YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is supposed to be “deeply hydrating” and “melt” onto the lips with a “pop of color” and give long-term hydration. It is described as having “medium coverage” and “irreverent shine.” The color coverage was typically medium, as described, though some of the deeper shades were more buildable to semi-opaque coverage. They’re a very, very creamy, emollient formula; they slip-slide as they melt against the lips during application, and it feels luxurious to apply but can be easily over-applied. It’s just the type of texture that lends itself to over-application without adding more coverage, so I recommend being mindful in order to ensure you’ll get plenty of usage out of each tube. Fortunately, once on, they don’t feel thick or overly slippery, so it doesn’t feel like the lipstick is constantly moving while worn.
They have a high-shine, almost glossy, finish that often smoothed out my lip lines without settling into them, and the latter made it more impressive due to the amount of color and slip. The wear time varied from shade to shade but typically landed between three and five hours. Some shades leave a faint stain behind–usually the mid-tone and darker hues. The formula has a sweet, mango scent but no discernible taste.