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Monday, 12 October 2015

YSL Rouge Volupt Shine Review

Before I say anything about the product itself, I would like to inform you that shooting these images has caused me to have a complex about my hands. Never before have I realised how massive and ugly they are and its just generally quite upsetting. Moving on...

I purchased this lipstick on the way home from Paris last year. I was looking for a deep rose shade, and fell in love when I swatched this in duty free.
The packaging is stunning obviously, it is YSL we're talking about. A large part of me was seduced by the beauty of the gold embellishments. But the product itself is great too!

The product is fairly pigmented and you only need one coat. In the photo above I swatched the lipstick once at the top of my hand, and then did two strokes below. As you can see, there's virtually no difference. Hence its pretty hard to layer up the colour if that's what you wanted to do, although if you've lined your lips already you really wouldn't need to.

The Rouge Volupte Shine range has an 'intense... wet-looking shine' that the regular Rouge Volupte range doesn't have. This shine is achieved by combining candelilla wax with silicon oils, creating a 'shiny film coating that enhances the colour'. The lipstick contains tiny flecks of glitter contributing to the shine.

Its good for your lips too, with ingredients that moisturise and protect lips.
YSL claims that the lipstick won't smudge and will stay put for hours. To be honest I'm not sure about the smudging, as the lipstick is wet to touch when on the lips. However I can confirm that this lasts for hours and doesn't budge. After taking photo's of the above swatches I tried to remove the product with a makeup remover wipe. The product had sort of stained/sunk into the skin so it took me a little scrubbing to get rid of it!

This lipstick is on the pricey side, but I feel that it is worth the money. It feels luxurious on your lips, and I feel confident in its staying power.
I really do love this lipstick, I must reach for it more instead of my beloved MAC's all the time.

YSL's Rouge Volupte Shine in number 17, available here.

Sophie x

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