YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick.Picture from Neiman Marcus
Product Description from Neiman Marcus:
The cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a delightful feeling and an exceptional gliding effect. A nutri-protective vegetal complex takes care of nourishes your lips, keeping them smooth, soft and comfortable. Thanks to the glossy film that reflects the light, and the colorshine complex that magnifies the color, the 18 shades of this lipstick will make your lips simply irresistible. Presented in an elegant case with beautiful feminine curves. The golden metallic dress is adorned with an intricate ring to discreetly reveal the shade and a clever mirror easy and quick make-up at any time of the day.
PRICE: GBP 20 (Although the price is quite high for a lipstick, I notice the amount of product in the lipstick is twice that of my other lipsticks.)
PACKAGING:This baby is pure decadent luxury!! The mirror on the top is perhaps not as classy as one might expect but the lovely intricate YSL design in the middle of the lippie is too die for!! The colour in middle of the case also lets one know the colour of the lipstick shade.
18 shades available, I can only remember these:
#9 – pinky beige – a MLBB (my lips but better) shade. A nice everyday /work appropriate shade
#11 – hot rose pink kinda like a fuschia
#12 – deep wine/Burgundy shade
#16 – Orange red kinda like a tomato red
#17 – red – less dramatic/red than #18
#18 – a pure red – kinda like the red lips snow white had. gorgeous!
Sun Protection Factor – Contains SPF 15.
Texture-wise – this is a seriously creamy lipstick. It is so creamy and soft that it spreads like butter on the lips! Am just worried this might melt in very hot weather. Feels lightweight on lips.
Coverage – Very pigmented lipstick. Colour is true to the tube and highly saturated.
Scent/taste: Mango scent present. Has a slightly sweet (perhaps mango) taste.
Moisturising: Fairly hydrating.
Lasting power: Quite long lasting – when i tested the shades on my hand, i had a hard time rubbing them off with the YSL makeup remover.
EFFECT: A very pigmented long lasting hydrating lipstick that dries to a satin finish. Does not contain shimmer. I have had to dab the lipstick on my lips rather than applying directly from the tube since the colour is really pigmented. Has the effect of staining lips as it gradually wears off. After dinner, it looked like I still had red lips (abit faded).
Highly recommended if you like luxurious objects. If looking for highly saturated pigmented coloured lipsticks that are moisturising and do not mind the mango scent and taste. Avoid if you are much more used to sheer lipsticks or lip gloss.
Hope this helps!