Thursday, September 25th, 2008

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks

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!

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Lingerie Pink (7) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Fetish Pink (8) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Caress Pink (9) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Peach Passion (13) Rouge Volupte Lipstick

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138 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick is Phenomenal!

  1. Wow! They certinally look creamy.. & gorgeous packaging! Yum! x

  2. Milan

    ooooh! I’m going to have to check these out. Thanks for the swatches.

  3. Reesa

    These looks so creamy and delicious. Not quite my colors, but beautiful all the same!

  4. Avatar of Heather Heather

    Ooooh I can’t wait to check these out today! Hopefully some of the other colors they have are more wearable though – I agree with you that the Caress Pink is the best from your 6. So did they send these to you to try? It was probably worth it, cuz it’ll get me to buy some :-P

  5. Alma

    Caress Pink and Forbidden Burgundy look great!

  6. I have been craving these since I saw the packaging! Forbidden Burgundy is really nice…

  7. sandy

    wow, the first of its kind! YSL is truly the starter of innovation. I’ve seen aqualumiere lipgloss, but these lipsticks are creamy, moisuturizing and glossy, I think this should be called the real 3-in-1 lipstick. I almost couldnt believe it when I saw the pictures. WOW, at last some advanced makeup formula for some practical use!

    thanks for informing us!

  8. Kella

    These are my DREAM lipsticks, totally opaque. Thanks for reviewing. I don’t like the cool light colours on you, it makes your skin tone look green; yikes! But the last three are warmer and much better!

  9. Aitana

    OMG these rocks!!!
    I love Forbidden Burgundy!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love it all!

  10. wow………..those look GORGEOUS!! I have to say though, i just got the 1 cremesheen that i ordered, and it is UNBELIEVEABLE!!! It’s so much creamier than amplified cream lipsticks, and has GREAT color payoff!! i’ll stick with those for now (cause my wallet can’t fathom $34 for 1 lippie right now…..)

  11. crystal

    Holy cow I need these so bad!!!!!!! They are so gorgeous!

  12. Leigh

    I wish I wore lipstick! Haha. Forbidden Burgundy is SO gorgeous!!!

  13. gracee

    omg christine i want them all minus the burgundy one. but i mustttt pick at least one up omg crazy pretty!!!

  14. Ariele

    WOW! Super gorgeous & whoaaa pigmented! I definitely have to check these babies out! Particularly Caress Pink & Forbidden Burgundy! :)

  15. Avatar of Dani danielle

    caress pink, lingerie pink, and peach passion is sooo pretty!

  16. Aprilrobin

    Agh I want all of these so, so bad.
    When I got my Pur Black YSL gloss, they gave me a very neat sample of 4 of these. The bright red is killer.

    The sample packagaing is awesome.. its like those flat foil gum packs where you pop the gum through the foil? Icebreakers I suppose?

    The wells are large and all filled with this delicious lipstick, it came with a lip brush!

    I love everything about them.. the scent the feel.

  17. Lexi

    Oh Christine, how you tempt my wallet!

  18. Kelly

    Omg. Lingerie Pink is my calling. <33

  19. kellie

    wow these look fabulous!!! Where can I purchase these? Nordstrom?

  20. pia

    WOWZER! I totally dig the packaging. It’s calling the bling-bling demon in me. YSL was the first brand of lipstick I own and I’ve never been disappointed ever since. I go to MAC for variety but I never lost the love I have for YSL lipsticks. And Caress Pink, Forbidden Burgundy and Peach Passion hopefully will find a new home in my vanity case soon.

  21. claudine

    i will get 3 of those thanks for posting the swatches
    after MAC …YSL is the only other brand i care for. I Love their Mascara. YSL is expensive but well worth it — great quality products in looovely packaging :)

  22. Jools

    OOOO Bby, ;O the first three look beautiful to me! Been dying to find a great pale pink lipstick that is both creamy and this looks fabby..

  23. Avatar of Yolanda LocaLoli

    OMG! these are preeety. Fetish pink is calling to me!!!!!!

  24. Ashley

    The last three colors are TDF!!!!!

  25. I fall in love w/ Caress Pink and Forbidden Burgundy,
    Christine this is LE from YSL ?

  26. EJ

    I want to see an FOTD (or many) with these lippies!!!

  27. Ruth

    Wow those colors are stunning, you look amazing in all of them. I have to admit, I WANT THEM ALL !!!!!!!

  28. viv

    oh my goodness. the packaging is GORGEOUS.
    and i love the light, nude-y colours!

