You’ll know by now that YSL Beauty has a new ambassadress in Staz Lindes. She’s young, she’s cool, she’s from Los Angeles, she’s a musician, and she’s also got a killer sense of style and a great philosophy about makeup. We caught up with her to find out a little bit more about the things she loves and is inspired by. Personally, we’re inspired to bust out the combination of white shirt worn open with a strong lip – cheers to 2017!
How do you feel about being named the new face of YSL Beauty?
It’s an incredible honour to be the new face of YSL Beauty – I’ve been working as a musician for years, but this feels like a real career high point. I have fond childhood memories of discovering the brand as a child, so it’s very close to my heart. I remember the first time I visited Paris with my mother – we spent hours trying on endless different perfumes in a department store. The one I finally chose was YSL Paris – a scent that to me, captures the very essence and allure of the city.
What is your favourite occupation?
Being a musician! Thanks to both my mum and dad, music has always been a big part of my life. I remember driving along in the car with my mum as a child and listening to her favourite songs from The Everly Brothers, The Cure and Elliot Smith.
What is your dream beauty look?
Simplicity. I love for my skin to look fresh, clean and natural – the perfect pared-down canvas for the bolder eye and lip looks I often wear. For me, great skin is about layering a serum beneath a moisturiser, then using makeup to accentuate your best features – rather than masking any perceived flaws.
That’s one of the reasons why I love the original Touche Éclat – a true beauty icon: It’s quick, easy, highlights your cheekbones, brows and Cupid’s bow – and is the perfect size to take everywhere in my bag.
What is your style motto?
There’s a really cool quote from Monsieur Saint Laurent that sums up how I feel about style:
“I love clothes, I don’t care about fashion”. That’s so me! I’ve always loved clothes and make-up – whether it be designer or vintage pieces from thrift shops, my cupboards are over-flowing and always speak to my own sense of style, rather than generic trends.