I am sad that I didn't get to try these products out sooner. I bought my YSL Rouge Volupte in the last couple of days, because the YSL MU line is pulling out of SG - thanks to Sarah for the heads up. I have been wanting to try out the YSL Rouge Volupte for ages but the price tag always put me off ($42 for a lippy?!) but I recently found my lost TANGS vouchers ($70 worth of them) and decided to splurge on TWO lipsticks. I lurve their Faux Cils mascara too, but I think the lipsticks are worth collecting and keeping.
First of all, I am amazed by their packaging. I have always like YSL packaging. These lipsticks feel heavy in their casing! The solid metal packaging, the intricate YSL rings, the peek a boo shades on the outside, and the cool mirror on the cap all scream chic luxury to me. I bought No 7 which is Lingerie Pink and No 4 which is Sweet Honey.
I have been using Lingerie Pink everyday since I bought it, and I am so impressed by the texture. I swear, it is so soft, and silky, and the color is amazing wearable, because I thought it would be too Barbie pink to be flattering on me. I think this might be what MAC's "Way to Love" or "Color Crafted" lipsticks might be like, but I don't own any of those. Colours aside, I think the texture of the YSL lipsticks is very superior. I can get hooked to applying this the whole day. And that is saying a lot, since you know I am not a lipstick junkie.
Before I continue with my rave, let's look at some product pictures:
Can we go 'ahhhh' at how pretty the packaging is?
This sounds really lame, but I really feel good and pretty apply this lipstick thoughout the day. And you can see the mirror on the cap there, which is really neat.
The product description:
"Delight your senses with Rouge Volupte, the first lipstick to instantly soften the lips, providing a unique sensation of pleasure and plus exceptional radiant colour. The nutri-protective film enables Rouge Volupte to act as a second skin, with a silky sensation that moisturises, nourishes and repairs the lips. With a colour shine complex, lips are visibly smooth, plump, and radiant with luminious satin colours. This silky texture is complemented by a beautiful golden metallic case with an intricate ring to discreetly reveal the shade and a clever mirror for quick and easy application. SPF15"
I definitely agree that the lipsticks 'instantly soften the lips', it has a 'unique sensation' and the colors are super pretty!! I mentioned how silky and soft it feels on the lips, so the 'second skin' is also true. Over the weekend, I had chapped lips (really!) and when you see the lip swatches later, you won't even believe my lips were peeling just a few days ago. Therefore, it does "moisturises, nourishes and repairs the lips".
Not so sure if it 'plumps' the lips though. And notice it doesn't claim to be a long lasting/ long wearing lipstick... so in that aspect, you do need to re-apply after a meal, etc. I can live with that, cos it means being able to refresh the silky feeling on your lips again! I also noticed that it doesn't have a strong scent, cos I know the other YSL lip products have a very strong fruity/ lychee kind of scent. So that is a plus point to me.
Packaging: 5/5 Color: 5/5 Texture: 5/5 Price: 3/5 -- but worth every penny.
I lurve my YSL Rouge Volupte!!!
More pictures below, showing comparisons with similar MAC shades, and also lip swatches:
No 7 Lingerie Pink
No 4 Sweet Honey
Notice in the lip swatches, the lipstick blends like second skin into my lips. There is color, slight sheen, and really really silky! Me loves!
You see how St Germaine is a blue-tone bright baby pink, Lingerie Pink is actually a little more beige nude pink, and Creme Cup is along the same tone as Lingerie Pink but perhaps darker and less pink.
From L to R: Blanketty, Sweet Honey, Hug Me
These colors look more similar than the pink ones. Blanketty might be a little lighter, and pinker, while Hug me is darker, but it's a Lustre finish lipstick, so it might still come out less intense than it looks.
There is still time to get YSL products, this weekend will be the last day. Do you think the DFS outlets will still carry YSL?? Or the airports? Le sigh.
Hope this is helpful, and thanks for reading~