20 May 2012

~ YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick Collection/Review ~

"An object of desire, this award-winning lipstick is wrapped in a romantic, elegant gold case that exudes luxury. Each signature shade saturates lips in captivating color that’s intensely pigmented, and imparts an irresistible glossy shine. The long-lasting, comforting formula is highlighted with a unique Color-shine Complex that leaves lips visibly smoother, plumper and more radiant. Light, silky texture smoothes on a veil of satiny, sensual color that’s altogether alluring. SPF 15."
- ( 02 Sensual Silk  // 13 Peach passion //  01 Nude Beige ) -
(swatch of lipsticks swiped once only)
When these lip products by YSL were first hyped about across blogs and magazines, i ordered a few online despite alot of places being sold out on many of the shades especially the pretty popular ones. In hind sight, i don't even know why i was so desperate to get my hands on them...maybe it was the beautiful packaging that i was drawn to and alot of great reviews on them talking about how great quality the product is. Unpacking my parcel from Selfridges, i unboxed each lipstick in amazement with the sturdy luxurious packaging and the nicely embossed YSL design on the side. The lipsticks felt really heavy, high quality and it also had a cute little mirror at the top of the tube too (which is quite pathetic really, but can be useful in desperate times i guess).
Uncapping the lipstick, there was a strong scent of 'melon' that emerged and it was much like the scent of maybelline lipsticks if i haven't remembered wrongly, one of the drugstore lipsticks so correct me if i'm wrong. The colours look stunning in the tube as i twisted it up and the colours were quite true to the online swatches i saw so i was pleased. I swatched them on the back of my hand first and they were extremely creamy and pigmented, which i haven't experienced much before as most of my lipsticks are glossy or matte finish so this was quite a strange sensation to me. 
However much i want to love this product because of the high price and elegant packaging, i just can't love it as much as i expected because of it's formulation, it just isn't quite right on me. It was too creamy and it tended to slide around on my lips alot or transfer onto my teeth. This lipstick is really high maintenance too because of its rich pigmentation. It works for some people who like this kind of feel to their lipsticks, but i think i am more comfortable with other formula's of lipsticks. I now occasionally pick these up to use when i feel like using something different cause im in one of those 'ooooh il use that' kind of mood. I really regret buying these because i now realise that i really prefer the rouge pur lipsticks that they have, and i have my eyes on a few of their shades. So YSL rouge volupte wasn't my cup of tea at all, and it has to be the most expensive product that i regret buying.

Have you tried the YSL rouge Volupte lipsticks? If yes, what did you think of them?


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  2. It's a shame you didn't like the lipstick, it seems to be of such high quality! I love the first colour :)

    Lots of Love, Ana

  3. These lipsticks are so luxe and beautifully packaged, but I think I'd have some issues with how creamy they are. I guess I'll just admire them from afar :)

  4. Thanks for sharing... I do still love the colors though! xx

  5. hi Ying! thanks a lot for the comment:)
    i really like the look of YSL lipsticks, but i've never owned one. maybe i should try... still think they're a bit on the pricey side, but i think it's worth it:)
    my favourite one here is the first color:)

    love xx

  6. sensual silk looks so pretty!


  7. Haha, I had a pretty similar experience. I bought one and loved it, absolutely loved it. But as time went on, I realised it's many flaws - how it smudges everywhere, rubs off super fast, shows up dry bits on the lips..etc Not to mention how fast it was getting used up! (I think it applies pretty thick, and that plus having to reapply all the time meant it was wearing down in a few months or so :( )

    And then I got the exact same shade in Rouge Pur and all my problems were solved - turns out it's the shade I love, not the lipstick itself XD


  8. Oh it's annoying how the formulation didn't work for you! I've never tried YSL lipsticks before, but the colour peach passion is absolutely gorgeous. xo


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  10. o0o0o0o I'm glad I read this review because I really wanted to get one of these, no I'm not so sure and I've started to notice other reviews about this product not living up to it's hype. Not to mention it's pricey!

  11. Ah its such a shame these didnt work for you, they're my favourite lipsticks of all time! Peach passion is at the top of my shopping list infact!X

  12. Oh my gosh these shades are to die for when swatched, such a shame they didn't perform.

  13. Peach Passion is gorgeous! They're all beautiful ahh I am a little bit jealous of your mini collection cause I don't own any haha! I used to, but it expired ~ Hoping to get myself another, I really want YSL Lingerie Pink ♥


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