YSL Holiday Beauty Picks

As the year is drawing to a close, we hope you had a fabulous 2018 with many beautiful moments to treasure. Here is our list of recommendations from Yves Saint Laurent Beauté for the holidays. These items will enhance your natural beauty, add some sparkle and bring out your gorgeousness in 2019!

YSL Or Rouge Mask-In-Cream
Wake up to healthier and more revitalized skin with Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge Mask-in-Crème. It enhances your skin’s natural nighttime recovery process while providing it with instant comfort and gentle exfoliation while you sleep.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Collection
Pick up your limited-edition, iconic lipstick, before they’re gone. On the outside, you see the new matte black packaging and bold YSL logo. On the inside, this bestselling lipstick provides intense hydration and antioxidant care, with lip colors that exude feminine strength and edgy style.

YSL Tatouage Metallics
The Tatouage Metallics formula gives lips matte tattoo-like color that is lightweight and non-drying, making it super comfortable to wear at the holidays. The high-pigment color dries instantly, stays fresh, and moves with your lips for up to eight hours of wear.

YSL Or Rouge Eye Crème
This pearly and airy crème harnesses the power of the pistil of the saffron flower. It’s a precious ingredient that embraces the skin while combating the signs of aging. Apply it gently over makeup and concealer for a fresh, bright, dewy look under the eyes.

YSL All Hours Stick Foundation
This formula gives you the best of the YSL All Hours Liquid Foundation, but in a new, easy-to-use buildable-coverage. The cream-to-powder portable size is perfect to use as an all-over face foundation, or as a spot treat concealer.

YSL Top Secret Instant Moisture Glow
This Instant Moisture Glow’s light, smooth formula glides over skin, hydrating and blurring imperfections. When worn alone, skin appears perfected and naturally luminous. Carry it in your purse for an instant pick-me-up fresh look.

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer
How do you get that naturally radiant glow? Look no further. The liquid gold gel Blur Primer can be applied under foundation to boost radiance or worn alone to create a natural, sans make-up look. Formulated with four nourishing oils, 50 percent water and hydrating agents, it promises to keep skin dewy and glowing as you dance into the New Year!

Have any questions about Yves Saint Laurent Beauté?
Please call YSL Beauté business manager.

Lydia Golani
(310) 925.4958


Tatcha – Skincare Inspired by Japanese Beauty Rituals

After a decade of working for large corporations, Victoria Tsai, Harvard MBA, yearned for simplicity and authenticity in her life. On a trip to Kyoto, Japan, she discovered a world of pure beauty, craftsmanship and heritage. A chance encounter with a modern-day geisha changed her life. Thus born Tatcha, a skincare line inspired by the disciplined grace and beauty of geishas. I met with Tsai, the company’s CEO and her business partner, Brad Murray at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. The luxury store held a special Tatcha event for its discerning clients. The event attracted about 80 chic Barneys’s customers who surrounded Tsai to ask beauty questions.

“I created Tatcha as a way to share my treasure and knowledge I discovered on my journeys East,” said Tsai, the elegant Taiwanese American businesswoman who founded the company in 2009. Tatcha honors Japanese heritage with its simple and refined skincare collection based on a 200-year-old Japanese manuscript that introduced Tsai to the mysterious beauty rituals of geishas. It is believed to be the oldest beauty book written in Japan, and perhaps the only such work of its kind. The name Tatcha refers to the Japanese word for “standing flower” and is the inspiration for the company’s pure approach to effective skin care. They use only natural ingredients like red algae, green tea, peony, wild thyme, and ginseng roots, formulated and made in Japan.

During the afternoon, the debonair company president, Murray also mingled with customers. He told me he met Tsai at a Harvard alumni event in 2009. He has heard about the popular Japanese blotting paper, and saw the potential for expansion. He left his job in private equity to join Tsai the following year. The company’s headquarters is in San Francisco with a growing team of employees.


Armani Beauty

Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills recently hosted a Beauty Event featuring a personal appearance by Tim Quinn, the national director of creative artistry for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. I have always liked the smooth texture of Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation, so it was an ideal occassion to meet with the beauty maestro. Quinn has a wonderful cheerful disposition and genuine warmth. Even though we had just met, he made everyone feel at ease and comfortable in asking him any beauty questions. A great tip Quinn shared was to use a primer with a hint of pink under your foundation to create a pretty rose glow. For a fresh summer look, Quinn recommended the Luminessence CC Cream with SPF 35, and adding a touch of the silky Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer for a sun-kissed radiance. Throughout the afternoon, Quinn and the friendly Armani team mingled with casually chic ladies who arrived by appointment to see Quinn. It was an afternoon of true beauty and fun conversations with everyone looking their  Armani best.


Spa Montage Beverly Hills

A day at the spa in Beverly Hills can be relaxing and invigorating for the spirits. I chose to pamper myself with a lavish Deluxe Caviar Facial at the elegant Spa Montage. The 20,000-square-foot urban oasis, located on the third floor of the five-star Montage Beverly Hills, offers 17 spa treatment rooms for men and women. My aesthetician, Adelina explained that the Caviar Facial is one of the most extravagent skincare treatments at the Beverly Hills location. It combines powerful antioxidants, protein rich caviar, and re-generating co-enzyme A, to deeply hydrate, improve elasticity and smooth skin texture. Following a thorough skin analysis, she massaged my face with swift upward strokes. The idea here is that a youthful-looking face begins with an entirely relaxed body, so she added a sublime scalp and neck massage. My skin looked refreshed and an overall radiant complexion was immediately noticeable.

After the facial, guests can unwind at the opulent two-story spa and enjoy deluxe amenities such as the Eucalyptus steam room, the dry redwood saunas or the mineralized wellness pool centered in a coed atrium. Spa Montage treats the pool with natural crystals that are hand-harvested from an underground seawater lake. The combination of 60 minerals helps soothes muscle soreness and also rejuvenates the body. I could not resist dipping in the mineral pool for a nourishing full-body treatment. Whether it is a pampering facial, a body therapy, or a holistic rejuvenation, the Spa Montage Beverly Hills is the place to experience a luxurious mind and body wellness.