with that gorgeous French accent.

Cara Delevigne is the YSL cover girl and she looks incredible wearing the new summer range. 


First up are the new coloured mascaras above is just a selection as there are a few others too including a gorgeous silver one which would be both gorgeous in editorial shoots or for a night out. 

The colour pay off is amazing and the YSL mascaras smell divine. Packaging as usual from YSL is beautiful and its classic gold is instantly recognisable.

We also had a play with the new improved eye pencils and new eye pencils which are waterproof and designed especially for your waterline, the colour range is amazing and the pigment and longevity is incredible. 

We had a look at some of the liquid Eyeshadows too, the palette of gorgeous fresh summer colours, the lipgloss(a wearable subtle pink) too! 

The palette is so pretty and the blue denim effect fabric on the palette is so gorgeous to house these fabulous Eyeshadows for your summer make up looks.

I had such a gorgeous morning playing with the new products and testing them out. My hand was covered and my nails even experience the beauty of YSL too.

YSL is available from YSL counters and Brown Thomas 💋