YSL Light Me Red & Take My Red Away Rouge Voluptes Reviews & Swatches

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YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick

Light Me Red (119)

YSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-StickYSL Light Me Red (119) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark pink-red with fine, gold and ruby red pearl throughout. The finish was lightly glossy and shiny, which gave it a more luminous sheen that gave my lips a plumper look.

The pigmentation was medium to semi-opaque in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly to my lips, though I felt it wasn’t quite as even as other shades have applied for me in the same formula. The consistency was lightweight, creamy and moderately slippery, and it was very much as touted–a lipstick and lip balm hybrid–so it applied comfortably but wasn’t the longest-wearing formula. This shade wore nicely for four and a half hours and left a very faint stain behind while the formula felt hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.11 oz. - $345.45 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Wax, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Euphorbia Cerifera / Candelilla Wax Extract, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Hexadecene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Silicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Punica Granatum Extract, Silica Dimethyl Silylate [Nano] / Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bht, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance, [+/- May Containci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 6, Ci 75470 / Carmine.

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YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick
YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick

Take My Red Away (120)

YSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-StickYSL Take My Red Away (120) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark, poppy red with warm undertones and barely-there, golden pearl throughout the luminous finish. The texture was smooth, creamy, and moderately emollient without being heavy, so it was comfortable to apply but could easily be over-applied as it glided so readily across my lips.

It had medium to semi-opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was as described, and the color applied evenly on my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip texture or lip lines. The color lasted well for four hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

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

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.11 oz. - $345.45 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Wax, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Euphorbia Cerifera / Candelilla Wax Extract, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Hexadecene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Silicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Punica Granatum Extract, Silica Dimethyl Silylate [Nano] / Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bht, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance, [+/- May Containci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 6, Ci 75470 / Carmine.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

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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Take My Red Away is a beautiful shade of orange-red, which is something I’ve noticed that YSL does extremely well. Because I do have Scout’s Red, which is basically the same shade, just a different finish and formula, I will get Orange Speaker instead.

These or the Sephora Lacquers for about 1/3 the price? Neither is a long wearing formula but I know which I’d be more likely to spend my money on.

Come and sit 2 meters away from me on the “don’t like to waste my money” bench, Rachel!!! I bought one of the YSL lipstick in oil (or whatever the name is) lipsticks a while back and it is really lovely but it should never have been called “lipstick”. It’s really more a gloss and I’ve had glosses that wore better. Christine’s honest appraisal of the wear time is pretty much accurate (though I talk a lot and drink coffee or water so the wear time for me was probably less). The Sephora ones come in a stunning array of shades and I really, REALLY like them. Have you tried any of them yet?

I’ll stand 6’ away to agree with you guys. I got two of the older release and love them, but even if it’s a non-mask time, it’s on my chin and neck, threatening a lip product. Right now, I don’t see any sense in higher end lip products. These are lovely, but hardly unique.

*Puts on mask and social distances* I have a few of the Rouge Lacquers, and I absolutely love them. Fantastic formula! I’m sure these are good, and I love sheer reds, but I can’t pull the trigger on spending that kind of money on something sheer and no-so-unique. I grew up poor, and I just can’t do it.

I liked the finished application of both these lipsticks however, my coloring is more compatible with cooler reds.

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