New-face alert: Staz Lindes, a rock guitarist from Los Angeles who is equally famous for her modelling prowess (she has strutted for Jeremy Scott, Sonia Rykiel, Saint Laurent and Moschino), is the latest beauty to join the YSL fam (a minor leap forward from being discovered in…a bowling alley). We caught up with the 24-year-old pillow-lipped brand ambassador – known as @yostazyo by her devoted social-media followers – just in time for Yves Saint Laurent’s “The Street and I” makeup collection release.

ON BEAUTY ICONS “I am inspired by my mom, her friends, my babysitter and Gwen Stefani. And all of the women in Cry-Baby.”

ON MUSIC “From the Beatles to Nirvana, a lot of musicians I listen to have great style. Music and fashion are both about self-expression. When I’m getting ready to go out, I usually listen to Devo, Hot Chocolate or George McCrae.”

ON BOOKS “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, God and the State, and Macbeth are on my bedside table right now. I have a problem of starting books before finishing other ones and kind of hopping back and forth.”

ON NAILS “Since I play guitar, I have to keep the nails on my left hand a little shorter. I love wearing yellow or a classic-red nail polish.”



YSL Face Palette Collector The Street and I Blush Poudre Effet Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder Blush ($59), at

ON COCONUT OIL “I do oil pulling in the morning, and I use it as a makeup remover and body moisturizer. I have eczema on my legs, and it’s great for that.”

ON BEAUTY PRODS “I use a Caudalie serum and moisturizer on my face and Homeoplasmine [a French antiseptic ointment] for chapped lips. For makeup, I love YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll Mascara, Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks and Couture Kajal 3-1 Eyeliner.”

ON BEAUTY AESTHETIC “I love cat eyeliner and lipstick.”


YSL Couture Palette Collector The Street and I 5 Color Ready-to-Wear ($68), at