Monday, June 7th, 2010

YSL #26 Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick

The Summer Season: YSL #26 Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent #26 Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a luxuriously creamy darkened peach. It has virtually no shimmer, but it has a subtle glossy sheen. Rouge Voluptes are very, very creamy and feel slippery on lips, but they do manage to stay on for two to three hours. They’re incredibly moisturizing and opaque, and since they’re so creamy and thick (but don’t feel heavy), they often de-emphasize any minor flaws on the lips, too. They are mango-scented, but I don’t notice any taste myself.

Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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YSL #26 Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL #26 Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL #26 Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL #26 Rouge Volupte Lipstick

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63 thoughts on “The Summer Season: YSL #26 Tender Peach Rouge Volupte Lipstick

  1. ect

    What a gorgeous shade, I love it! Been really into peaches/corals lately… this is perfect :)

    • Shannon

      Well craziness, as soon as i posted that, the pics showed up! HAHA so worth it, the shade is goorrrgeous, thank you for the beautiful swatches and all you do for us!

  2. Laia

    I’m sorry to say this but I’m not liking that colour at all. Reminds me of the kind of make-up ganguro girls wear… no.

  3. I think it looks amazing on you Christine! It’s kind of a nude-coral on you!!

  4. Jennifer

    That color looks amazing on you!

  5. Kelly

    Oooh, love it. So pretty Christine! What eyemakeup do you have on your eyes in this photo?

  6. briss

    I really hate YSL lipsticks. Nude and coral tones are such wall paints

    • Shah

      Yea, I’m wondering why so many people think they’re so great! They’re so drying, and if you don’t exfoliate before you apply…my goodness…your lips peel like you’ve never seen them peel before. This never happens with any other lipstick!

      I think that people fall in love with the packaging and the few moments it looks good when they first apply it. But once it dries… not good and not worth the money!

      • I never have any issues with these being drying or peeling – they are so, so moisturizing for me…

        • daphne

          Sadly I found the one I bought drying, too :( It’s funny how skin reacts differently to different products, isn’t it?

          • Sunshine

            These new ones are extremely drying for me as well. My lips start peeling like crazy :(( I’ve tried only once though. Used a brand new tester in Sephora (coral l/s that comes in a long thin tube) hoping for some moisture but the result was completely opposite. Will never touch this product again. It’s sad because I really love their new colors.

  7. Steph

    I loooooove this! I am into peaches & nudes lately, & I want this so badly!

  8. Amy C.

    I love your lip swatches! They’re gorgeous!

  9. DAR

    OH dear, this is absolutely LOVE. This is so beautiful. I MUST get it =)

  10. Amanda

    Do you know of any dupes for this? Also what blush/highlighter are you wearing in the picture? It looks great.

  11. Hilana

    This won’t suit me, but I think you pull it off quite well, atually.
    You with this colour reminds me of a friend of my mom’s in the early 70’s. Dark hair, opaque coral lips, black eyeliner and pale eyes. Yes. Early 70’s fo sho!!! :)

  12. AnGeLwInGz

    Looks like something my Grandma would have worn in 1965.

  13. Shal

    This is so pretty! If only they sold YSL cosmetics near me :(

  14. Lyndsay

    I absolutely love this color, but can’t justify the $$$$ to go out and pick it up. It is beautiful though and right along the lines of the peaches and corals that I adore

  15. Cat

    do you have any MAC dupes for this shade? I actually really like it!

  16. Christine Shen

    Thats weird, I have the same lipstick and it looks nothing like the swatch?

    • What does yours look like? I literally just double-checked and it is #26…

      • Christine Shen

        maybe its the computer, I swear my looks so much more vibrate peachy pink, and yours looks so pale and nudy? I like yours better haha.

  17. Wendy M.

    I like it!
    Is it me Christine, or do you seem a bit tanner in the picture? ^^;

  18. Katie

    Hey Christine!

    Two things – One, I love your makeup in this picture, espeically the blush!

    Two, I meant to suggest another YSL Rouge Volupte for you to swatch for the Summer Season series. It’s #27, Rose Paris. It is a really bright, fun coral. I almost returned it because it was so pigmented, but now I love it! Anyway, I know you like this formula, and I thought it might be a good summer color.

    • Thanks for the suggestion :) I have about 135 lip products for the summer season, so I am totally full on products for it at the moment!

  19. i hate to be a pain in the butt, but could you recommend a mac dupe for this? doesn’t have to be dead on of course, but just whatever you think might be closest?

  20. Taylor

    My tender peach comes off a little more bright on me & not so nude. I think it looks a little different on everybody. I love it. :)

  21. Stephanie

    I went to the store dying to get one of the peach/coral colors (was trying to decide between 13, 26, and 30, but I actually had my heart set on 26). I swatched this on my hand and it looked so ORANGE on my skin. I went with #30 instead. Complemented my skintone much better.

  22. baybee415

    this looks gorrgeousssssss on you!!! i wanna try thissss asap!

  23. Liz

    Love the shade on you, although I know it’ll probably be too peachy on me. (I’d still want to try, except sadly, it’s a little pricey to take a gamble on.)

  24. Maria

    It looks super creamy and nice to wear, but I’m just not a fan of this colour.

  25. Melly

    It looks gorgeous in the tube and swatched, but on, it’s ‘mehh’

  26. Mariana

    This lipstick reminds me of the color Penelope Cruz wears in those MANGO ads she did last year

  27. Abril

    I wish #26 was sold in my country! :(

  28. Jenn

    Thanks for the swatch, Christine! I’ve been contemplating between Peach Passion and Tender Peach for the longest time, and now I think I know my decision! :)

  29. Jess

    How similar would you say this is to YSL Faubourg Peach 30, or Peach Passion 13?

  30. Jenna

    I love your eye Make-up here what are you wearing?

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  32. ellie

    How similar is this to peach passion?

  33. Kristie

    oh wow I love this color! at least the way it looks on you!
    could be a whole other story on me since I’m soooo pale.

    I unfortunately love seeing money in my wallet too, so I guess I will have to suffer haha oh well! 😉

  34. I’ve recently fallen in LOVE with YSL lipsticks. Do you know where this is available and/or when it is available?

  35. not great, although it makes you look super-tan! :)

  36. Glacier.AS

    This color looks gorgeous! so pretty =)

  37. tania

    i was just wondering, if i could only buy one: tender peach or peach passion, which do u prefer?

  38. Shannon

    How come we can’t see the swatches for this one? It says please do not hotlink images… hmm bummer, I wanted to see this shade :(