Model Of The Moment, Staz Lindes Spills Her Beauty Secrets

Beauty

September 29, 2017 | BY Elizabeth Lee

What does the face of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté think about apple cider vinegar and sunscreen?

The newest muse for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté wears many hats. Nastassia ‘Staz’ Lindes may be a model who has walked for Moschino and Jeremy Scott, but she is also a rocker at heart. 

The 24-year-old shares her beauty secrets.

What are the beauty secrets you swear by?
Staz Lindes (SL) I try to have a pretty healthy diet, and not have too much sugar or gluten. And I drink a lot of water. I also wash my hair a couple times a month with apple cider vinegar and use it as a facial toner.

YSL Paris Eau de Toilette

What is your favourite fragrance?
SL 
I don’t wear much fragrance now as my skin has gotten more sensitive, but one of my favourite memories is of visiting Paris with my mother and trying on different perfumes. The one I finally chose was the YSL Paris Eau de Toilette. I love that musky tobacco smell—it still smells like Paris to me.

(Related: Yves Saint Laurent Channels Disco Makeup For Autumn/Winter 2017)

What do you always have in your beauty bag?
SL 
I always have sunscreen and lotion. The YSL Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream has SPF coverage, which is great. I also always keep a lipstick with me.

YSL Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream

Favourite lipstick shade?
SL I would always wear the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No 1 (Le Rogue). It’s a red lipstick that you can either apply on thick or wear sheer—it’s a classic.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No 1 (Le Rogue)

If you could create a beauty range… 
SL It’d be amazing to have a line of skincare that’s clean and organic. I also love fun colours, so perhaps it’d have good liquid eyeliners in bright colours as well as really great glitters. I can already see the colours—something potent in a bright blue or an electric pink. 

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has created a whole wardrobe of lippies, how do you choose what to wear?
SL I love the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres classic in No 9 (Rouge Laque) for its intense, high-shine colour. The Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in No 401 (Rouge Vinyle) has a milkier feel on the lips and lasts for hours and hours, while the Glossy Stain Pop Water in 202 (Rouge Splash) is great if I want a glossy, transparent finish.

(L-R) Rouge Pur Couture Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in No 401 (Rouge Vinyle), Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Pop Water in 202 (Rouge Splash), Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres classic in No 9 (Rouge Laque)

 If you could create a beauty range… 
SL 
It’d be amazing to have a line of skincare that’s clean and organic. I also love fun colours, so perhaps it’d have good liquid eyeliners in bright colours as well as really great glitters. I can already see the colours—something potent in a bright blue or an electric pink. 

What's your life motto?
SL Pay attention to your inner happiness and if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Trust your instinct, and if something feels good, pursue it. 

Who inspires you? 
SL I’m inspired by my roommate, whom I lived with in New York. She’s a plus-sized model as well as a designer, and she’s taught me so much as a person.

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