YSL’s Rouge Volupte lipsticks are frequently touted within the beauty community as being some of the creamiest, smoothest lippys around. This is the only lipstick from the range that I own, but I would say that it lives up to the claims.
The packaging of the product is super heavy and luxurious and I love the addition of the small mirror on the lid and the fact that the shade is visible on the outside of the tube so you can see at a glance which one it is rather than having to root around in your make up bag. The product itself is indeed very creamy and you do need to be careful when winding the tube up and down to avoid smooshing it against the side - as you can see I have done in the picture above!
As you can see from the swatch, it is a lovely blue toned pink, with a hint of warmth, which goes on fully opaque on the lips. It is half way between a matte and a slight sheen finish and I often top it up with some clear gloss for a juicy look For those with sensitive noses, there is a very slight mango-ish scent. I find wear time to be no more than 2 hours so it is a very high maintenance lipstick, mainly because it is so creamy. You may also find that you need to use a lipliner to ensure there is no bleeding or shifting of the colour on your lips. I don’t have a problem with this but I believe it is a problem with some of the darker shades from the line.
YSL’s Rouge Voluptes are very easy to wear and they glide on easily, with only one swipe needed for full opacity to be reached. Those with very thin lips or who have issues with bleeding may prefer to try this out at the counter before buying
Price – £22, but it is currently available for £18.70 at Debenhams