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YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Gloss Volupte ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a new, recently released gloss formula that’s supposed to be “lightweight, non-sticky” with a unique applicator for “intense glossy colour.” The gloss is available in three finishes: Golden, Iridescent, and Pure, with Pure being the most difference as it has no shimmer, whereas the differences between Golden and Iridescent are much smaller–Iridescent has more iridescent/more prominent shimmer. YSL describes the Golden shades has having a “warm glimmer of gold flecks,” while the Iridescent shades have “tone-on-tone, pearlescent flecks.” The Pure finish is described as “sheer, mirror-like.”

The gloss is lightweight, smooth, and comfortable to wear. It really glides and smooths over the lips effortlessly but doesn’t feel too slippery, a little gel-like but not a full-on gel texture. They wear two and a half to four hours on me, depending on shade, color, and texture. I notice the texture of the sparkle about two-thirds of the way into wear, as the gloss begins to fade, but it is subtle and not to a bothersome level. The color coverage varies quite a bit from shade to shade, and I wouldn’t describe the Golden shades of them as “intense glossy colour,” but Pure seems to have the right level of color (“sheer”).  They’re not all super sheer, barely-there glosses, but they aren’t opaque glosses either. They have a sweet, mango-scent and are nicely hydrating. Golden Glosses have larger and more prominent sparkle, and the texture is a little thicker.

Grenade Pepite (No. 15) Gloss Volupte ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brightened, pink-coral with gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage; noticeable, rich color but not fully opaque so the natural lip color will come through. It had some sparkle but was not over-the-top or loaded with it. It wore well for four hours. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $29.50) is warmer. Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. Chanel Reflexion (71) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell (LE, $15.00) is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Nude Carat (No. 20) Gloss Volupte ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a peachy-beige with gold sparkle and warm undertones. It had semi-sheer color coverage with some sparkle. It had a tendency to settle into lip lines somewhat, and though it applied more evenly than a lot of similarly-colored glosses, it wasn’t completely even. On me, the gloss lasted for three hours. NARS Bimini (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. MAC Softly Lit (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is warmer, more opaque. MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is more shimmery. MAC You’ve Got It (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Paper Lantern (LE, $20.00) is also similar. Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Corail Trapeze (No. 204) Gloss Volupte ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, orange with a creamy, glossy finish–no shimmer/sparkle. It had semi-sheer, even color coverage, and over my natural lip color, it looked more like a warmer, pink-coral but not an orange-y shade at all. This shade lasted three and a half hours on me. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $29.50) is slightly pinker. MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is brighter, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (P, $28.00) is brighter, more pigmented. MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is more shimmery. NARS Viva (LE, $26.00) is slightly darker. MAC Ravishing (LE, $15.00) is more muted. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is pinker. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is warmer, slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

YSL Gloss Volupte Grenade Pepite (No. 15)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
YSL Gloss Volupte Nude Carat (No. 20)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
YSL Gloss Volupte Corail Trapeze (No. 204)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
90%

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YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte
YSL Grenade Pepite (15) Gloss Volupte

YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte
YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte

YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte
YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte

YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte
YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte

YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte
YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte

YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte
YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte

YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte
YSL Nude Carat (20) Gloss Volupte

YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte
YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte

YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte
YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte

YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte
YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte

YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte
YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte

YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte
YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte

YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte
YSL Corail Trapeze (204) Gloss Volupte

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