Yeyey! We too can look like Cara now...well, try to!

Cara Delevingne’s Make-Up Artist Tells All!

Cara Delevingne’s make-up look in the new YSL Beaute ad is absolutely flawless. She’s paired a molten metallic silver eye with a gorgeous red glossy lip, her famous bold brow and luminious, dewy skin. What we’re dying to know is what they used on the shoot, and how we can DIY at home.

Well, we caught up with Fred Letailleur, YSL’s Makeup Artist for Northern Europe, to get him to spill his secrets. ‘Recreating Cara’s modern metallic look couldn’t be easier”, he told us. Here’s his easy step-by-step for getting Cara Delevingne’s YSL makeup look.

The make-up used to get Cara's look The foundation, blur perfecting powder and highlighter used to get Cara’s look


Step 1: Prep the skin by puffing in a light layer of primer, following by a drop or foundation.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer, £29.50


YSL Touche Eclat Foundation, £31.50

Step 2: Illuinate the skin with the classic Touche Eclat, under the eyes to brighten and on the top of the cheekbones to highlight.


YSL Touch Eclat, £25

Step 3: Finish the skin with a blurring powder, this will keep the make-up in place and give a subtle matte texture to the skin.


YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector Compact, £31.50

YSL Full Metal Shadows launch at the end of May 2015 Create a smouldering eye with these two new YSL Shadows (coming soon)


Step 4: Apply primer to the lid, then use a creamy grey/silver eye shadow over the entire lid. Blend the colour high into the inner brow corner for a dramatic look.


YSL Couture Eye Primer, £23.50

YSL Full Metal Shadow in Grey Splash, £21 (launching end of May)

Step 5: To contrast, apply a cooper liner along the lower lash line, and blend lightly to achieve a little definition, and finish with a layer or two of mascara.

YSL Full Metal Shadow in Aquatic Copper, £21 (launching end of May)


YSL Luxurious Mascara, £ 25

A behind the scenes snap of Cara on the YSL shoot Cara getting her lips lacquered with the new Vernis a Levres Pop Water



Step 6: To finish add an aquatic red wash to the lips using the new lip product from YSL, it lasts for 10 hours and still stays bright and glossy.

YSL Vernis a Levres Pop Water in Rogue Splash, £26 (launching end of May)

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Samantha Freedman