Yves Saint Laurent

In 1961, Algerian-born French designer Yves Saint Laurent broke away from the house of Dior to launch his eponymous fashion brand. The label was hugely successful and would go on to become one of the most recognised in the world, redefining women’s wardrobes forever with ground-breaking designs like the female tuxedo. 

With the unveiling of a luxury cosmetics line, the premium Paris brand cemented its status as a heavyweight in the beauty industry. Today, iconic products such as YSL’s ‘Touche Éclat’ and ‘False Effect Mascara’ are essential weapons in every make up artist’s beauty kit.

As beautiful as they are impactful, its gilded-cased lipsticks are highly pigmented for a rich, deep colour, and the brand’s array of glossy nail colours are regarded by beauty editors as some of the best in the business. Paving the way with innovative skincare technology, including the youth-boosting Forever line, Yves Saint Laurent’s age-defying beauty range is trusted by millions to smooth fine lines and keep skin radiant.

Before stepping out the front door, mist yourself with one of the house’s signature scents to complete an alluring after dark ensemble, inspired by inimitable Parisienne style.