In time for the season of love, YSL Beauty launched a collectors edition of Rouge Volupté Shine lipsticks in 4 juicy shades. For this launch their iconic golden packaging comes stamped with the signature YSL heart in the same colour as the lipstick inside.
The packaging is cute, and instantly caught my eye. It’s sure to sell out fast!
If you weren’t a YSL lover before, this limited edition collection is certain to make you take a second look. Luckily what’s inside is just as good since YSL is most known for their lipsticks!
Of the 4 shades I received 3 from the YSL PR team.
No. 12 Corail Dolman – A vibrant coral
No. 15 Corail Spontini – A medium peach
No. 45 Rouge Tuxedo – A strawberry red
They all come in the sheer Rouge Volupté Shine finish which is a balmy texture with impressive shine. If you love an easy to wear, hydrating formula this ticks all those boxes. I find the darker shades apply more evenly unlike No.15 which was slightly patchy as I layered on to build up more coverage. With a sheerer formula, lighter shades are harder to wear on my pigmented lips and most often look patchy and need more work blending to get that even look.
In terms of wear these lasted surprisingly well. I’ve tried Rouge Volupté Shines before but never noticed it’s longevity. The creamy finish hugs the lips for a good 3-4 hours after which it fades very evenly leaving a sheer wash of residual colour.
I also pulled out some similar lipsticks in my stash for a quick comparison. My favourite formulas from Tom Ford & Bobbi Brown. Both very balmy hydrating versions that suit dry lips well.
The YSL is clearly much sheerer in terms of pigment. It’s buildable with several swipes but I think my favourite way to wear them is with a lip liner. I can enjoy the lipstick without feeling like there’s too much product sitting on top.
As far as comfort and hydration go, I couldn’t pick a ‘better’ formula, maybe Bobbi Brown is slightly more nourishing and balmy. But all are equally pleasant to wear and never drying.
Lastly sharing a quick look I did for Valentine’s day using shade 15 and 45. I’ll add in the product list in the end for those of you interested.
I wanted to shoot a beauty look that used all YSL colour. But I don’t have any of their blushes, so I swapped in some NARS instead.
Eyeshadows used – YSL Gold Attraction Palette (holiday 2018)
Blush – NARS Gina
Foundation – Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick
Mascara – NARS Climax
I really love them. The shades the formula, absolute winners. If you have pigmented lips or a deeper complexion, No. 15 is harder to wear and can look patchy. Other than that, the red and coral shades should work for all skin tones and look beautiful worn.
Pricing & Availability
At all YSL beauty counters from 1st Feb.
Retails at SGD 52.