  29. kellie

    The very next day after seeing your review, I had to have one!!! Went to my nordstrom and bought the #1. Wore it out last night with a smoky eye, and I absouletely love it. Also, the girl gave me a little sample booklet that has #1, #8, #10, and #17. So glad you reviewed these.

    • Oh, nice! You’re so lucky to have scored the sample booklet ;) I’m also happy to hear you enjoyed it, too!! Nothing makes me happier then when I review something, a reader purchases, AND they like it, too.

  30. meme

    they look fab on you Christine! Is forbidden burgundy less dark than it looks in the tube? I’ve been looking for a perfect plum color w/o too much cool purple tones in it and this might be it!

    • Thanks, Meme! It’s pretty much the same color it looks on my lips when swatched. It’s probably just a touch lighter than what you see in the tube, but I find they’re fairly accurate to “what you see is what you get.”

  31. cloudburst

    Over $30.00 is a lot to pay for a lipstick (here in Canada they are $38.00 ouch!). But I just tried them on your recommendation & they are gorgeous! I think I’ll pick up #4.

  32. Caroline

    OMG! I totally need #7! I have been looking for that color for such a long time… thank you Christine! Does the picture of you wearing it look exactly like it does in real life?

  33. Caroline

    Hi again lol, is lingerie pink a dupe for Snob. I have snob but snob has more purple undertones whereas #7 looks to be a true bubblegum. COuld you help me out?

    • It’s similar, but this one is cool toned. When I think of bubblegum pink, I think of a warmer pink, so I don’t know if this one is what you’re looking for.

  34. vickiwinfield

    i brought lingerie pink the other day and really want the peach and #1 now! there so creamy too

  35. Lena

    These are absolutely amazing! I purchased a few and I feel like a queen. They really give out a punch color and are a creamy dream. I don’t think they are extremely long wearing, but there is just something superior about these lipsticks.

  36. Andrea

    I bought Nude Beige the other day and it is soooo creamy and long-lasting! I also got the Gloss Pur in Pure Coral, and looks pretty cool with the Nude Beige. I had actually gone with the intention of getting Peach Passion, but I chickened out cause it looked a little bright on my hand. Will definitely be going back now!!

  37. Ms. Makeup

    wow these are so gorgeous!!
    i want lingerie pink, but it might be too much for me. i’ll probably get nude beige :)

  38. Lena

    Your pictures sold me on these and I am now hooked on this line.

  39. Natalie

    I bought Peach Passion and got totally addicted. So I went and bought more today :(

  40. claudia

    I love them all ! So creamy. is there a MAC dupe for nude beige, caress pink and peach passion ???

  41. Bernadette

    Christine, please do a review on some of the other colours! Pink-based nudes don’t like me – I’m really interested in some of the other colours – particularly #2 Sensual Silk and #4 Sweet Honey. Also the new colours coming out with YSL’s autumn/winter collection!

  42. ChristineBlondee

    I WANT THEM ALL!
    And one day. I will have them all! Muahaha. :)

  43. Tricia

    I was wondering do you have to reapply these lipsticks often? I heard that you had to and I am completely in love with number 13. I just wanted to know before I made that big of a purchase for a lip product.

  44. Karen

    Hi Christine,

    Can you recommend a pink one for nc35 skin? I tried the famous #7 but it just doesn’t like my warm skin tone. I already bought #1 nude beige and also the peach passion, I really need to find the perfect pink one! thanks alotttt!!!

  45. Val

    These are AMAZING. I have the first one and it is absolutely GORGEOUS. I really want more but I only got one because it was duty free and in a set so my mom got one and I got one and they’re absolutely PERFECT. I REALLY want more but they’re sort of hard to find in Canada.

  46. Mandy

    I saw amazing reviews about these YSL lipsticks and i got the Lingerie Pink today. It is truly amazing. Very expensive but it is well worth it. I have never worn any lipstick that is that bright before. Do you have any recommendation for lip liner ? Thanks so much.

  47. Avatar of Alisha Alisha

    Thank you so much for the swatches, really helped me out picking a color for sephora F&F sale!

  48. Maria

    Christine can you please help me out here! I can’t afford YSL at the moment but I love #1, #2, and #7. Can you tell me any dupe maybe to MAC’S lipsticks?

