One of YSL’s head make-up artists tells you how to achieve that Cara Delevingne Baby Doll look.


Fuck me eyes and sex kitten lips — dance-all-night babe Cara Delevingne certainly nails it as the face for YSL’s Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll campaign. Inspired to flirt the night away with glam pouts and devilish ideas, we were delighted when our peeps at YSL gave us the exclusive how-to of the look, created by head YSL make-up artist of Northern Europe, Fred Letailleur.

1. Begin by applying Eyeliner Baby Doll Noir along top lashes – always direct your application towards the centre of the iris, rather than the outside of the eye. Avoid creating a line in one movement, instead, two separate strokes — first from the inner corner, then from the outer corner.

2. Create a modern structured flick by positioning the Baby Doll brush handle against the side of the nose to the corner of the eye. For added drama, extend the line further towards the hairline.

3. Apply Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll to top and bottom lashes. To thicken, apply mascara to the top of your lashes from above before applying underneath. For an ‘eyes-wide-open look’ brush lashes upwards and outwards.

4. To complete the look, add a touch of colour to bare lips with a Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Lèvres in Rose Baby Doll and coat nails with hot, high shine fuschia, La Laque Couture in Rose Baby Doll.

YSL’s Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll is available for £24.50 at www.yslbeauty.co.uk

Make-up: Fred Letailleur
Words: Elise Marraro (follow Elise on Twitter: PardonMe_Lissie)