Not everyday I get a box of YSL lipsticks waiting for me at home and these came as a surprise. Presented in a sleek and classy white cardboard box, this is definitely one of the most gorgeous press kits I have ever received. In the box, there is a handbook and 5 Rouge Volupté Shine lipsticks.
For more information about these YSL Rouge Volupté Shine, please refer to this post.
Available in 19 shades, each retails at S$45 for 4.5g of product, made in France. The entire range of lipsticks are beautifully displayed at TANGS Orchard and ION.
These YSL Rouge Volupté Shine comes in reflective gold casing stamped with YSL Cassandre logo and wrapped in a sash that matches the colour of the lipstick inside. And its luxurious clasp clicks open and shut in a flick of a twist.
I find the packaging chic and iconic – definitely dresses up every makeup wardrobe.
The press kit includes 5 stunning shades and they are;-
- N° 3 Violet Incognito – deep plum
- N° 6 Pink In Devotion – fresh pink
- N° 12 Corail Incadescent – bright coral pink
- N° 13 Pink In Paris – soft coral pink
- N° 19 Fuchsia In Rage – hot fuchsia
Swatches below taken under natural sun light, without flash.
I find all five shades very beautiful and flattering on my skin tone. But my heart goes to N° 3 Violet Incognito and N° 19 Fuchsia In Rage because they are not my usual picks – something different.
N° 3 Violet Incognito is a little bold yet nothing too over the top, a little vamp but not goth. I think it’s very elegant and this is the new red.
N° 6 Pink In Devotion is natural and delicate. It brightens up my complexion with a touch of rose. Even without any eye makeup, this shade works really well on me – it’s a great everyday and work friendly option.
N° 12 Corail Incadescent is crisp and bright. I can’t help but feel that this shade fits the summer season very well – I think it will look absolutely gorgeous on the beach. On my lips, this shade leans a little more pink but the coral hue still reflects through beautifully.
N° 13 Pink In Paris totally lost its coral hue on my lips. Instead, I get a soft baby pink which is surprisingly quite flattering. I find it hard to pull of baby pinks but this is definitely an exception. And I enjoy the youthfulness of this shade.
N° 19 Fuchsia In Rage is playful and at the same time classy. I love the careful blend of pink and purple in this shade – this is surely a unique addition to my stash.
Texture of these Rouge Volupté Shine are silky smooth and feather light. I enjoy wearing them directly from their tubes – I use a lip brush to touch up the corners ever so slightly for the sharper shades. I love how buttery and creamy they feel when I press my lips together.
Each of these are very lightly scented with mango, unless I take a close sniff, I can’t smell anything (which is good for me).
This range of lipsticks are formulated to provide moisture and prevent lips from drying out. They are like tinted lip balms and they really don’t dry my lips out. I skip using a lip balm whenever I use these. The formula glides onto my lips and leaves a smooth, glossy finish – almost as if I applied a layer of thin gloss on top.
Designed for women who are intimidated by vibrant colours – this range of Rouge Volupté Shine is perfect for wearing and playing with colours. Its formula contains a dose of colour with a touch of translucency.
I love the range of colours, the texture and the finish. I feel that this range of lipsticks is worth exploring and I personally find the deeper, darker shades more captivating. It brings wearing bold lips to the next level – instead of a solid block of colour on the lips, you get a decent dose of colour with a three-dimensional aspect of the smooth, glossy finish.
These lipsticks didn’t dry out my lips. During testing, I noticed the shine gets worn out first, followed by the colour.
I get an average of 4 hours with them but with the darker shades, they leave a stain behind. Some of you may dislike the stain but I personally find it helpful – at least my lips still have some colour after a meal.
If I have to pick one from this set, it would be N° 3 Violet Incognito – favourite of Lloyd Simmonds, creative makeup director of the brand. I believe the richer, sharper and bolder shades are what the Rouge Volupté Shine stands for and I highly recommend you to check out these shades.
I hope this entry has helped some of you. And let me know your picks if you have already picked up one or two.
Thank you for looking.