Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick is Phenomenal!
From left to right: #1 Nude Beige, #7 Lingerie Pink, #8 Fetish Pink, #9 Caress Pink, #12 Forbidden Burgundy, #13 Peach Passion. (The order remains the same for all photos!)
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34.00) comes in a variety of eighteen shades. They range from pale to bright, beige to berry. The formula is described as “light and covering, the cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a delightful feeling and an exceptional gliding effect.” The packaging is obviously luxe with its golden tubes and elaborately designed ring that overlays the lipstick “shade.” On the top of each tube is a mirror, which, while small, is usable when you need a touch up.
Let me tell you why I LOVED these babies! This is, quite possibly, the creamiest, most pigmented, and deliriously glossy formula I have ever tried. All six colors were rich in color and hue, and they were spot-on in terms of what you see is what you get. So, they’re creamy (meaning they glide on like a dream), but they’re moisturizing and not in the least bit drying to boot! Glossiness? Oh, yes, indeed. It has such a glossy, reflective finish that makes you think there must be a gloss on top, but nope, that’s just the lipstick by itself.
I always wear gloss on top of my lipstick, because I love shine and glossy finishes–but I’ve been wearing these colors all by their lonesome and loving it! Of the six I have, my favorites are Caress Pink, Forbidden Burgundy, and Peach Passion. Tomorrow, after I do some swatching at MAC, I’ll be checking out the YSL counter to see if any others catch my fancy! And no, I don’t care one whit that these are $34 a pop. I consider them worth it! (P.S. – Cremesheen? After experiencing these, you have a lot to live up to!)
See a TON of packaging photos, lip swatches, and skin swatches!
From left to right: #1 Nude Beige, #7 Lingerie Pink, #8 Fetish Pink, #9 Caress Pink, #12 Forbidden Burgundy, #13 Peach Passion.
From left to right: #1 Nude Beige, #7 Lingerie Pink, #8 Fetish Pink, (second row) #9 Caress Pink, #12 Forbidden Burgundy, #13 Peach Passion.