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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick for Spring 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick

Made with 65% oils, the deeply hydrating texture instantly melts into lips providing a pop of color, instant hydration, and all day comfort. After 4 weeks, lips look healthy and more nourished. 6 oils for 6 benefits: hydration, high shine, comfort, ultra-melting, luminosity, and smoothness. With the addicting signature YSL mango scent, these lipsticks are good enough to eat. Now in 12 brand new shades, from modern neutrals, playful pinks and intense berries, there is a Rouge Volupte Shine for every moment.

Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

Availability

Now online

The Details

Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick | $37.00 | New, Permanent

  • No. 41 Corail a Porter Coral
  • No. 43 Rose Rive Gauche Rose
  • No. 45 Rouge Tuxedo Red
  • No. 47 Beige Blouse Rose beige
  • No. 49 Rose Saint Germain Raspberry pink
  • No. 51 Rose Saharienne Pink
  • No. 42 Baume Midi Minuit Sheer
  • No. 44 Nude Lavalliere Beige
  • No. 46 Orange Perfecto Orange
  • No. 48 Smoking Plum Plum
  • No. 50 Fuchsia Stiletto Fuchsia
  • No. 52 Trapeze Pink Cool pink

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YSL Spring 2016 Collection

YSL Spring 2016 Collection
YSL Spring 2016 Collection

Boho Stone Collection. The Yves Saint Laurent woman par excellence. Her intuitive sensuality and assertive femininity; an inspiration to the admirers that follow in her wake – entranced.

Availability

Online now at YSL, January 2016 at all other retailers

The Details

Face Palette | $47.00 | Limited Edition

Each shade of the radiant face powder can be used separately to correct any uneven skintone or all shades can be used together for a soft and sophisticated touch of brightness.Uninhibited and modern, introducing the limited edition Boho Stones Couture Palette. Inspired by the free-spirit of a bohemian lifestyle, pink opale creations float throughout the palette that is trimmed with gold.

Gypsy Opale Pink opal

Couture Palette | $60.00 | Limited Edition

Boho Stones Couture Palette. Inspired by the free-spirit of a bohemian lifestyle, green opale creations float throughout the palette that is trimmed with gold. A beautiful rich silver plays center stage, as sage greens and peach add richness to the eyes.

  • Indie Jaspe Peach, gold, silver, green, mint

Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain | $36.00 | Permanent

  • Tangerine Boho (42) Pink coral
  • Rose Folk (43) Coral

Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils | $32.00 | Limited Edition

  • Hippie Green Green

La Laque Couture | $27.00 | Limited Edition

  • Peace Green (70) Green jasper
  • Love Pink (69) Pink opal

YSL Le Nude (70) & Black Red (71) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Le Nu (70) Pur Couture Lipstick
YSL Le Nu (70) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Le Nu (70) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “basic nude.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with noticeable translucency, which will let your natural lip color come through. The consistency was lightweight, thinner but still creamy, and applied evenly but the color gathered in lip lines after three hours of wear (total wear time was four hours). MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Jubilee (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Devon Sunset (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Famous (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Feel the Love (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Romantic (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Garance (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $36.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

YSL Black Red (71) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that glided on effortlessly and covered well. On me, the color lasted for nearly six hours, was comfortable to wear, and was hydrating, too. This shade is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora VIB Rouges (no idea if they’ll ever release it to VIBs/BIs). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary |
YSL Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “rich color” paired with “intense hydration … in just one stroke.” They have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a lightweight, comfortable consistency that is creamy without being too slippery or “wet” in feel. They glide on without tugging and are lightly to moderately moisturizing for me. The texture is a little thinner, so I don’t think they’re quite as pigmented as claimed, and some colors would pull into lip lines over time, but the creamier consistency made it easier to smooth out if I noticed it. These have a fruity, floral scent to me but no discernible taste.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance Le Nu (70)
Le Nu (70)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance Black Red (71)

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YSL Corail Urbain (51) & Mauve Nihiliste (58) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Corail Urbane (51) Pur Couture Lipstick
YSL Corail Urbane (51) Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Corail Urbane (51) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium peach orange.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and fine white pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, though there was still some translucency where the natural lip color came through slightly. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time, but I had some of the color pull into lip lines after two and a half hours of wear. Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak (DC, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Streak (P, $17.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Mango Sorbet (P) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Lettre (216) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Make Me Gorgeous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pipa (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Matthew (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Revlon Lover's Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Grege 1947 (169) (P, $35.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

YSL Mauve Nihiliste (58) Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “deep mauve.” It’s a medium-dark, magenta purple with subtle, warmer undertones paired with lilac and white pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The color lasted for four hours, was comfortable and lightly hydrating over time, and didn’t pull into lip lines like Corail Urbain did. Clinique Grape Pop (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love Forever (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Rose Caprice (475) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $35.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary |
YSL Pur Couture Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have “rich color” paired with “intense hydration … in just one stroke.” They have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a lightweight, comfortable consistency that is creamy without being too slippery or “wet” in feel. They glide on without tugging and are lightly to moderately moisturizing for me. The texture is a little thinner, so I don’t think they’re quite as pigmented as claimed, and some colors would pull into lip lines over time, but the creamier consistency made it easier to smooth out if I noticed it. These have a fruity, floral scent to me but no discernible taste.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance Corail Urbain (51)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance Mauve Nihiliste (58)

