By RIO ROSE RIBAYA
As the original was published on 23 May 2017
It’s been almost a month since Yves Saint Laurent opened its first YSL Beauté flagship boutique in Malaysia. And as beauty addicts who have long faced the inconvenience of having to hunt for our beloved YSL beauty products at airport counters, we’re so excited to finally be able to get our hands on its covetable beauty staples without having to leave the country.
We’re not the only ones, though. Since its official public opening on 3 May, the store has proved such a hit with local makeup connoisseurs and YSL fans, that we’ve noticed queues that stretch along half the length of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s third floor.
Aside from the long line, you won’t miss the white lights and silver metal frames that make the entire space of the YSL Beauté store radiate from afar. Red tabletop accessories and posters immaculately framed on black marble and mirror walls, inject a dash of luxury and sophistication.
Spanning over 1,507 square feet, this YSL beauty flagship is considered to be the largest one in the world. It is also the first and only store in Asia to follow the Parisian couture fashion house’s minimalist architecture.
To pamper its Malaysian fans even further, YSL has also installed its first and only engraving station in the whole of Asia, where you can personalise and have your names or initials engraved on your precious tubes or compacts — perfect for gifting.
Apart from all these interesting features, what we’re really ecstatic about is being able to get our hands on the full range of YSL beauty products, which spans makeup, skincare products and perfumes. To prepare you for your next visit to our new favourite store, we’ve rounded up our 5 favourite YSL products worth adding to your dresser.
YSL Beauté is located at Lot 3.63.00, Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur at No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
With one sold every 10 seconds worldwide, this is definitely the most popular product from YSL Beauté. At first impression, it looks like any other skin brightening product. But applying YSL Touch Eclat on your face will do more than just that. It helps even out sallowness, blurs blemishes, and gives your skin a well-rested glow especially under the eye. Feeling light as a feather, it blends evenly and lasts for hours.
Available for RM170.
Aside from intense colour, we love how just a sweep of YSL Rouge Pur Couture is enough to dress the lips in comforting moisture and anti-oxidant care. Taking inspiration from Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic colour palette of red, fuchsia and orange, this luxuriously gold tube provides medium to full coverage with a satiny finish.
Available for RM142.
We’ll confess that we’d buy this ink-in-cushion foundation just for its looks alone. More than the pretty black and gold compact packaging, we’re impressed with how the pillow applicator keeps the mess of using foundations to a minimum, while ensuring its enhanced feather-like formula is stored airtight in an inkwell within the compact. But what we love even more is the moisturising feeling and cooling effect from the foundation’s rolling gel system, which leaves colour that gives a matte yet luminous finish.
Available for RM240.
With a supple yet water-resistant texture, YSL Mascara Volume Effect Cils will give you extreme, dense, and dramatic lashes with minimum effort. Its hourglass-shaped brush allows more of its thick and luxuriously rich formula to instantly grip the lashes, gently curving them with intense definition. Apply it in a zig-zag motion to get elegantly long lashes that are separated and curled all day long without smudging.
Available for RM150.
We’ll be forever thankful to YSL for coming up with Top Secrets, an innovative skincare range. Out of all the line’s complexion-enhancing products, Instant Moisture Glow is an all-time favourite of makeup lovers for its hydrating formula. Applied all over the face without makeup, it instantly hydrates the skin and locks in moisture. Ideal as a primer or an invisible foundation, it also gives the skin a back glow that optimises the performance of makeup when applied under it.
Available for RM260.