YSL Rose Frivole (02) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (02) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with subtle cool undertones and a satin finish. It applies slightly lighter than it appears in the bottle or heavily swatched. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is a powder. Sleek MakeUP Macaroon (P) is lighter but appears similar applied. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is lighter, powder. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Fantastic (66) (LE, $38.00) is brighter. NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, powder. Illamasqua Seduce (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some lip color comparisons.)

I reviewed the newer Baby Doll Kiss & Blush previously, and after being impressed with the first two I bought, I picked up another to try. Rose Frivole was almost as nice as the first two, but it was less comfortable to wear as a lip color–it felt a little drier and more clingy, so it was less forgiving and less flattering applied on the lips. It wasn’t drying, though, which is still a bonus, as most lip-and-cheek products excel on one area but not the other. The consistency is thin, a little velvety and gel-like, and it dries down to a more powder-like finish and texture after twenty to thirty seconds. You have enough time to work the product into the skin, but it doesn’t look too dewy or luminous, as it ends up more of a satin-matte finish on the skin. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on my lips and nine hours on my cheeks–it also left a very slight stain on my cheeks after I removed it. It has a sweet, mango and grape scent but no discernible taste.

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YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Rose Frivole (2) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

Baby Doll Kiss and Blush
YSL
$40.00/0.33 oz.

94%

Average

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On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
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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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Such a pretty colour in the bottle! like you said doesn’t apply the same. I don’t see the thinking behind this launch somehow!

Reminds me of the Clarins gloss from a couple of years ago in a very similar type of packaging and a very similar colour. It was LE but I was lucky enough to nab it. I don’t understand why they didn’t keep it as it was lovely.

First off, your earrings are too cool! And, this product looks awesome! I think I prefer it in this packaging than how MAC’s Casual Colors are packaged.

A b it too light for me on the lips, but I love it as a blush, and you look just so beautiful Christine, as always 🙂 I really need to get me some of these YSL Kiss & Blush/Lacquer stains!

The colour is very pretty although I’m less of a matt lipstick lover these days and so prefer it on the cheeks instead. I’ve got enough blushers as it is tho’. Might skip this one.

I can see how this is picking up your lip texture a bit..so on me this would be a no go. I’ve had Illamasqua Peaked on my wishlist forever. Might have to put the pin in that one.

I had higher hopes that it wouldn’t, but it wasn’t a total shock since the lighter colors tend to do this (across brands/formulas)!

This mat pink is so pretty !!!
I was interested by it.
Thank you for your honest review.

Does it sit well under a hydrating gloss ?
Or after a lip balm or something like the Sérum rouge from Dior.

Wish you a lovely weekend,
Xoxo

I haven’t tried it with gloss – I generally test products alone, not in combination with other things (as those affect the longevity, texture, etc.).

I agree that not all colours in the formula work out as well on the lips. I bought rose epicurean (a beautiful lavender-pink-nude that I can just barely pull off with very dramatic eyes!) and just couldn’t stand the way it felt as a lip product — it was so very dry and clingy that I’ve relegated it to “cheek product only.” But I’m so happy I read your review of fuschia desinvolte: I bought it after reading how comfortable you found it, and I agree that it feels fantastic as a lip product: it’s been one of my favourite things to wear all spring. Here’s hoping that YSL brings out more colours that work as nicely as fuschia desinvolte!

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