  49. Margaret S.

    I love these and am itching to finally get one for myself. Can you recommend the best one for fair cool skin tone? I’m an NW20 (maybe lighter now that it’s winter) with olive-colored eyes and brown hair. I’m eyeing the pinks, but the peach passion looks so unique too. How do you think the peach would look against my skin tone? It’s not available at my local sephora for me to swatch…. would you wear a gloss over it or on it’s own?

    • I think Peach Passion would be very pretty on you, actually! :) I’d wear it on its own or with a gloss – maybe a red or coral gloss to deepen it or a pink gloss to make it more coral.

  50. Jenny H.

    I feel like #1 would be too pale on me since I have very pigmented lips (maybe kind of like shygirl-esque).. I wanted to try #2 sensual silk.. perhaps I’ll go try it in-store

  51. Jenny H.

    So, I just came back from Sephora.. and I tried the lipsticks in #2 Sensual Silk and #4 Sweet Honey (?)

    First of all, OH MY GOSH.. I AM NOT LYING WHEN I SAY.. THEY ARE EXTREMELY SILKY AND CREAMY.. AND DELISH.

    haha.. I couldn’t decide between #2 and #4 but I got #2 which is lighter and more unlike the lipsticks I already have.

    #4 is going on the xmas list.

    I have to admit they are very pricey and I would not have gotten them if I didn’t have $15 off a $35

    CON: my boyfriend commented on how YSL probably spent most of their money on the packaging and the part of the lipstick tube that says YSL felt really cheap and loose and plasticky (perhaps it was just the tube that I have?)

    • I’m so glad you’re lovin’ ‘em, Jenny!

      I always liked the packaging – I guess it didn’t seem cheap at all to me (unless they’ve changed it in the past six months…). That’s so odd…

  52. after this post, i would be aiming for #1, nude beige!

    so far i got #3 and #13 (yes, the one you swatch!)

    i agree 100% that they are highly pigment and VERY creamy!

    def worth all cents..

  53. Nora

    Yes! I have one of these and it’s seriously the softest, most pigmented and creamy lipstick I’ve ever tried. They also smell and taste amazing, and the packaging is beautiful.

    They don’t last very long, though. Which is bad considering they are so expensive, but applying them is so much fun. xD I think I’ll live, haha! <3

  54. Niluck

    where do u purchase these lipsticks?

  55. how does lingerie pink compare to st germain

  56. Lily

    I bought two of these colours the other day and they look nothing like this on me. I am so disappointed :( They look amazing on you!

  57. Shannon

    I just got the peach passion in the mail today…I was in LOVE with it here on the site and the way it looks on you…On me its much more bright and pinky? I’m so disappointed :(

  58. LunaI

    Hi Christine,

    I love these and recently purchased #1 – I’m in love with #9 caress pink BUT the sephora website doesn’t carry it! Do you know why? Is it discontinued?

    Thanks!

  59. Shumpac

    which color would you suggest if I’m purchasing my first one?

  60. ann

    how does fetish pink compare to all styled up and pink 4 friday? are they different enough to buy. i love pinks. and how does #26 tender peach compare to mac peachstock. peachstock is really nude on me. is tender peach more brighter, lighter?

  61. Tina

    Can you please show YSL Sweet Honey? :)

  62. How come every single color seems to look STUNNING on you!! LOL! Saving up for several luxurious shades! :)

  63. Sasha

    I’m waiting for “Spicy Pink” #20 to arrive – in fact it should be delivered today! Anyway, I counted on these lipsticks being opaque because I have lots of scarring and discoloration due to childhood surgeries, so I’m very happy to see these swatches and know that they are completely opaque. I have heard that they don’t wear for very long. At all. But does that mean they sink into lips? Or that when you eat and drink they wear off overly easily?

  64. KiKi

    Iam in love with these, thnks so much for ur reviews n swatches…was wondering if u kno about the really dark plum 1…i cnt find it i wonder if it was a limited edition but its like really dark burgundy purple
    thnks a bunch

  65. LORRAINE TEIXEIRA

    I have used the YSL Rouge Pur No 22 for years. This colour has now been discontinued. No 22 is such a popular shade..always have had to order it as stores cannot keep up with the demand.
    Why discontinue such a popular brand
    1. New range of Rouge Volupte (like grease and comes off so quickly)
    2.Rouge Pur no 26 – does not have the vibrant pink..
    Plse bring back Rouge Pur No 22 (I cannot be be only personal requesting this?)
    I await our reply
    tks Lorraine

  66. AlisaPrice

    Would you know any good dupes for nude beige or Peach passion? (: they look so lovely but very pricey :(