Tuesday, 5 August 2014

REVIEW: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte

When I was a little girl, I really wasn't all that much into makeup. The only item that could spark my interest, when my mom went to beauty counters were the shiny, golden lipstick tubes from Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). When I started to earn some money as a teenager, I would take a look at these lipsticks every time I went to a beauty counter. 

I had a hard time finding the perfect shade for me, but when I took a look at the four YSL Rouge Volupté spring/summer 2014 shades a few weeks ago, I was completely smitten. I picked up two colors on the spot: the YSL Rouge Volupté in 31 Fuchsia Tourbillon/Fuchsia Storm and 32 Corail Jalouse/Jealous Coral. Read on to find out what I think of these hyped-up, legendary high-end lipsticks.

USE: When applying, the lipsticks feel extremely soft, buttery and comfortable on the lips. They are very creamy, and so don't stain the lips very much (the pink shade stains the lips lightly) and you'll definitely have to reapply after having a drink, eating or kissing.

Then why splurge on these babies? They're definitely a luxury item and you pay the price for the beautiful packaging and amazingly creamy texture that is unique. The shade range is also stunning. But keep in mind that you don't get a lot of staining or staying power out of them.

+ Extremely creamy and buttery
+ Beautiful shade range (especially the newer ones)
+ The more vibrant and newer shades stain lightly
+ Luxurious and beautiful gold packaging

- The price tag: about €30
- Wear time is around 3 hours, don't expect amazing staying power here

CONCLUSION: I feel like every beauty addict should have one of these in their collection. They are definitely expensive, and you don't get a good staying power in return. But they are stunning on the lips, feel very smooth and comfortable and simply make you feel chic and very ladylike. A feeling every woman has to experience once in a while.

Have you tried these YSL lipsticks?

xX Anine


  1. Ik wil die Corail Jalouse sooo bad!

  2. lol, I went crazy over these... I bought 5 in a couple of months! Personally, I find the Rouge Pur Couture perform a bit better, but they're not nearly as luxurious feeling as the Rouge Volupte's!


  3. Ouuuuu they're just sooo gorgeous especially the tube and packaging! I came super close to picking one of these up, I know I'll be suckered into a YSL lipstick before the year is over tho haha!! Lovely post and swatches :D

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