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Behind the scenes at the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine mini-photoshoot

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Waring: Sweater – Quiksilver. Skirt – Alexander McQueen. Shoes - ASOS.

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Shade: 3 Violet INcognito

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Shade: 3 Violet INcognito

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This was back when I was in Paris for a night in celebration of a particularly silky and sensual YSL lipstick range called Rouge Volupté Shine - a small photoshoot was organized for a select few bloggers and each of us were assigned colours and themes from the collection to represent. You would think that after years of pouting with a bottle of mouthwash in one hand, delivering catchphrases like Jennifer Love Hewitt to the mirror while your brother bangs on the bathroom door (who eventually resorts to peeing in a bush in the garden) would prepare you at all for situations such a these. Well no, apparently my face hits a 404 error at Lights, camera, action! and it forgets how to blink… or just malfunctions altogether. The morning of the shoot I’d rejoiced when I found one of my lipsticks to be called INcognito, which I thought meant I could basically do what I do best and hide behind a curtain of hair, or maybe even just a thick curtain, but as it was deep violet in colour and also one of the darkest shade in the range I was directed to act like a surprised vampy spy caught in the act, face twitching or not. So all-in-all, I must say I have newfound respect for models in beauty campaigns, and also find myself very snug in the pro-photoshop side of things.

A huge thank you to YSL Beauty & Ykone for a wonderful day and an eye-opening experience!

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36 Comments

  1. Danielle

    Love your perm. What a beautiful experience lady. :-)

  2. I love all the photos!
    http://www.sabfashionlab.com

  3. Lucky you to be one of the bloggers c;
    The whole setting looks really professional!
    As for the YSL, nice range of colors!

    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

  4. That’s so great, I love your hair like that!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  5. wow, you look gorgeous. x

  6. so beautiful!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  7. beautiful capture!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  8. the YSL lip colour is delightful.

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

  9. you look amazing, I need to try ysl lippies.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  10. Beautiful! Gorgeous hair!

  11. Oooh that curly hair looks just fab in you! I really like it

  12. this is so so great! Congratulation!
    And wonderful pictures again!!! ^_^
    Yuna

  13. That is so awesome! You look amazing & the color is gorgeous.

    sassyshann

  14. Wow very sexy Shini! You may be more of a modelling natural than you think.

  15. Love your hair!

    Great pictures :)

    xx.

  16. Hanneli

    the hairstyle in the 3rd pic is so cool

  17. Beautiful backstage pics ♥

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING
    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/

  18. beautiful impressions, you look gorgeous with that lipstick color!

    xx

  19. What an amazing looking shoot! Everything looks so glamorous and you look beautiful!

  20. Your hair looks gorgeous with the curls. This looks like so much fun, once your over the nerves of course.

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

  21. Such a beautiful and inspiring photos! Love it :)

    xx
    Tatiana
    http://tatiana-kurnosova.blogspot.ru/

  22. Lovely lip color! It looks gorgeous on you!

  23. You look beautiful. I like the dark lips but also like the natural look as well (when you are in white). As usual your photography is fresh, soft and inspiring. I love the fact that your website is so easy to navigate and the post are just right.

    keep going, keep inspiring, keep motivating, keep teaching…. :-).

    tuedorandwright.com

  24. You’re so pretty!

  25. Haha! Well, you know what!? You look GORGEOUS! And I am supremely jealous, as a model and as a fan of YSL…

  26. You look so stunning! YSL is one of my favorites beauty brands!!

    http://www.hannoverfashion.com

  27. How wonderful! The pictures are gorgeous! And btw, the boots are awesome.

  28. SUCH A BABE.

  29. Well I for one think you look lovely!

  30. Awesome !

  31. Manassinee Moottatarn

    Beautiful photoshoot! Where did you get your gray sweater from?

  32. really beautiful. i love the kind of simple muted elegance of your outfit against the dark color of your lipstick.

  33. Lovely hair with the curls….like your colourful pictures

  34. mmmm lovely photos… and did you get to wear saint laurent???

  35. ChicTrends

    You look stunning. Whether it be the hair, the YSL makeup, or just your beautiful face, we can’t get over it. Your pictures are beautiful. Inspires us.

    Best, x http://chictrends.co.uk

  36. That violet color looks very interesting : I think I will try it