Yves Saint Laurent has always had a knack for signing the coolest girls to star in their campaigns. Think Kate Moss playing voyeur, a scantily clad Sophie Dahl, Cara Delevingne wearing nothing but a tux jacket and, during Hedi Slimane‘s reign, models embracing their most rock’n’roll selves in black and white images.


The next to join the brigade? Staz Lindes. Born and raised in Venice Beach, Staz has that cool-girl vibe that perfectly marries Cali-cool and Parisian rock chick look that has become so synonymous with the brand. It’s a perfect fit if you ask us.

Her plump pout has been chosen as the set of lips to introduce Yves Saint Laurent’s newest launch, Tint in Balm, to the world. Ahead of the product launching exclusively in Selfridges from February 10 2017, we caught up with Staz to find out a little more…

What does Yves Saint Laurent mean to you?
It’s historic and iconic. I feel a part of history… YSL has always been the symbol of the Parisian woman to me.

What is your favourite beauty product?
YSL Beauty Couture Kajal Eyeliner.

You’re following in the footsteps of some iconic names, how does that make you feel?
I am so blessed… I feel like it’s the highest position I could have been working towards. It’s literally a dream come true.

What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever been given?
Stop washing your hair with shampoo.

Who is your beauty muse?
Pleasant Gehman.

Where in the world is your favourite place to shop?
Any thrift store, flea market, antique market, donation, op shop, yard sale anywhere in the world.

What are you obsessed with right now?
Apple cider vinegar and Leos Carax.



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