Why are YSL lipsticks so beautiful? I feel like a magpie, ready to pounce on that gorgeous sleek gold packaging. I been dreaming of them! Already owning #19 Rouge Volupté Shine and #27 Rouge Volupté, I have been contemplating building up my collection of these gorgeous lipsticks. I’ve had my eye on YSL Rouge Volupté Shine #6 Pink In Devotion for quite some time.
Taking full advantage of the January sales, and the Christmas money that I had left over, I decided to have a look at Feel Unique, a website that offers great brands and holds good sales. An email informing me that the sale was on, plus a further 15% off definitely made my mind up for me.
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine, in Pink in Devotion is a medium toned warm pink, with slight blue undertones. It gives sheer to medium coverage and feels so wonderful once applied. The mango scented lipstick is just divine and I think this sets this lipstick apart from any other on the market. It feels moisturising and hydrating on the lip, and the colour can be worn anywhere between sheer and medium, depending on how much colour you want to build up.
The Rouge Volupté range starts from the sheerest of sheer lipsticks, Sheer Candy in the new silver casing, with the Rouge Volupté Shine holding the middle ground of sheer to medium coverage and the Rouge Volupté with full coverage.
I do prefer the Rouge Volupté Shine to the original Rouge Volupté as I find that the colour doesn’t settle in between lines and it also lasts longer. That being said, I still buy the original Rouge Volupté without a second thought. The glossy finish also has me hooked!
I’d say I got around four hours of wear from the Rouge Volupté Shine, with minimal eating and drinking. Although the lasting time isn’t amazing, who cares about reapplying when you can pull a lipstick out of your bag that is just so pretty.
Although you should never judge a product on its packaging, kudos should be given to YSL for their quality and luxe feel to the Rouge Volupté range. The gold casing is sturdy, and the lid stays put so lipstick smeared handbags are a thing of the past. The top of the lid can be used as a mini mirror for swift application and the colour band around the centre of the casing is a very true reflection of the colour inside. Easy to keep clean and fingerprint-less, full marks are given to YSL!
Rouge Volupté Shine lipsticks retail at £24 and are available here.