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YSL Grey Splash, Eau d’Argent, Misty Green, Wet Blue Full Metal Shadows

YSL Grey Splash (01) Full Metal Shadow
YSL Grey Splash (01) Full Metal Shadow

YSL Grey Splash (01) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark gray with a metallic sheen. It was sheer with a thin, watery consistency that made it difficult to layer or apply evenly. The only way it worked decently (well, that’s probably a stretch) was to apply a thin layer with my fingertip and keep it as a sheer wash of color. One out of four pulls seemed to grab enough of the actual color product to apply semi-opaque coverage (that’s the lucky one you see as it is applied on my lid), and from there, it started to flake away after six and a half hours. Literal chunks of silver-gray pulling away from the skin and leaving gaping holes behind. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Eau d’Argent (02) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a brightened white with sparkle and finer silvery-white shimmer. It is sheer, watery, and thin. It flakes off easily, wears poorly, and is incredibly challenging to build-up. I would apply a layer, let it sit, wait for it to dry… wait a little longer, just to be safe, and try applying another layer, but to even out the layers, it ends up causing the underlying dried layer to flake away. It had already half-flaked off after a mere two hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Misty Green (09) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium grassy green with warm, yellow undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. The finish was a lot less metallic than the others, and my experience with this formula has shown that the less metallic, the better-performing. This shade wore well for ten hours, and it didn’t flake off, just slightly creased. It was semi-opaque applied to the lid and didn’t totally sheer out when blended, though there was some emphasis of lid texture. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Wet Blue (10) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark blue with a silver-ish sheen and overall frosted finish. It had more opaque color coverage if you can manage to apply with your fingertip just-so, but in practice, I found it difficult to really get consistently opaque, even color–especially when blending, it seemed to flake off as it dried down fairly quickly. It started to crease and flake after eight hours (not even close to the 16-hour wear it is marketed as!). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Full Metal Shadow Misty Green (09)
YSL Full Metal Shadow Wet Blue (10)

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YSL Taupe Drop, Aquatic Copper, Dewy Gold Full Metal Shadows

YSL Taupe Drop (03) Full Metal Shadow
YSL Taupe Drop (03) Full Metal Shadow

YSL Taupe Drop (03) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a subtly warm-toned, purpled taupe with a hint of brown and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff, and it didn’t seem too watery whenever I tried getting color off of the applicator (because the formula has been finicky, I did ten pulls and swatches to check for consistency). This shade applied more smoothly, and I think it is because the finish is smoother–more pearled/stronger sheen–than frosted or sparkling, so it didn’t thicken on the lid. I still think application is best with a separate brush, as the doe foot really doesn’t provide control or precision at all (contrary to what they may market it as). It lasted for ten hours (out of the 16 claimed), which is good wear in the grander scheme of things but does fall short based on the description. Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is slightly darker. Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Kat Von D Darkstar (LE) is darker, powder. Colour Pop Meow (P, $5.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Sasso (P, $37.00) is lighter, powder. Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is darker, cooler-toned, powder. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P) is darker, powder. MAC Ebony Blend #3 (LE) is darker, powder. Laura Mercier Violet Steel (LE, $23.00) is darker, less shimmery, powder. bareMinerals Pewter (LE, $14.00) is cooler-toned, powder. Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is darker, powder. MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE) is warmer, powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #1 (P) is purpler, warmer, powder. MAC Stolen Moment (LE, $19.50) is darker, powder. MAC Electroplate (LE, $21.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani #4 (P, $33.00) is darker, powder. Chanel Illusoire (P, $36.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #2 (P, $23.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Aquatic Copper (07) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a warm-toned bronze brown with copper and gold sparkle. It had a more frosted, textured finish, and it was watery yet dried down to a more uneven, flaky finish that was difficult to blend without lifting parts of the actual color (you can see how it blending in the crease caused it to lift in the photos below). It was consistently watery more often than not, and I highly recommend using a brush to apply, as it will soak up some of the excess water before it hits your eyelid, which will give you better color payoff and more even application. I had large chunks of the product flaking off within six hours of wear; I was beyond disappointed in this one. Tarte Pretty (LE) is darker, powder. Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is a powder. Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is less sparkly. Burberry Gold #2 (LE) is powder. Tarte Bronze Cuff (LE) is less sparkly, powder. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE) is lighter, powder. Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is less sparkly, powder. Tom Ford Beauty Spice (LE, $42.00) is less sparkly. Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is lighter, powder. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is ligher, powder. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is powder. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is powder. MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is darker, powder. Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Dewy Gold (08) Full Metal Shadow ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with a sparkling, metallic sheen. This shade was very watery, and it never seemed to have much of a base color. I tried to layer and build up the color, but it was always on the semi-sheer side. I didn’t have flaking issues, at least, though it was creased within eight and a half hours of wear. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE) is darker, powder. LORAC Unlimited (P) is darker, powder. Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is a powder. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is a powder. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is a powder. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P) is a powder. Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is a powder. Stila Vitality (P) is darker, powder. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is a powder. Ulta Gold (P, $10.00) is darker, powder. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is less yellow, powder. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is a powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

YSL Full Metal Shadow Taupe Drop (03)
YSL Full Metal Shadow Dewy Gold (08)

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