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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. :-)

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

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  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

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

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

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  5. wow, you look gorgeous. x

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  6. so beautiful!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

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  7. beautiful capture!

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

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  8. the YSL lip colour is delightful.

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  10. Beautiful! Gorgeous hair!

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

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

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

    sassyshann

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

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  15. Love your hair!

    Great pictures :)

    xx.

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  16. Hanneli

    the hairstyle in the 3rd pic is so cool

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  17. Beautiful backstage pics ♥

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

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

    xx

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

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

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

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

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

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

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  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

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  24. You’re so pretty!

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

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

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

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  28. SUCH A BABE.

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  29. Well I for one think you look lovely!

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  30. Awesome !

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

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

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

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

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  34. 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

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

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