YSL Light Me Red & Take My Red Away Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick

Light Me Red (119)

YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips in one layer. The consistency felt lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and was easy to work with. The lipstick stayed on nicely for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt lightly moisturizing over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. - $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich color with intense hydration ... in just one stroke." The thing to know about this formula is that it is quite emollient and has a lot of slip; the formula almost applies itself as it glides quickly across the lips, though I sometimes found it too emollient and too slippery. That extra slip meant that some shades weren't as pigmented as anticipated or that color gathered in my lip lines. The wear ranged from four to six hours on average. I found the formula was usually on the hydrating side. They have a sweet, fruity scent that I'd describe as subtle but noticeable.

Browse all of our YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Stearyl/Ppg-3 Myristyl Ether Dimer Dilinoleate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Talc, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Alumina, Silica Silylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Colophonium / Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Silicate, Glycerin, Tin Oxide, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 15850 / Red 6, Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 17200 / Red 33 Lake, Ci 77742 / Manganese Violet, Ci 77120 / Barium Sulfate, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 75470 / Carmine.

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YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick

Take My Red Away (120)

YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deep, reddish-orange with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which glided across my lips comfortably and did not tug.

The texture was creamy, lightweight, and not too thick or too thin, so the color sat fairly well on my lips. I noticed very slight color that sank into my deeper lip lines in the close-up photo but it wasn’t enough to be visible in person. It lasted well for five hours and felt hydrating while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. - $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich color with intense hydration ... in just one stroke." The thing to know about this formula is that it is quite emollient and has a lot of slip; the formula almost applies itself as it glides quickly across the lips, though I sometimes found it too emollient and too slippery. That extra slip meant that some shades weren't as pigmented as anticipated or that color gathered in my lip lines. The wear ranged from four to six hours on average. I found the formula was usually on the hydrating side. They have a sweet, fruity scent that I'd describe as subtle but noticeable.

Browse all of our YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Stearyl/Ppg-3 Myristyl Ether Dimer Dilinoleate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Talc, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Alumina, Silica Silylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Colophonium / Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Silicate, Glycerin, Tin Oxide, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 15850 / Red 6, Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 17200 / Red 33 Lake, Ci 77742 / Manganese Violet, Ci 77120 / Barium Sulfate, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 75470 / Carmine.

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These both appear to be very rich and sumptuous shades of “red”. I love both, but having both Bite Hot Harissa and MAC Hot Like…, I do believe I’m set. But the richness of this formula has me so tempted!

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