Monday, February 25, 2013

YSL Deliciousness: New Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick

Today I wanted to share with you this new deliciousness from YSL. The Rouge Volupte lipsticks are, quite simply, the most beautifully packaged lipsticks out there. I just love the way they look. They currently make their original formula of creamy opaque colours, and a 'sheer candy' version, which is very much like a tinted tip balm.

The latest addition to the line is of course, an 'in-between' product, with less colour pigmentation, but more shine. 

Top-Bottom: Sheer Candy, Shine, Original

I was really excited to try this as I find the original formula a little drying, and a little too soft in formulation for it's pigmentation (If you know what I mean? It is dangerously smudgey and you can easily end up with lipstick on your face.)
The colour I have is number 6, a gorgeous fuchsia with blue shimmer. It has the same lovely mango scent all YSL lip products have, is nice and smooth to apply and looks gorgeous on the lips. The colour payoff is sheer, but still 'there' and the finish has a gorgeous shine to it, while remaining totally lightweight. 
The only bug-bear I have with this lipstick is the drying factor. Like the original, after a few hours I find it quite dry to wear. I'm not sure if this is just me or a general observation with the YSL Rouge Volupte, as I know they're popular.
Overall, I really like this lipstick... it's almost perfect, but not quite there! What do you think of the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks? If you love the look of these, but would like a more affordable dupe, check out the L'Oreal Rouge Caresse lipsticks, as they seem very similar in formulation to me.
You can pick the new formulation up now, for £24.00 each. 

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