Director of Makeup Artistry
"Beauty is discovered, not created."
Yves Saint Laurent’s Director of Makeup Artistry, Dell Ashley has a special talent for enhancing the natural beauty and radiance of every woman, while always treating his clients with the utmost care and respect. His sincerity and instinctive artistic talents instantly draw women in, but it is his engaging, individualized and expert approach that quickly transforms them into devotees. Whether in store or on camera, Dell leaves women with a feeling of naturally radiant beauty, confidence and YSL sexiness.
With more than a decade in the beauty industry, Dell is an on-air and local media favorite, having worked behind the scenes of major fashion shows, photo shoots and beauty pageants. In addition, Dell has ‘made up’ such gorgeous actresses as Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester.
In his role as National Makeup Artist with Yves Saint Laurent, Dell works closely with Lloyd Simmonds, International Artistic Director of YSL Beauté, as he translates the look of the season seen on the Paris runway of Yves Saint Laurent Fashion Shows. It is Dell’s job to turn runway beauty into achievable, everyday glamour that is customized to his client’s best features and personal needs. Women leave Dell’s chair armed with all the tips and know-how to recreate their personalized looks at home.