I’m quitting buying lipsticks… Said no girl ever. My current amount stands somewhere around the 350 mark and I swear I wasn’t going to buy any more but when I was in World Duty Free before Christmas, I needed to get the YSL Rouge Pur Couture 13 Le Orange Kiss and Love Limited Edition, because first of all it was limited edition and secondly, I didn’t want 19 Le Fuchsia feeling all alone in my lipstick stand. Justification at its finest there. You know me, I like the lipstick. Don’t judge me.
So, as with every single YSL lipstick that I own, I am drawn straight away to the gorgeous sleek gold packaging with discreet YSL logo that just screams ‘Buy Me, Own Me!’ I was particularly drawn to the limited edition as the addition of the red lipstick kiss on the case and the lipstick embossed with lips was something that I couldn’t resist. The Rouge Pur Couture range, although minimal in my collection, are some of my most reached for. I decided to go for Le Orange because it was a slight step away from my usual pink shades, and I wanted a pop of colour for over the cold wintery months.
The lipstick itself is beautiful bright red that leans on the orange side. It reminds me a lot of MAC Lady Danger but without the matte finish. The formula is creamy and leaves a satin finish on the lips, that look like they are packed full of juicy goodness. It feels quite hydrating on the lips but does have a tendency to go a bit awol and bleed out slightly. What I love about all of the YSL lipsticks is how well they apply and how they can be transformed from a sheer wash of colour to a deep, full on glossy pout. Longevity is on a par with most other lipsticks and I get around 4 hours with staining. The staining is quite deep, which I especially noticed when I swatched the colour on my hand and it would not come off!
The Kiss and Love editions are no longer available, however all the shades within the range are permanent colours so you should have no problem finding YSL Rouge Pur Couture 13 Le Orange. It’s available in Selfridges for £26 however if you are passing through an airport, World Duty Free have them for sale at around £20.