The Look: Staz In YSL


"For so long makeup artists wouldn’t put lipstick on me at shoots because they were afraid of my lips, but I've always worn it on my own time. I've been thinking that, once this band stuff I'm working on actually starts happening, I’ll have a strong message to send and I’ll wear the most fluorescent, brightest lipstick color that I can wear so people can see me from across the room and they'll hear what I have to say."

While not technically a lipstick, YSL's new Kiss & Blush mousse in Rouge Effrontee still sends a pretty strong message. It's kind of like the lazy girl's lipstick—that perfectly matte, powdery look that comes with the whole lining, applying, and blotting routine, but with the vivid color of a thick swipe, and no real effort beyond a swipe of the petal-shaped applicator and a judicious dabbing with your ring finger—which you'll then smudge across the sides of your face to clean off, because (if the name wasn't too much of a spoiler) Kiss & Blush is just as great for your cheeks. The perfect tour product? Staz left with the bottle, so we'll have to follow up.

 Staz Lindes (Vision Los Angeles) photographed by Emily Weiss in New York on June 16, 2014. 

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  • theshallowvoid

    It's so weird that makeup artists we're afraid of your lips! They're lovely. And that lipstick looks amazing on you.

  • lily

    which colour/number is it?

    • ITG Annie

      Rouge Effrontee, #5 <3

  • Ann

    Is she the girl with the leather jacket with badges and stripped shirt in a recent post by the sartorialist? <3 too cool.

    • katie

      Yeah she is! So great, i saved that one.

      • ann

        I saved it too!!! love evthg about it ;))))

  • Dani

    "I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises - they’re like little flowers. I’ve always said that if you have a name for something, like ‘cut’ or ‘bruise,’ people will automatically be disturbed by it. But when you see the same thing in nature, and you don’t know what it is, it can be very beautiful."
    — David Lynch

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    What a great color!

  • Jessica Rose

    Any make-up artist afraid of in the wrong job!!

  • Shani

    Dear lord, that looks amazing on you!! x

  • Aubrey Green

    This is amazing. Beautiful girl, lips, eyebrows, etc...

  • therealblonde

    I agree (unfortunately). So my fave YSL lippie remains the Glossy Stain.

  • Julie

    I have it in Rose Frivole, I love it! Might buy it in this color though.


    You are so beautiful with that color!

  • Nicole B.

    Wow I cannot get over how perfect her face is. What a beauty!

  • Kelly

    late night clickety click sounds so much better then 'what did i buy on sephora while this sleeping pill was kicking in last night'

  • Holland

    top shelf please xx

  • kat

    Finally some makeup!

  • Michelle Glassow Schroll

    It looks amazing on you!

  • Sharon Macklin

    I also agree - bought one color, and I can't get it to work as a lipstick or a blush! Next!

  • Ruby

    What YSL lippy would you recommend that ends with a good stain? I thought I heard good things about the Kiss and Blush, but I could be wrong.

    • Bella

      For the summer, I think the best are the YSL glossy stains. They are not gloopy nor overly glossy, feel great on the lips and wear for a long time, leaving an all over stain that fades gradually. During the autumn/winter I loved YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats, a rich, creamy, nourishing matte lipstick with intense colour.
      If you're looking for something with a wand for this summer I would actually suggest the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. They are not matte, but not too glossy either, and they wear very long and very well. I have 2 colours but am eyeing more, esp after the Kiss and Blush fail, haha!

    • NJCathi

      Glossy stains are the best. I have 6 or 8 of them and I'm going to pan (tube?) on 3 so far. I don't like matte textures at all so this is the HG for me.

  • Samantha

    Definitely going to pick this up on my way home from work!


  • Addison Cain

    This is a stunning color. I also love the finish!

  • Guest

    Your lips are fabulous! Let me tell you a personal story: I am of mixed race, white mom, black dad. I have full lips, too. When I was a kid, my prep school classmates used to torment me by calling me "(N-word) lips." Can you imagine?? Well, fast forward 20-ish years. I went to a high school reunion only to discover that a number of my former classmates have purchased some of those very lips they once disdained! And of course, they looked anything but natural. When I saw my chief tormenter, a very loud laugh somehow escaped my Ruby Woo'd lips. Oops...

    She who laughs last and all.

  • Katie

    What I would do to have lips and eyebrows like that!

  • Stephanie Peng

    I would think her lips would be a makeup artist's dream! This is a beautiful color and beautiful girl!

  • Lucia

    I love many of the shades of YSL's Kiss and Blush! I think they are perfect for summer! I'm using one everyday...:)

  • its complicated

    do you know by any chance if NYX carries similar color?


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