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YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick

The Sultry Season: YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an opaque, reddened plum with a glossy shine.  All Rouge Voluptes have this lightly sweetened mango-y scent (I note it as just generally, but my nose might not be sophisticated enough…), but I don’t notice any taste.  It’s moisturizing and wears four to six hours on me.

When I first tried Rouge Voluptes, they were one of the first high-end lipsticks I had ever tried, and I thought they were the bee’s knees. Over time, I’ve discovered lipsticks that I prefer (formula-wise), but Forbidden Burgundy is still one of my favorite shades of Rouge Voluptes. The Rouge Volupte formula is incredibly creamy, and while some of the lighter shades are almost thick in their creaminess, their darker, almost glossy, shades like Forbidden Burgundy are not.

I do recommend a lip liner on deeper shades like this one if you’re prone to your lip color bleeding, because the creaminess of Rouge Voluptes make it more likely to bleed.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick

YSL Forbidden Burgundy Rouge Volupte Lipstick


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Wendy Avatar

I got Rouge Taboo for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I love the formula of these lipsticks – this is another one I’ll definitely have to add to my collection – maybe as a Christmas present to myself 🙂

J Avatar

Goddamn it. This is the colour I have been looking for pretty much all of my lipstick-wearing existence. Just so beautiful.
But I’m a student, and I live in Canada, which means that this will cost me $40+… and that is way, way more than I can afford for a lipstick.


I guess I’ll just have to lust from afar.

Eileen Avatar

I’m really digging these berry, plum, burgundy lipstick shades and they sure look good on you! They’re fabulous and so classy looking if you have the right skintone.

Polly Avatar

Sorry if this doesn’t relate to the post much but..

How do you compare this YSL formula to Cle de Peau Extra Silky’s?

And do you think CDP #106 would suit yellowish NC25 skin-toned?

Olivia E Avatar

I love your sultry season post!! I love this color! I’ve been on a hunt for this color on the maybelline advertisements. The color they say the model is wearing isn’t true to the color on this ad. Do you have any close suggestions to this dark plummy fuschia color?? I’d love to get it. Or I may get this one!

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