Best & Worst of YSL Rouge Volupte Shines (Spring 2019)

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.

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Glossover Breakdown

95%

Average Score
A
11
B
1
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9.5
pigmentation
10
texture
9.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
95%
product
9.5
pigmentation
10
texture
9.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
95%

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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  

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I immediately cringed but then remember that pricing in your part of the world is always cringe-inducing so I don’t even know how bad that is, LOL.

For me, the wow! factor of this formula is how smoothing it is for my lip lines.

Well, I’m not gonna lie, I do have a couple saved on my Mecca wishlist but they’re definitely not what I’d call value for money… I can afford the $$$ outlay but the sensible part of me is still like, “NOOOOOOOOOOOPE!”

Ah, maybe one day 🙂

They are about $57 each here in Aus. – which is very expensive for a lipstick. These are lovely shades and they look good, but I won’t spend that money on a lippie.

They are 44 to 45 dollars here (I don’t quite understand the $1 price difference between some of the shades) but I think I might treat myself to one of these simply because the formula seems so nice (and with the winter we’re having, anything that hydrates my lips like these seem to do might be a justifiable indulgence). I keep telling myself that compared to the price of Tom Ford lipsticks, these are positively “affordable”.

So many very juicy looking shades that make me think of summertime! Favorites are Chili Tunique vs. Rouge Cape, both remind me of fruit punch, and Rose Nu for a soft pinky lip, as long as it shows up on me that way!

These are spendy but seem really lovely. I want to get either Rouge Cape or Red Cassandre (maybe both but at this price point, buying both might be a bit over the top).

I love these no matter what. I’ll need to check out “Mauve Cure”& “Coral plume” ay my Sephora soon.
I have used several shades of this brand when they were just “Rouge Volupte Shines” lipgloss. Very hydrating and nice to apply.
Thanks for the review

I have dupes of all but two of these shades (including three dupes from the Rose Blazer list!). And the two I don’t have dupes for are shades that wouldn’t work on me anyway. So I can’t justify spending money on any of these lipsticks. Still, I’d love to have at least one lipstick in this packaging…

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