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9 Questions with Staz Lindes, the New Face of YSL Beauty

We caught up with Staz Lindes, the super cool LA-based musician who's the new face of YSL Beauty, to talk a little bit about herself and her signature makeup look.
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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!

Even as a teenager, I was inspired by the natural style of the iconic French actresses and models of the ‘60s. I’d even go to the hairdresser and ask for the same cut.
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!

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.

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